About the Opportunity
Democracy Prep Public Schools seeks a Director of Compliance who will be responsible for collaborating across teams to manage grants administration and compliance reporting. Working closely with both external and internal stakeholders, the Director of Compliance will develop and oversee Democracy Prep’s accountability systems for our schools across our regions.
This role can be based out of any of our school regions. Priority will be given to applications submitted by April 19, 2021.
Who You Are
- Someone who shares our unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
- An excellent communicator with strong writing skills, outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail who can break down complicated and nuanced topics.
- A leader who can develop and manage strong systems and processes.
- A collaborative teammate who can work with multiple teams and interface with senior leadership while collecting necessary data.
- A strong project manager who can multitask and turn around work quickly as needed.
- An experienced manager who can conduct data-oriented research and analysis and is familiar with school performance and K-12 academic data.
- A college graduate (required), with prior experience in a nonprofit or charter school environment a plus.
What You’ll Do
- Develop and maintain sustainable systems and rhythms to ensure that CMO teams deliver accurate and timely data to the Compliance and Grants Manager.
- Supervise the Compliance and Grants Manager to ensure accurate and timely reporting of data and outcomes to state authorizers, funders, and other external partners, as determined by the COO.
- With the Grants Manager, maintain ownership of all federal, state, local, and private grants across the network and ensure programmatic compliance for funding
- Oversee project and grant budgets that align with grant goals
- Represent Democracy Prep, its values and interests to state and local authorizers, donors, and manage relationships with other external stakeholders.
- Collaborate with CMO teams and schools to develop sustainable systems that ensure that annual reports for various states and ensure these reports are posted as required
- Oversee updates to Democracy Prep’s Student and Family Handbook, including annual board review/ approval, and policy updates as required by new legislation and new federal, state, and local policies.
- Manage Title I programming with funding applications and amendments, family engagement, and school performance plans.
- Coordinate with Finance, ACT, Team Data, and each region’s Director of Operation to ensure that student per pupil accounting is accurate and reporting is timely
- Support Compliance and Grants Manager in proactively monitoring, auditing, and analyzing school school-level data to ensure ongoing compliance with internal and external policies.
- Design systems and tools for school teams to efficiently and accurately record and manage student data, in conjunction with the Network Data Team.
- Support training of relevant stakeholders on implementation of, and compliance with, attendance, school safety, records and data management, procurement, student health, meal service, family engagement and communication in appropriate languages, and support of programs for special populations such as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
- Author and maintain content on the network’s staff resource portal, The Crest, for the above topics to ensure complete, accurate, and up-to-date information is available to school staff.
- Support in the design and implementation of semi-annual performance reviews of school operations, with a focus on auditing compliance-connected systems and providing constructive feedback, in conjunction with the Network Operations Team.
Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a working environment that includes the necessary technology and resources to succeed.
Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.