Compliance Assistant

Washington, DC /
Administrative – Compliance /
Full -Time
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic Governors, is seeking a Compliance Assistant for the 2022 election cycle. This individual will report to the Compliance Director and provide support to DGA’s Compliance and Administrative Department while also assisting across the entire organization. This position is temporary (through December of 2022) but offers a great opportunity for entry-level candidates to acquire significant political and operational experience at a Democratic committee. The position will require going into the DGA's office on a regular basis.
The expected salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000 annually before benefits and applicable withholdings. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing why you think you are the best candidate for this position at the DGA. Applications will continue to be accepted until this position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Assist the Compliance Director and Chief Operating Officer with managing reporting schedules for 30-40 unique organizations that file with the FEC, IRS, and/or individual state reporting bodies;
    • Assist in managing contribution and expenditure data entry for accounting and reporting databases across many revenue streams and bank accounts;
    • Oversee document retention for the compliance department;
    • Maintain up-to-date disclosure data for contributors;
    • Help with other special projects, assignments, and tasks as assigned by the Compliance Director, Chief Operating Officer and/or DGA’s Legal Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Extremely strong attention to detail;
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc;
    • Strong verbal and written intra-office communication skills;
    • Ability to work efficiently and autonomously;
    • Must be comfortable with long, irregular hours during peak seasons;
    • Excellent punctuality and attendance;
    • A full commitment through the end of December 2022;
    • Ability and willingness to work from the office in DC on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong proficiency using the Internet as a research tool;
    • Experience receiving, cleaning and standardizing large sets of data;
    • Ability to learn new computer software quickly and teach others;
    • Strong commitment to social justice and Democratic principles;
    • Strong interest in current events and national/state/local campaigns, and politics;
    • NGP/VAN experience is a plus.
The DGA recognizes that its continued success requires a staff of hardworking, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. The DGA is committed to ensuring equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. 
The DGA strongly encourages individuals with a diverse background to apply to this position and to share why your demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working in diverse communities makes you a strong applicant as part of your cover letter.
The DGA offices are based in downtown Washington, DC and we are currently in a hybrid in-person and remote work protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DGA will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews. However, since the duties and demands of this job require in person work, the Compliance Assistant would be expected to coordinate with the Compliance Director to determine a schedule that allows for the duties of this role to be fulfilled.
This position comes with 100% employer-paid health care for employee + spouse/partner + dependents, up to 4% 401(k) matching program, employer paid phone bill and other employee benefits.