YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Compliance Intern

Compliance Intern

Job ID 
Y Center
Posted Date 
1030 W Van Buren
# Positions 
Community & Social Services
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 

Option to continue working a reduced schedule when school resumes in the fall

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be Part of Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 23 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you will be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.


Job Summary:

The YMCA of Metro Chicago (The Y) is seeking to hire student interns to assist in preparing compliance matrices for its government grants and other sponsored project grants.  The interns will work 35-40 hours per week, on a temporary basis.


 Scope and Responsibilities:

Works with Data and Compliance Analyst to create matrices for government and other sponsored project grant requirements that include, among other things:

  • A description of core services and purposes,
  • Funding source, funding level, match requirements and payment processes,
  • Reporting requirements and mechanisms,
  • Contract deliverables,
  • Eligibility requirements for participants,
  • Human resource or personnel requirements, and
  • Quality assurance indicators such as expected program outcomes, participant outcomes, and assessments and evaluations
  • Present matrices to staff overseeing grant funded activities and those with grant administration responsibilities.
  • Complete special assignments designed to ensure the Y’s compliance with sponsored project grants. This may include, but is not limited to, desk audits and reviewing documentation submitted by program staff.
  • The position will also perform other duties as assigned.

 Child Abuse Prevention:

  • Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:
    • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
    • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
    • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
    • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Commitment to Inclusion

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations.


Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

This position is open to students pursuing graduate degrees in law, not for profit administration, business administration or related fields.

 Successful applicants will also possess:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex information both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to effectively handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • The ability to review and interpret complex information. Academic coursework or prior experience reviewing and interpreting grant or contract materials a plus.


The successful applicant must also pass a background check before he or she may begin work.

Interested students should submit a cover letter, 1-2 page writing sample, resume and unofficial transcript for consideration.