Alliant Credit Union
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Sr. Manager, IS Risk Management at Alliant Credit Union

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What will your day look like?

You will be responsible for orchestrating the Information Security and Information Technology (IS/IT) Risk Management program to meet the business objectives and needs of Alliant, our members, and teams.  Work requires a broad background and experience in IS/IT Risk Management with additional experience with IS/IT Governance and/or Compliance.  The incumbent will mature the IS/IT risk management program and partner with business and technology Leads to identify, analyze, and facilitate decision-making and actioning on risks.  The Senior Manager will ensure alignment with ERM processes and organizational risk appetite. Responsibilities include leading the Information Security Third Party Risk Management program to ensure that vendors have adequate controls in place.  The incumbent is responsible for providing key stakeholders and management timely and accurate reporting on the status of risks and projects.

 

Resources to do the job require sound and proven leadership ability, strong analytical skills, and technical expertise.  In addition, strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to translate detailed, technical information into business risk. The Senior Manager will also contribute to the company Information Security strategy and roadmap.  General direction is received from the Director, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRMC). 

Responsibilities

Do you see yourself doing this?

 

  • Develop and mature IS/IT risk management program, practices, and procedures; operationalize and institutionalize processes.
  • Refine, maintain, and conduct risk assessment process including annual assessment of all applications on an annual basis or as major changes are made.   
  • Integrate all risk identification sources; analyze and enable one comprehensive view of risks through the organization.
  • Partner with the leadership team to keep IS/IT specific risk appetites and tolerances business aligned.
  • Bring visibility to existing organizational risks and drive risk-action accountability.
  • Mature and formalize the Risk Acceptance process used to assess business risk associated with IT applications or projects.
  • Lead risk management or GRMC-related projects as needed.
  • Develop and lead the Information Security Third Party Risk Management process to evaluate vendors and ensure existence of appropriate information security controls.
  • Work closely with the Third-Party Risk Management enterprise team to align risk processes and ensure company wide view of Third Parties including Information Security controls.
  • Partner with strategic vendors and manage relationship with key resources to ensure optimal service levels and work with procurement on contractual requirements.
  • Lead team members toward achieving team goals including process improvement, continuous risk reduction, and anticipating and navigating roadblocks to achieve success.
  • Deliver timely and concise communication, including developing and producing management reporting, illustrating risk status, tends, and treatment plans.
  • Educate Business and IS/IT application owners by leading training session and focus session to demonstrate IS/IT risk management processes and share industry trends.
  • Ensure organization regulatory and audit readiness in regards to risk management program and facilitate resolution of any findings and recommendations associate with the risk program.
  • Perform other duties & responsibilities as assigned.

Leadership and Performance Management Responsibilities:

  • Deliver superior results through quality execution and best practice adaptation.
  • Demonstrate courage, ability and agility to understand and address organizational transition in real-time; establish expectations for the unexpected.
  • Translates strategic and operating plans into meaningful direction of projects, goals, priorities and activities.
  • Captures, analyzes, and understands the internal environment, team dynamics, and talent capabilities to address organizational refinement, agility and growth.
  • Champions Employee/Internal Customer Engagement, employee development and all cultural hallmarks through a strong leadership signature and a growing command of Alliant’s leadership competencies.
  • Continually assesses and provides discerning development, insightful coaching and talent utilization/optimization for direct reports.
  • Apply High Performance Management practices in leading an engaged workforce in order to effectively leverage the full potential and talent of this function.
  • Provide a structural and consistent approach to ensure that individual development plans are in place, performance management is consistent, performance management process is respected and followed, and coaching and feedback are provided on a regular and dynamic basis.
  • Work with your direct reports and help seek out growth opportunities for your reports; continually challenge reports to maximize their engagement and productivity.
  • Help propagate messaging across the organization that fosters a broader knowledge of Information Security, promotes collaboration and influences constructive and positive change.

Adhere to and ensure compliance of all business transactions with policy and process of the Bank Secrecy Act.  Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, company procedures and policies. Maintain integrity and ethics in all actions and conversations with or regarding credit union members and their accounts; complies with Privacy Act directives.

Qualifications

What makes you a great fit?

You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the completion of a Bachelor's degree, required, and you have:

 

  • Information Security or Compliance, Risk management, or Governance certifications preferred.
  • 7+ years’ experience leading others, including technical staff, and has a proven ability to develop, coach and motivate employees effectively.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in IT Risk Management and Information Security is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage the entire IT Risk program including assessments, risk register, risk treatment, and reporting.
  • Knowledge on regulatory requirements and laws, including but not limited to, FFIEC, NCUA, SOX, GLBA, and Privacy and familiarity with ISO 27001/27002 or NIST is preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and translate technical risk into business risk.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly effective project management skills.
  • Technical aptitude and ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and build strong partnerships.
  • Detail oriented with good time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously in a time-bound schedule.
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Effective stakeholder management skills.
  • Expert problem solving and decision making

  

When you’re happy, we’re happy!

