Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Program Manager.

Chicago, Illinois
May 24, 2023
Jun 24, 2023

Join the FHLBC team!

At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.

* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* Retirement program (401k and Pension)
* Generous PTO plan
* 11 paid holidays per year
* Hybrid working model (effective February 22, 2022)
* Casual dress code

Who we are:

FHLBank Chicago partners with our members in Illinois and Wisconsin to provide them competitively priced funding, a reasonable return on their investment in the Bank, and support for their community investment activities. We are one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks created by Congress in 1932 as a government sponsored enterprise to support mortgage lending and community investment. We are member owned and member focused. Our members include banks, credit unions, insurance companies and CDFIs.

What it's like to work here:

At FHLBank Chicago, we bring people together. Our regular All-Staff meetings keep employees informed and our values drive the work that we do. Our Buddy Program pairs new hires with tenured employees to guide their onboarding. Our Employee Value Proposition is honed by listening and identifying the needs and priorities of our valued employees. Through CommuniTeam, we volunteer and identify ways to strengthen our communities. Our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosts signature and employee-led events for continued learning; and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and culture clubs create connections around shared interests and experiences. We offer live and on-demand professional development opportunities to grow your skillset and your career.

What you'll do:

The GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the Bank's GRC programs, policies, and procedures. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in GRC and associated technology and be able to effectively lead, manage and report on GRC activities across a range of stakeholders across the Bank.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Enterprise view by managing an integrated Governance, Risk, Compliance technology platform for the Bank
  • Serves as a key driver of change with opportunities to engage stakeholders with innovative solutions to drive towards enterprise GRC reporting
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enhance GRC capabilities and its integration into business processes

What you can expect:

  • Identify, develop, implement/improve, and manage the company's GRC programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify, develop and define the needs while understanding the GRC tool to implement and monitor the required needs of the stakeholders (e.g. Enterprise Issue Management process to properly report Issues across the organization)
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to enhance GRC capabilities and its integration into business processes.
  • Manage the implementation and maintenance of GRC tools and technologies (e.g. Riskonnect, Archer) to automate and streamline GRC processes and reporting.
  • Identify GRC program risks and communicating them across teams and senior leaders for it to be managed
  • Develop and deliver training and awareness programs to employees around GRC technologies and procedures.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of GRC programs and initiatives to senior management and stakeholders (e.g. data integrity of GRC tool that may require development or maintenance of GRC exception reporting, managing a Quality Assurance process)
  • Contribute and manage GRC data analytics or other data analytic support as needed
  • Manage and potentially create reporting for management or Board (e.g. Audit Metrics and Audit Committee presentations driven from GRC data)
  • Champions process re-engineering by challenging the status quo of current processes and implements improvements or alternatives (e.g. Audit's SharePoint site, directory)
  • Serves as a people manager, who coaches, sets performance goals, provides feedback
  • Other projects as needed

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (such as Computer Science) is required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in GRC, or a related field.
  • Experience in managing integrated GRC platforms and implementing GRC tools and technologies.
  • Experience in influence through directly or indirectly managing a team of professionals.
  • Strong data analysis, problem solving and data presentation skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Tableau or Alteryx
  • Highly comfortable working with ambiguity to understand, analyze, develop and innovate proposed solutions from interdepartmental requests and requirements
  • Proactive, highly organized, efficient individual with effective time management skills and ability to multi-task or projects.
  • Highly professional, accountable person with strong attention to detail; self-starter, dependable and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with potentially competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate well, and coherently present perspectives as well as proposals to teams and stakeholders
  • Ability to interact and develop trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders

The perks:

At FHLBank Chicago, employees come first. We offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees. Our retirement program includes a 401K and Pension. Our generous PTO plan provides five weeks of vacation for new employees and 11 paid holidays per year. We offer work from home options and a casual dress code at our beautiful new space in the Old Post Office. Step into your future with us. #LI-Hybrid

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