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.


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.


  • 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.

Chief Risk Officer

Bulkley Valley Credit Union, serving over 14,000 members from Hazelton to Burns Lake, prides itself on employing empowered staff committed to delivering high quality personalized service. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to meet their career goals while balancing their lifestyle with the many amenities our community and the Bulkley Valley has to offer.

If you want to join a dynamic management group dedicated to cooperative values and member service, this is the right career move for you. You will report directly to the CEO and, as a member of the executive team, you will be responsible for strategic oversight of Bulkley Valley Credit Union’s (including subsidiaries) enterprise risk management (ERM) plan at the governance and operational levels. You will be responsible for leading the second line of defense function including enterprise risk management, cyber security, compliance, business continuity, audit functions, retail and commercial credit adjudication, collections and credit recoveries, and loss prevention. You will be accountable to ensure compliance with all applicable legislation and regulatory requirements. You will participate in the development of corporate strategies and policies, identify short and long-term objectives, and contribute to the design and development of policies and programs for the organizations enterprise risk management. You will manage the control, reporting and monitoring and awareness of financial risk management, loss prevention, and security controls for the credit union and identify and recommend areas for improved safeguards.

You will provide leadership and coaching to the risk management/credit team of BVCU. You will support the creation of an Enhanced Service Commitment by encouraging the risk management/credit team to professionally demonstrate BVCU’s Enhanced Service Commitment by efficiently providing support to the organization, establish and maintain strong employee relationships, work as a member of the team, and set a personal example of service and professionalism.


The successful candidate will have a minimum 10+ years’ off in-depth knowledge in the areas of audit functions, financial risk management, compliance, or related field, with professional experience in progressive senior leadership roles. An individual with experience plus education and/or training equivalent to 10+ years will also be considered.

Bulkley Valley Credit Union has a competitive compensation package including an attractive base salary of $126,694 – $158,367 and an excellent benefit and pension package.

To learn more about Bulkley Valley Credit Union, please visit our website at We welcome applications from all interested applicants looking to further their career in a dynamic, supportive and team oriented environment.

Qualified applicants can apply through our webpage at  or directly to:

Jana Lukasek, CEO

Bulkley Valley Credit Union

PO Box 3637 Smithers BC V0J 2N0

Bulkley Valley Credit Union encourages all qualified persons to apply. However, only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

President and Chief Executive Officer

POSITION:                                           President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

LOCATION:                                          Hamilton, Ontario

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:            Board of Directors

DIRECT REPORTS:                              Five



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.


  • 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.


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.


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 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.


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


 Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Manie Walker at or 905.599.8433 (talk/text)


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.

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role is guided by Affinity’s vision, mission, values, and strategic direction. The CEO is accountable for providing stewardship, oversight and leadership to Affinity and plays a key role in ensuring the execution of the Board-approved strategy, including championing the change necessary to realize on the strategy.

The CEO assumes overall responsibility and accountability for Affinity’s growth opportunities and leveraging Affinity’s unique value proposition. The CEO is responsible to ensure competitiveness, financial sustainability, community engagement, and effective relations with both internal and external stakeholders.

The CEO shapes the development of Affinity’s annual plan, taking the lead in interpreting the external environment and Board-approved strategy, and providing direction to the executive leadership team and the organization as a whole. This role drives the organization forward, supporting senior leaders in harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of their teams to deliver, collaboratively, on Affinity’s strategic vision and provide value to its members. The CEO also establishes, monitors, and reports on key metrics that drive performance and enable achievement of the strategic direction.




Allan Nelson or Shalini Bhatty

Leaders International Executive Search


CLOSE DATE:  November 15, 2023

Reference ID:  23-1564

Chief Financial and Risk Officer

Job Title: Chief Financial and Risk Officer

Job Status: Regular Full-Time

Primary Location: This position is a hybrid role with remote work available. The in-person office time is to create meaningful and lasting connections with our members, staff and our HMECU community. Interprovincial applicants welcome – with requirement for travel to head office up to 5 days month.



