FREE Webinar – Successful Small Credit Unions!
In 2022, Filene Research Institute and TruStage partnered to answer the question: What do successful small credit unions do differently? Join "Explore the Puzzle-Solving Mindset that Enables Small Credit Unions to Thrive" webinar to unpack this research on September 14 at 10:00 am CT. Walk away with insights on how successful small credit unions can overcome challenges to remain critical financial partners in the communities. Register here.
Attention South Dakota CUs: Update on CUNA-NAFCU Merger Planned in Sioux Falls.
Service First FCU in Sioux Falls, SD is hosting a “Meet & Greet” event at their 3901 E 10th Street location on Wednesday, October 25th starting at 9:00 a.m. (CT). Special guest will be Christopher Morris from CUNA. We will provide an update on the proposed CUNA-NAFCU merger, as well as an open roundtable discussion and Q&A session. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here.
Community CU Seeking Lending Officer
Would you like to join a team where the philosophy is People Helping People? Making a difference in your life and others every day by providing financial opportunities to the members of Community Credit Union? Community Credit Union has an opening for a full-time Lending Officer in the Carrington branch office. The successful candidate will be a team player, member service oriented, professional in approach and possess excellent oral communication skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, 401K, paid holidays, and vacation days. To apply, please submit your resume to: Community Credit Union, 20 1st St N, New Rockford, ND 58356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCCU Seeking Next CEO
Due to an upcoming retirement, WCCU is seeking a forward-thinking, community-oriented, service focused leader as its next President/Chief Executive Officer. The selected board appointed candidate will be responsible for providing leadership, planning, and oversight of all credit union activities in accordance with policies and objectives established by the Board of Directors. The CEO will be responsible for successful and continued growth of WCCU while providing effective leadership, oversight, and development of employees. Additional duties include analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of all operations, leading change where necessary and advancing organizational leadership and culture. Click here for more information.
Levo Seeking VP of Information Systems
Levo FCU is now seeking a Vice President of Information Systems. In this role, you will assess current processes, recommend software and hardware upgrades, and plan future initiatives. You must also manage and optimize data to support long-term strategies. You will be expected to understand corporate goals and operational infrastructure and facilitate the design and implementation of Levo’s Business Intelligence Initiatives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: Maintain a working knowledge of the credit union industry, including challenges and opportunities; Participate in planning for multi-year efforts, design process, technology strategy, and roadmap to address current and future needs; Lead and support the IT and Systems and Data teams while collaborating with various stakeholders on priority projects and IT security initiatives; Other duties as outlined in the full job description. Being a part of Levo means being a part of an organization where people matter – not just their money. What we do daily makes a difference in the lives of others and the community we love: offering financial tools and services that fit modern life, providing expert advice, and listening and helping members chart their next step.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and 8-10 years of related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ideally, qualified individuals should meet the degree requirements and have (8) eight or more years of combined successful experience in business intelligence, systems knowledge, and data strategies. Apply Here. Questions? Contact Ashley Paulson, Human Resources Manager.
Credit Unions United Chapter Meeting
The Credit Unions United Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, September 12th, at Sleep Inn – 2400 10th St SW, Minot. Meet at 6:00 p.m. with taco bar serving at 6:30 p.m., followed by a special program on robbery training. To make your credit union reservation, please contact Jennifer Jerauld at Town and Country Credit Union 701-420-6762 or email@example.com. All attendees at regular meetings will be entered in a drawing to win $200 plus the chapter will donate an additional $200 to the charity of their choosing. The winner will be announced at the Halloween Social in October.
Central Chapter Meeting
The South Dakota Central Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m. Meet at Scoreboard; we will be ordering off the menu. Special guest speaker will be Ashley Kingdon-Reese and the topic will be Stress Management & Motivation. Please RSVP to Shelby at Dakota Rail Line FCU by Tuesday, September 12.
Red River Chapter Meeting
The Red River Chapter will meet on Thursday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Front Street Taproom – Cellar Room, located at 614 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103. Dinner will be Rhombus Guys Pizza and Beer for just $10.00 per person. Special guest will be Jeff Olson, President/CEO of Dakota Credit Union Association. Kindly RSVP by September 13 to Kori at Korianne@unitedsavingscu.org.
Devastating wildfires are happening on western Maui of the Hawaiian Islands. CUAid has been activated and is now accepting donations. You can make a contribution here. The National CU Foundation is working with the Hawaii League and Maui credit unions to get relief funds in the hands of credit union members and staff who have been affected.
Access On-Demand Discovery Sessions
Kickstart your strategic planning! If you missed the Discovery2023 Conference on August 10, you can still lean into the core strengths of the credit union digital ecosystem – an ecosystem that is continuously evolving to serve members as they navigate an increasingly digital world. The conference was geared toward assisting in your strategic planning discussions as we move into 2024. Sessions from the conference can now be viewed at the complimentary On Demand Hub.
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!
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! Additional information on upcoming sessions for 2023 and 2024 available here or contact George McDonald, Chief Officer of Strategic Services at 701.250.3942.
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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