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Enterprise Risk Consultant

Alerus Financial
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Position Summary:
This position supports the activities of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. This includes developing and maintaining enterprise risk monitoring and reporting systems, conducting divisional risk assessments, providing analytical support to finance and risk areas, and coordinating operational risk functions. This position reports to the Director of Enterprise Risk Management with significant internal client relationships with management of various business units.

Essential Responsibilities:
Job Function 1: Analyze, monitor and report divisional risk profiles - 60%
  • Conduct divisional risk reviews in accordance with established enterprise risk review program.
  • Monitor divisional Key Risk Indicators. Investigate and report on threshold breaches.
  • Support analysis for stress testing and capital allocation.
  • Investigate incidents and monitor findings through remediation.

Job Function 2: Support Operational Risk Management Functions - 30%
  • Coordinate Business Continuity Planning process and documentation.
  • Support Model Risk Management program.
  • Evaluate Risk Acceptance requests and recommend appropriate action.
  • Support estimation of Allowances for Loan and Lease Losses.
  • Facilitate New Product Risk Assessments with management.

Job Function 3: Administrative Support for Enterprise Risk Management Committee - 10%
  • Track issues through remediation.
  • Maintain the company's Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance systems.
  • Periodically update risk appetite statements.
  • Assist with ERM Meeting prep and minutes.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience with lending, financial services operations management, financial institution risk management, or related capacities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Personal Characteristics:
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven decision making skills.
  • Able to work independently.

Physical Demands - Must be met with or without a reasonable accommodation:
  • Extended periods of time sitting at a desk and using office equipment.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer/laptop for approximately 8 hours per day.
  • Extended time is spent reviewing physical and electronic documents.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Periodically, may also do light lifting of supplies and materials which weighs in at approximately 20 lbs.
  • Will spend most of time in an indoor environment.

Alerus Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Alerus is a company that will challenge you to be at your best and where your efforts have real, tangible effects. Our culture is one of collaboration, innovation, forward-thinking, and giving back. And, as a growing company with a presence in markets from New Hampshire to Arizona, we offer a broad range of opportunities for you to travel the career path that matches your abilities, interests, and goals.

What is the current company culture like?

While our footprint spans North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Michigan, we still operate like a small company. In other words, every single person on our team matters. Our employees create our culture.

What skills, education, and experiences does your ideal candidate(s) have? Each position has their own specific requirements and qualifications. In addition to those, Alerus seeks people who live out our fundamental beliefs every day: do the right thing, cherish people, empower with knowledge, respect everyone, serve with passion, and embrace change.

How would you describe the company leadership/team management? Alerus has a diverse executive and leadership team. Each leader comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge within their field to help their teams succeed. Alerus leaders, including our C*Suite executives, maintain regular communication with employees on company updates and goals.

Where do you see the company/organization in the upcoming years? Alerus has bank and office locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire and Arizona. While we continue to serve our clients in these states we also look to grow our national footprint to best serve clients wherever they may live.

What do you feel candidates need to know about the company before applying? Alerus is more than just a bank and offers many products for our clients including personal & business banking, mortgages, wealth management and retirement savings. We continue to grow and expand but still maintain and operate with a small business feel. We would not have continued success without our employees and all the hard work they do to serve our clients with passion.

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