Chief Lending Officer

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

Alexandria, VA


Position Description

Are we the place for you? 
CommonWealth One FCU ($481M, Alexandria, VA) is a fast-growing financial cooperative looking for leaders who can propel us forward. We believe in the experience we give to our diverse membership- from university students and professors to the US Army Corps of Engineers with many audiences in between. We strive to meet their unique needs and plan to make that level of service available to a growing membership base as we serve the broader community and our individual SEGs.

We are focused on building for the future while delivering a great experience in the now. Today, that means being a financial partner for life to our nearly 40,000 members. Tomorrow, it will mean serving even more members through channels and products that continue to lead the industry, meeting the emerging needs of our members. Our Chief Lending Officer will be a key strategist in that growth, keeping focused on today's member experience while scanning the horizon for ideas and inspiration to help us grow.

The Chief Lending Officer is a new role for CommonWealth One, introduced through the vision of our new President/CEO. It will provide an experienced, visionary lender a great opportunity to make an impact!

Is this the role for you? 
The Chief Lending Officer plays a critically important role as part of our senior executive team where they will craft and execute a progressive lending strategy that promotes credit union growth. The CLO role provides an excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to lead and develop – them self, others, and the credit union. The CLO will direct and manage all aspects of lending operations, including consumer and mortgage lending, business and participation loan programs. He/She/They will be responsible for related risk management of lending programs. Working closely with our 1st mortgage and investment services CUSOs, the CLO will ensure the delivery of reliable, quality and timely service to the members of CommonWealth One.

The CLO is responsible for directing activities of the functions they oversee and working collaboratively with other teams. At CommonWealth One, each Executive has responsibility for coordinating the planning and budgeting for all reporting departments and managing the performance of staff, as well as playing a key role in the advancement of the annual Strategic Plan and promotion of the credit union core values.

If you know how to grow a loan portfolio, develop leaders, and build out new commercial and real estate products, this might be the next career step for you. You will thrive here if you find yourself in the flow when you are innovating new products and sharing new ideas.

Let’s get to know each other. 
To apply, send a letter that describes why CommonWealth One is the place you want to bring your talent. Show us your passion by telling us about how you have developed others and grown lending portfolios using your leadership skills and lending experience.  

Include a resume or link to your LinkedIn profile to show 10+ years of related experience in lending and progressive managerial experience including experience with loan portfolio management and ALM practices. A knowledge of underwriting guidelines as well as state and federal regulations affecting consumer, commercial, or mortgage lending will be key for success in this role.

A cover letter and resume are required to complete your application. 

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Jan. 31, 2022