Chief Executive Officer – Kindred Credit Union

Massey Henry is pleased to support Kindred Credit Union (“Kindred”) with the recruitment for a Chief Executive Officer. Kindred is a member-owned financial cooperative based in Southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything the organization does, making it the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances.

About Kindred

Kindred Credit Union (“Kindred”) is a member-owned financial cooperative based in Southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything they do, making them the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances.

Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US.

Kindred was founded in 1964 and is rooted in the founders’ radical vision to see mutual aid put into faithful practice. Its core values of integrity, compassion, and stewardship continue to shape the organization today.

Kindred Today

From modest beginnings, Kindred has grown to over $2B in assets under administration and provides everyday banking services to over 27,000 members. As of December 31, 2023, Kindred is the 11th largest credit union in Ontario and the 32nd largest in Canada. As the marketplace has changed, Kindred has adapted and continues to adapt, with their foundation and values remaining strong.

Kindred approaches banking with a forward-thinking mentality, proactively investing in the future to ensure the organization is prepared to serve its growing membership and impact its growing communities.

Kindred’s Purpose

Kindred’s Purpose is cooperative banking that connects values and faith with finances, inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.

Core Values

Kindred operates in accordance with a strong set of core values that are key to what makes it a values-centered financial institution, namely:

  • Integrity means we strive to align our words and actions with our values at all times. We hold ourselves accountable to keep promises and follow through on commitments. When a mistake happens, we make it right. We strive to do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons.
  • Compassion guides how we relate to each other and our communities, when it’s easy and when it’s not. We start with empathy, grace, and a deep appreciation for the equal value of each person, while also encouraging each other’s growth. Our mutual wellbeing depends on caring for one another in community where everyone is welcome.
  • Stewardship acknowledges that all we have has been entrusted to us and we are called to be wise with the money, time, and other resources in our care. We will be a trustworthy expert our members can rely on to do what’s in their best interest and that of our credit union.

Seven Financial Cooperative Principles

As a credit union, Kindred shares the seven cooperative principles that have been in place for more than one hundred years, including:

  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Member Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training, and Information
  • Cooperation Among Cooperatives
  • Concern for Community

Please visit the International Cooperative Alliance website for more information about the Seven Cooperative Principles.

Services

Kindred offers a range of financial services to interested members seeking an alternative to traditional banking institutions. Leveraging unparalleled customer experience, the opportunity to engage in values-centered banking, and the ability to become both a member and an owner, Kindred offers its members a full suite of banking products and services, including:

  • Everyday Banking
  • Loans
  • Buying a home
  • Investing
  • Planning and Advice
  • Business Banking

Governance Structure

Kindred’s leadership consists of three groups: the Board of Directors, the Senior Leadership Team, and the Council of Members. These teams work closely together to ensure the continuing success and sound governance of the credit union.

  • The Board of Directors establishes Kindred’s strategic direction, monitors the overall strength and financial performance of the organization, assesses the satisfaction of members, and ensures the credit union continues to be an engaging employer.
  • The Senior Leadership Team provides strategic oversight and direction, developing, and managing strategies necessary to attain the credit union’s goals and objectives.
  • The Council of Members works closely with the Governance Committee of the Board, ensuring integrity in the recruitment of Directors to serve on the Board on behalf of the Membership.

Social Responsibility

Kindred is committed to focusing their resources on what is good for the benefit of their members and the community at large.

  • In 2016, Kindred became the first financial institution in Canada to have all their GICs validated as Socially Responsible Investments (SRI), and the credit union continues to implement a rigorous review process to ensure their members’ money is invested in companies that fit their values to build a more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable world.
  • In 2023, Kindred’s SRI GIC’s grew by $125.7M, with $64.1M in total deposit growth.

Community Involvement

Kindred’s purpose is lived out through its members and in community with the congregations and charitable organizations that they support financially and volunteer with. Kindred strives to make a positive impact in the communities they serve by pledging to tangible impacts, including monetary contributions, programs, and events, in three key focus areas:

  • Financial Empowerment: Empowering members through access to literacy and capability building, as well as programs and products to aid them in navigating the Canadian financial system.
  • Community Food Security: Engaging with different partners to improve access to healthy food and contribute to the development of a sustainable food system.
  • Safe and Affordable Housing: Building partnerships to advance the availability of affordable housing.

Kindred gave $650,000 in charitable giving on behalf of its members, in 2023.

