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Associate Director of Corporate Compliance (JR 2358)

Los Angeles, California
JR 2358
Associate Director of Corporate Compliance
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Salary: DOEQ
Full Time

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking well-qualified legal professionals with experience in compliance and risk management to join our Quality Assurance Department as the Associate Director of Corporate Compliance.

In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 

Our Quality Assurance and Compliance Department (QAC) oversees both contract and programmatic compliance by ensuring standards are outlined and implemented according to internal and external compliance expectations. The QAC supports 11 programmatic departments and over 100 government contracts, collaborating with program teams to develop, implement and analyze program performance to ensure the quality and compliance of PATH programs.

Under the supervision of the Chief Compliance and Administration Officer, the Associate Director of Corporate Compliance utilizes their legal expertise to oversees PATH’s corporate compliance programs. This includes contracts and grants administration, risk management, and compliance with government and corporate agreements. Responsibilities of the Associate Director of Corporate Compliance include:
  • Corporate Compliance
    • Providing operational oversight in the definition, implementation, and integration of organization-wide compliance strategies
    • Assisting with the mapping of requirements, key performance indicators, and comprehensive project management design to ensure alignment, compliance, and consistency of best practices
    • Verifying that all contracts and compliance-related registrations, communication, and reporting requirements with regulatory bodies are satisfied
    • Ensuring contracting and operations are in compliance with applicable laws and internal policies and procedures
    • Conducting periodic internal reviews to ensure compliance procedures are being followed and preparing detailed reports on findings including recommendations for improvements and corrective action plans as needed
    • Serving as a liaison for compliance and regulatory audits and investigations
    • Developing and implementing compliance-related polices and procedures for the organization
    • Developing, coordinating, and participating in educational and training programs that ensure staff are knowledgeable of and comply with standards and regulations
  • Risk Management
    • Managing the risk program inclusive of all business operations and from various risk perspectives
    • Identifying, evaluating, mitigating, and monitoring operational risks and trends
    • Analyzing insurance needs by identifying risk exposures and analyzing and classifying risks to provide optimum coverage, costs, and claim settlements
  • Grants & Contracts
    • Developing, implementing, and maintaining systems that lead to improved contract execution, management, and administration
    • Providing guidance and support to program staff regarding contractual matters including reviewing terms, suggesting alternate language, preparing standards forms, and informing all internal departments and program staff of issues
    • Developing boilerplates for agreements and amendments between PATH and its subcontractors and professional services contractors, collaborating as needed with General Counsel
    • Developing, amending, and executing grant agreements, contracts, and other agreement provisions
    • Drafting and developing subcontractor applications in partnership with fiscal and program leads including performing risk assessments of the subcontractors
    • Managing complex contract issues with funders or partners
  • General Management & Supervision
    • Providing supervisory oversight to the departments contracts manager, specialists, and coordinator.
    • Educating and training staff members on grants and contracts management compliance, internal processes, and technology
    • Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to ensure application of the latest developments in the industry

We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Are able to work effectively under pressures and meet strict deadlines
  • Effectively multi-task and prioritize to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Effectively exercise independent judgement within accepted practices to adapt broad guidelines to achieve desired results and make appropriate recommendations
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build successful working and collaborative relationships and broker buy-in with a diverse range or individuals at all organization levels both internally and externally
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment

  • Current member in good standing of the CA State Bar, another state, or District of Columbia.
  • Prior experience as legal counsel or compliance leader for a large, complex organization
  • Experience with federal or government contracts
  • Knowledge of homeless services, health care, and behavioral health regulatory compliance.

This role gives preference to candidates with the following qualifications:
  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school

In lieu of a J.D., the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Studies in Law (MSL)
  • Compliance Certification
  • Paralegal Studies Certification

Regardless of formal education or experience, the following are required qualifications for all candidates:
  • At least 5 years of experience at a corporate, non-profit, or public entity within legal, contracting, or compliance
  • At least 5 years of experience in risk management in the non-profit or government sector.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing contracts and other legal documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations and procedures
  • Experience with federal OMB (Office of Management and Budget) circulars
  • Knowledge of the principles of contract law

For this role the Associate Director of Corporate Compliance must:
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.

If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 2358 to submit your application. A resume is required.

PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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