NRECA Careers

Risk Management Consultant

Arlington, VA
Accounting / Finance / Insurance

Job Description

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

  • Top Workplace by the Washington Post 
  • 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
  • 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
  • CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
  • 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
  • Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
  • Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
  • State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data


Risk Management Consultant-P3

Responsible for the oversight and day-to-day management of important NRECA enterprise-wide risks. Leads teams, through collaboration with business units and Information Technology teams, to develop, implement and test controls for these critical risks: business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery (DR), records retention management and other enterprise-wide risks. Responsible for the initial planning, analysis, project management, execution, reporting and monitoring of these risks.

Purpose and Mission
1. Subject matter expert to NRECA’s departments related to business continuity planning (BCP)/disaster recovery (DR) and records retention.
2. Provides direction and guidance to project teams charged with analyzing technical, business and compliance requirements that drive critical business functions.
3. Oversees the development, implementation and testing of BC/DR plans for NRECA.
4. Writes reports summarizing testing activities, including descriptions of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusion and recommendations and presents to NRECA management for review and decisions.
5. Collaborates with Information Technology to ensure alignment and testing with NRECA’s disaster recovery plan.
6. Schedules and performs periodic risk assessments along with business impact analysis (BIA) for BCP/DR and presents finding to management for review and actions.
7. Monitors and updates NRECA’s, controls, practices, and policies and educates organization.
8. Manages and monitors NRECA’s record retention schedule to reflect current business practices and regulatory requirements. Ensures that departments maintain records according to the defined record retention schedule. Evaluates opportunities to streamline the saving, sharing and retrieval of records.
9. Provides internal control analysis, risk mitigation planning and reporting assistance for top enterprise risks as requested.

Requirements and Qualifications

B.S. in Business or Information Technology

5+ years of internal control assessments and business process experience and 2-3 year of project management

1. Ability to work with a wide variety of people to foster cooperation in sharing information and embracing new or enhanced risk activities as demonstrated by prior work experience.
2. Ability to lead people and foster collaborative skills and consensus building while operating in a fast-moving environment as demonstrated by prior work experience.
3. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in the execution of all duties and responsibilities as demonstrated by prior work experience.
4. Ability to define issues, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and apply to work environment as demonstrated by prior work experience.
5. Ability to manage multiple projects using effective organization skills and attention to detail as demonstrated by prior work experience. 
6. Ability to be resourceful in leveraging resources available to obtain needed information as demonstrated by prior work experience.
7. Ability to design and implement internal controls as demonstrated by prior work experience.
8. Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience.
9. Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work experience.
10. Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership, employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience.

ADA Requirements:
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
• Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.