The Kindred Charitable Fund Committee approved $100,000 in grants for 2024, and more than $1.57 million since 1999. A total of 205 groups have benefited from these grants, which have impacted people and communities across Ontario.

The Opportunity

The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) reports to the Board of Directors and is primarily responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership, ensuring that senior management translates and operationalizes the broader organizational strategy into sound business plans while clearly articulating the purpose of the organization among its team, members, various constituencies, and stakeholders.

The CEO is responsible for effectively integrating and coordinating various functions, including liaising with industry partners, suppliers, competitors, regulatory authorities, and professional societies, and acting as a representative of the credit union. The CEO ensures sound financial management and business growth and an effective system of communication throughout the credit union.

Key Functions

The CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors for the successful performance of the credit union by completing the following key job functions:

  • Lead the organization in the planning, development, implementation, and management of strategies necessary to attain Kindred’s goals and objectives.
  • As a visionary, represent and promote the purpose and values of the credit union within the ever-changing sector of Ontario Financial Institutions.
  • Promote a culture around management and decision making that reflects Kindred’s values while building its financial and operational strength.
  • Ensure organizational compliance both with policies and Board of Director mandates, as well as within the laws and regulations governing credit unions.

Reporting Lines and Teams

The CEO works closely with and reports to the Board of Directors. All day-to-day management performed by the CEO is supported through the involvement of ten direct reports, including seven members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the Director, Internal Audit, Corporate Secretary, and Executive Assistant rounding out the team.
The SLT is a talented and passionate group that is committed to Kindred’s strategy as they bring their many years of experience to their roles each day. This group is comprised of the following roles:

  • Chief Finance and Compliance Officer
  • Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
  • Vice-President, Credit Risk
  • Vice-President, Engagement and Values
  • Vice-President, Agriculture and Commercial Banking
  • Vice-President, Member Relationships
  • Vice-President, Strategy Development and Delivery

Current Priorities at Kindred

As part of the onboarding process, priorities, and challenges congruent with Kindred’s strategic plans will be set in collaboration with the incoming CEO. The following three categories outline priorities for the CEO given the challenges facing credit unions and recognizing potential areas for improvement within the organization.

Internal Operating Considerations

  • Motivate the organization to continue to develop enterprise agility. This includes leveraging best practices for planning, agile project management, and lean process improvement, allowing Kindred to accelerate opportunities for revenue growth without adding undue costs and/or resources.

External Operating Considerations

  • Increase Kindred’s brand exposure. Grow awareness of Kindred’s unique and distinct value proposition and brand to continue driving the organization’s accelerated pace of growth within the credit union sector.
  • Diversify lending and revenue streams. Reduce the risk of loan concentration while expanding Kindred’s profitability and impact by seizing opportunities to expand into new/growing sectors and increasing service offerings.
  • Develop a business strategy which mitigates risks and captures opportunities around credit union partnerships and consolidation in the market.

Strategic Positioning

  • Understand and embrace the current Strategic Plan for 2025. Manage operations proactively and accurately measure and report on Kindred’s results against the 2025 Strategic Pan. Develop the strategic plan beyond 2025 in collaboration with the SLT and Board of Directors.
  • Advocate for, and advance, Credit Unions within the community and larger bank sector. Member-owned banking is underrepresented in the Canadian banking sector and provides an extraordinary opportunity for people to connect to their communities while generating bank profits which are returned to members.

The Individual

The CEO brings extensive experience at the executive level within a financial institution environment and an ability to build and maintain trusted relationships and balance a diverse set of expectations. Serving as a key representative of the credit union, the CEO will possess the expertise and gravitas to function as a leading spokesperson for a diverse set of stakeholders, while championing a collaborative, team-oriented, management style focused on consensus-building.

The CEO possesses a strong community presence and shares Kindred’s values. Recognized for their exceptional relationship management capabilities and articulate and engaging communication style, the CEO is a perceptive and proactive leader with financial and business acumen, developed through their career or academics.

Key Qualifications

Technical Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication and board-level presentation skills, including both written and oral, and an ability to effectively manage communications with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, with an emphasis on team building and engagement.
  • A proven track record of success leading personal and business banking in a service-oriented and member-centric environment.
  • Financial and business acumen developed through career and/or academics.
  • Technological awareness and understanding of the role information technology will play in the changing financial ecosystem.
  • Robust understanding of digital transformation processes as it relates to a credit union environment.
  • Strong customer-centric focus to strategy, and the ability to develop and implement strategies according to evolving client needs.
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance and management principles, and regulatory policies and best practices.
  • Board experience considered an asset.

