Director of Compliance

Color Of Change - Oakland, NY (30+ days ago)


Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that we can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Our work – both rapid response and long-term campaigns for change – amplifies the voices of Black folks and our allies, building power and delivering meaningful wins that create consequences for racial injustice and build momentum for implementing solutions that move Black people and all people forward.

Color Of Change is comprised of three separate legal entities: Color Of Change Education Fund, a 501(c)(3); Color Of, a 501(c)(4); and Color Of Change PAC, a 527 Political Organization registered with the Federal Election Commission as a Super PAC, and at the state or local level as needed.


Our team comprises of talent & leadership development, product technology, IT, development and donor engagement, security, and facilities management. We strive to enhance COC’s organizational effectiveness by equipping staff with the tools and resources to do their best work. We are creative and passionate professionals committed to operational excellence and we collaborate closely with the Campaigns, Marketing & Storytelling, and Office of the President teams in our work.


Color Of Change seeks a Director of Compliance to (i) develop and oversee Color Of Change’s organization-wide C3, C4, and PAC compliance strategy and (ii) serve as a single-stop-shop for all electoral compliance matters. The ideal candidate has at least 5 years of experience leading and implementing compliance frameworks and strategies in an electoral capacity and is excited to bring their talents and acumen to bear in a fast-paced, collaborative, and strategic-growth environment.

This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer, with a dotted line reporting relationship with the Director of Operations & Special Projects, who is the COO’s Chief of Staff.


As the Director of Compliance, you are a single-stop shop for all compliance-related matters, particularly Color Of Change’s electoral priorities. Specific job responsibilities include:

Political compliance, reporting, and oversight

Develop and oversee Color Of Change’s organization-wide compliance strategy for our C3/C4/PAC entities
Oversee (i) federal and state compliance report coordination and (ii) preparation of campaign finance reports, in collaboration with external consultants and COC’s legal counsel
Offer oversight regarding PAC disbursements and funding in collaboration with the PAC leadership team

Relationship management and internal compliance awareness

Collaborate with COC’s development and finance teams to ensure compliance regarding fundraising, budgeting, and accounting procedures
Serve as the go-to internal resource for all questions related to compliance and risk management
Help build and maintain an org-wide compliance mindset, and collaborate with COC’s compliance lawyers to develop and lead trainings

Special projects

Proactively identify areas of opportunity and challenge related to compliance, and own the analysis, recommendations, buy-in, and implementation from start-to-finish


You are a driven, entrepreneurial leader who is motivated by building best-in-class systems and processes. You are able to see the immediate needs of an organization while remaining forward-looking and future-oriented. The opportunity to develop new frameworks, systems, and processes at a critical time for our organization excites you.

To excel in this role, you likely bring the following experience(s) to the table:

5+ years leading and implementing compliance strategies in an electoral or campaigns capacity
Deep and demonstrated understanding of 501c3/501c4/PAC regulations and intricacies (and the ability to highlight/exemplify this throughout the search process)
Exceptional relationship-building and relationship management skills, with proven ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and manage up across an organization
Experience leading compliance trainings and/or developing internal tools, frameworks, or resources
Superb interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal – with a passion for collaborating with a wide variety of internal and external partners based in various office locations and/or working remotely
Demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission and campaigns, and an interest in deepening your commitment to racial justice and building a career in impact
Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and independent judgment
An entrepreneurial spirit, sense of humor, and a positive attitude
A JD is strongly desired


Go to and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.


Salary is commensurate with experience, and Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package. This is a full-time exempt position.

Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.