HR Compliance Associate, Managed Organizations (Durham, NC)

Arabella Advisors

About the organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.


A detail-oriented HR professional who will manage and mitigate risk by ensuring regulatory and policy compliance related to Arabella's nonprofit client human capital systems.

The HR Compliance Associate works on a highly collaborative, client-facing team to execute regular tasks associated with maintaining personnel compliance. In addition to executing processes associated with hiring and worker classification, the HR Compliance Associate is involved in creating and managing risk assessment and audit programs and researching legal and regulatory obligations. The HR Compliance Associate also works with cross-departmental teams to translate regulatory requirements into systems and processes; monitors the effectiveness of controls designed to meet obligations on a regular, and ongoing basis; and develops and tracks process improvements to mitigate risk. These projects may be driven by new legal and regulatory requirements, geographies, types of business, solution implementations, or emerging risk issues, among other things.


To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need:
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field
2-3 years of HR compliance experience
Working knowledge of current and upcoming HR legislation, relevant tax laws and the like
Working knowledge of multi-state worker classification rules, including FLSA classification, and independent contractor vs. employee distinctions
Proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Excel
Strong research skills
Ability to think critically
Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Strong client service and interpersonal skills such as tact and diplomacy
Highly effective at communicating analysis, recommendations, and conclusions
Ability to draft high-quality correspondence and written materials

Valued and Non-Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
PHR or SHRM-CP Certification desired
Personal Integrity
Passion for philanthropy, nonprofits, or foundation operations

Application instructions

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.

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