Education

  • MBA or other graduate-level degree or designation (required).

Personal Attributes and Cultural Fit

  • Visionary, with an ability to motivate others through a shared, clear vision.
  • Understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the Kindred purpose and values.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills – recognizing people as the most important asset and an understanding of the direct linkage between successful people strategies and practices and bottom-line results.
  • Articulate and engaging communicator and exceptional listener with a people-focused management style.
  • Collaborative team player, with a can-do attitude, willingness to consider others’ opinions, orientation toward constructively resolving conflicts, and a focus on adding value.
  • Strong consensus-building skills – able to effectively develop resolutions when navigating conflicts.
  • Actively engaged in community initiatives and possessing a strong community presence.
  • Highly self-aware and adept at exercising political and cultural awareness and sensitivity.

President and Chief Executive Officer

POSITION:                                           President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

LOCATION:                                          Hamilton, Ontario

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:            Board of Directors

DIRECT REPORTS:                              Five

WEBSITE:                                             https://www.hmecu.com

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Are you ready to make your mark as a transformative leader in the credit union sector? Our client, Healthcare and Municipal Employees’ Credit Union (HMECU) is looking for a new President and CEO, to lead the organization through strategic innovation that cultivates a culture of inclusivity and teamwork leading to growth.

As the CEO, you’ll be forward-thinking, influencing the strategic direction and working alongside your key stakeholders to grow the business. This is more than a job; it’s an opportunity to:

  • Be a visionary leader, steering HMECU towards unprecedented
  • Ensure operational excellence by being involved and modeling
  • Work in partnership with a passionate senior leadership team to implement winning strategies.
  • Build relationships with multiple stakeholders and be recognized as an influential leader within the credit union system and the HMECU community.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • A minimum of ten years’ progressive leadership experience with notable accomplishments in operations and stakeholder management, preferably within a unionized environment.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working collaboratively with a Board of Directors
  • Proven leadership track record – being transparent, creative, genuine, a bridge builder, empathic and motivating.
  • Ability to effectively delegate while being hands-on, when necessary.
  • Several years’ profitable ‘P & L’ experience, for a business unit/company.
  • Previous experience working with Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) and competent knowledge of regulatory landscape to ensure compliance within industry standards.
  • Demonstrated achievement in driving, leading, and managing organizational change, through trust building and unwavering credibility.
  • Ability to cultivate a positive and united team culture that is aligned with the HMECU vision, mission and values.
  • An established reputation for community engagement and involvement.
  • Minimum university degree in business and/or an advanced degree in a related field. MBA, or equivalent experience, preferred.

REQUIRED LEADERSHIP SKILLS:

Strategic Innovator: Develops thoughtful plans and strategies while creating an environment where creativity and innovation thrive. Creating an incubator for the development of groundbreaking solutions and a competitive advantage that will positively influence long-term profitability.

Authentic Collaborator: Fostering a diverse, inclusive, and empowering environment, adapting leadership style to unlock individual potential, promoting personal growth, and building trust while facilitating cross-functional relationships.

Stakeholder Engagement: Exemplifies expert relationship-building with key stakeholders, skillfully navigating conflicts, influencing decisions, and remaining adaptable to changing circumstances. Conveys information with unparalleled expertise, cultivating positive relationships, and actively involving stakeholders in decision-making processes.

Financial Acuity: Understands the credit union business and environment and drives profitable growth while in compliance with FSRA. Proficiently identifies and assesses risk when recommending new products, services, processes, and strategies.

Caring: At HMECU we value diversity – in lived experiences, backgrounds, and in expertise. The culture is one of caring and support and we are looking for someone who is not only strong in their own aptitudes but also cares deeply about supporting the growth of others.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Healthcare and Municipal Employees’ Credit Union is one of the oldest and most respected Credit Unions in Ontario. For over 85 years, HMECU has prided itself on exceptional member service, commitment to the communities that it serves and to its dedicated team of 32 employees. Currently they have branch locations in Hamilton (unionized), Burlington and Brantford.

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and will include a base salary, both short term and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive benefits package.

