Director of Compliance and Data

Company: Allies for Community Business

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Function: Research and Analytics


Allies for Community Business believes that entrepreneurs from any background can start and grow businesses that create wealth for their families and communities. A4CB provides the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities.


The Director of Compliance and Data is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the CEO. The Director of Compliance and Data is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of data structures and processes across the organization. This individual understands evolving cross-departmental business needs and works with the entire A4CB team to ensure organizational systems meet the needs of regulators, partners, and investors.


Essential Duties

  • Ensure we meet our growing reporting and compliance obligations, including with government agencies such as the CDFI Fund, EDA, SBA, and other county, city, state and federal agencies
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across departments to create efficient data processes for meeting reporting and compliance obligations in a timely and efficient manner
  • Manage improvements to our data architecture to ensure we create and track impact measurements in an accurate and efficient manner
  • Enhance the organization’s data warehouse integrations, staging table calculations, and visualizations
  • Provide direct supervision to the Manager of Reporting and Compliance

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design of A4CB’s offerings by creating user-friendly practices which result in complete and accurate data, and help staff in adopting these practices
  • Build relationships with external agencies to whom A4CB reports and stay abreast of reporting and compliance changes
  • Provide accurate support and detail required for annual compliance audit (A133)
  • Work across departments to answer strategic questions regarding organizational and program performance
  • Oversee the tracking mechanism the Reporting and Compliance team uses for executed agreements and reporting requirements
  • Review and understand executed grant agreements and associated grant applications to ensure compliance with reporting and other requirements
  • Inform how A4CB can improve its work based on regulatory and market trends
  • Work from the A4CB office each Wednesday and on other days as agreed upon with the CEO
  • Perform other duties flexibly and creatively as needs arise



A4CB requires its staff to:

  • Solve problems creatively
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Attend to details meticulously
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Collaborate flexibly with colleagues in a diverse and changing environment
  • Believe strongly in A4CB’s vision and mission

The Director of Compliance and Data should have:

  • Experience managing compliance efforts organization-wide at a comparable nonprofit or financial institution
  • Experience managing government grant reporting
  • Experience designing and overseeing data lifecycles and related processes at an organizational level
  • Knowledge of compliance auditing and best practices
  • High level of proficiency using Excel, Power BI, or similar end-user reporting toolsets

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $110,000 – $120,000, commensurate with experience and skills. A4CB offers generous medical and dental insurance plans; offers a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan (with employer match); and provides excellent paid time off to its employees. A4CB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and work experiences to apply.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume here.