Healthcare and Municipal Employees Credit Union (HMECU) is a financial institution with a long history of providing superior financial services to local members. We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Chief Financial and Risk Officer (CFRO) to join our organization in our Hamilton Head office.

Position Overview

The CFRO will be responsible for leading and managing all financial, regulatory compliance, and risk management functions of the organization. This role is critical to the success of HMECU and requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. The CFRO will report to the President and CEO and will work closely with the Senior Management team and other stakeholders.

The CFRO will manage the corporate financial performance of the Credit Union by developing and implementing short- and long-term strategies. As part of the Executive Management Team, the CFRO will work actively with the board in the development and implementation of Credit Union strategic goals; work with management to develop tactical plans designed to achieve strategic goals; and will prepare the necessary business plan and budgets to achieve the tactical plans.

What you’d be doing:

  • Develop and maintain a sound internal control environment.
  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements and provide interpretation and analysis to the Executive Management Team.
  • Oversee the preparation of regulatory reporting.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements changes to policies and procedures in the areas of administration to ensure compliance with application regulations and laws.
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with external auditors and stake holders.
  • Monitor and manage the Credit Unions financial risk, including but not limited to: Interest Rate Risk, Capital Risk, Liquidity Risk, and Foreign Exchange Risk
  • Develop and implement strategies for increasing profitability and reducing costs.
  • Develop and maintain the budget and forecasting processes and monitor the overall credit union performance.
  • Manage and evaluate the financial and operational systems of the Credit Union.
  • Analyze investment opportunities and manage the overall investment portfolio.
  • Participates actively at the senior management level and Board of Director level in the development and implementation of strategic plans.
  • Sets and administers the rate structure in conjunction with the CEO.
  • Supervises, mentors, and coaches the Finance and Accounts Payable Team.
  • Responsible for providing overall direction, control and planning for the audit, risk and internal controls for the credit union.
  • Key executive management representative to Board Audit Committee and other Board Committees as assigned.
  • Lead the Asset Liability Committee (ALCO).
  • Oversee compliance function.
  • Manages corporate enterprise risk relating to areas such as anti-money laundering/terrorist financing compliance, and other related legislation; keeps current with and ensures credit union compliance to legislation.
  • Develops and implements risk policies and programs relating to areas such as loss prevention and business continuity.
  • Oversees the monitoring, investigation, and tracking of internal control processes and losses due to fraud, forgery, and theft.
  • Manages relationships with external regulators.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skill Requirements

  • Accounting designation (CPA) required.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years in accounting and financial experience.
  • Proven experience managing financial and risk functions.
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of banking regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of DNA Banking System would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Excellent planning, budgeting, and organizational skills.
  • Strong people skills in working and developing relationships with stakeholders, staff and members.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills and strategic leadership ability.
  • A team player with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Experience creating policies and procedures.
  • Must be bondable.

If you have the required skills and experience and are looking to join a dynamic and growing financial institution and team, we would love to hear from you.

Please note: Healthcare and Municipal Employees Credit Union has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact HR at 905-575-8888 ext 145 or so that arrangements can be made.

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

Job Type: One (1) Full – time vacancy

Primary Location: Head Office – 209 Limeridge Rd East Hamilton ON / Remote Hybrid Work Environment Available

Hours of Work: Flexible Work Week

Benefits: YES. We offer a very comprehensive Benefits Package.

100% Employer Paid Benefits for STD, LTD, Life Insurance, Extended Health, Dental Coverage and Employee Family Assistance Program.

Pension: Defined Contribution Pension Plan; with 9% Employer Contribution’s.

Compensation: $121,000.00 – $182,400.00 + variable bonus commensurate with experience

(Target Hire Total Compensation – $145,000.00-165,000.00)

Director, Retail and Small Business Markets

Are you ready to make a move to a company that puts the financial well-being of its members first?

