GFA Federal Credit Union
Chief Operating Officer
GFA Federal Credit Union is seeking an accomplished executive to fill the role of Chief Operating Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will drive operational excellence, strategic vision, and execution. Responsibilities include overseeing all retail deposit and loan functions including consumer and mortgage lending, loan servicing, wealth management, a full-service call center, and community outreach efforts. Excellent operational and regulatory knowledge and application of these areas is required. Collaborating with the executive team and business units, this position will develop, lead, motivate, and inspire a culture that drives results and continuous improvement, as well as contribute to developing and executing strategic priorities. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent skills to motivate, empower, and support others. The ideal candidate will be a strong manager and should be able to support and lead a team. A minimum of seven to ten years executive experience in the financial services industry and Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
GFA Federal Credit Union was created in 1938 by 20 founding fathers who pooled together $755. Today, this full-service credit union is headquartered in Gardner and has ten branches, seven in Massachusetts and three in New Hampshire. With a robust electronic banking platform and strong member acceptance, GFA has an even broader reach. The credit union has a strong capital position, is over $642 million in assets, and around 31,000 members, with a multiple common bond field of membership. Additionally, GFA has two wholly owned CUSOs, one for insurance sales and the other serving the legal, licensed cannabis industry, along with a strong commercial lending program and a wealth management division managing over $80 million assets. Backed by a cohesive Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee, GFA FCU lives up to its mission statement of earning the trusted position as its members’ financial solutions partner, for all life’s occasions, while remaining invested in the community. For more, visit https://www.gfafcu.com/.
Gardner, Massachusetts, established in 1785, is a quiet city located 60 miles northwest of Boston and the home of GFA FCU’s recently expanded 26,000 square foot headquarters. The credit union is known as a community leader in civic engagement and has advisory groups in many of the communities it serves. Some of the community support provided by GFA includes education and financial literacy, health and human services, veterans’ services, and youth services. Gardner is known as a four-seasons destination and has an abundance of outdoor activities including several state parks, Gardner Municipal Golf Course, hiking and biking trails, and fishing. Gardner is recognized for its history of furniture making. Additionally, Greater Gardner has many restaurants, craft breweries, historical museums, a state-of-the-art library, and is home to the Mount Wachusett Community College and Heywood Healthcare. Also known as the Diamond of North Central Massachusetts, the Greater Gardner has something for everyone and 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].