As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

 

  • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Contributions towards gym memberships
  • Generous PTO and banking holidays off
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What are Alliant Credit Union Perks + Benefits

Alliant Credit Union Benefits Overview

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Our Human Capital Group team seeks ongoing employee feedback to continue to raise the bar on employee-focused benefits, making updates to the existing and adding new benefits every year.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Alliant participates in local volunteer activities such as Fantasy Flight, Plane Pull, Feed My Starving Children & more. In addition, we offer 8 hours of paid volunteer time benefit for all employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
To execute on our mission of Bridging the Digital Divide, Alliant has partnered with PCs for People, Connected Nation, DiGiTunity and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Alliant has Employee Events & Community Engagement team, the ACU Foundation, Brand Journalism/Alliant Reporters team, on-site Toastmasters club & Women's Resource Group.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Alliant provides our leaders and employees with unconscious bias, psychological safety and inclusive mindset training.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Alliant supports employee resource groups. At this time, employees created INCLUDE, a women resource group and ALL, an LGBTQ+ employee resource group.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Alliant, we ensure that we have a diverse candidate slate for every role for which we hire and that our interview panels are also diverse.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Alliant employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their medical FSA and $5,000 to dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers %66.7 of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Preventive services covered at 100%, Basic services covered at 80%; Major restorative services covered at 50%; Orthodontics covered at 50%
Vision Benefits
Alliant offers free vision benefits to its employees. The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams after $10 copay and $150 for glasses and contact lenses annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our insurance policy covers up to 85% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Our pet insurance policy covers up to %90 of out of pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
With Alliant's wellness reimbursement program, each employee receives up to $35 per month (non-cumulative) to spend on wellness activities and discounted wellness services through ThrivePass.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Alliant employees get free access to Calm and myStrength apps and services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Alliant matches 100% of employee’s contribution up to 5% of salary
401(K) Matching
Alliant provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of contributions up to 5% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
In the last years, Alliant’s bonus payouts were above 100%.
Match charitable contributions
The Alliant Credit Union Foundation also matches employee donations made to non-religious, non-political 501(c)(3) organizations up to a total of $200 per person per calendar year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Alliant provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Since the pandemic began, all non-essential job functions have been remote 100%.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for up to 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our employees receive between 21 and 31 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. Alliant also offers a Flexible Time Off (unlimited time off) policy for Sr. Managers and above.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Employees can withhold up to $265 per month pre-tax for transit expenses and up to $265 per month pre-tax for parking expenses.
Company Outings
Alliant hosts between 4 and 6 major employee events in a year, including the Annual Volleyball Tournament, annual summer party and employee appreciation day celebration.
Stocked Kitchen
Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water during the day, free lunch/food events on occasion and bi-weekly free fruit.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Fitness Subsidies
Alliant reimburses its employees up to $35 per month for gym, health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Alliant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250 with a maximum total match of $5250.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Alliant hosts lunch and learn and hour with the leader meetings once per quarter, giving our employees to hear from our executive and senior leadership teams.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5250 annually for continuing education through our tuition reimbursement benefit.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water, free lunch/food events on occasion, personal concierge service, on-site package/mailing service, massage therapy, discounted ticket sales, car wash, dry cleaning, convenience store, vehicle maintenance, banking and a gym at our headquarters location.

Our company works hard to create a work environment that allows our employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance. We encourage our employees to take advantage of flexible hours and offer an option to work remotely. Alliant also offers a very generous PTO package, which starts new employees with 21 PTO days annualized in their first year of employment.

The well-being of our employees and their families translates to productivity and commitment to their jobs. That is why we constantly work on launching new benefits that will help them find the best medical care at the lowest cost and get the help they need with convenience and without unnecessary stress.

An Insider's view of Alliant Credit Union

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Although a lot is expected of us, there is definitely a focus on keeping your life in balance. Alliant’s response to our Coronavirus-prompted switch to working remotely has been exemplary. Senior leadership shares videos with us regularly, and our managers are understanding of family needs and have made huge efforts to keep our team connected and e

Pam Leibfried

member communication specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

All the creative projects I get to work on. I have the tools and resources to do my job. This is not the case at previous employers whose only focus was on cost and not efficiency. A lot of my work is creative, and it requires costly design software.

Kendra Sutter

instructional designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Alliant is the first company that has made it a point for employees to set a development plan for themselves & allow employees to work towards a better ‘me’ – both personally & professionally.

Kate Plata

manager, wholesale consumer lending

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Alliant and its management have always been very open to creative new ideas on more efficient ways to run our business. Truly the adage “Your opinion matters” is alive and well at Alliant!

Matt Dempsey

manager, consumer loan underwriting and processing

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with Alliant as a temp in the call center and now am in a leadership position within technology, and my story is not unique. If you are looking to grow your career, this is a great place to explore different areas you may be interested in!

Terry Hagio

technical implementation manager

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