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Senior Vice President Business Tech Risk, FMU, Payments, M&A/Enforcement - Supervision and Regulation Department

Federal Reserve Bank (FRB)
Chicago, IL 60602
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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., constitute the Federal Reserve System, which was established by Congress in 1913.
The fundamental mission of the Federal Reserve System is to foster the stability, integrity and efficiency of the nation's monetary, financial and payment systems and to promote optimal economic performance.
To this end, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago serves the public interest by participating in the formulation and implementation of national monetary policy; supervising and regulating state member banks, bank holding companies and foreign bank branches; providing financial services to depository institutions, designated financial market utilities, and the U.S. government; and promoting consumer protection and community development.
The Seventh Federal Reserve District serves a five-state region, comprising all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh District has more individual banks than any other Federal Reserve District. It also comprises a considerable part of the nations manufacturing base especially capital goods and consumer durables as well as agricultural production and food processing.

Supervision & Regulation Department:
Supervision and Regulation (S&R) plays a critical role in The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's core mission, supervising regulating state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System, bank holding companies, financial holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. Our duty is to foster the stability, integrity and efficiency of the nation's monetary, financial and payment systems to promote optimal economic performance. We seek individuals who hold themselves to the highest standards, who flourish in an environment of collaboration and innovation. Our most successful staff have strong critical thinking skills, as well as strong verbal and written communications capability.

Job Summary:
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has an immediate opening within the S&R department for a Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Business Technology Risk (BTR), Financial Market Utilities (FMUs), Payments, Mergers & Acquisitions/Enforcement division, with ultimate responsibility for approximately 70 employees. This newly created position serves as a division head and is a member of the S&R Executive Committee that provides strategic direction, leadership and expertise for the department. This position directs the efforts of several teams including Cyber and Information Technology Risk, Payments and Fintech as well as oversight of FMUs and Service Providers, that provide leadership across the System. The teams also provide industry wide horizontal perspectives and analysis, monitor the current environment for situational awareness, analyze threats for impact on supervised firms, design, establish and execute on supervisory programs, and provide support to System initiatives to enhance our supervisory approach. The division is also responsible for processing expansionary proposals for the 7th District bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies and state member banks to ensure all statutory factors are consistent with approval as well as provide an independent view of enforcement action strategies. In an executive capacity, the position works closely with senior leadership to identify business needs and delivery of long-term tactical solutions.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic direction and oversight to achieve the departments vision, mission, and strategic priorities
  • Oversees, leads and/or participates in supervisory guidance creation and implementation, improvement initiatives or department/Bank/System workgroups and initiatives
  • Provides team members with a strategic vision, active mentorship, ongoing coaching, specific direction and opportunities for professional growth
  • Creates an environment that seeks and promotes diverse views, perspectives and an inclusive culture
  • Maintains strong working relationships with senior leaders within the Bank and Federal Reserve System as well as with institution management, and colleagues at other supervisory agencies
  • Communicates and ensures staff understanding of Bank and department goals, objectives operating policies, procedures and regulations
  • Oversees talent management activities for the division including hiring, developing, evaluating, and rewarding staff


  • Bachelors degree in business related area required. Masters degree preferred
  • 15+ years of direct-work related experience including at least 10 years of senior leadership experience. Previous experience in cyber security, information technology and/or payments is a plus.

Leadership Competencies Seeking candidates exhibiting strong acumen in the following areas:

  • Thinking Strategically - Thinks about issues and navigates relationships to advance the Banks goals; leads with the future in mind; creates a culture of creative problem solving and taking calculating risks
  • Leading Inclusively - Understands and champions the importance of diversity and inclusion through equitable practices; leverages diverse talent and encourages development for all employees; encourages and supports unique and courageous actions including feeling safe to speak up, dissenting, and offering innovative ideas
  • Growing Intentionally - Demonstrates self-awareness and continuous development by seeking out feedback and modifying behavior; seeks out advisors who while challenge both ideas and ways of thinking

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage diverse talents and DEI efforts, enhance culture and engagement, and partner with individuals with a wide variety of professional expertise and personal experiences
  • Knowledge of regulatory processes and regulations and work experience applying knowledge to complex situations
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, persuade and build credibility and productive partnerships across multiple functional areas and all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to provide constructive feedback, identify and develop leadership and management succession and build strong teams, including those in remote locations
  • Proven ability to deliver strong written communication and facilitate and present products/services with complex concepts
  • Proven ability to develop strategic plans in a complex business environment while identifying the need for and manage change to realize operational and strategic business improvements
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver on multiple, complex projects and initiatives

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401k savings plan, retirement plan, paid time off and transit benefit.
  • A continuous learning environment with opportunities to gain new skills and grow your career.
  • Onsite gym and subsidized cafeteria

Other Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to travel (20%)
  • All Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on medical condition or sincerely held religious belief
    This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements. In addition, all candidates must undergo applicable background checks and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S.citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.
  • As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Banks ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status

Full Time / Part Time

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Job Category

Bank Examination

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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