Risk and Compliance Officer


Full-Time Role, Part-Time consideration possible

Based in New York City




Razom was born out of the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 when millions of people worked together and risked their lives to build a pathway to a better future for Ukraine. Razom means “together” in Ukrainian and serves as a constant reminder of the community that it takes to create, build, and do.

We maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground to support Ukraine and on opportunities to amplify Ukrainian voices in conversations in the United States. We operate in Ukraine as Razom Dlia Ukrainy (Разом Для України) and we collaborate with organizations and individuals so that we can deliver the highest impact. Razom creates spaces where people meet, partner, and work together to unlock the potential of Ukraine.



As a growing international organization, with a diverse set of programs, we are looking for a seasoned compliance professional with a startup attitude. The ideal candidate will have experience working in fast-growing, international non-profit organizations.

The Risk and Compliance Officer will work across programs and teams, as well as with the external legal team to ensure Razom maintains compliance with relevant legal and donor and contractual requirements and best practices. The Risk and Compliance Officer will play a critical role in maintaining the organization’s integrity, reputation, and ethical standards. This position requires a strong understanding of nonprofit governance, legal compliance, and risk management principles.



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●  Serve as the main point of contact for staff regarding compliance-related issues.

●  Be responsible for compliance with laws and regulations related to employment, insurance, tax, charitable registrations, humanitarian activities, lobbying, government funding, and other related matters.

●  Analyze and classify risks as to frequency and potential severity, and measures the financial impact of risk on the organization.

●  Negotiate, monitor, and implement requirements of grant agreements and other contracts.

●  Provide guidance and facilitate training for staff and volunteers on compliance matters, ethical standards, and best practices.

●  Collaborate with program leaders to ensure compliance requirements are integrated into operational processes and decision-making.

●  As relevant, investigate issues of compliance violations or unethical behavior, and recommend resolution as necessary.

●  Anticipate future compliance requirements and remain abreast of laws and regulations that might affect the organization’s policies and procedures.

●  Lead selection of and manage relationships with compliance vendors and solutions.

●  Maintain a compliance calendar and manage deadlines year-round under contracts, policies and procedures.

●  Prepare periodic reports for the management.

●  Maintain accurate and organized records of contracts, compliance activities, reports, and investigations.

●  Serve as a liaison between the organization and regulatory agencies, auditors, and other external stakeholders.

●  Prepare and submit regulatory filings, reports, and documentation as required. Work with vendor partners as necessary.

●  Participate in strategic planning and decision-making processes to ensure compliance considerations are adequately addressed.

●  Support the conduct of the annual independent financial statement audit with respect to compliance matters.



●  At least 5 years of experience in law, compliance, or risk management within the nonprofit industry.

●  In-depth knowledge of compliance and risk management in the non-profit sector.

●  Experience working with local, national, and international regulatory standards, frameworks, and donor requirements.

●  Experience working closely with teams of attorneys in the drafting and regular review of organizational policies and addressing compliance matters.

●  A master’s degree in law, business administration, or accountancy is strongly preferred.

●  Proficiency in conducting risk assessments and developing risk management strategies.

●  Ability to analyze complex legal documents, policies, and procedures to ensure organizational compliance.

●  Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey compliance and risk-related information to all levels of the organization.

●  Strong project management skills and experience working both with varied teams internally as well as with outside partners to address internal needs.

●  Capability to identify risks and compliance issues and develop effective and practical strategies to mitigate them.

●  Precision and thoroughness in reviewing documents, policies, and procedures.

●  A strong moral compass to navigate ethical issues and maintain confidentiality.

●  Ability to manage and prioritize among a portfolio of different responsibilities and meet deadlines.

●  Ability to think strategically and proactively to help best support organizational mission and needs.

●  Familiarity with export control and/or lobbying regulations related to non-profits is strongly preferred.

●  Fluent in English language required, Ukrainian language proficiency is strongly preferred.




●  We are a team of mission-driven professionals who believe deeply in supporting Ukraine and in opportunities to amplify Ukrainian voices in conversations in the United States. We foster a safe, respectful, supportive, and collaborative environment that allows people from all walks of life to thrive. A thoughtful, caring, and robust benefits package and flexible hybrid work schedule (with generous paid time off) are part of our everyday values.

●  This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate professionals, working in partnership to support Ukraine. If you see yourself in this posting and want to make a difference in our community, we want to hear from you!

We will only contact candidates being considered for the role.



Final salary based on experience and qualifications as well as finalized scope of work.

Razom is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction or current employment status. Razom is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We encourage candidates from different backgrounds to apply. 

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Kharkiv, the vibrant heart of northeastern Ukraine and its second-largest city, faces a brutal reality. As a major center of culture, education, and industry, Kharkiv, like Mariupol, Kherson, and other cities, faces unjust and unwarranted destruction.


Razom is doing everything we can to respond to the needs on the ground in Kharkiv, delivering aid through our programs.


Donate today and stand with Kharkiv!