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Chief Lending Officer

Is This the Career for You?

If you are a lending professional committed to hands-on leadership that goes far beyond assuring rules and regulations, Alternatives Federal Credit Union might be the perfect place to take your career! Alternatives is looking for an innovative strategic leader to join its team in the role of Chief Lending Officer. Reporting to the CEO, this position will be part of the Executive Management team and will be responsible for creating and implementing loan products and processes to meet the credit union’s goal of serving the underserved in our community. Ingenuity and a collaborative style will make you a good fit with the team. The right person will have a progressive approach to the changing lending landscape and provide strategic direction and leadership to the Consumer, Mortgage and Commercial Lending teams. Experience working with diverse people and cultural backgrounds will be considered an asset in this role. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent leadership and team-building skills. A combination of education and seven or more years of progressive lending experience in a managerial role is needed.

Are We the Company for You?

Alternatives Federal Credit Union (Assets $118 Million) is dedicated to economic justice and providing exceptional service to its 11,000 members and our local community. Founded in 1979, Alternatives’ mission is to build wealth and create economic opportunity for underserved people and communities. Alternatives is actively committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion among its staff, members, and the community. Since 1992, Alternatives has been a Low Income Designated Community Development Credit Union serving Ithaca, NY and the surrounding region. Beyond traditional credit union services, Alternatives deploys a host of community programs to provide financial education to youth, adults and businesses. 40% of Alternatives staff is a CUNA Certified Financial Counselor. Alternatives has been a leader in CDFI work and has been recognized nationally for its contributions in this area. Most notably, in 2014, Alternatives was awarded Community Credit Union of the Year and 2019 Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award by Credit Union National Association (CUNA).


Is This the Community for You?

Alternatives is located in Ithaca, NY, situated in the heart of Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region. Major employers include Education, Health Care, Technology, Tourism, and Agriculture. Ithaca is the home of Cornell University and Ithaca College. Tompkins County is a community of roughly 105,000 residents located at the south end of Cayuga Lake and famous for its many waterfalls and gorges. With its many small businesses, restaurants and music scene there is always something for everyone.