Senior Systems Administrator – Microsoft Systems

The Technology Team of Kootenay Savings has an opportunity for a Senior Systems Administrator – Microsoft Systems to join our team.  This senior technical role will be responsible for maintaining, securing and upgrading our organization’s technology infrastructure.

What does this role do?

  • Researches, recommends and deploys new technologies that will improve our environment, this includes the technical leadership of the design, implementation and usage of all Microsoft Cloud Technologies
  • Configures and maintains Hyper V & VMWare Virtual Production Environments
  • Implements, configures and maintains LAN, WAN and Firewalls
  • Secures Corporate Infrastructure and develops maintenance programs to ensure applications and hardware are current
  • Takes a lead role in ensuring the desktop and server environments are kept updated and patched in line with industry standards
  • Participates in software and hardware release programs
  • Works with automation and scripting to enhance the end user experience
  • Works closely with peers to deliver on technical projects and organizational priorities
  • Works with vendors on strategic projects and escalated support
  • Triage, analyze and resolve technical issues within a complex environment to determine root cause and solution recommendations
  • Ensures environments are properly monitored and alerts actioned to minimize downtime
  • Implements industry best practices
  • Participates in 24/7 compensated On Call schedule
  • Keeps technical and process documentation up to date
  • Provides mentorship and guidance to junior technical staff

What we offer:

  • Pay starts at $76,826
  • Overtime paid based on Collective Agreement
  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
  • Continual training, development and coaching
  • Confidential employee and family assistance program
  • Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
  • Remote work options and flexible work hours
  • Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
  • Being part of the team that researches, designs and implements new and varied technologies
  • Get the opportunity to be part of a financial institution that is a leader in technology

What skills and education will you require?

Must Have:

  • Successful completion of a 2-year diploma or certificate in computing technologies
  • Experience working in an Enterprise environment
  • 5+ years’ experience in Windows Server Systems Administration
  • 2+ years’ experience in the design, configuration & operation of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
    • Package Build and Deploy
    • OS Image Build and Deploy
    • Patching and Update Management
  • 2+ years’ configuring and maintaining Office 365 / Microsoft 365 product suite
    • Office Applications
    • OneDrive
    • Sharepoint
  • 2+ years’ maintaining and configuring Microsoft Azure resources
  • 2+ years’ working with virtual server technologies, preferably VMWare and/or HyperV
  • In depth knowledge with the operation of MS InTune / Endpoint Management
  • Working knowledge of Veeam for On-Premise and Cloud backup
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, designing and managing group policies
  • Successful completion of a Microsoft MCSA or MCSE designation and Comp TIA A+ certification
  • Working experience with scripting technologies, in particular Powershell
  • Ability to communicate technical, functional and business concepts, along with strong documentation skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and vehicle

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with a variety of security technologies, eg Anti-Virus, Firewalls, MFA
  • Experience working with NetApp SAN appliances
  • Experience working with Cisco Products
  • Experience with Cisco VOIP technologies

You’ll be rewarded with a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-edge strategic initiatives with opportunities for supported professional growth and career advancement. If you are a team player ready to take on an exciting challenge in a progressive, employee-focused environment, we’d like to hear from you!

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, next to the mighty Columbia River, the Greater Trail area offers year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast from golfing to skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking and much more.  Amenities include the region’s largest hospital, Selkirk College and an aquatic and leisure centre, all surrounded by inviting neighbouring communities. Here you will find outstanding opportunities for living life well and to its fullest.

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com

For more information about Kootenay Savings, please visit www.kscu.com

To apply: Please visit the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com to complete the application questions and submit your resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Internal Auditor – Temporary position

KOOTENAY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION

Kootenay Savings, the region’s leading credit union with over $1 billion in assets, over 39,000 members and over 200 employees, continues to strive to fulfill our vision:

To be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve.

INTERNAL AUDITOR, Interim position – Trail, BC

Do you… have a strong understanding of Credit Union business practices and services? Are you a motivated self-starter with proven audit and data analytics skills? Are you an excellent communicator who enjoys working with multiple stakeholders?

If so…we should talk.

The mission of the Kootenay Savings Internal Audit group is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Credit Union’s operations. The Internal Auditor helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

We currently have an opportunity to hire a temporary Internal Auditor in our Risk Management Department. The duration of this temporary opportunity is for approximately one year.

Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, your creative thinking and knowledge of modern auditing techniques and business ethics will contribute to the development of innovative approaches to improving controls and operations. This role will work with all levels of management and staff to provide assurance that key risks are being managed effectively and act as a change agent through innovative solutions to help improve organizational performance. With an inquisitive mind and enthusiasm in the face of constant change, you will be responsible for planning and performing a variety of audit and advisory services to professional internal auditing standards. Your audit reports will present risks objectively and make practical recommendations to management.

A remote work option may be considered for this role; however, the incumbent must be able to travel to work onsite in Trail, BC or in other KSCU locations as required.

Qualifications Required

• Professional accounting or auditing designation (CPA or CIA), or enrollment in a professional accounting program, or equivalent
• Minimum of 4 years of related experience in a financial institution
• Working knowledge of commercial and retail lending
• Working knowledge of financial deposit processes, procedures and regulatory requirements
• Strong understanding of policies and procedures related to the audit process and risk management
• Strong proficiency with computer systems and programs required to perform the functions of the position
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Organization and time management skills

Why work for us?

We know that our dedicated employees give us a lot and are key to our success; in return we offer a total rewards package that includes:

• Competitive salary and benefits
• Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
• Continual training, development and coaching
• Confidential employee and family assistance program
• Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
• The opportunity to build a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-strategic initiatives
• Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
• Being part of a talented and dedicated team who improve our members’ financial lives

You’ll be rewarded with a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-edge strategic initiatives with opportunities for supported professional growth and career advancement. If you are a team player ready to take on an exciting challenge in a progressive, employee-focused environment, we’d like to hear from you!

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com.

For more information about Kootenay Savings, please visit www.kscu.com.

Please apply online through the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com to upload your resume and complete the application questions.

Closing date: June 25, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Financial Planner

Do you… have experience in financial planning and thrive in an ever-evolving work environment? Are you a sales-oriented individual with a genuine interest in helping people meet their financial goals? Are you results driven and have what it takes to improve clients/members financial lives?

If so… we should talk.

We are currently seeking an experienced Financial Planner for our Trail office of Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks to provide sound financial advice to new and existing clients with a focus on investment, retirement, and estate planning.

With two years of post-secondary education in a related field and a minimum of three years experience in financial planning you will be well positioned to offer sound holistic financial planning advice to new and existing clients.  As a Certified Financial Planner, or one who is actively working towards completion of a financial planning designation and having completed your Level II Life Insurance and Mutual Funds License, you are able to provide comprehensive financial and estate planning and insurance services and recommend products that are best suited to assist clients/members meet their financial goals. Your track record of success in business development is enhanced by your strong communication skills and your ability to respond to clients’ needs. You demonstrate a sales-focused work ethic, combined with exceptional relationship building skills and your commitment to ongoing professional development ensures quality service delivery.

Why work for us?

We know that our dedicated employees give us a lot and are key to our success; in return we offer a total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
  • Continual training, development and coaching
  • Confidential employee and family assistance program
  • Flexible work options to support work-life balance
  • Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
  • The opportunity to build a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-strategic initiatives
  • Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
  • Being part of a talented and dedicated team who improve our members’ financial lives

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, next to the mighty Columbia River, the Greater Trail area offers year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast from golfing to skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking and much more.  Amenities include the region’s largest hospital, Selkirk College and an aquatic and leisure centre, all surrounded by inviting neighbouring communities. Affordable, safe and volunteer-oriented communities provide all the modern technology and amenities to keep you connected. Here you will find outstanding opportunities for living life well and to its fullest.

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com

For more information about Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks, please visit www.kscu.com and click on the Wealth tab.

Applicants are asked to apply online through the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com.

Closing date:  Open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

SENIOR MANAGER: MARKETING & BRAND EXPERIENCE

Do you… have a solid background in marketing with proven experience and success in digital marketing, brand development and marketing communications & oversight?  Are you an experienced professional with advanced knowledge in market research, analytics, and product & strategy development?  Are you a natural leader who thrives in an ever-evolving work environment and aspires to make a positive difference each and every day?

If so… we should talk.

We currently have an opportunity to hire an experienced marketing professional to join our team as the Senior Manager Marketing & Brand Experience.  The incumbent of this role is based out of our Corporate Office in Trail.

As the Senior Manager Marketing & Brand Experience, you will lead the strategic and day to day direction of the marketing department and brand strategy.  You will coach and lead the marketing team to grow the brand, digitize and integrate new tools, technologies and channels to increase share of wallet and membership.  You will also be responsible for providing oversight on product, digital and channel design, marketing and promotions, analytics and research, communications, brand image, and community investment and engagement.

