Job Posting Details

President and CEO, Credit Union Central Alberta Ltd.

Location:Calgary, Alberta
Posting Date:July 28, 2017
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

The Organization: Central Union Central of Alberta

Owned by Alberta credit unions, Alberta Central is a central banking facility, service bureau, and trade association for the province’s credit unions.  They advocate for the financial cooperative model, providing leadership and support to 22 independent credit unions with almost 200 branches, $2.3 billion in assets, and supporting credit unions serving over 616,000 members across the province.

Located in Calgary, Alberta Central’s services include lending, treasury, risk management, audit, purchasing, strategic planning, communications, member advocacy, and payment services. As the main liquidity provider for the credit unions in Alberta, the organization’s goal is to enable Alberta’s credit unions to become leaders in the financial industry by helping them provide innovative services, lead the adoption of new technologies, and develop strong relationships in the community.

Alberta Central is passionate about the cooperative model and believes by working together, success can be achieved.  With a longstanding presence in the Alberta financial marketplace, Alberta Central will continue to focus on the future to ensure the competitiveness and relevance of their member credit unions.

To learn more, please visit the Credit Counseling Society’s website.

The Opportunity: President & CEO

The President and CEO (CEO) is accountable to Alberta Central’s Board of Directors and is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and direction to the organization’s operational management, including its joint ventures, subsidiary companies, and operating divisions. The CEO establishes current and long-range objectives under the direction of the Board of Directors, and ensures that their strategic goals are attained and that the organization’s vision is realized.

Currently, reporting directly to the CEO are the Chief Financial and Risk Officer, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Chief People and Culture Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Strategy and Member Engagement Officer, and the Chief Technology and Payments Officer.  Alberta Central holds a 50% interest in a consolidated, unincorporated joint venture called Credit Union Payment Services (CUPS) with approximately 80 employees; as such, they administer and support CUPS operations.  Combined, there are approximately 150 employees in the organization.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant university degree and 15-20 or more years of related experience; or a combination of formal education and experience;
  • Proven experience working collaboratively with boards and board committees;
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in an executive leadership role, preferably within the financial services industry;
  • Experience working in, and/or a broad understanding of, the cooperative business model; and
  • Experience working in a regulated environment would be considered an asset

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