VP, Credit

Position Name

VP, Credit

Position Description

About the Organization

At Lakeland Credit Union you are not just a member, you're an owner and as such you get to participate in all the benefits of truly owning your financial institution. At Lakeland Credit Union (“LCU”) our people are committed to providing financial opportunity, choice, and lifelong value by partnering with our members and our communities to enrich their lives through trusted advice and exceptional service!

Credit unions are about community enrichment, profit sharing, and empowering people to accomplish their life goals and dreams through financial services! LCU has been serving the Bonnyville and Cold Lake communities since 1940 and we have a rich legacy of profit sharing and investing in our local communities and businesses. In 2018 alone our members shared in $2.6 million in profits and that's the Lakeland Credit Union Difference.

As an organization, we strive to embody our values of collaboration, proactivity, accountability, excellence, and community in everything that we do. As such our employees and management are also member-owners which helps ensure a focus on our members and our community. We're passionate about giving back which is best seen through our Donation & Sponsorship Program, Volunteer Program, and our Care Wear initiative. In 2018, through our Donation & Sponsorship Program, we've donated over $110,000 within our communities and our staff volunteered over 3900 hours with our Volunteer Program. In addition, since the inception of our Care Wear initiative, our staff have donated weekly to wear jeans on Fridays and so far we've benefitted numerous local organizations with over $95,000.

The #LCUExperience is founded on the premise of attracting, developing and retaining employees committed to a career of delivering trusted advice and exceptional service to every member, every time.  LCU is committed to investing in Our People, and empowering them with the training, skills, and experience, supported by the right processes to drive member loyalty and financial strength.

We are committed to being a respected financial institution where new members seek to join, meaningful careers are nurtured, partners pursue collaboration, and, our collective community succeeds!

About the Opportunity

Lakeland Credit Union is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic leader, who is excited to provide strategic leadership while making a positive impact on both our organization and our communities as our Vice President Credit.

The VP, Credit is a key strategic member of our Executive Leadership Team who is accountable for the overall quality and delivery of our all credit services. This position will oversee the management of all our retail and commercial lending, underwriting, adjudication, collections, lending policy development, and credit risk management, while ensuring lending and documentation meet corporate quality and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executive Leadership responsibilities include: strategy development, delivery and support of corporate priorities, leading and delivering business results and financial growth, leadership involvement in the coaching and development of employees
  • Credit, collections, lending compliance, determination of policies, monitoring corporate results and exceptional member service delivery
  • Provide leadership, coaching and direction to all direct reports (Senior Manager, Credit, Loan Compliance Administrator and Commercial Relationship Managers)
  • Leading risk based pricing and sponsoring strategic board priorities
  • Identification and reporting of all areas of material risk related to the credit portfolio to the Board and leadership team

Qualifications Required

What You Offer:

  • 10+ years of progressive retail and commercial lending experience
  • 3+ years of senior leadership or an equivalent combination of education or experience
  • Advanced education and/or accreditation in a business related field
  • Leadership abilities including: strategic agility, member focused, building organization capability, innovative, collaborative, drive business results, proactive, and influential with system wide awareness
  • Exceptional interpersonal abilities and effective communication skills with strong ability to build rapport and foster relationships

What We Offer:

  • A member centric organization committed to exceptional service and trusted advice while delivering an employer of choice culture
  • A culture that values and recognizes your abilities to be successful and invests in our people to ignite their continued growth and development
  • A tenured team of professionals that provide trusted advice every day
  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package
  • Awesome financial perks (besides the take home pay)

Closing Date

Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Job Location

Bonnyville, AB

How to Apply

If you think you might be a good fit, let's get the conversation started by submitting your resume to careers@lakelandcreditunion.com

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