AmeriCU Credit Union
Chief Lending Officer
AmeriCU Credit Union is seeking a Chief Lending Officer to develop growth strategies and carry out the strategic goals in all facets of lending including consumer loans, commercial loans, indirect loans, and residential mortgages. The ideal candidate will research the latest lending trends along with implementing tactics to maximize loan retention. This individual will lead their team to promote high levels of services by choosing the latest products and services that aligns with the credit union’s vision. Duties include interpreting and implementing lending policies and procedures, conducting market analysis to monitor market activities to produce competitive rates, and maintaining communication between staff and the loan department to ensure all lending efforts are being met in a timely manner. A minimum of five years in a senior management role with experience in commercial, mortgage, and consumer lending is required. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field of study. Master’s degree preferred.
AmeriCU Credit Union was chartered in 1951 as the Griffiss Employees Credit Union and operated out of a desk in the Headquarters Building at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, serving only civilian members. As they grew, the charter was amended to expand the field of membership and the variety of products and services offered. Over the years, the credit union went through many mergers. In 2000, they changed their Federal charter to a New York State community charter and their name was changed to AmeriCU Credit Union. Today, with over $1.6 billion in assets, AmeriCU Credit Union serves over 133,000 members throughout Central and Northern New York in 19 different locations. Active and retired military members are served worldwide. They offer a complete line of financial services, including: consumer and real estate loans; FHA; HELOCs; personal lines of credit; credit cards; checking, savings and investment accounts; and a full suite of online and mobile banking services. Investments and insurances are offered through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Their mission is to provide members the right financial services to live life, dream big, and achieve financial success. AmeriCU staff consistently achieves and often exceeds the highest marks for satisfaction in the industry. They were named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State by SHRM in 2018, 2016, and 2014, each year they have participated.
Rome is a city located in Oneida County in the geographical center of New York at the foothills of the Adirondacks. The nearby presence of the Adirondack Mountains and the many lakes, rivers and hills make Rome an outdoor lover’s dream. Rome features academically competitive schools, affordable homes, a short average commute, and one of the lowest violent crime rates in the state according to the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2014 Economic Forecast. At the center of New York, Rome is conveniently located 40 miles from Syracuse. The Carrier Dome, a 49,262-seat domed sports stadium, is located on the campus of Syracuse University and is the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country. The Erie Canal, constructed from Albany to Buffalo in 1825, and nearby lakes offer cruises, walking, and biking on adjacent trails. Central New York has incredible assets that make it a unique and wonderful place to live, work, play, and raise a family. It’s no wonder that all roads lead to Rome, the “Center of it All.”
An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.
You may recommend others for candidacy by contacting Sarah Hilton, Vice President at (800) 367-0433, extension 133 or [email protected].