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Senior Risk Program Officer




United States-Arizona-Tempe



Job function

Project Management

Apply REF: 038083

What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.


Job Position Summary - Senior Risk Program Officer 
(Tempe, AZ or Omaha, NE)

This role will support development and administration of RISK policies; facilitate the timely response and completion of all audit and regulatory findings for our entire RISK group; and have responsibility and oversight of the execution of one or more bank programs within RISK. This will require partnering with RISK Senior leaders to drive expected operational results through program governance, project management, planning, and process improvements. And to exercise sound business judgment in managing the initiation, planning, and execution of assigned programs.
Essential Job Functions
  1. Support further enhancement of RISK policy management process, including authoring, collaboration and presentation of RISK policies for approval.
  2. Monitor audit and regulatory findings for RISK group; partnering with Senior owners of findings to facilitate responses, monitor progress and ensure timely and effective closure.
  3. Develop, implement and oversee one or more RISK programs through collaboration with business partners and work with cross-discipline teams to establish integrated plan to deliver on program goals and objectives.   
  4. Conduct impact assessments for regulatory changes and provide research support to ensure timely response to changing regulatory expectations regarding risk management topics.   
  5. Support documentation requirements for dual grading program, including training materials, model documentation, etc.
  6. Ensure ongoing communication of progress against program objectives. 
  7. Proactively identify and resolve issues and make recommendations for improvements to existing processes.
  8. Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s Degree – Required.
  • Master’s/ Advanced Degree – Preferred.
  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline. May have broad knowledge of project management.
  • Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.   Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.


Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.



Primary Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe Job Type: Full-time Job: Project Management
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