Chief Executive Officer

Valley Credit Union is a 7 branch, member owned full-service financial institution with assets of $254 million providing banking, wealth management and commercial services to approximately 11,000 members.  Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Valley Credit Union is driven by its co-operative values, and prides itself on understanding what is important to its members while making a difference in the communities within which it operates.

The Board of Directors of Valley Credit Union is seeking a proven and dynamic leader to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Accountable to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible to provide leadership that upholds the mission, vision, and values of the credit union, and creating an engaged and positive team environment which is focused on the progress of the credit union, its financial stability, viability, and responsiveness to its members.  The CEO also supports and advises the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary and strategic responsibilities.

Valley Credit Union’s Ideal CEO Candidate is:

Gifted at Communicating.  You excel at listening, understanding, and responding and can proficiently engage with a broad range of audiences using multiple mediums. You are also able to anticipate and respond to others in ways that are meaningful to them.

Financially Savvy with Industry Knowledge.  You have solid knowledge of accounting principles and experience in budgeting, forecasting, liquidity, and asset/liability management.  You have experience analyzing and interpreting financial reports and can show results of sound recommendations you’ve made through your analysis.  You’ve worked in a financial institution before and have a keen understanding of relevant policies, procedures and legislation governing it.

An Authentic Leader.  You walk the talk, are able to generate enthusiasm and inspire stakeholders to rally through transitions.   You understand the value of sound change management practices and have hands on experience implementing change successfully.  You believe in holding yourself and others accountable to results, through open two-way communication, collaboration, and trust.

Community and Cooperative Minded.  You understand the co-operative way, take pride in your ability to build relationships with different groups of stakeholders and enjoy being collaborative with community partners.

Strategic.  You see the bigger picture and can effectively convey a vision.  You boast a proven track record of identifying opportunities and implementing long term strategies, executing plans, improving ROI, and using data and metrics to drive an organization forward.

Experienced.   To be eligible, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in Business or Commerce and have a minimum of 10-15 years increasing leadership responsibility in a financial institution or an equivalent combination of skills and experience.

This is a full-time, permanent position offering a competitive compensation and benefits package based on internal and external market equity and commensurate with experience.  To learn more about Valley Credit Union visit

If this opportunity excites you, please send a resume, and cover letter to Alexandra Chamberlain at  As part of your cover letter, please provide an overview of what you feel are your two biggest accomplishments in your career to date.

Applications close on September 17, 2021.

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