Job Posting Details

Chief Executive Officer, Sandhills Credit Union

Location:Leader, Saskatchewan
Posting Date:January 25, 2018
Closing Date:February 23, 2018
Employment Type:Full-time / Permanent

Sandhills Credit Union, a progressive member-owned financial institution, located in Leader, Saskatchewan, was established in 1995. Sandhills Credit Union has over $66 Million in assets.  Sandhills Insurance Ltd., a subsidiary of the Credit Union, provides a variety of personal, agricultural and commercial insurance services, as well as third party investment opportunities.

Sandhills Credit Union is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the Credit Union into the future upon the retirement of our long-time CEO in the spring of 2018.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for providing leadership to the Credit Union and insurance subsidiary. As CEO, you will participate and represent the credit union within the credit union system, building relationships that provide a united image to members, the public and government.

Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, you will provide general management oversight to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the financial institution. The CEO is accountable for implementing Sandhills long term goals, strategies, plans and policies to ensure sustained profitability and growth.  The CEO also supports and advises the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary and strategic responsibilities.

You are a proven and professional leader with a track record of successful strategic execution in financial services. You are a consummate relationship builder who draws upon the wisdom and capacity of your employees, Board members, and the community to grow your organization and benefit your members. You are innovative and resourceful in analyzing issues, finding solutions and implementing actions to meet the business and strategic objectives of the credit union.  

In the coming five to ten years you will bring Sandhills values to life by leading the Credit Union in a way that:

  • Sustains our exceptional record of sound financial management and continues the Credit Union’s growth trajectory;
  • Builds on Sandhills strong profile in the communities we serve today and into the future;
  • Leads the development of an organizational culture that creates an environment of trust and respect between and amongst staff, management, members, Board and the community; and
    • Balances our commitments to:
    • Our high standard of service for our members,
    • Engaging, rewarding, flexible and inclusive opportunities for our employees, and
    • Active participation in, and support for, communities as we maintain our leadership position within the marketplace.

Our ideal candidate is a proven leader who has:

  • A degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 7 years of executive management experience within retail financial services, preferably with a credit union.
  • The ability to handle multiple and competing stakeholder relationships including effective working relationships with an elected Board of Directors.
  • The ability to synthesize and communicate a vision developed through consultative processes.
  • Advanced knowledge of banking policies, mutual funds and compliance, and a working knowledge of a Property and Casualty Insurance operation; demonstrated strength in lending, and in managing large and complex commercial and agricultural loans.
  • Experience in leading a variety of departments and business areas to manage competing interests, priorities, and trade-offs to optimize the needs of the business.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including presentations, and is skilled in engaging a broad range of audiences.
  • The ability to lead change to meet business goals.
  • Effective interpersonal and people management skills to provide strong proven leadership and ensure high staff productivity.
  • A track record of community involvement.

Our new CEO will be strongly aligned to Sandhills and cooperative values, and will model this in the role and in the community.

Leader community offers residents a vibrant and family-friendly community with a K-12 school, hospital, swimming pool, curling & skating arenas, grass green golf course, access to outdoor recreation, churches, reasonably priced housing, and an active retail core.

To learn more about Sandhills Credit Union, please visit our website at

To learn more about the community of Leader, please visit

We encourage all interested applicants to send a resume and cover letter, no later than February 23, 2018 to:

Cindy Dopson

Consultant, People Solutions

Central 1 Credit Union

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