Job Posting Details

Chief Executive Officer, Lake View Credit Union

Location:Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Posting Date:September 29, 2017
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

The Organization: Lake View Credit Union

First established in 1943, Lake View Credit Union (LVCU) is a dynamic financial institution with assets of over $300 million.  Headquartered in Dawson Creek and providing comprehensive personal banking services to northeastern British Columbia, the credit union has over time expanded its services, opening a branch in Chetwynd in 1974 and becoming the first ever financial institution in Tumbler Ridge in 2001. Lake View Credit Union had the distinction of being of one of the fastest-growing credit unions in the Province, having grown from a mere 12 members upon its inception to serving over 10,500 currently, and aims to strengthen and enrich the lives of its members through effective and strategic banking services.

In addition to personal accounts, banking plans, technology banking, wealth management, and loans and credits, Lake View Credit Union also provides services in the areas of commercial mortgages, agriculture loans, merchant services, and commercial enterprise strategy.  The credit union upholds strong support and loyalty to its community, priding itself on providing accessible, high-quality, and community-oriented financial services and creating personal and business opportunities for members and employees.

To learn more, please visit Lake View Credit Union’s website.

The Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer

Under general direction of the Board of Directors, the CEO has responsibility for providing strategic leadership to the credit union, Board, and executive management team to establish, implement and oversee the credit union’s goals, strategies, plans, and policies, while ensuring the institution’s financial strength, viability, and continued responsiveness to member needs.  With overall management accountability for all credit union operations, the CEO will oversee business strategy in accordance with the vision, mission, and values of Lake View Credit Union, and will pursue operational excellence by providing overall leadership and guidance in the refinement of client and member solutions to provide better products and services for the benefit of the credit union’s membership.

The CEO adds value through their capacity to lead people and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to evolve the credit union’s vision and strategy.  Furthermore, s/he will lead change at Lake View and generate growth through excellence in service, innovative products, and effective community engagement.  The CEO’s personal leadership will demonstrate Lake View’s vision and commitment to co-operative and sustainable principles.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Degree in Business Administration or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of experience and training;
  • Several years of progressive experience in a senior executive capacity in the financial services industry and in a local market-leading organization; leadership experience in a credit union, or within the cooperative system, is preferred;
  • Proven leader, with an ability to synthesize and communicate a vision developed through consultative processes;
  • Proven ability to understand, reinforce, adjust, and support a culture that reflects credit union values;
  • Has led significant change to meet business goals;
  • Has shown the ability to lead a team or organization to achieve high staff productivity; experience leading an organized work force is an asset;
  • Able to manage multiple and competing stakeholder relationships; has stewarded an effective working relationship with an elected Board of Directors;
  • Well experienced in leading a broad range of business lines, managing competing interests, priorities, and trade-offs to optimize the needs of the business; experienced in facilitating a framework for collaborative leadership;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills;
  • Able to make challenging decisions respectfully and effectively; and
  • Communicates effectively, both in writing and in oral presentations; skilled at communicating with a broad range of audiences.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed here