Community First Credit Union
Chief Executive Officer
Community First Credit Union’s current CEO is expected to retire in the Spring of 2021. The organization is searching for an executive to fill the role of CEO and report directly to the Board. The CEO will oversee the operations and strategic direction of the organization, while ensuring the financial health and stability of the credit union. The role of the CEO at a not-for-profit financial cooperative is to create wealth for its members and the communities it serves. Any would-be profits are pushed back to members and the cooperative –– like next-gen ATMs, new online conveniences, supporting school kids and teachers, and additional products and/or services for members. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, influencer, and strategic thinker with solid financial and business acumen. This individual will have experience at an executive or senior management level within a financial institution, a proven track record of success, and industry advocacy experience. Community First Credit Union is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive work environment. Bachelor’s degree required.
Community First Credit Union, founded in 1959, is a full-service credit union that makes a concerted effort to not behave like a big bank. Originally created by seven local teachers in need of home loans, the credit union is now home to over $640 million in assets and serves more than 60,000 Members across Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties. Community First prides itself on community service and diversity, going above and beyond in both areas. In 2019, CFCU employees volunteered over 2,668 hours of personal time to support local schools and organizations. As a CDFI and Inclusiv credit union, Community First is the only locally based bank or credit union to have been acknowledged to proactively serve people of color, as well as hiring from within and locally in an effort to maintain a diverse staff. To learn more, visit https://www.comfirstcu.org/.
The credit union’s headquarters are in Santa Rosa, California, although the credit union’s presence extends through five different counties. Santa Rosa was founded in 1833 and is the largest city in California’s Redwood Empire, wine country, and the North Bay. Located 55 miles north of San Francisco in central Sonoma County, the City of Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards with world-class wines, rich histories, and beautiful surroundings. The area has a variety of fun and exciting events to take part in year-round such as the Sonoma Wine Country weekend, Country Music Festival, golfing, farmers markets, and more. Santa Rosa is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
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].