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Chief Risk Officer at Ent Credit Union

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Description:

Why Ent?

Ent Credit Union, ranked #1 in Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 surveys of “Best-In-State Credit Unions”, was formed in 1957. Since then, Ent has become a rapidly growing financial institution with current assets of $6B, over 365,000 members and 950+ employees.  We are the largest credit union in Colorado and  are in the top 30 nationally.

Ent is considered to be a premier employer in Colorado, with a great corporate culture, excellent benefit programs and competitive compensation.  We believe in our people and we have developed a reputation for hiring and retaining highly talented people. 

Imagine it.  Build it.  Sustain it.  How you can make a difference…

Are you a recognized risk leader?  Are you strategic?  Are you a confident, proactive and dynamic individual?  We’re in a pivotal stage of growth and with growth comes risk – and opportunity.  We need your help to find ways to leverage organizational risks and create sustainable organizational value.  Our members depend on us and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.

Are you a trailblazer?  Help chart our course for CFPB accreditation.  Your strategy, vision, people leadership and project management talents will lay a solid foundation for growth.  No one here has done this before.  Be the first!

Are you a talent architect?  Engage your team to construct your talent pipeline and help them reach their fullest potential.  You’ll want to eventually retire…eventually.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Enterprise Risk Management

  • Fraud Prevention

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Audit

  • Legal

  • Quality Assurance

  • Member of the Credit Union’s Board Risk Committee


  • 4 year degree required; masters level degree preferred

  • Preferred degree disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Audit, Business, Communications, Engineering


  • 10+ years of progressive responsibility at a senior level position (vp level or above)

  • 15+ years of relevant industry work experience

  • Prior employment at a $5b or larger financial institution (credit union or bank); experience at a $10b+ institution preferred

  • Past CPA/audit experience preferred

  • Past regulatory experience preferred

  • Current CFPB experience preferred

What you need to be good at

  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, listening, presentation

  • Vision/leadership to take the organization to the next level of success

  • Executive presence

  • Results driven

  • Strong organization/planning/management skills

  • Collaboration with peers, staff, Board, vendor partners, etc

  • Mentorship/development of staff in areas of responsibility

  • Leads by example

  • Partnership with business units (while maintaining independence & objectivity)

  • Deep regulatory knowledge (Colorado DFS, NCUA, CFPB, FFIEC, etc)

  • Development of policies & procedures that are simple yet effective

  • Flexibility in a growing, dynamic environment; ability to handle/communicate change effectively

  • Ability to make timely, complex, & sound decisions

  • Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, honesty, and confidentiality

Environmental, physical and psychological requirements

Candidate must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time in a climate controlled environment.  Must be able to perform physical tasks typical of an office environment such as typing, using a mouse, viewing material in various formats, and interacting with others via email or telephone.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle as a licensed driver for travel as needed to physical branch locations / community functions as needed.