It’s not just something we say at Conexus. It’s a promise delivered by our 900 employees each day. We are passionate about our members’ financial health, and our employees reflect that passion. At Conexus it’s about more than conducting a banking transaction, it’s about providing members with insightful content, tools, advice and products that help them look at their financial choices in new ways. We do this by keeping it simple and lending an ear to each member’s individual needs throughout Saskatchewan.

Our employees are authentic, bold, creative, and responsible. They are the reason we consistently deliver outstanding member experiences. They’re more than just individuals who come to work each day, each employee is a vital part of Conexus.

We acknowledge that our Conexus offices and facilities are located on Treaty 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 lands. These are the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Lakota, Nakota and Saulteaux peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis.

The bigger picture

We’re looking for a strategic, forward-thinking, results-driven person to come on board as our Director, Retail and Small Business Markets, preferably located in Regina, Saskatchewan. You will be responsible for leading and directing the retail and small business sales and service delivery to drive growth and achieve exceptional results that supports Conexus, our members and our communities. This includes identifying ways in which we can enhance our ability to improve sales processes and increase efficiencies to support our members overall financial well-being. Ultimately your leadership and guidance will be critical to driving growth and success within the retail and small business markets while ensuring alignment to organizational strategies and effectively leading change.

How you’ll be spending your time

  • Coaching, empowering and leading a team of direct reports to maximize sales, member experience, business and community development, and operational performance
  • Leading by example to encourage the sharing of ideas for improving sales processes that facilitate the teams ability to provide financial product sales and advice to consumer and small business members
  • Assessing the performance of sales teams and provide recommendations for improvement while ensuring adherence to corporate policies
  • Lead strategies to ensure member-centric, needs based services and advice are being provided that facilitate relationships built on trust
  • Identifying and managing risks and opportunities while ensuring adherence to company policies and legislation
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement of policies, processes and increased efficiencies that ultimately support the member experience

The way people describe you

  • You have a deep understanding of the core business lines within the Credit Union system
  • You are a driven individual who strives to grow the success of your team through continuous coaching and empowerment
  • You promote and cultivate an environment that continually seeks and identifies areas to increase efficiencies
  • You have extensive organizational awareness and the ability to drive change and growth that align to the overall corporate strategy
  • You are considered a subject matter expert that is able to create a collaborative environment that supports a learning culture
  • You are a trusted partner who is skilled at conflict resolution and crisis management

The experience you bring

  • 10 years’ experience in progressively challenging financial industry positions
  • 5 years’ formal people leadership experience
  • CSI Moody’s Certificate in Commercial Credit (CICC)
  • Relevant post-secondary education (e.g. business, risk)

What you get in return

Our team works tirelessly to ensure the financial success of each of our members. We think such dedication deserves recognition. That’s why we’re proud to offer some of the most competitive job perks of any employer around. Come, join our crew, and find out just how sweet the rewards can be:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Industry leading work-life balance and rewards
  • Formal and informal employee development
  • Meaningful work that makes a real difference in our members’ lives

We are excited to consider candidates with combined academic, professional and volunteer experience unique to them. Research shows that many applicants only apply if they meet every qualification of the role and we encourage you to consider the roles that most closely align with your skillset and experience. As we value diverse backgrounds and experiences and are focused on meaningfully building inclusive and diverse workplaces, you may be the new team member we’ve been looking for! This opportunity closes on April 13, 2023 so apply now! If you have questions about this position, please email

AVP, Commercial Credit Risk

Together, Let’s Do Great Things!

We’re the largest financial institution based on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and we’ve got an opportunity for you. We need an AVP, Commercial Credit Risk to lead our Credit Risk team. If you are passionate about leadership, credit risk, and strategic operations, we want to hear from you.

This opportunity offers the ability to work remotely from anywhere in British Columbia.

What’s the role?

