Monday, April 27, 2015

President/CEO, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) - Brea, CA

President/Chief Executive Officer, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) - Brea, CA

Position Summary
Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) is in search of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) due to the retirement of its current CEO. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, analyzing, organizing and directing all aspects of the credit union’s operations and executing approved policies consistent with the Board’s mission and vision.  This individual must ensure a strong capital base in order to protect its member’s assets while providing and promoting an innovative culture that supports the core element of the international service experience ECCU has established.  Bachelor’s degree required, higher credentials preferred.  A minimum of ten (10) years of related management experience within a progressive financial institution environment needed. 

Company Profile
ECCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative institution. ECCU is an alliance of Christian churches, parachurch ministries, schools, workers, and individuals. While ECCU’s mission extends far beyond banking, they do provide a wide range of financial services and resources for both ministries as well as individuals affiliated with ministries. Their ministry banking resource has not always been called Evangelical Christian Credit Union. They began in 1964 as the Conservative Baptist Credit Union with a mission to serve ministers and missionaries of Conservative Baptist churches and organizations. In 1984, a merger with the Association of Christian Schools International Credit Union created ECCU. Since then, their staff has grown from 27 employees to 225, who together have helped ECCU earn the distinction of being a finalist each of the three years they participated in the Best Christian Workplaces’ annual survey. Today, Evangelical Christian Credit Union is now one of the largest credit unions on the West Coast with $1.1 billion in assets and over 12,000 members. Headquartered in Brea, California, ECCU also has a full service branch in Colorado Springs.

Community Profile
Brea, California is one of the oldest communities within Orange County and was incorporated in 1917 as the City of oil, oranges, and opportunity. Today, Brea is a bustling, close-knit community of 40,000 residents, who enjoy a high level of public services rarely found in a smaller community. The City of Brea operates as a “full service City,” providing a wide range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, recreational activities, human services, and the cultural arts, as well as a proactive community outreach program. Downtown Brea is the center of fun in northern Orange County. With a variety of restaurants, movies and live entertainment, it's the place to go for an escape from the ordinary. Featuring a golf course, numerous parks, and hosting many outdoor street festivals, Brea is a festive and family-friendly place to relax. The Brea Olinda Unified School District operates six elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school, and one alternative high school. Brea’s school district includes campuses recognized as California Distinguished Schools and a National Blue Ribbon High School.

An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.

Application Procedure
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