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Compliance Lead

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$145000 per annum
  • Job reference: 199881/001_1534958672
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Compliance
  • Date posted: 22/08/2018

My client is in the business of making home ownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable. I am currently working with one of the top Mortgage loan companies to find a Compliance Lead to join this firms Compliance Advisory Services team located in McLean, Virginia. This team 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. This role will routinely manage multiple time-sensitive processes and facilitate adaptive change to meet the demands of various stakeholders across the enterprise.


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.

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


  • 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.


  • Critical thinking skills with a problem-solving mindset; demonstrated intellectual ability to analyze ambiguous and complex issues to distill critical components.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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