As the AVP, Commercial Credit Risk you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the commercial credit risk management function including providing objective review and adjudication of commercial credit applications within credit limits or making recommendations and escalating as required. You will support an enterprise-wide risk management philosophy toward commercial credit. You will be responsible to ensure appropriate policies, procedures, and systems are developed, implemented, and maintained to identify, measure, monitor, and control commercial credit risks in accordance with the credit union’s risk appetite, board approved policies, regulatory guidelines, and internal lending guidelines and procedures. You will support the credit union’s overall objectives aimed at long-term sustainable growth and profitability. As the AVP, Commercial Credit Risk you collaborate with the SVP, Commercial Sales and Service and VP, Retail Sales and Service, to provide oversight for the Credit Risk department with a focus on 2nd level of defense on current and new initiatives and existing lines of business including credit policy, risk, and processes.

Your duties will include:

  • Participating in the development and delivery of the credit risk strategic plan, annual operating plan, and budget for overall area of responsibility.
  • Contributing to the oversight and assists in the development of corporate strategies and risk management and governance policies using the three lines of defense methodology while identifying short and long-term goals and objectives for the Commercial Credit Risk department.
  • In conjunction with the Credit Risk management team, ensuring a well-balanced risk management culture where management and employees understand their role in the three lines of defense risk methodology.
  • Establishing the overall process for approving credits, renewals and amendments and establishes approval authorities of individuals and credit approval committees. Prepares appropriate policies for approval by the Investment and Lending Committee
  • Accountable to ensure that levels of risk control for the 1st and 2nd lines of defense are in place, being monitored, and regularly tested for effectiveness and compliance to mitigate risk and minimize Credit Union loan losses. Also provides rigorous review of 3rd line of defense audits to ensure risk areas are clearly and appropriately identified for the necessary mitigating response and resolution by management and lending staff.
  • Accountable for Executive and Board Reports completed by Commercial Credit Risk. Through layered analysis, also provides reporting on the risk footprint and heat map of critical highly rated residual and emerging risks.
  • Through identification of key risks and risk mitigation strategies, recommends adjustments to risk management and compliance policies and practices as required to ensure alignment with existing and any recalibration of corporate risk tolerances.

What are we looking for?

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Commerce and Business Administration) requiring –a minimum of 4 years of full-time study – or equivalent.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Advanced understanding of credit union operations, principles, and values.

Ideally, you are a flexible, collaborative team player with:

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressive experience managing a financial service environment: managing a diversified and increasingly complex loan portfolio, successfully developing, and managing people, and business development.
  • Minimum ten (10) years in a senior Commercial Banking and/or Credit Risk role.
  • Requires the ability to qualify for Senior Commercial Credit Group and Management Credit Committee approval authority as recommended by Executive management.
  • Superior knowledge of business lending, other stakeholder and regulatory requirements, and approach to managing credit risk.
  • Solid understanding of the competitive environment in the financial marketplace and the local communities within Coastal Community’s primary market area.

If you’re an approachable problem solver who embraces self-development and life-long learning, you’ll be a great fit with us.

Who are we?

Since first forming in 1946, Coastal Community has grown to become the largest financial services provider based on Vancouver Island. We’re proud of the legacy we’ve built and the things that make us who we are:

  • We’re 100% member-owned, with all decisions made locally—right here on Vancouver Island.
  • We’re a growing organization with over $4 billion in assets under management. Coastal Community helps improve the financial health of over 100,000 members and clients through our 24 branches, 16 insurance offices, 4 business centers, plus our wide range of online and digital services.
  • We believe in making meaningful contributions to the communities we call home. Each year, we give over half a million to community organizations and programs.

If you join us you’ll work hard, but have a lot of fun along the way. We offer a generous compensation package and a great work/life balance because we want you to spend your career here. Many people do!

Vice President, Brand and Marketing

Position: Vice President, Brand & Marketing

Stride Credit Union is a co-operative financial institution, operating in the best interests of our members and our communities. Because we are locally owned and operated by members, servicing the needs of these members and potential members is our #1 priority.

