Job Posting Details

Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Credit Union

Location:Kitchener, Ontario
Posting Date:June 4, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Kindred Credit Union believes there’s a better choice for banking and that business should be a force for good. We are cooperative banking that connects values and faith with finances, inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.

Kindred is a growing financial institution, serving 22,000 member-owners across southwestern Ontario. Based in Kitchener, Kindred manages $1.1 billion in assets and is the 10th largest credit union in the province. With a unique mix of personal and commercial business, 60% of Kindred’s lending is agricultural. Our members engage with us and access our products and services across a broad variety of channels from eight traditional branch settings to digital platforms.

Living our values

Prior to July 2016, Kindred operated as Mennonite Savings and Credit Union. As CEO, you will lead the next phase of our growth journey as Kindred Credit Union, while honouring our 54-year, deeply rooted history. You embody Kindred’s core values of compassion, integrity, and stewardship, and you nurture a warmly professional, expressly invitational, values-centred and faith-inspired culture. You will showcase Kindred’s unique approach to finances and be a values-based banking thought leader within our local communities, while collaborating with credit unions across Canada and among like-minded global financial institutions.

Shaping a vibrant future

Reporting to our member-elected, 12-person board of directors, you will ensure good governance of our members’ resources and compliance with Ontario credit union regulations. Supported by a dedicated senior leadership team of five, you will work to achieve Kindred’s existing strategic objectives and shape a compelling vision and strategy to foster continued growth and a vibrant future for the credit union. 

Inspiring success

You are a courageous and inspirational leader who treats your career as vocation. You have a passion for leading others, recognizing the value and potential in everyone, and developing the capabilities of individuals, teams, and the organization overall. You believe in creating a highly engaged work environment to the benefit of our more than 200 employees, the member experience they deliver, and the credit union’s success.

Leading through experience

You are a passionate, consensus-building executive who actively engages with our members and potential members as a relationship builder, advisor, and advocate within a multi-stakeholder environment.  You bring a minimum 10 years of executive and strategic experience across a broad range of business functions, ideally within a credit union or cooperative context. Your analytical expertise, decisive leadership skills, and strong understanding of the management of a financial institution are complemented by a graduate level business degree or equivalent experience.

If this opportunity resonates with you, please send your resume by July 16, 2018. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Apply in confidence to:

H2R Business Solutions

Attention: Jill Zappitelli


Kindred is a respectful, compassionate and inclusive workplace. We are committed to a barrier-free recruitment process: if you are selected for an interview for which you require accommodation due to disability, please notify us when scheduling your interview.