Capital CU Announces Promotions
Capital Credit Union has announced the promotion of Chris Nelson to director of sales and consumer lending, Dustin Bitz to director of financial education, and Carlynn Faris to director of member services.
As director of sales and consumer lending, Nelson will be responsible for executing the sales and service strategies of the Financial Services Department to achieve overall credit union branch and department goals, overseeing branch managers and financial services representatives in the credit union's central and western markets, assisting with sales and service training and coaching for all financial services staff and providing members with products and services on a variety of complex transactions. Nelson has been with Capital Credit Union since 2010.
As director of financial education, Bitz will be responsible for Capital Credit Union’s internal and external financial education and literacy programs, assisting with new business development activities, and actively promoting the credit union. Bitz has been with the credit union since 1999.
As director of member services, Faris will be responsible for the coordination of branch functions for member services staff in the credit union's central and western markets, managing and overseeing the Contact Center and Training & Support Department, and providing support, training and guidance to all branches while working to achieve the overall service goals for Capital Credit Union. Faris has been with the credit union since 2015.
Dakota Plains FCU Seeking Loan Officer & Ag Loan Officer
Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union is looking for a highly motivated individual to join their loan department team as a Loan Officer in the Lemmon/Hettinger area. Experience in underwriting consumer and business loans is preferred. Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union is also looking for a driven individual to fill the position of an Ag Loan Officer their Lemmon branch. Experience in underwriting Ag, business and consumer loans is preferred.
DPFCU offers a competitive salary and benefit package in an enjoyable work environment. To take advantage of these exciting opportunities, please stop by the Lemmon branch, located at 519 Main Ave, or contact Brent Dirk at 605-374-3380.
East River FCU Seeking Loan Officer
Looking for a fulfilling career with a positive work environment? East River FCU in Madison, SD is hiring a Loan Officer. If you enjoy your job, it shows when working with credit union members and your team. East River Federal Credit Union offers a fun and dynamic work environment with competitive benefits, supportive colleagues, and potential to grow your career. This credit union believes Loan Officers are more than employees who lend money to members – they are trusted partners who assist members with personalized financial products and services that fit their needs. If you want a purpose-driven career with an organization that invests in you, learn more and apply here.
Ag/Commercial Lending Manager Opportunity in Montana
Due to a retirement, Richland Federal Credit Union in Sidney, Montana is seeking an Ag/Commercial Lending Manager. The person in this position is responsible for loan portfolio growth and directing the activities of the credit union's ag/commercial loan officers. They will oversee and monitor the ag/commercial loan portfolio and ensure that all lending activities are conducted in accordance with established standards and are delivered professionally and efficiently. They will also train, coordinate, supervise, and appraise the ag/commercial loan officers. These responsibilities require frequent interaction with the credit union's CEO, retail lending manager, and regional managers. Compensation includes a competitive base salary and great incentives (DOE). To apply please submit resume to email@example.com Attn: Christine Jennings. Questions? Please contact Korey Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply before September 30; application review starts immediately.
Come Work With Us!
DakCU is seeking two credit union professionals to fill the positions of ND and SD Directors of Advocacy and Government Relations, to be based in Bismarck and Sioux Falls. The preferred candidates will have five or more years of related experience, a bachelor’s degree or experience in a related field, and an awareness of the state and national financial service environment, as well as extensive knowledge of credit union philosophy and business practices. Click here for specific details. Questions? Please contact Karla Clark at email@example.com
Celebrating 75 Years of International CU Day!
Join the celebration of the 75th International Credit Union (ICU) Day on Oct. 19, 2023. ICU Day offers a platform to reflect on the credit union movement's rich history and to highlight its current achievements and future aspirations. Since its inception in 1948, the annual event has taken place on the third Thursday of October, serving as a beacon for credit union innovation, member experiences and social impact. CUNA has created a suite of ICU Day products, including free-resource downloads, design-bundle purchases, and a store of branded memorabilia to support credit unions in their celebration planning. Mark your calendars now!
Discovery2023 Virtual Conference
TruStage business resources (formerly CUNA Mutual Group) will be holding Discovery2023 – an annual complimentary virtual conference – on Thursday, August 10, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (CT) with sessions running throughout the day, concluding at 4:00 p.m. (CT). This year’s event will offer energizing virtual sessions inspiring credit union leaders to embrace change within their credit union’s strategic planning and confront uncertainty with confidence. Thought leaders from in and outside the industry will show us credit union best practices and how to lean into the core strengths of the credit union digital ecosystem, while also exploring what’s on the horizon. Register Now!
Due to popular demand, additional workshop dates have been added for SalesCU workshops. SalesCU training offers practical and proven sales techniques and strategies that actually work in a credit union setting to bring affordable and convenient sales training to our Dakota credit unions. If you want to develop employees who know how to sell in a way that adds value to the member, and sales leaders who are empowered to drive results through developmental coaching and meaningful accountability, we have a solution for you! Sessions run the following dates: August 29-31; September 12-14; October 3-5; and October 31-November 2. Additional information and registration is available here or contact George McDonald, Chief Officer of Strategic Services at 701.250.3942.
Workshop 2023 with National CU Foundation
Workshop 2023 is an immersive learning event led by the National Credit Union Foundation. It builds from the framework of the Foundation’s signature Development Education (DE) Program to help credit union leaders understand how they can better reach, engage and serve Hispanic communities to achieve long-term growth and success. This directly ties into financial well-being for all in that it helps attendees think about their member demographics and to learn the steps all credit unions can take to better serve Hispanic communities across the country. This event will be held in El Paso, Texas on October 10 – 13. Registration and addition information can be found here.
Ongoing Educational Opportunities
Be sure to check back often for professional development training to see all current virtual training sessions that DakCU offers in partnership with OnCourse Learning, CU Webinar Network, and CUNA. On our website, click the “Member Resources” link, and then select “Professional Development” link, and click “Training,” to see what is available. Don’t hesitate to contact Paige Langhoff if you need assistance registering for any of these courses or are looking for a particular topic or type of training.
Leadership Development – Scholarships Available
Our iLead@11 DakCU Emerging Leader Program is designed specifically for emerging leaders in the credit union industry, based on the popular Leadership@11 program designed by Eleven Performance Group. It is an ongoing program that allows participants to start whenever they want and determine their own pace. Scholarships are also available through Dakota Credit Union Foundation by completing the application form found here.
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