CONTACT

Qualified individuals are invited to apply with their résumé and a cover letter, by February 16, 2024. Please click on the following link:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Manie Walker at recruitment@satoriconsultinginc.ca or 905.599.8433 (talk/text)

ACCOMMODATIONS

If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible, so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Satori Consulting Inc. thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Manager, Third Party Risk Management

Permanent Full-Time

Open to any location in Canada (ability to work from your home office)

Closes February 8

Annual Salary: $96,429 – $132,590

Innovation Federal Credit Union has a bold ambition. In addition to being Canada’s newest Federal Credit Union, we will be the most digital, member-centric organization in our industry. We are on a journey to embrace the core tenets of the digital business model, like ideation, the network effect, personalized segmentation, coopetition, and agile ways of working.

We come to work to simplify banking for all Canadians – that’s our purpose.

How does this position help fulfill Innovation’s purpose?  Glad you asked!

Reporting to the Senior Director Third Party Risk Management, the Manager Third Party Risk Management will be responsible for operating the third-party risk management (TPRM) program for Innovation Federal Credit Union. The TPRM program covers the end-to-end lifecycle for third-party arrangements. The role is also responsible to maintain and enhance the software supporting TPRM and related GRC programming to ensure ongoing effectiveness.

WIIFY (what’s in it for you):

  • Competitive Salary
  • Diverse and Inclusive Culture that continues to evolve
  • Flexible work arrangement options
  • Strong benefit package
  • 7% Superannuation matched contribution program
  • Attractive variable incentive program
  • Wellness Days to create appropriate work/life balance
  • Paid Education opportunities to ensure our members have the most equipped staff to help them
  • A purpose-driven organization that focuses on the values of Accountability, Integrity and Respect
  • And lots more reasons to love where you work and what you do!

What our team is looking for:

  • growth mindset that emulates Model, Coach and Care behaviours in every activity and approach.
  • A solution mindset that feeds inertia.
  • An ambassador willing to promote our team inside and outside the organization.
  • Somebody who is digitally capable and wants to dig into new technology with enthusiasm!
  • Somebody who can work with occasional ambiguity with a focus on process evolution.
  • A mindset of Solve, Serve, Sell – a problem solver, serving our members directly or indirectly, and selling our brand!
  • Somebody to sweat the small stuff, but also see the big picture.
  • Personality and Energy – a flair for polish, and you bring your personal, creative touch to everything you do!

What will you do?

  • Manage the organization’s third party risk management program (TPRM) across the end-to-end lifecycle, with appropriate reporting and escalation of issues; including:
    • Manage the onboarding intake, coordinating and analyzing third party risk assessments and/or questionnaires for new engagements.
    • Conduct oversight reviews for existing third parties.
    • Coordinate and facilitate the review of risk subject matter experts and other business stakeholders as required; be the risk subject matter for TPRM and complete assessments as required.
  • Propose enhancements to the TPRM program, including recommendations on policy, practices, procedures and tooling, and support the implementation.
  • Support the implementation and roll-out of TPRM software and ensure its capabilities are developed, maintained and enhanced for continued support of the TPRM program.
  • Create and provide analytics and reporting on the performance of third-party relationships, the third party portfolio, and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with the Relationship Owners and risk subject matter experts to develop risk mitigation and remediation actions for identified third-party risks and/or issues.
  • Collaborate with business units and third parties to manage third party risk to ensure alignment with risk appetite and strategic intents.

Some things that would impress us:

  • University degree in Risk Management, Information Security, Business, Finance, Internal Audit or related discipline.
  • 4 – 6 years of job-related experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and learning, preferably within the credit union system.
  • Knowledge of third party risk and operational risk management practices, third-party risk management tools and GRC tools (e.g., Resolver).
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Comfortable with using IT tools.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and maintain high level of quality of work.

Interested?

Click the ‘Apply now’ button!

Innovation Federal Credit Union acknowledges that Indigenous peoples are the traditional guardians of this land that we call Canada.  In Saskatchewan we are on treaty lands and these treaties serve to govern our relationships with Indigenous people.  We are dedicated to ensuring that the spirit of Reconciliation and treaties are honoured and respected.

Director, Finance

An exciting and immediate new career opportunity is currently available at WFCU Credit Union to support our continued the growth.

DIRECTOR, FINANCE

As the Director, Finance, you will provide day-to-day support in the area of finance and accounting. You will be responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting, and preparing materials for management discussion and analysis on a monthly basis.  In addition, you will be required to provide ad-hoc analysis and review of specific accounting or financial information and report on the results.

