Reporting to the Bank’s President-CEO, Cindy Konich, the General Counsel will serve as the chief in-house counsel and as a key member of the leadership team, exemplifying visionary and adaptive leadership. The ideal candidate will be strategic and a thought leader, and must have the ability to anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically, proactively identifying creative solutions to complex problems that will eliminate or mitigate risks. The General Counsel will provide oversight and management of the legal department and deliver legal advice and counsel to the Bank’s Board of Directors, officers, and employees with regard to applicable statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures. This individual will also oversee Board-related matters, including regulatory compliance, governance and agenda preparation, as well as direct Indiana and Michigan government relations efforts.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of legal practice experience, including strong exposure to financial institutions, cooperatives, regulatory matters, debt issuance and/or corporate governance. In addition to exceptional legal skills, the successful candidate will have management experience, sound business judgment, emotional intelligence, prior interaction with large corporate boards, and a capacity to understand risk, give advice and make decisions that further the Bank’s business objectives, all while exemplifying the FHLBI’s guiding principles: foster collaboration, drive transparency, exemplify trust, champion inclusion, and empower to deliver results. Prior senior in-house experience strongly preferred, though not strictly required.