As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Compliance Officer

at Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone in New York, New York

About the Job

Summary: The Compliance Officer reports to the General Counsel and is responsible for monitoring compliance with grant and loan agreements and/or contract requirements. This candidate must also be able to develop, implement and update contract management procedures. The Compliance Officer is responsible for analyzing reports from grantees and borrowers; determining with Program or Loan Officers the terms and contributions of any contract amendments or loan restructuring; and presenting recommendations to Senior Management. The Compliance Officer also will work with senior management to research and identify funding opportunities from corporations, banks, government sources, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to further UMEZ’s mission. In addition, he/she will assist in reporting and database tracking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following and other duties may be assigned:
• Monitor grantees/and borrower compliance with terms and conditions of grant and loan agreements, respectively.
• Work interdepartmentally to monitor and approve project-related fiscal disbursements
• Conduct site visits to evaluate operations of grantees and borrowers and their compliance with grant and loan documents
• Develop internal and external compliance reports
• Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with organizational needs and objectives.
• Prepare monthly loans analysis reports and make recommendations to Senior Management regarding loan portfolio performance including allowances for doubtful accounts
• Review loan documents to ensure that required reporting and disbursement procedures are included
• Assist in developing and identifying funding opportunities by undertaking research as directed by the CEO. Recommend options and present findings.
• Assist with preparing funding requests and proposal coordination.
• Prepare funding reports, prospect research, tracking, and collecting necessary data for reporting purposes to funders; update tracking spreadsheets for funding, including deliverables to ensure timely fulfillment of funding requirements.


• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s in Public Administration or comparable graduate degree
• 5-7 years of grants and project management experience in community development or related setting
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s in Public Administration or comparable graduate degree
• Demonstrated knowledge of funding application procedures, including the development and writing of requests for funding applications.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
• Excellent fiscal and organizational skills.
• Community residence and/or familiarity with the Upper Manhattan community preferred

To apply

Interested candidates should e-mail or mail a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to:

Danessy Pico
Human Resources Manager
55 West 125th Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10027
Attn: Compliance Officer

No Phone Calls or Faxes Please

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

The mission of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) is to sustain the economic revitalization of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments and small business investments. UMEZ facilitates economic development in the neighborhoods of Central, East and West Harlem, Washington Heights; and Inwood.
UMEZ is an independent not-for-profit corporation created in 1995 and has invested $250 million in the Upper Manhattan community, leveraging over 1.1 billion in private capital, and has funded 100 small businesses.
In 2017, UMEZ became a recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with over $80 million in assets. UMEZ is proud to be certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund as a part of a national network promoting economic growth by financing businesses, creating jobs, and rebuilding neighborhoods.