In summary, the Director, Finance will:

  • Provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to the Finance and Accounting team to maintain a strong, motivated team.
  • Promote a strong team culture of inclusivity, collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Lead by example showing interest and energy to “roll up your sleeves” to get the job done.
  • Performing month end duties such as account review, variance analysis and statement preparation.
  • Overseeing the accounting function to ensure that all reporting activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assisting in the preparation, analysis and interpretation of monthly financial reports to support decision making for all divisions.
  • Ensuring successful completion of all divisions tax filings.
  • Reviewing monthly information reports for regulatory reporting to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Supporting the budget and forecasting processes with both preparation and oversight.
  • Monitoring financial and regulatory metrics and reporting trends and status to executive management.
  • Analyzing accounting and financial records, and systems to ensure compliance with established accounting standards, regulations, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual consolidated financial statements and note disclosures.
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating the year-end close process with both internal and external audits.
  • Developing and implementing accounting policy changes and procedures to ensure accurate financial reporting; including IFRS research where applicable.
  • Assisting with governance reporting including drafting whitepapers and memorandums as necessary.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

The “must-have” skills and qualifications that we’re looking for are:

  • The successful candidate must be certified as a Chartered Professional Accountant with a minimum of six to ten years of progressive experience in an accounting/finance role in a financial institution with a minimum of three years in a management capacity.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are critical.
  • The applicant must be well-organized with a refined attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to grasp complex issues and effectively report financial results and issues in a clear and concise manner.
  • The ability to analyze data using Excel functionality is vital. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent proficiency in the MS Office suite of applications, and have the technological flexibility to learn and utilize new software applications unique to the organization.

If you feel you’re a great fit, let us know why!

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications may be sent to the attention of:

Suzanne Leonard
Associate Vice President, Human Resources – WFCU Credit Union
3000 Marentette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N8X 4G2
careers@wfcu.ca

WFCU Credit Union will accommodate the needs of candidates with disabilities through our recruitment process as we are made aware of these requests.  The accommodation will be based on the individual needs of the job candidate.

Working at WFCU Credit Union

For the fourth consecutive year, WFCU Credit Union has been certified as a Great Place to Work®, as well as repeatedly been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada™. Joining WFCU means you will be part of a team committed to providing members with a high level of service, while also supporting the communities we serve to be the best places to live and work.

As an employee of WFCU, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a positive, goal-driven, and professional environment. Our award-winning HR philosophy to “hire the best, treat them well, and see them stay” is a point of pride and a key factor in our employees’ success and WFCU’s success.

We seek the best and brightest professionals and provide them with ample opportunity for advancement. Our industry-leading compensation package includes comprehensive benefits and training programs, plus a fantastic wellness program with several distinctive perks. A few highlights include:

  • An annual monetary benefit equivalent to a percentage of an employee’s salary intended to enhance physical and mental well-being. This can be used towards a vacation package, spa services, gaming equipment, and more!
  • Discounts on WFCU’s financial products and services, including a $10,000 Line of Credit at 0% interest.
  • A bank of up to 10 annual personal days, as well as 13+ paid holidays.
  • A voluntary RRSP matching program at 5% of an employee’s annual salary.

Experience our Employee Advantage Program which demonstrates our unmatched commitment to opportunities for professional and self-development, employee wellness, competitive compensation, and a culture of celebration!

It’s an exciting time to join our team. To find out more, apply today!

About WFCU Credit Union

WFCU Credit Union has been recognized as a leading, progressive financial institution headquartered in Windsor and Essex County since 1940. Proudly serving Ontario residents, community organizations, small businesses, commercial entities, and public institutions for over 80 years, WFCU Credit Union is the sixth largest credit union in Ontario, and twenty first largest credit union in Canada.

WFCU Credit Union operates nine retail locations across Windsor-Essex, one in Chatham, one in London, and three in the Waterloo Region through ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union. WFCU also operates the digital entity, Omnia Direct. Through its variety of service channels including online and mobile banking, live telephone banking, and ATM services, WFCU Credit Union and its divisions have become the financial institutions of choice for more than 65,000 members across Ontario.

 

Systems Administrator

About Us

First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Over 87% Indigenous owned and controlled, FNBC is a leader in advocating for the growth of the Indigenous economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous people. Headquartered in Saskatoon, SK and named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, FNBC takes pride in its workforce of over 70% Indigenous employees working at locations across Canada.

About The Role

As Systems Administrator you will plan, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain cloud infrastructure and services on the Microsoft Azure platform and play a leading role in advancing the organization’s cloud strategy. You will collaborate with other IT team members, manage various systems, and develop tools to automate processes and improve efficiency. Additionally, you will troubleshoot technical issues, propose improvements, and contribute to the establishment of cloud governance frameworks. This is a ‘jack of all trades’ role in which you will have your hands in all facets of our technology stack. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity with the option to work remote, hybrid or in-office.