Operating across eight communities in the Central Plains region; Neepawa, Glenella, Austin, Gladstone, MacGregor, Oakville, Plumas and Portage la Prairie we offer a comprehensive line of financial products and services for any and every kind of member. Our primary objective is to provide friendly, personalized, innovative financial services with fair pricing to our members at all times.

What’s the Opportunity?

The Vice President, Brand and Marketing reports directly to the CEO, and is responsible for leading the strategic development and implementation of Stride’s brand image and marketing plans. Through quality design, this role ensures Stride is reflected positively and consistently across all mediums, sales channels, social media platforms and internal communications.

This role is responsible for conceiving, developing, and designing creative materials that drive and elevate Stride’s brand awareness. The Vice President, Brand & Marketing collaborates with other business lines to understand goals and develop marketing plans for the promotion of products and services.

What you’ll get to do:

• Develop and establish brand strategies across all platforms and delivery channels
• Align brand campaigns and plans, both internal and external, towards company strategic goals and brand promise
• Manage the design and production of marketing materials for social media, website, advertisements, or other audio-visual platforms
• Maintain a high level of strategic foresight by identifying customer and business needs, and adjusting objectives accordingly
• Plan and implement campaigns and brand experiences, from concept through execution
• Coordinate the development of marketing budgets and policies and identify shortand long-term marketing objectives
• Own the annual marketing plan and budget, setting current and long-term goals
• Coordinate market research activities and reporting to identify trends, opportunities, risks, and member satisfaction
• Evaluate marketing initiatives through proactive metrics to ensure they meet changing market and competitive conditions
• Research and recommend opportunities for new products, services, and offerings, and coordinate the related development and implementation activities
• Oversee the management and maximization of the website, mobile app and social media channels to attract and retain Stride members
• Work with a network of advertising and media professionals, contractors, and agents in carrying out marketing strategy and initiatives
• Complete segmentation activities to identify areas for target marketing


• Post Secondary marketing, business or communications degree or diploma
• 7+ years of progressive marketing and communications experience
• Previous experience leading a team of creative professionals
• A portfolio that confirms creative style, top tier writing and editorial skills, and a proven ability to leverage traditional and online channels to influence consumer behaviour
• Demonstrated knowledge of market trends, lines of business and range of products and services offered by the Credit Union and its competitors
• Sound leadership, staff management and teambuilding skills
• Strong communication, organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage employees including contractors and vendors
• Ability to navigate ambiguity and manage competing priorities

Why join Stride Credit Union?

We offer an engaging work environment where creativity and autonomy are valued. You will receive a significant total compensation package including a competitive salary, eligibility for variable compensation and a matched pension plan. You will also receive additional benefits, such as:
• Extended health, dental and vision benefits
• Flexible work options, where available
• Employee banking benefits (including free chequing accounts, low interest credit card and bonus rates on deposit and lending products)
• Opportunities for professional development

If this sounds like something you are up for, we want to hear from you! Please submit your Resume and cover letter to This posting will remain open until filled.

Manager of Operations

Are you looking for an executive opportunity that allows you to have interesting and meaningful work AND a family friendly lifestyle? Prairie Pride Credit Union is currently looking for a Manager of Operations to join our team.



You know how business works and understand how each of the operational areas work together to deliver the best financial solutions for our members. Your combination of post-secondary education and several years working in the financial services industry has prepared you for this opportunity. Experience as a Credit Union leader is a bonus.  As one of three senior leaders in the organization, you will provide strategic oversight and direction to the Deposit Services, Human Resources, IT, and Sales functions. This is a hands-on, executive level position that leads a team and reports directly to the General Manager.



We think differently at Prairie Pride Credit Union. We believe that each of our members deserves to be treated as individually as they are. Our experience tells us that there is no straight line to helping our members succeed. Because of that, everything we consider is a piece of a puzzle to complete. We work hard to find a way to yes where others say no. It allows us to stay close to our credit union roots.


