Vice President of Technology

Valley First Credit Union

Modesto, CA


Position Description

Are We The Place For You?

Valley First Credit Union ($1B, Modesto, CA) is seeking its next Vice President of Technology. Since its founding in 1949, it has grown to serve more than 80,000 members across California’s Central Valley, serving Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties of California. We’ve measured our success based on the well-being of the communities we serve, and we are proud to serve our members with superior service, financial education, investment in our community, and a single-minded focus on doing good.

We are headquartered in Modesto, California, and are proud to be designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Treasury Department. This certification places[CL1] [AB2] [KD3]  us within a nationwide network that drives economic growth in communities that need it most. We are also designated as a Low Income Credit Union by the NCUA and a Juntos Avanzamos Credit Union by Inclusiv. Additionally, we have earned the SBA’s Preferred Lender Program designation, enabling us to serve our business members with dedication, success, and growth in the communities we call home.

Our mission is simple: We work together to provide superior service for our members and community. Our tagline, “Making Good Happen,” reflects a commitment to going beyond traditional banking services to impact the community and the lives of our members positively.


Is This the Career for You?

The Vice President of Technology will be pivotal in leading the strategy and modernization of the Technology Department for our dynamic credit union. This role will oversee and manage the Information Technology function, including developing a future proof roadmap for digital transformation, operations/core, information security/cybersecurity, network and helpdesk, user experience (UX), data analytics, project management, software development, and related vendor relationships. This leader will foster exceptional employee growth and development, working collaboratively with the team and stakeholders enterprise-wide.

In addition to setting objectives and strategies for the Technology department, this position is responsible for driving innovation and digital transformation, aligning technology with Valley First’s strategic priorities, monitoring and analyzing technology trends, ensuring the stability of the Credit Union’s systems, and enhancing the efficiency of the Credit Union’s infrastructure, automation, and technology integration.

Our next Vice President of Technology will be a strategic and visionary leader, empowering the team with trust and autonomy, investing in their professional development, and maintaining open communication channels. They will recognize and reward achievements, provide necessary tools and resources, and promote a healthy work-life balance. Approachable and open, the Vice President of Technology will excel at building effective rapport with leadership, employees, community leaders, vendors, and other credit union industry executives.

Help Us Get to Know You

Ready to make this move? Send your resume or link to your LinkedIn profile, highlighting a minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading, planning, and maintaining technology innovation and strategy for credit unions larger than $500 million in assets. At least three years must have been in a leadership position.

A bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, information systems, business, or any other related discipline is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Computer and network certifications A+ and Network+ are preferred. Industry security certification (e.g., CISSP, CISM, GIAC, CISA, etc.) is preferred.


The salary range is approximately $143,584, up to $239,307.60 annually.



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Aug. 16, 2024