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Design, implement, configure, and administer Azure IaaS environment as well as other Cloud Services
  • Oversee endpoint management, Microsoft Defender, Intune, Conditional access, and patch management
  • Manage and support Microsoft 365 services and applications
  • Ensure all IT infrastructure (local or cloud) is administered with emphasis on availability, reliability, security, and scalability
  • Develop and maintain backup systems and disaster recovery processes, regularly test, and validate data and processes
  • Investigate and resolve any technical issues, coordinating with team members or external support providers as necessary
  • Identify propose, develop, and implement cloud administration and management practices/processes/tools to automate and improve efficiencies of current/new systems and service.
  • Optimize Azure buildouts for cost/performance (VM optimization, reserved instances, etc.).
  • Keep current on modern technology trends and products, providing guidance to team members and direction on new project options
  • Develop and maintain documentation

What we are looking for:

  • 6-8 years of work experience as a Systems Administrator in a Microsoft environment
  • At least 3 years of cloud administration experience managing Azure IAAS including resource groups, servers, storage, backup/DR Recovery
  • At least 3 years managing O365 servers (Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, etc.)
  • At least 3 years’ experience configuring and managing firewalls and switches
  • Experience writing scripts (PowerShell) to automate processes
  • Advanced knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group policy
  • Excellent organization/time management/prioritization skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

What will make you stand out:

  • Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-303), Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) and Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (AZ-305)
  • Experience managing Meraki and Palo Alto firewalls and VPNs
  • Experience with Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Other industry certifications related to security and networking

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and value and respect diversity of our staff.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including group benefits, savings plan, professional development, and opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please visit our website at www.fnbc.ca or send your resume and cover letter by email to apply@fnbc.ca. The posting will remain open until it is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Manager, System Credit

About Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Credit Union of Manitoba (CUCM) is the trade association and service provider for the province’s 17 autonomous credit unions. CUCM’s purpose is to provide strategic leadership for credit unions, and to deliver high-value solutions that help each credit union achieve its vision.

The role

Reporting to the Vice President, Lending & Compliance, the incumbent plays a lead role managing all aspects of system credit, risk management, and loan adjudication while serving the growth and competitive needs of credit unions. As the Manager, System Credit, your role will encompass the following:

  • Directly manage, lead, guide, engage, develop, and encourage the adjudication team.
  • Form part of the system credit committee, responsible for managing system credit risk.
  • Provide input to strategies that support the Lending Services, Compliance, and Manual Departments business goals and objectives.
  • Provide consulting services to credit unions lending personnel and, where necessary, meet with Central’s legal counsel to discuss options.
  • Play a critical role in delivery of lending conferences and workshops.
  • Demonstrate loan portfolio management and risk mitigation for complex credit applications.
  • Provide input into Lending Services components of CUCM Enterprise Risk Management program.
  • Review and make recommendations to Model Loan Policy and credit union lending policies.
  • Develop industry resources to be available to credit union lending staff and keep apprised of all industry and market developments.
  • Communicate with all lending relationships inclusive of industry partners, credit union personnel, Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba, and other internal/external stakeholders.
  • Make recommendations to process improvements in Lending Services

The person

You bring strong relationship building skills, sound analysis and decision-making competencies and have a thorough knowledge of legislation pertaining to lending and of the commercial/agricultural marketplace.  You are a strong communicator. You are an expert negotiator with strong interpersonal skills with ability to diplomatically manage and attempt to reconcile conflicting demands and viewpoints, combined with personable and effective client management skills.

You a natural collaborator; driven by the challenge of change, with the ability to adapt your focus or approach based on what the situation requires. You are technologically savvy and up to date with technological developments as it relates to financial services.

Education & Experience

Your background includes a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar capacity with a focus on Commercial Credit Adjudication. Experience with Agriculture Lending would be of benefit. Education equivalent to completion of three- or four-year bachelor’s degree, ideally in commerce or business administration, or related experience is required.

The Company

We offer an excellent total compensation and benefits package including an incentive pay program, an extensive community service program, training and development opportunities, and a work environment that engages and enables our employees to serve our members. The salary will relate to qualifications and experience.

We are committed to providing a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment where your unique background, perspectives and talent are valued.

Our office is located in downtown Winnipeg close to the Canada Life Centre.  In the current environment, employees have the ability to work from home.

Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM) is the trade association for Manitoba’s credit unions and as such manages liquidity reserves, monitors credit granting procedures and provides trade services in areas such as corporate governance, government relations, representation, and advocacy. CUCM also provides human resources services, research, communications, planning, lending, compliance, and risk management services to credit unions. Manitoba credit unions jointly own CUCM and it is financed through assessments and fee income derived through its operations.

CUCM welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

The salary will relate to qualifications and experience. The annual base salary range for this position is $115,000-$137,000.

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2023

To apply please go to: https://cucm.applicantpro.com/jobs/3144605

Sr. Data Analyst

SaskCentral is owned by Saskatchewan credit unions to serve and represent their collective interests. We add value through the sound investment of credit union funds on deposit. Our employees tell us SaskCentral is a great place to work where you can have a challenging, rewarding career with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility: We celebrate strength in diversity as it contributes to our collective success. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles that interest them. Your individuality is welcome here.

Sr. Data Analyst
SaskCentral is focused on an enterprise-wide journey dedicated to ensuring the success and financial viability of Saskatchewan credit unions. Acting as a utility, we are dedicated to ensuring access to clearing and settlement functions through our own clearing capability as well as that of owned and partner entities.

The Job
Are you a seasoned data management professional with a passion for transforming raw data into strategic business insights? If you are experienced in overseeing the design, build, and optimization of data systems, designing data governance structures, and providing technical leadership, we want you on our team. We are seeking a Sr. Data Analyst to optimize end-user experiences and contribute to corporate decision-making through specialized expertise in data systems and infrastructure.

In this position you will act as a key partner to the business by designing, implementing and operating system solutions to address data related opportunities and challenges.  You will lead the day-to-day design, maintenance, and operations of the data warehouse environment. Your experience positions you to propose and apply controls, processes, and procedures to improve the data environment’s security, stability, accuracy, and value.  As a technical leader, you will provide guidance and mentorship to internal users in the use of SQL and PowerBI tools to create reports and dashboards.

The Candidate
You have proven expertise in designing, building, and optimizing data systems and experience in establishing and maintaining data governance structures. You are a strong technical leader with mentoring capabilities and a robust skillset in ETL data modeling, mining, and analysis techniques.  Proficiency in SQL and Power BI development tools (dashboarding and paginated reports) and C# is a requirement.

You have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or another other business-related field, or a combination of significant experience with relevant professional certification.

If you are ready to bring your skills to a dynamic and collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter in confidence by the end of day Friday, December 1, 2023 on the SaskCentral Career Page.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Director, Payments

SaskCentral is owned by Saskatchewan credit unions to serve and represent their collective interests. We add value through the sound investment of credit union funds on deposit. Our employees tell us SaskCentral is a great place to work where you can have a challenging, rewarding career with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility: We celebrate strength in diversity as it contributes to our collective success. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles that interest them. Your individuality is welcome here.

Director, Payments 

SaskCentral is focused on an enterprise-wide journey dedicated to ensuring the success and financial viability of Saskatchewan credit unions. Acting as a utility, we are dedicated to ensuring access to clearing and settlement functions through our own clearing capability as well as that of owned and partner entities.

The Job

The Director of Payments is responsible for overseeing and optimizing all payment operations at SaskCentral. You work collaboratively with a talented team and various stakeholders to develop and implement strategies that enhance efficiency and effectiveness for our member credit unions.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this role works closely with both internal and external cross-functional teams, representing SaskCentral with partner organizations to lead payment strategies in alignment with the organization’s major initiatives.

You will develop and execute a payments strategy aligned with SaskCentral’s purpose, vision, and strategy that addresses the risks and opportunities through payments modernization. You will develop and lead change management initiatives, fostering a culture of customer-centricity across the organization.

The Candidate

We want to hear from you if you are regarded in the industry as subject matter expert with deep professional knowledge on Payments products, payments modernization in Canada. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills and 10 years of experience with demonstrated success at leading, planning and managing business and operational performance. You will be adept at thinking long term, identifying risks and opportunities for both the immediate and longer-term horizons.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume in confidence by the end of day Friday, November 24, 2023 on the SaskCentral Career Page.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Software Quality Assurance Specialist

Open to any location in Canada (ability to work from your home office)

Apply by October 9

Annual Salary: $53,248 – $73,216

Innovation Federal Credit Union has a bold ambition. In addition to being Canada’s newest Federal Credit Union, we will be the most digital, member-centric organization in our industry. We are on a journey to embrace the core tenets of the digital business model, like ideation, the network effect, personalized segmentation, coopetition, and agile ways of working.

