Chief Executive Officer

County Schools Federal Credit Union

Ventura, CA


Position Description

Are We the Place For You?
County Schools Federal Credit Union ($92M Ventura, CA) is seeking our next Chief Executive Officer. As a fast-growing financial institution deeply committed to expanding the financial wellness of all in our community, we are proud of the vision and values by which we operate. We are people-first in everything we do, which means we serve our members and community with an attitude of always doing right by them and we offer employees the chance to grow and develop their careers while earning a livable wage.

We did such a great job providing this learning environment to our last CEO that he was recruited to lead a larger credit union after eight years of progress. That’s why we can offer this opportunity to join a highly supportive Board of Directors in strategically guiding an impactful credit union forward. Our 16 employees operate in a close-knit culture, working together well to serve our 5,000+ members through two branches and digital channels. We have expanded our commitment to the community, creating an intentional outreach effort that better positions us for engagement and impact on the people we serve.

Ventura County is one of the fastest-growing regions in Southern California, offering a warm Mediterranean climate and wonderful quality of life along the ocean. A combination of family-owned businesses and high-tech enterprises contribute to a strong economy, while a location 63 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara positions us with excellent access to major airports, entertainment, and natural resources.

Is This the Career For You?
The CEO of County Schools FCU will oversee all aspects of the credit union, making all major staffing and operational decisions consistent with Board-set policies and long-term strategic plans. A collaborative and open leader, the CEO will be people-first in everything. This includes a passion for making a difference in the financial well-being of our members and a true commitment to improving the careers and lives of our employees. Someone who enjoys collegial relationships where people work together (rather than for one another) will feel most at home at County Schools FCU. You should also bring a heart for service and a commitment to engaging and supporting those who may be the least served by traditional financial services providers as we commit to serving our entire community.

Experience leading remote/hybrid teams has likely honed the type of proactive, transparent communication needed to guide our team forward. Understanding of credit union operations, products/ services that improve members’ lives, and the strategic planning process have prepared you to take on this role. A big appetite for learning and a desire to grow your career will make you the right fit for us.

This growth mindset will shape how you lead, how you learn, and where you take the credit union. It will also influence how you work alongside your Board of Directors, sharing knowledge and opportunities that continue to expand their role as a high-performing Board of Directors.

Help Us Get to Know You
Ready to take the step to become a CEO? Send us a letter expressing why County Schools FCU is the right place for you to bring your talents. Tell us about the 5+ years of experience you have in credit union operations, why you believe in expanding financial well-being for all, and where you hope to see your career grow. Be sure to include a resume or link to your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your professional and educational background, including your bachelor’s degree.

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Dec. 16, 2022