Compliance Lead

Corporate Functions
McLean, VA
May 18, 2018
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Position Overview

The Single-Family (SF) Business Advisory Services team at Freddie Mac has an exciting opportunity for an Compliance Lead to join this growing team; a group of enthusiastic and collaborative professionals with diverse backgrounds.

The Compliance Lead is a member of the Compliance Advisory Services team which is responsible for mitigating risks related to business resiliency, information privacy, records management, and other compliance risks for the division. The Compliance Lead will report directly to the Manager of the Compliance Advisory Services team.

The ideal candidate is a highly accomplished and motivated professional with excellent organizational, written and oral communication, project management/change management, risk, leadership and relationship management skills. The ability to partner with and influence key stakeholders in an open, collaborative environment is key.

This role will routinely manage multiple time-sensitive processes and facilitate adaptive change to meet the demands of various stakeholders across the enterprise. This role has a high level of exposure with potential opportunity for significant impact, and provides the opportunity to learn about the roles, processes, and technology that support Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Business.

Your work falls into 2 primary categories:

1. Compliance Liaison and Subject Matter Expert

* Representing the business as its primary point of contact and liaison to various compliance divisions across the enterprise (e.g., Enterprise Business Resiliency, Information Privacy, Records & Information Management, etc.).
* Serving as the primary subject matter expert and spokesperson for the business on the relevant policies and standards; participating in working groups, addressing business area questions and concerns, and advising management on several subject areas.
* Advocating on behalf of the business; providing inputs when policies and standards are being developed and pushing back when interpretation is required or when the balance of risk and reward is in question.

2. Project/Change/Risk Manager

* Operationalizing policies and standards innovatively, including authoring business-level procedures, developing requirements for and implementing automated tools (e.g., SharePoint, Excel, etc.) to facilitate compliance, monitoring and reporting; building and maintaining business awareness to reinforce compliance.
* Planning, coordinating and executing multiple iterations of business resiliency/disaster recovery testing with a matrixed team of business and technology subject matter experts. This includes developing testing-related plans, scripts, and reporting targeted to keep staff and executives apprised of actions, progress and issues.
* Planning, coordinating, and facilitating exercises that provide leaders and subject matter experts the opportunity to opine on appropriate responses to potential scenarios of varying scales that could disrupt their business.
* Facilitating the assessment of operational, financial and reputational impacts that potential disruptive scenarios could pose. Also, facilitating the communication, assessment, remediation and post-incident analysis of disruptive incidents impacting the business.
* Managing a variety of tasks and projects of varying scale and complexity.


* 8+ years of professional work experience in operational compliance and risk mitigation in large, complex organizations.
* Experience with business resiliency/business continuity, information privacy, and records management is highly desirable.
* Experience in assessing and managing business resiliency risk and incidents across a broad spectrum of potential scenarios is preferred.
* Strong project management/change management experience with the ability to quickly analyze business processes, identify their inherent interdependencies of people, technology, and upstream/downstream processes, and develop and execute plans to prepare people for thriving in a changing work environment.
* Strong business/technical writing and oral presentation skills, with the ability to author, edit and maintain business manuals, polices, standards, procedures, playbooks, project plans, and status reports for audiences ranging from staff to executives.
* Direct experience communicating and presenting to large audiences.
* Undergraduate degree in Business or another relevant discipline.
* Advanced Microsoft Office skills.

Preferred Skills & Keys to Success in this Role:

* Highly motivated and energetic self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills; proven experience operating at high standards of quality and accuracy within a fast-paced changing environment, including the ability to effectively and independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
* Execution-focused with demonstrated initiative and personal accountability.
* Critical thinking skills with a problem-solving mindset; demonstrated intellectual ability to analyze ambiguous and complex issues to distill critical components.
* Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships; ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff and with multiple business partners and stakeholders; ability to collaborate, influence and gain the support of others.
* Proven ability to partner and work collaboratively with all groups and levels including Officers and Directors, cultivating and developing productive and trusted relationships.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to succinctly present complex subject matter; ability to facilitate large group discussions.
* Prior experience in the financial services industry and mortgage industry is desirable.

Top Personal Competencies to possess:

* Partnership – Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team’s actions; align myself and my team with what is right for the company, not just my own area.
* Drive for Execution – Treat obstacles as challenges to overcome, not excuses; focus on real results rather than the appearance of results.
* Seek & Embrace Change – Actively support culture change; continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo.

Closing Statement

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.