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Assistant General Counsel

Company: Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Self-Help is seeking an Assistant General Counsel to join our Legal team. The Assistant General Counsel will be a member of the Legal Team with responsibility for regulatory and compliance matters for Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Federal Credit Union. The position will also supervise members of the Compliance Team, which provides operational and technical support on compliance with consumer financial regulations across both credit unions. Additional Legal Team responsibilities will include other compliance, regulatory, and transactional matters, depending on the skills and interests of the successful candidate.Essential Responsibilities:Oversee analysis of statutes and regulations to ensure that both credit unions comply with established standards, while protecting members and credit union assets.Identify and address areas of significant compliance risk, and evaluate overall effectiveness of operations.Coordinate and supervise the review and analysis of federal regulatory compliance efforts.Implement compliance program and plan to ensure consistent practice across two credit unions.Identify existing and new issues pertaining to compliance with state and federal regulations to ensure necessary policies, strategies and procedures are implemented.Act as a subject matter expert with operational units to ensure regulatory compliance to facilitate, improve, and strengthen operations.Keep senior leadership and operational units apprised of compliance status and regulatory updates.Supervise Compliance Team Leader and set performance goals, assignments, and standards to ensure objectives.Oversee the work of team members to ensure timely delivery of quality services.Select, coach, assess, and develop team members.Collect, compile and prepare reports and data for management decision making.Guide Compliance Team as it supports staff to comply with all applicable statutory requirements and policies, procedures, rules, regulations and values.Provide legal support to other teams within Self-Help as needed, which may include general business advice, guidance on home mortgage lending, mortgage loan purchase agreements and other secondary market transactions.Act as a change agent to drive Self-Help's economic inclusion initiatives by integrating supplier diversity and the use ofbusinesses owned by women and people of color in third party contracting and vendor management for relevant products and services.Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.Credentials, Experience and Skills:Juris Doctor degree and member of the Bar in state where located.4+ years of experience in financial services compliance or regulations.Ability to interpret and apply legislative and regulatory compliance requirements, preferably in a financial institution setting.Ability to analyze highly complex concepts and articulate logical, coherent, workable solutions and procedures.Expert planning, organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills.Expert analytical and reasoning skills.Advanced interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.Advanced skill in dealing tactfully with all levels of staff and leadership.Ability to take initiative, apply good judgment, and make sound decisions.Ability to work in environment that places priority on teamwork and collaboration.Ability to create strong relationships across multiple types of difference, and to thrive in a diverse and inclusive team environment.Ability to handle multiple priorities, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines.Demonstrated commitment to Self-Help's mission of economic justice.Desired Qualifications:Experience in working with financial institution regulators or examiners.Practical supervisory experience.Familiarity with lending (consumer and mortgage) laws and regulations, and other consumer-related compliance laws and regulations.Working knowledge of Verafin or other compliance software.Curiosity and ability to adapt.Compensation: Competitive nonprofit compensation, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.About Us:Self-Help Credit Union was chartered in 1983 to build a network of branches that partner with working families and communities often underserved by the financial marketplace. With over $1.6 billion in assets and serving more than 92,500 members in 32 branches - six in Florida, 22 in North Carolina, three in South Carolina, and one in Virginia - Self-Help Credit Union is one of the fastest-growing community development financial institutions in the country. It is part of the Self-Help family of non-profit organizations whose collective mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. For over 41 years, the national Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided more than $11 billion in financing to help over 198,000 people buy homes, start and grow businesses, and build wealth. For more information, please visit www.self-help.org.Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status.#Opportunity#Applynow#Selfhelp

Keywords: Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Oakland , Assistant General Counsel, Legal , Oakland, California

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