The ideal incumbent will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field requiring 3 to 4 years full-time study or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years’ progressive leadership experience in a sales and service environment with a focus on marketing and brand development
  • Advanced skills in digital marketing
  • Advanced skills in brand development, strategy, marketing communications and oversight
  • Advanced knowledge and proven experience in best practices and innovative industry developments in branding, the marketing discipline, sales and marketing communications
  • Advanced knowledge in a broad range of market research, analytics, segmentation, product development and marketing strategy development
  • Advanced knowledge in all banking channels including digital and mobile
  • Strong technical skills in HTML, CSS, SQL, Microsoft Office applications, Google Analytics, Adobe Creative Suite apps, WordPress
  • Well-developed technical knowledge of consumer tools and promotions from idea creation through to deployment
  • Strong knowledge in marketing & sales technology tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization & time management skills
  • Strong project management and planning skills
  • The ability to anticipate strategic business demands and effectively align people, processes, and systems so that the appropriate talent, structure, and operating models are in place
  • The ability to take a creative approach to opportunities or issues, think “outside the box” and explore unique ways to create value for members, communities, and the organization
  • The ability to courageously face new challenges and opportunities
  • The ability to execute business strategies within an uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business landscape and ensure accountability for results
  • The ability to form a deep understanding of members’ needs and to develop member-centric solutions across multiple channels that exceed their expectations
  • The ability to persuade, convince, influence, or gain the commitment of others to support an idea, adopt a specific direction, or commit to an initiative in support of the business of the credit union system
  • The ability to inspire a sense of direction and shared purpose for employees, while energizing and motivating them to advance the vision

Why work for us?

We know that our dedicated employees give us a lot and are key to our success; in return we offer a total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
  • Continual training, development and coaching
  • Confidential employee and family assistance program
  • Flexible work options to support work-life balance
  • Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
  • The opportunity to build a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-strategic initiatives
  • Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
  • Being part of a talented and dedicated team who improve our members’ financial lives

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, next to the mighty Columbia River, the Greater Trail area offers year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast from golfing to skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking and much more.  Amenities include the region’s largest hospital, Selkirk College and an aquatic and leisure centre, all surrounded by inviting neighbouring communities. Affordable, safe and volunteer-oriented communities provide all the modern technology and amenities to keep you connected. Here you will find outstanding opportunities for living life well and to its fullest.

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com

For more information about Kootenay Savings, please visit www.kscu.com

Please apply online through the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com to upload your resume and complete the application questions.

Closing date:  April 2, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Digital Marketing & Content Specialist

Do you…have digital marketing experience and thrive in an ever-evolving work environment? Are you a motivated self-starter with knowledge and experience in digital and web content design, web metrics and digital analytics? Do you have a proven track record in building engagement and online sales? Are you known for your ability to deliver effective and innovative digital campaigns?

If so… we should talk.

We’re currently seeking an experienced Digital Marketing & Content Specialist to join our Marketing department team.

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager Marketing & Brand Experience, you are responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and tracking communications and promotions across a variety of digital channels to uphold a strong digital presence and growth of the brand.

You will work with stakeholders to design, create, and deliver marketing programs to support the growth of Kootenay Savings services and products and will also provide strategic analysis and insight on overall content management.

This position is based out of our Corporate Office in Trail, BC, however remote work options may be considered.

The ideal incumbent will possess:

  • Marketing or Media Certificate, diploma or degree in digital media, communications, marketing or other related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of job-related experience in the digital media and/or marketing field that includes:
    • Creating digital content for a variety of digital solutions
    • Successfully applying digital sales techniques
    • Using content management systems and applications
    • Monitoring and analyzing traffic to digital applications
    • Advertising and marketing via the following channels:
      • Websites
      • Search Engine Marketing (includes SEO and PPC advertising)
      • Social Media Platforms
      • Targeted Email
      • Affiliate Marketing
      • Video
  • Deep understanding of digital marketing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt communications to fit the audience and ensure understanding
  • Solid understanding of web metrics, and digital analytics, with the ability to generate, analyze and interpret data
  • Strong technical skills in HTML, CSS, SQL, Microsoft Office applications, Google Analytics, Adobe Creative Suite apps, WordPress
  • Demonstrated experience managing CRM, segmenting customers
  • Good understanding of search engine guidelines and optimizations
  • Strong knowledge of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Ability to deliver effective and innovative digital campaigns
  • Well developed technical knowledge of consumer promotions from idea creation through to deployment
  • Demonstrates professionalism, respect, honesty, empathy, integrity, confidentiality and able to gain the confidence and trust of others
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, work well in a team environment, and interact comfortably at all levels of the organization
  • Effective influencing, problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills
  • Ability to be creative and apply “out-of-the-box” thinking
  • Strong project management and coordination skills and able to manage multiple / changing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable when facing tough circumstances

Why work for us?

