Risk Officer - Risk Management Governance - SLC - Hybrid

Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 02, 2025

Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services companies operating as a collection of great banks under local brands and management teams in high-growth western markets. Zions is regularly recognized by American Banker as one of the "Best Banks to Work For" and as having a top banking team in its list of "The Most Powerful Women in Banking." Our customers consistently vote us as the best bank in our local markets., We value our employees, and we are committed to search out, recognize and create fulfilling opportunities for outstanding people within our organization, rewarding them for their contributions to our success. We recognize that banking is a "local" business, and that to be successful, we must have very strong ties to the communities we serve and strong relationships with our customers.


With benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing and company-matched 401(k) contributions, Zions is dedicated to being an employer of choice in our communities. At Zions, the possibilities are endless. You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity.


Zions Bancorp has just opened an opportunity for a Risk OfficerRisk Management Governance. The position is located in Salt Lake City, UT and offers a 3/2 hybrid work schedule.


The Risk OfficerRisk Management Governance is an essential role in the Enterprise Risk Management team that requires an executive presence supported by solid communication skills to interact with executive management stakeholders across the organization. This position will have diverse duties in the Risk Management Governance including taking minutes, ensuring quality committee materials, and ensuring efficient committee calendars. Other duties include overseeing governance groups (e.g., committees, councils) and supporting governance documentation processes. This highly visible position requires a positive working relationship with senior executives and board members.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure committee material content is meaningful, consistent, and easy to understand.
  • Record accurate and sufficient committee meeting minutes.
  • Enhance risk management committee practices.
  • Monitor compliance with committee charter requirements.
  • Conduct governance groups oversight activities
  • Perform governance reviews (editing) of governance documents prior to necessary approvals.
  • Monitor and report on the status of governance groups throughout their lifecycles.
  • Provide reports on the status of risk management governance activities to management and executives.
  • Support the implementation and administration of strong risk governance across the enterprise.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize and increase company-wide awareness of exam and governance processes.


Key Skills:


  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills, particularly a strong ability to communicate with senior executives.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills and working collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and nuances.
  • Effective project management, organizational, analytical, and problem resolutions skills.
  • Understand and be aware of banking laws and regulations, industry issues, themes, and trends.
  • Results-oriented and can work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Office.
  • Knowledge and experience with risk governance principles.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of users and be flexible to adjust to those needs.


Job Qualifications:


  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, communications, English, or related field (master's degree preferred). 
  • Advanced experience handling competing priorities and communicating expectations clearly.
  • 4+ years governance, document management, analytical or other directly related experience, preferably in the financial services industry (combination of education and experience may meet this requirement).
  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise risk, preferably in the financial services industry.
  • Advanced project management and process improvement experience.
  • Knowledge of various bank/government regulatory requirements and processes.
  • Ability to build strong relationships throughout the Bank, working with various stakeholders.
  • Experience presenting information to senior management/boards of directions.


Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Zions Bank Building serves as the headquarters of both Zions Bancorporation and Zions Bank. The building sits adjacent to City Creek Center, a world-class shopping and dining destination with more than 100 stores and restaurants. The Zions Bank Building stands tall among Salt Lake City's central business district, providing hundreds of team members with an exceptional work environment and features such as:


  • Easy access to the City Creek UTA TRAX station, as well as various electric vehicle charging stations in most City Creek area garages;
  • An employee-only fitness center and bike storage;
  • An employee lounge, kitchen, micro market, game tables, couches and TVs;
  • Private mothers' rooms and lockers; and
  • Access to downtown shopping, dining, arts and entertainment.

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