Prairie Pride Credit Union was founded in 2001 when a collection of Credit Unions situated in the Southeastern region of Saskatchewan knew there was strength in coming together.  Our full-service branches are in the communities of Alameda, Gainsborough and Alida. Although our family friendly communities are small, there always seems to be a lot going on. The closest larger centres to Alameda are Estevan, Weyburn, and it’s a short road trip to Regina or Minot, North Dakota



We choose to pay well because we know that good paying jobs in our community will contribute positively to and grow our community. Your total compensation includes a six-figure salary, a comprehensive group benefits plan, incentive pay and allowances.



This is a full-time, permanent position, with head office located in Alameda, Saskatchewan.


Please send your resume to:

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Chief Risk Officer

As our Chief Risk Officer (CRO), you will navigate us through the world of risk, business continuity, and privacy. Our best CRO will have an authentic passion for:

  • People and leadership,
  • All things risk – liquidity, credit, market, legal and regulatory, operational, reputational, privacy and cyber.
  • Awesome communication
  • Value creation for our customers (members)
  • Community and volunteerism


About Us:

At Synergy, our members are owners who profit when we do and who get a say in how we are run. We also live in the communities we serve. This matters to us. We invest locally by offering sponsorships, donations, and scholarships, and through volunteerism. We connect with groups looking to improve overall financial literacy by providing presentations and tailoring them for educational opportunities – for families, schools, youth groups – you name it. We are proud to serve more than 29,000 members and have reached over $2.5 billion in assets.

We were named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employer for the 5th consecutive year. This reflects our workplace culture and commitment to building relationships beyond banking with our members, and our team.


The Job:

As the CRO, you will be responsible for the efforts that give peace-of-mind. You’re capable of inspiring and executing on thoughtful governance, strategy, and objective setting. You will have regular interactions with the Board and with regulators.


Some key responsibilities:

  • Sustain Synergy’s enterprise risk management program, ensuring an appropriate risk appetite, monitoring the overall enterprise risk profile, and establishing a risk philosophy and a risk-aware culture.
  • Assessing significant change, reviews risk and performance, then pursues improvement.
  • Leading our compliance program to ensure the organization is not only has a high degree of compliance but the highest standard of ethical behaviour.
  • Positively influences system partners, legislators and regulators, and the Board – ensuring they understand Credit Union issues, concerns, and operating environment.
  • Works with the Executive Team to maintain high visibility within Synergy and beyond.
  • Providing vision and oversight of the internal audit function.
  • Playing an integral part in formulating and influencing Synergy’s strategic priorities and tactical plans.
  •  Nourishing a culture that aligns with our values within the team that directly reports to this position and in the broader teams the role has contact with. The privacy, compliance, and internal audit team report to this position.



You will possess a related degree and extensive senior leadership experience. Preference may be given to a risk designation (i.e. CRM). The position requires comprehensive knowledge of financial institutions, including lending and risk assessment. You will bring extensive knowledge and experience related to risk mitigation strategies, AML, privacy, business continuity, etc. Strong business insight is necessary to navigate the strategic and operational requirements of the role.


Preferably, your related certification, such as CRMP, and experience will give you a head-start in the role.


In addition, the following skills are critical:

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, experience presenting to a wide broad range of audiences
  • Effective, clear, and concise written communication skills
  • A growth mindset, and the ability to build and improve
  • Exceptional relationship building skills, and the ability to hold others accountable without direct authority
  • Ability to build strong, balanced, and positive relationships


The Location:

Synergy operates on the lands referred to as Treaty 6 Territory, which encompasses the unceded lands of Indigenous Nations and Peoples, including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dene and Metis.

Our Executive Team is located in Lloydminster. This role is eligible for hybrid work. Ideally, the incumbent would be based in Lloydminster or one of the communities we serve (such as Kindersley, Saskatoon, etc.).


To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume to: Please quote competition #232201 in the subject line. This position will be posted until a suitable candidate is hired.


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a bonding process that includes a criminal record check and credit check.

Synergy Credit Union aspires to have a workforce that is representative of the diversity of our country and encourages applications from everyone.

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