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Policy and Compliance Specialist

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Wilmington, Massachusetts

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The Policy and Compliance Specialist will be an integral member of the Legal and Risk Team and will report to the Vice President of Legal Affairs. The position will take responsibility for the Company’s internal policies, providing key support to the organization in the areas of policy development, campaign formation and execution, research and organization. This position shall perform their job duties with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.

  • Together with the Vice President of Legal Affairs, responsible for the Company’s internal policy process.
  • Establish a structured compliance and policy plan for the Company, to include organizing, managing and communicating the Company’s internal policies to the business.
  • Lead policy initiatives from conception to completion, including identifying areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with other parts of the business to assist with the creation of policies using clear and concise policy language.
  • Create and present overview / summary of policy projects to various stakeholders.
  • Educate and train other departments within the Company on the policy and procedures necessary to maintain compliance.
  • Promote legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the Company.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Vice President Legal Affairs.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a positive, proactive and collaborative manner as the primary point of contact to support the organization’s needs.
  • The ability to communicate complex issues and risks in terms colleagues can understand.
  • Strong analytical and written skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and prioritize tasks.
  • The ability to work in a highly autonomous role.
  • Participate in and influence the decision-making process with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Outstanding references.

Benefits & Perks

401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct Payroll Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses

About UniFirst

The fabric of UniFirst is woven from its very unique family culture where our Team Partners enjoy a small company feel while taking advantage of the resources and stability that come with being a nearly 2-billion-dollar organization.

UniFirst is an international leader in the $18 billion-dollar garment services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call to let us know the nature of your request.

UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.

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