We know that our dedicated employees give us a lot and are key to our success; in return we offer a total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
  • Continual training, development and coaching
  • Confidential employee and family assistance program
  • Flexible work options to support work-life balance
  • Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
  • The opportunity to build a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-strategic initiatives
  • Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
  • Being part of a talented and dedicated team who improve our members’ financial lives

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, next to the mighty Columbia River, the Greater Trail area offers year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast from golfing to skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking and much more.  Amenities include the region’s largest hospital, Selkirk College and an aquatic and leisure centre, all surrounded by inviting neighbouring communities. Affordable, safe and volunteer-oriented communities provide all the modern technology and amenities to keep you connected. Here you will find outstanding opportunities for living life well and to its fullest.

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com

For more information about Kootenay Savings, please visit www.kscu.com

Please apply online through the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com to upload your resume and complete the application questions.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Manager: Credit Administration and Commercial Adjudication

Do you… know what it takes to succeed in the competitive financial services market? Are you a natural leader who aspires to make a positive difference each and every day? Do you embrace change and thrive in an ever-evolving work environment? Are you a motivated self-starter with a proven track record of success in commercial lending and credit adjudication? Do you have what it takes to improve our members’ financial lives?

If so… we should talk.

We’re currently seeking an experienced professional to join our team as the Manager: Credit Administration & Commercial Adjudication. Based out of our Corporate office, the Manager: Credit Administration and Commercial Adjudication is responsible for the development and growth of long term, profitable relationships with commercial members through appropriate adjudication and mitigation of credit risk and appropriate pricing of credit relationships.

The incumbent provides leadership and guidance to the Credit Administration team and ensures appropriate processes and controls are in place to monitor and mitigate risk while ensuring Kootenay Savings policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines are met. The Manager: Credit Administration & Commercial Adjudication provides input and is responsible for the development of lending policies and procedures as required. In addition, this role supports our commercial lending group by providing guidance on loan applications, structure, pricing and application of lending policies.

Remote work options for this opportunity may be considered.

Minimum requirements:

  • Post-secondary diploma, degree and/or certification in Business or a related program
  • Minimum 5 years’ progressive experience in sales and service with a comprehensive knowledge of commercial lending and risk management in the financial services industry
  • Strong understanding of underwriting guidelines and excellent adjudication skills including commercial portfolio risk management
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of business financial statements, business case and cash flow analysis and real estate lending
  • General knowledge of consumer and retail mortgage lending including financial products & services
  • Thorough knowledge of the commercial banking marketplace and the market area’s key industries and competitive positioning
  • Advanced knowledge of lending policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of personal computer-based literacy including advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills
  • Self-motivated and resourceful with strong planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and manage conflict
  • The ability to take a creative approach to opportunities or issues, think “outside the box” and explore unique ways to create value for members, communities and the organization
  • The ability to courageously face new challenges and opportunities
  • The ability to form a deep understanding of members’ needs and to develop member-centric solutions across multiple channels that exceed their expectations
  • The ability to work within and across groups and/or organizations to solve complex issues and create the best solutions that will benefit members and their communities
  • The ability to recognize and moderate one’s effect on others and the organization, building trust by choosing to act with integrity and authenticity
  • The ability to inspire a sense of direction and shared purpose for employees, while energizing and motivating them to advance the vision

Why work for us?

We know that our dedicated employees give us a lot and are key to our success; in return we offer a total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
  • Continual training, development and coaching
  • Confidential employee and family assistance program
  • Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
  • The opportunity to build a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-strategic initiatives
  • Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
  • Being part of a talented and dedicated team who improve our members’ financial lives

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, next to the mighty Columbia River, the Greater Trail area offers year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast from golfing to skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking and much more.  Amenities include the region’s largest hospital, Selkirk College and an aquatic and leisure centre, all surrounded by inviting neighbouring communities. Affordable, safe and volunteer-oriented communities provide all the modern technology and amenities to keep you connected. Here you will find outstanding opportunities for living life well and to its fullest.

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com

For more information about Kootenay Savings, please visit www.kscu.com

Please apply online through the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com.

Open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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