Director, Compliance

Company: Pew Charitable Trusts

Location: Washington, DC

Job Function: Other


The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause.


Washington, DC (901 E)


Position Overview – Ignite your career as the Director of Compliance at Pew!

In this role , you’ll assist i n elements o f our Enterprise Risk Management program, drive internal assessments, and shape policy evaluation. This is your chance to advise cross-functional teams, bolster internal controls, and ensure compliance with a dynamic array of laws and regulations. We’re seeking a visionary with a strong background in risk-based audit strategies, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to communicate with passion and precision.

Join us in our Washington, DC or Philadelphia, PA office, and enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement.


    • Blaze a trail by maturing and managing a n Enterprise Risk Management program that keeps us compliant with laws and regulations.
    • Chart a course for success in risk management and compliance processes, designing strategies that align our policies with the ever-changing legal landscape.
    • Fuel efficiency within our Enterprise Risk Management program, tackling emerging risk challenges head-on and delivering proactive solutions.
    • Set the stage for collaboration and innovation, enhancing our risk advisory services to departments through targeted and strategic planning.
    • Be the catalyst for change by initiating and facilitating high-energy meetings with cross-departmental teams, ensuring the implementation of approved recommendations.
    • Take center stage as a vital member of cross-departmental projects and leadership teams, driving the integration of risk management strategies across the organization.
    • Forge powerful partnerships with departments institutio n -wide, championing compliance and providing expert guidance on applicable laws.
    • Lead the way in maturing pillars of our institution’s whistleblower program.
    • Lead a star-studded team of seasoned compliance and audit professionals, guiding them to excellence and fostering a culture of success.
    • Shine as the second-level reviewer, ensuring the quality and accuracy of work produced by the unit, and taking the lead when necessary.
    • Conduct strategic collaboration with third-party vendors, expertly managing their contributions to our compliance unit.
    • Unleash your analytical prowess by developing and overseeing process and control evaluations , safeguarding adherence to company-wide and department-specific policies.
    • Illuminate the organization with institution-wide and role-based training programs, sharing your expertise on critical policies and empowering teams.


    • Strong project management and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in risk-based audit strategies and a thorough understanding of finance, accounting, and audit practices.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and collaborate with cross-organizational teams.
    • Experience in evaluating various business strategies and identifying patterns in complex situations.
    • Minimum of ten years of professional experience, including staff, project, and/or consultant management.
    • Mix of public accounting (preferably big four) and auditing experience required .
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience required . CPA or other relevant certification is required .
    • Experience managing internal and external auditing engagements.


This position requires some travel to conferences, meetings, and Pew’s other offices.

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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