Compliance Specialist Position

Compliance Specialist Position

12 Jul 2021
Oregon, Portland, 97201 Portland USA

Compliance Specialist Position

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Learn more about us at and

CAP is excited to announce that we are seeking an experienced Compliance Specialist to help develop and manage its agency wide compliance and risk management program. The Compliance Specialist manages the corporate compliance program for the organization. The position ensures that the agency, leadership, managers, and employees are compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable regulatory bodies and that organizational policies and procedures are being followed. The Compliance Specialist will ensure organization-wide alignment, communication, and cohesion; play a key role in risk management planning; ensure cross-functional coordination of and collaboration on organization-wide projects and initiatives. Develop a strategy to improve and streamline organization-wide and cross-level compliance communication and initiatives. Manage annual and multi-year work planning processes, and align these processes with staff retreats, board meetings, and fiscal year budgeting; and prepare monthly and quarterly reports on organizational progress for the CEO, GC, Board, and others as needed.

The Compliance Specialist will report to the General Counsel / Chief Impact Officer (GC). The position will collaborate closely with quality management and risk management functions across the agency including Prism Health. This full-time 1.0 FTE position is stationed in CAP’s downtown Portland office but will occasionally travel to CAP’s other offices (SE Portland, Vancouver, WA, and Longview, WA). Some occasional evening and weekend work are required.


Regulatory Compliance Functions

Interview executives, managers, and employees to determine compliance-related priorities; review documentation, processes, and practices, and assist General Counsel in the development of same. Enact and monitor regulatory compliance strategies and facilitate interventions to manage risks. Coordinate regulatory compliance procedures across organizational structures. Provide training in compliance practices and procedures. Work with General Counsel to perform compliance audits (including 340B, Medicaid & Medicare, HRSA FQHC, and HIPAA/HITECH) and compiling report; Document compliance-related processes and maintaining records. Keep abreast of regulatory changes and developments in the regulatory environment and investigate data and security breaches, allegations of fraud, waste and abuse and ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required; work closely with clinical and senior leadership to implement new policies, practices, procedures; and staff monthly Compliance Committee meetings.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Functions

The Compliance Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of equity and inclusion initiatives within the department. Support the implementation of CAP’s organizational equity initiatives. Participates and engages in equity-based trainings, workshops, and team discussions’ and meaningfully engage with Equity and Inclusion trainings and model behavior supporting this work to staff, community partners, clients, participants, and patients as appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in the field of regulatory specialization or commensurate work experience (HIPAA/HITECH, HRSA FQHC, and 340b preferred).

3-5 years of compliance work experience at a healthcare organization.

Extensive knowledge of industry regulations and governing laws.

Proficiency in office and compliance management software.

Experience implementing and managing compliance software (Compliatric preferred).

Exceptional analytical, investigative, and organizational skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to: engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better support the communities that we serve

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Excellent writing and analysis skills required.


An accredited qualification in regulatory and compliance assurance.

Experience that demonstrates fluency engaging with communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, and communities impacted by HIV.

Cultural competency across multiple diverse communities.

Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV.

Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings

Excellent judgment, organizational sensitivity, and the ability to act collaboratively and independently.

Compensation: $60,000 annually; employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution; 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.

NOTE: This is a union represented position.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three


1) a complete cover letter that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for,

2) your resume, and

3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at


Cascade AIDS Project

Compliance Specialist Position

520 NW Davis Street, Suite 215

Portland, Oregon 97209

or email on file

Fax: 503-223-6437

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply

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