Senior Compliance Risk Manager

Bezos AcademyFull TimeRemote

As the Senior Compliance Risk Manager at Bezos Academy, you will manage and scale a nationwide risk audit and management program for our growing network of high-quality, tuition-free Montessori-inspired preschools in under-resourced communities nationwide.

You will create risk audit plans for all licensed schools. You will be responsible for identifying, assessing, mitigating, and reporting risks related to preschool regulatory compliance. You will conduct both virtual and onsite audits of preschools with a focus on risk mitigation in strong partnership with school leadership and colleagues. In doing so, you will ensure our preschools are safe and compliant with applicable regulations and organization standards. You will also use your prior experience in the early childhood education sector to escalate risks, develop controls and mitigation plans, generate audit reports, and encourage risk and compliance awareness.

You are a big-picture thinker capable of surveying an array of complex risks. You are knowledgeable about childcare regulations and have the technical experience and skills to audit preschools and provide compliance support. And above all, you are motivated by our mission and eager to join us at the startup phase, supporting our efforts to scale our impact.


  • Flexible in the United States
  • Relocation support is available for those willing to relocate to Seattle, WA


  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt
  • The full salary range for this position, across all United States geographies, is $93,000 – $192,000 per year. The upper portion of the salary range is typically reserved for existing employees who demonstrate strong performance over time. Starting salary will vary by location, qualifications, and prior experience; candidates will learn the starting salary range applicable for their site during the interview process.
  • This role includes 15 paid days of vacation, 4 days of paid personal time off, 7 paid days of sick (care) time, 9 paid holidays, 5 paid days off for an organization-wide winter break, and additional time off if required by applicable law. Benefits for this role include medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with a 4% employer contribution match, paid parental leave, an employer-matched flexible spending account for dependent care, and more. Please see here for details.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Eight or more years of relevant experience, including five years in regulatory compliance in the early childhood education sector
  • Experience in onsite inspections or audits in the early childhood education sector or another heavily regulated industry, including identifying, assessing, responding to, and reporting on a broad spectrum of risks
  • Confidence in using compliance data to mitigate future risk and communicating risk analysis to school teams, leadership, and colleagues
  • Ability to travel up to 50% across multiple states to visit operating schools


  • Two or more years of experience in incident investigations
  • One or more years of experience in being in a leadership role in early childhood education, including but not limited to director, assistant director, or regional manager overseeing child care centers/facilities


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Bezos Academy participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employee Form I-9 Information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. Bezos Academy only uses E-Verify once a candidate has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. If E-Verify cannot confirm that an employee is authorized to work, Bezos Academy will give the employee written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so the employee can begin to resolve the issue before any adverse employment action is taken. For more information about your right to work, please see the Notice of Right to Work.

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