We come to work to simplify banking for all Canadians – that’s our purpose.

How does this position help fulfill Innovation’s purpose?  Glad you asked!

Reporting to the VP Member Platform Development, the Software Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for testing the functionality and usability of new or existing software and assessing software quality through manual testing. This position will work closely with developers, providing feedback to produce top-quality programs that meet stakeholder expectations.

WIIFY (what’s in it for you):

  • Competitive Salary
  • Diverse and Inclusive Culture that continues to evolve
  • Flexible work arrangement options
  • Strong benefit package
  • 7% Superannuation matched contribution program
  • Attractive variable incentive program
  • Wellness Days to create appropriate work/life balance
  • Paid Education opportunities to ensure our members have the most equipped staff to help them
  • A purpose-driven organization that focuses on the values of Accountability, Integrity and Respect
  • And lots more reasons to love where you work and what you do!

What our team is looking for:

  • growth mindset that emulates Model, Coach and Care behaviours in every activity and approach
  • A solution mindset that feeds inertia
  • An ambassador willing to promote our team inside and outside the organization.
  • Somebody who is digitally capable and wants to dig into new technology with enthusiasm!
  • Somebody who can work with occasional ambiguity with a focus on process evolution.
  • A mindset of Solve, Serve, Sell – a problem solver, serving our members directly or indirectly, and selling our brand!
  • Somebody to sweat the small stuff, but also see the big picture.
  • Personality and Energy – a flair for polish, and you bring your personal, creative touch to everything you do!

What will you do?

  • Review, analyze and understand the system specifications.
  • Design and create test plans, scenarios, scripts and procedures.
  • Execute manual and/or automated tests on the software application.
  • Perform testing on web and mobile devices.
  • Analyze test results, identify bugs and glitches, and report them to development teams.
  • Ensure offerings are entirely functional and provide quality assurance for software products.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Advise best practices and optimizations throughout testing and bug-fixing processes.
  • Establish and implement rigorous reporting and automated monitoring systems.
  • Implement feedback and changes whenever possible.

Some things that would impress us:

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in quality assurance, software testing and troubleshooting; previous experience in financial services would be considered an asset
  • Previous experience in core banking system, online and mobile banking applications is an asset
  • Experience or working knowledge of project management and QA methodology
  • Familiarity with both Waterfall and Agile frameworks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills working with software development teams

Interested?

Click the ‘Apply now’ button!

Innovation Federal Credit Union acknowledges that Indigenous peoples are the traditional guardians of this land that we call Canada.  In Saskatchewan we are on treaty lands and these treaties serve to govern our relationships with Indigenous people.  We are dedicated to ensuring that the spirit of Reconciliation and treaties are honoured and respected.

Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Director, Enterprise Risk Management

SaskCentral provides a balance of energy and support to employees. Under the direction of a new CEO, SaskCentral is on a focused enterprise-wide journey dedicated to ensuring the success and financial viability of Saskatchewan credit unions. To support this journey, we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, trusted professional to develop and maintain risk management frameworks and policies that promote a forward-looking risk culture that stresses integrity and effective risk management throughout SaskCentral.

The Job

The ERM function is expected to have processes and controls in place to assess the accuracy of potential business line risk information or analysis and offer objective reporting to the board, the risk committee and senior management.

Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO), you will influence SaskCentral’s risk-taking activities while remaining unbiased and providing an objective view to the risk committee, operations within the ERM framework and in the ongoing assessment of risk-taking activities.

This position provides oversight to SaskCentral’s annual ICAAP, continuity management program and recovery plan framework.  You will oversee risk management frameworks and policies in accordance with regulatory requirements and identify, measure, monitor and report on potential risks at an enterprise level. This role provides oversight and challenges practices, when necessary, with both internal and external committees to support the ERM practices of SaskCentral.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of ERM frameworks and 10 years of experience with financial institution risk management. You will have an undergraduate degree in finance and/or risk-related field, preferably complemented with a risk management-related certification or designation (e.g. CPA, CFA, FSA). You use advanced reporting applications for financial and risk modeling/reporting. Coding in risk-related software or Excel is desirable but not required.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume in confidence by the end of day Thursday, October 5, 2023 on the SaskCentral Career Page.

Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility: We celebrate strength in diversity as it contributes to our collective success. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles that interest them. Your individuality is welcome here.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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