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Chief Legal + Risk Officer

Everwise Credit Union
Posted Mar 31
Full Time

We are searching for an experienced Chief Legal + Risk Officer .

This hybrid role is located in Indianapolis, IN.

Essential Function

The Chief Legal + Risk Officer leads overall corporate legal function and facilitates enterprise-wide risk and compliance management. Provides legal counsel to the Everwise Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, chief executive officer, and other senior management. Monitors and interprets the legal and regulatory environment of the Credit Union and ensures compliance with applicable rules, standards, laws, and regulations. Coordinates with chief financial officer, senior audit executive, and other senior risk managers to design, operate, and improve a robust enterprise risk management program for the Credit Union and its network of partners and vendors. Role reports directly to the CEO.

Primary Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop and lead corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company's matters.
  • Develop and lead regulatory and corporate compliance programs.
  • Oversee delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities.
  • Maintain proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state, and federal governmental bodies, legislatures, and the community at large.
  • Advise the CEO and other senior corporate officers on a variety of issues.
  • Contribute to the formulation of general management, strategy, and policy as a member of the executive management team.
  • Manage a team of corporate counsel and other members of the legal department.
  • Develop and lead cross-functional enterprise risk program in accordance with standard banking practices.
  • Facilitate the identification, assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of key enterprise risks.
  • Facilitate the setting and monitoring of risk appetites.
  • Establish three-lines-of-defense framework and risk management culture throughout the organization.

Specific Skills

  • Executive-grade interpersonal, conflict-resolution, and relationship-management skills
  • Executive-grade managerial communication skills, including oral, written, visual, and quantitative.
  • Executive-grade organizational savvy, influence, and cultural navigation skills
  • Executive-grade organization, time-, and priority management skills
  • Executive-grade talent selection, development, and leadership coaching skills
  • High-level strategic and critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Executive-grade enterprise-wide program- and cross-functional project team leadership skills
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to credit unions and regulated financial institutions.
  • Thorough and contemporary knowledge of enterprise risk management, financial intermediary risk management, and related disciplines.
  • Proficiency with contemporary business productivity and collaboration software such as Microsoft Office, Teams, etc.

Minimum Requirement

  • BS/BA degree in relevant field from an accredited college/university or equivalent credential/experience is required.
  • JD and admission to the Indiana Bar is required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism and ongoing education is preferred (e.g. LLM, post-graduate executive education, risk management certifications)
  • A minimum of 10 years of legal and risk management experience with increasing responsibility.
  • Prior senior leadership experience preferred.
  • Experience in the banking and financial services sector and with prudential regulator relations preferred.
  • Experience hiring and managing outside counsel and similar advisors.

Exempt

Annual Salary

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.