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First Line Risk Manager for Chief Administrative Office

Fannie Mae


Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to impact the future of the housing industry while being part of an inclusive team thriving in an energizing, flexible environment. Here, you will help lead our industry forward and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued leader on our team, you will manage processes and procedures for assessing and identifying potential risks within the Chief Administrative Office division (CAO) that may threaten our reputation, safety, security, and/or financial success, as well as communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders across the enterprise, and understand business objectives.

The First Line Risk Manager for Chief Administrative Office role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the team responsible for determining the first line in business risk that poses potential threats, or risks, to the divisions within CAO including Human Resources (HR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).
  • Manage team efforts to evaluate the impact of proposed risks to the enterprise.
  • Manage information monitoring and processes to reduce risk using rigorous analysis.
  • Manage documentation of resolutions and control guidelines.
  • Manage others to review business strategies and make decisions that will drive success and limit operational risk in the face of shifting consumer behaviors and regulations.



Minimum Required Experiences

  • 6 years related experience
  • Operational risk experience (1) partnering directly with process owners to anticipate and manage operational risks effectively though the identification and documentation of risks and controls within both pre-existing and new processes, and (2) conducting risk reviews and/or assessments to identify gaps and recommend changes to better manage and reduce risk.
  • Experience managing people and leading a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate and operate across multiple levels and business areas or divisions of an organization.
  • Proven problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to influence without defined authority.
  • Adept at managing project plans, resources, and people to ensure successful project completion.
  • Experience helping an organization to plan and manage change in effort to meet strategic objectives.
  • A strong understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission and our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience using an eGRC platform, MS Teams, and SharePoint.

Desired Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.
  • Experience in the process of analyzing data to identify trends or relationships to inform conclusions about the data.
  • Skilled in creating visual concepts, creating content, and editing content by hand or with the help with computer software to communicate ideas.
  • Functional knowledge and/or experience in Human Resources and/or ESG.

Additional Information


In response to COVID-19, Fannie Mae has adapted ourworkplace and hiring processesto better safeguard our employees, candidates, and new hires.We understand that this is an unprecedented situation and Fannie Mae is committed to creating protocols for these processes that are agile and conform with federal, state, and local health administration guidance. While the company’s operating status for on-site work is currently voluntary, the majority of Fannie Mae’s workforce is remote until further notice. We continue to conduct all interviews and onboarding virtually. In addition, all employees who wish to come on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter their vaccination information into a confidential HR system before arriving at the facility, unless they have an approved accommodation.Click hereto go directly to information about accommodations.

The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at Fanniemae.com/careers.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.

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