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Compliance Associate/Paralegal

Position Summary

The Tides Legal, Risk, & Compliance (LRC) team is seeking a Compliance Associate. The LRC team is wholly and passionately dedicated to reducing and managing risk to allow Tides and its partners to pursue their shared mission of achieving a world of shared prosperity and social justice.

The Compliance Associate will support Tides by handling a variety of administrative compliance functions.  The Compliance Associate will also support process development and continuous improvement objectives in the Legal, Risk and Compliance (LRC) Dept at Tides. The ideal candidate for this position will uplift and embody Tides’ core values – Respect, Accountability, Creativity, Equity and Empowerment – in all areas of work and engagement with team members and partners. 

Working at Tides connects you with world-class teammates, enduring relationships, and an inspired sense of purpose—while our employee benefits support our team's talent and well-being. This is an exciting time to join Tides. In the past, Tides staff have worked predominantly from our offices in San Francisco and New York. Today, our hybrid work model supports staff with remote work from anywhere in the United States. We will be reopening our offices in the future, date to be determined.

The Compliance Associate is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule. This position will be included in the collective bargaining agreement with SEIU 1021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, monitoring, and implementing LRC’s annual workplan.
  • Maintain departmental and organizational database for LRC knowledge management, including training resources, guidance documents, activity trackers and policies.
  • Support the development and presentation of policies and procedures for Tides’ trainings, guidance documents and other resources.
  • Manage and coordinate documents related to specific transactions or projects, including by ensuring version control and creating comparisons, as requested. 
  • Support data management, communication and broker requests related to Tides’ insurance program.
  • As needed and under the direction of the Director of Compliance, gather material related to regulatory audits.
  • Coordinate LRC department meetings and maintain notes regarding the same.
  • Maintain department calendar; support LRC staff with calendaring meetings with partners and cross-departmental colleagues.
  • Process LRC bills and invoices.
  • Assist in various process development and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Liaise with other departments to identify training needs, process gaps and additional areas for Compliance support.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 3+ years of compliance, paralegal or similar experience; paralegal certification a plus
  • Entry-level knowledge of nonprofit and/philanthropic compliance
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize tasks based on level of urgency
  • Ability to work independently, and at times, with minimal supervision
  • Strong team player and willing to assist in new challenges presented to the department and organization as a whole


Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter online. Your cover letter should express your interest in working for Tides and your qualifications for the role. You may also share your detailed LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing applications from all who are qualified to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Applicants with Disabilities:

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

United States

Full Time
Experienced (Non-manager)
Lawyer/Legal Services
Social Sector