Compliance Coordinator

Canada ● Virtual Req #64
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Compliance Coordinator

20 - 37.5 hours per week, depending on the preference of the successful candidate

Location in Canada (flexible), with core working hours 10am -2pm PST

Anticipated start date December 1, 2021


MakeWay builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together. We are made up of two legal charitable entities: MakeWay Charitable Society, a shared platform home to over 65 innovative community-led projects staffed by 150 change makers; and MakeWay Foundation where about 70 people are advancing place-based programs that support Indigenous-led solutions and conservation in the North, Pacific, Manitoba, and beyond via grant-making, funder collaboratives and other tools.  Our people, projects, and partners are based across the country.


This new learning position provides regulatory compliance administration and research support to our operational teams to create the enabling conditions for our programs to thrive. While leading or coordinating administrative tasks, you will receive on the job training in related legislation and its interpretation.  Through meeting coordination, record keeping, and report preparation you will increase your knowledge of MakeWay and of charity operations in general.  Our programs, projects, and grantees rely on our regulatory knowledge and supportive processes to ensure smooth delivery of their work. You will be part of a team that integrates innovative, sector-leading work withing the Canadian charity and philanthropy sector.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build knowledge of regulatory compliance topics in the Canadian charity sector through formal training, self-study, committee participation, and mentorship in order to increase independence in performance of duties and to provide added value in administrative tasks.
  • Work closely with the Sr Manager, Program Operations and Compliance to deliver reliable administration of governance and regulatory compliance tasks with a focus on Board and Foundation operations.
  • Maintain accurate, accessible, and user-friendly records, reference materials, and instructions to allow staff to understand and follow regulatory requirements.
  • Support a variety of departments in the preparation of compliance reporting, insurance renewals, permit applications, record checks, and other regulatory matters.

Who You Are:

  • A reliable team member: When the team gets busy, you provide consistency and structure to keep things running smoothly and on time.
  • A detail-oriented individual: You excel at tasks that require a high level of precision and you address errors and inconsistencies when you see them.
  • A future-oriented planner: You are already thinking about what needs to happen next quarter and how you can set the team up for success.
  • A great communicator: In written communication, you provide clear and actionable information. You also anticipate questions and make sure people have the information they need to make decisions.
  • An analytic thinker: You are curious, love learning, and dig deep on problems to find root causes, patterns, and new solutions.

Experience and Knowledge You Bring:

  • Two or more years’ experience in the Canadian charity sector
  • Two or more years’ experience performing record keeping and reporting in a regulated field
  • Experience interpreting and summarizing legislation, regulations, and regulator guidance
  • Experience running highly effective meetings, including creating agendas and minutes
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365
  • Excellent English reading comprehension and written business English

It Would be a Bonus if You Have:

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Experience as a member of a charity or non-profit board
  • Education or experience in a related field, such as Business Administration, Paralegal, Non-Profit Management, Project Management, or Risk Management
  • Experience creating content in Microsoft Forms, Microsoft PowerPoint, Slido, Screensteps, Smartsheet, DocuSign, or Adobe Acrobat

What We Offer:

  •  Full time annual salary of  $44,321 tp $50,147 (dependent on experience you bring)
  • Northern living allowance for residents of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
  • Competitive benefits package including generous RRSP contribution
  • Three weeks' vacation
  • Transferable statutory holiday policy, to take time off for days of significance to you
  • Flexible work environment with remote working
  • Committed colleagues working alongside a great team!
  • Support from out Indigenous Employee Network, with members in YK, NT, NU, BC, ON, and soon in MB
  • Opportunity to travel a couple times per year for training and meetings
  • High level of responsibility and autonomy
  • Opportunities and support for professional learning and growth

How to Apply:
In your cover letter please share what makes you an ideal fit for this position and why you want to join the MakeWay team. This position will stay open until filled.


Indigenous applicants are invited to reach out to Nicole McDonald at with any questions or to request accommodations to the MakeWay application process.



MakeWay is strongly committed to creating a diverse workplace community and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the selection process, please contact us.

Only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No recruiters please!


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