Chief Of Staff Governance Manager - Enterprise Risk Management

Freddie Mac Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 1 week ago

Are you excited about an opportunity to lead strategic communications in a fast-paced team that is at the center of driving enterprise-wide change? Are you passionate about delivering results to your stakeholders? Are you a creative problem solver, who thrives in using your risk management knowledge to drive adoption of changes and new concepts? If you are an effective communicator and have proven experience in project management, know what it takes to build partnership, we are your next destination employer! Apply to join Freddie Mac's Enterprise Risk Management Division as the new Governance Manager to the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer's Chief of Staff team!

Freddie Mac's Enterprise Risk Management Division (ERM) is an independent second line of defense function responsible for the design, implementation, and oversight of an effective risk management framework in line with Federal Housing Finance Agency ('FHFA') expectations. The Chief of Staff (CoS) team who supports the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer. CoS team's mission is to establish a unified and efficient service organization to provide a holistic and strategic view of development, business administration and communications and to help drive people and culture initiatives across ERM.

The ERM Governance Manager reports to the ERM Governance Director and supports and facilitates various divisional activities. Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Support ERM's engagement with Regulators, Internal Audit and other regulatory and oversight parties

  • Support the monitoring of issues remediation across ERM

  • Assist with the facilitation of ERO Monthly Risk Update

  • Assist with development and maintenance of the Divisional Risk Objectives

  • Assist with Divisional Risk Objectives periodic assessment

  • Participate in establishing and maintaining ERMs Business Continuity Plan

  • Assist with the facilitation of ERO Operating Monthly meetings with the LOBs

  • Perform research on risk management focused topics and best practices

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 6+ years of experience in risk management at a large financial services institution(s)

  • Strong knowledge and experience in risk management, covering the full lifecycle of activities, including risk identification, assessment, mitigation, monitoring, and reporting

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and expectations related to risk management (e.g., Basel and FHFA)

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse group of stakeholders

  • Ability to motivate and inspire action through interpersonal skills

  • Proactive leadership

  • Ability to work in ambiguity and inspire growth and change

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving ability

  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills

Keys to success in this role

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to 'connect the dots'

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter / independent thinker: demonstrated ambition to take on new roles with increasing responsibility with limited guidance and direction from management

  • Proven track record of driven, results-oriented, creative and nimble problem-solving capabilities and a willingness to do 'whatever it takes' to deliver business value quickly.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing business environment and manage multiple tasks.

  • Highly organized and detailed oriented

Top 3 Personal competencies to possess

  • Seek and Embrace Change: Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo

  • Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong results and treat obstacles as challenges to overcome

  • Customer Focus (internal and external) - Personally engage with customers to learn their needs

  • Familiarity with GSE's regulatory operational risk framework, including prudential standards and FHFA advisory bulletins

  • Thought leadership in a highly dynamic and evolving environment in support of business objectives while ensuring a balance with the risk appetite of the enterprise

  • Demonstrated success managing large change initiatives on time and within budget

  • Management consulting experience a plus

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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