Dakota CU News & Notes
DakCU Holiday Schedule
Dakota Credit Union Association offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observation of Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Please remember to take a moment to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Have a safe holiday weekend.
North Star Community CU Hiring for Multiple Positions
North Star Community CU based in Maddock, ND is now hiring for several positions, including a career opportunity as a Real Estate Loan Administrator. This person will assist financial services officers and members with mortgage loan applications, underwriting, and prepare all necessary loan documents including administration of insurances and annual escrow analysis. In addition, there are multiple opportunities for Member Service Representatives in different locations, and also an opening for a Retail Branch Manager. For more information about each individual position or to apply click here. Questions? Contact Yvonne Fossen, VP of Talent & Technology at 701.922.6204.
First Community CU Seeking Graphic Designer
First Community CU is seeking to hire an individual to design creative materials to increase brand awareness of the credit union, promote products and services in line with strategic and marketing objectives. Graphic designer will work in Jamestown, ND and will design creative materials including, but not limited to print and digital advertisements, brochures, in-branch collateral, social media graphics, mailers and other communications. This position will also support the department with other general marketing duties as needed. Previous photography experience beneficial. FCCU offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply here. Questions? Contact Lynda.Mayher@myfccu.com for more details.
FREE CU Policy Pro Training
Register now for a series of FREE live training webinars to introduce (or reacquaint) you with CU PolicyPro. This useful platform is provided to all DakCU credit unions as a benefit of membership. Registration is required, view session descriptions and register for each class here. Recommended by Amy Kleinschmit!
Attention Open Your Eyes Contributors
Your support of the Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® campaign is helping reach consumers and raising top-of-mind consideration for credit unions in the Dakotas, and we thank you! As a contributor benefit, you have access to one of CUNA’s newest collaborations with Rate Reset – a CUSO that provides revolutionary loan acquisition and retention services. Rate Reset’s KNOCK KNOCK platform provides a means for consumers to Reset existing loans and open new loans at the click of a button. The button, aptly named The ButtonTM, is a consumer initiated instant prequalification solution with a soft pull on credit reports and an instant decision with loan terms for both members and non-members. More than 6 MILLIION consumers have visited YourMoneyFurther.com. Ensure that when they find your credit union, they can complete their journey and apply for a loan online! Sign up here to learn more.
Q1 2021 Open Your Eyes Update
We’ve been working with the Credit Union Awareness team to keep the Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® campaign going strong in the Dakotas. We appreciate our Dakotas contributors’ support and look forward to sharing the latest performance data and findings with you in our Q1 2021 Campaign Update webinar. Please join us on June 9th at 10am Central for the latest on this important initiative. Click here to register: Dakotas Open Your Eyes Campaign Update Webinar. During our webinar, we will provide a deep dive on Open Your Eyes campaign performance nationwide, covering topics including: Media budget and impact; Overall campaign performance; Creative asset review and performance; Updates, upgrades, and planned new features and integration. We will also be fielding any questions you have.
CU4Kids Celebrating 25 Years
On June 2nd, Credit Unions for Kids will be hosting a virtual 25 Year Anniversary celebration to celebrate that milestone and over $150 MILLION raised for CMN Hospitals by credit unions! Please join us on Wednesday, June 2nd at noon central time for 30 minutes of fun! Register here. The event will be broadcast on the CU4Kids YouTube channel. Along with a celebration, the agenda will cover the impact credit unions have made on local children’s hospitals, recommended fundraising campaigns, new brand updates, and fundraising best practices.
Apply Now for 2021 CUNA Awards
CUNA's National Award programs are designed to encourage and recognize distinguished credit unions which demonstrate social responsibility (the Dora Maxwell Award), the credit union philosophy (the Louise Herring Award), and financial education (the Desjardins Awards). Find more information here on the DakCU website. Submission instructions and forms are located here on CUNA’s website.
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