Chief Equity and People Officer

The Organization: Vancity

Banking pioneer Vancity is the largest community credit union in Canada and was recently named one of the ‘best banks in the world’ by Forbes. Vancity strives to enhance the financial, social, and environmental wellbeing of its members and its communities as a ‘financial force for change’.

To learn more, please visit Vancity’s website.

The Opportunity: Chief Equity & People Officer

As Vancity shifts to realign its Human Resources function, the Chief Equity and People Officer (CEPO) will play a pivotal role in modernizing and decolonizing its operational approaches. In this newly created position, the CEPO will join the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and leading the organization through significant change—this includes supporting respectful, inclusive and dynamic people strategies.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, or a related field; Master of Business Administration would be considered an asset.
  • Experience leading, developing and implementing a strategic framework to embed diversity, equity and inclusion, including anti-racism work, throughout an organization with the appropriate goals, performance measures, metrics and review processes.
  • The successful CEPO candidate will be a proven leader of high-performing teams within the financial services sector or within a similarly values-driven, complex organization that has undergone transformational change.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here

Contact: Robin Noftall, Laurie Sterritt, or Greg Longster

Leaders International Executive Search

#880 – 609 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

Phone: (604) 688-8422



Vice President, Risk & Finance

Stabilization Central Credit Union (SCCU) is a proactive agency that has been supporting and strengthening BC credit unions facing regulatory difficulties since 1989. It works in partnership with credit unions providing proactive, customized solutions and valuable tools to strengthen their business practices with a focus on stability and sound financial and risk management. SCCU provides proven leadership and direction to member credit unions via its service offerings of Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, and Strategic Planning, to ensure a healthy, self-sustaining credit union system.

The Vice President, Risk & Finance (VP) works closely with the CEO and the board of directors to define, deliver, and improve SCCU services that enhance member credit union sustainability, regulatory compliance in governance and risk management, as well as supporting overall growth. The VP develops relationships and builds trust across the industry, ultimately becoming a key partner of member credit union boards and senior leaders. Travelling throughout the province when required, the VP provides effective relationship management in addition to consistent and impactful program delivery.

The individual will analyze economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on individual and industry-wide credit union operations. They will then identify opportunities to proactively enhance member credit union performance or to mitigate losses through SCCU’s comprehensive suite of services including the Master Bond Program. This support will encompass providing guidance and direction in the application of policies, standards, best practices, and business continuity plans for member organizations as well as SCCU itself.

The ideal candidate is a highly successful and confident professional who brings a strong understanding and application of risk mitigation and financial management for effective and efficient business operations. Possessing multiple years of broad financial senior leadership experience, plus a post-secondary degree in a business or risk management-related field, the successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to forge productive partnerships and to create and contribute to a positive and enthusiastic work environment. A detailed understanding of enterprise risk management and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of partner groups, including the regulator and the credit unions SCCU works with, will be key to this individual’s success.

If this is the next step in your professional career, please visit our website and submit your application to Shaun Carpenter and Matthew Bell at

Financial Services Officer/Representative (Member Services and/or Lending Departments) Open to Full Time or Part-Time

The role supports the corporate vision of sales & service excellence by providing a high level of member service, administrative data entry, balancing of accounting support tasks. Fosters business development through service excellence and product knowledge; act as point of first contact for members.

Member Service Representative

Sells and processes member banking needs (deposits and withdrawals, front line transactions); open/close personal accounts. Recognizes member needs and promote lending & deposit services and refer more complex requests to respective staff professionals.

Sells and prepares documentation for Registered products, Term Deposits and other investment products not requiring a mutual funds license.

Daily balancing of transactions- outgoing cheques, transactions, and cash.

Lending Administration (Optional) 

Complete and process required documentation for credit related products- consumer loans, lines of credit, and residential mortgages.

Provide support to lending function by: disbursing loan proceeds, posting loan-related transactions, auditing loan input & documents, making member appointments, administering the overdraft reports, extracting and providing loan-related information to members, processing and recording loan payments and changes to member files, calculating and preparing mortgage and personal loan pay-outs,

Assist with the Loans Department with lending and wealth functions by preparing letters, other documentation and making follow up calls on behalf of lenders and the Manager, Lending & Wealth.

Liaise with title insurance company; complete monthly reconciliation and remittance of creditor insurance; liaise with notaries and solicitors regarding mortgage funding and discharges.

Provide credit information about members to authorized organizations; obtain credit information on applicants through credit bureau searches.

Search liens; lodge, renew and discharge registrations of collateral; complete property tax searches.

Senior Analyst, People Solutions

Company Description

Central 1 is the partner of choice for financial, digital banking and payment products and services – fueling the success of businesses across Canada. With $16.9 billion in assets, we leverage our scale, strength and expertise to power progress for more than 225 credit unions and other financial institutions, enhancing the financial well-being of more than five million customers from coast to coast. For more information, visit

It’s important we succeed, because the banking industry is one where disruption rules and old ways of doing business are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Central 1 is here to keep Canada’s financial marketplace diversified, support Canadians who want a choice when it comes to banking, and do good for the communities we serve.

As Central 1’s HR consulting agency, People Solutions offers a suite of strategic, data-driven, and innovative human resources consulting services.

Because of COVID19, all Central1 offices are currently closed to non-essential employees. This role will see you working remotely until our offices are reopened. The timeline to reopen is still under consideration, as are our future remote working policies.

Job Description

The Senior Analyst provides HR generalist expertise to consulting projects for Canadian credit unions, supporting Consultants on large and complex consulting projects, and managing less complex consulting projects directly. HR analysis and consulting support covers services in compensation, talent and recruitment, organizational design, and board effectiveness. This position may project manage survey processes and reporting and may provide technical guidance and work leadership to junior department staff.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing core support on complex consulting projects. This includes proposal and services agreement development, research, discovery documentation, data compilation and analysis, complex report preparation and client follow-ups. Making recommendations based on research and analysis for review by Consultants.
  • Managing consulting projects of a limited scope from end-to-end, involving client need analysis, project plan development (i.e. timelines and cost estimates), compilation and analysis, development and delivery of recommendations.
  • Delivering quality services to meet clients’ needs; building relationships with clients; identifying opportunities and making recommendations to enhance or introduce products and services.
  • May be assigned overall product leadership for one or more products.
  • Upholding organizational and departmental policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Contributing to overall effectiveness and success of the People Solutions team


What you’ll have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and four to six years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    An HR designation – or working towards achieving a designation (CPHR, CHRP, SHRM-CP, CCP) would be an asset
  • Strong generalist knowledge and exposure to all aspects of human resources
  • Experience with survey methodology and trend research and reporting
  • Advanced analytical and organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills using MS suite of products, and aptitude for learning and using technology to build business solutions
  • Solid written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to manage competing priorities and project deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Collaborative team player with strong client service orientation
  • Alignment to the values of the cooperative movement and credit union system

Additional Information

As much as we believe in working hard, we also believe in personal growth and taking time for ourselves. Accordingly, our total rewards philosophy amounts to one of the best compensation and benefits packages in the industry – from performance-based incentives and extended benefits, to training and education reimbursements and ample vacation time.

Central 1 is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by creating an environment where everyone feels like they belong and has the opportunity to be successful. We are welcoming of all applicants and we will provide an accessible candidate experience.

Reporting to: Director, Human Resources
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Mississauga or Toronto

Flexibility for travel and work outside of traditional hours (evenings and weekends) will sometimes be required.

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