APPLICATION DEADLINE: CLOSED
The VSECU Board of Directors guides our organization in its mission to improve the lives of Vermonters and help empower Vermont communities to achieve greater financial, environmental, and social prosperity. If you feel you could be instrumental in bringing people together through the cooperative spirit to help engage positive social impact in Vermont, we’re interested in hearing from you.
VSECU is a financial cooperative owned by its member-owners who annually elect fellow members as directors of the board. The VSECU Board of Directors is made up of eleven members, each serving our membership for a regular three-year term in a volunteer capacity. The fiduciary duties of the board are to provide general direction and control of the credit union affairs and direct the CEO to ensure the sustainability of our cooperative while meeting the needs of its members.
Board governance responsibilities are significant, and the commitment must be unwavering. In a world of complex regulations, security and compliance, evolving technologies, risk management, increased competition, and societal demands for more than a commodity solution, the role of a director can be challenging with inherent risk and liability. For the right individual, it can be rewarding and fulfilling as VSECU looks for ways to improve the lives of our members and create stronger Vermont communities.
PETITION FOR NOMINATION DEADLINE: CLOSED
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
Four (4) Open Board of Directors Positions
Three, three-year positions and one, two-year position. If you have the passion and ambition to use your business, cooperative, innovative, and/or entrepreneurial experiences to support VSECU in promoting individual, member, and community sustainability and success, take a look at the qualifications, read the full job description, and submit your resume.
To be appointed by the Board of Directors
A director must be a member in good standing, at least 18 years of age, must qualify for bond coverage, and must not have ever been convicted of embezzlement, forgery, larceny, theft, robbery, falsifying information, fraud, or any kind of criminal misperformance of duty.
A director is expected to bring a high level of competency, engagement, and experience to the job. The ability to think conceptually and strategically with critical thinking and sound judgment is imperative.
A director should have the ability to read and understand complex financial statements, such as balance and income sheet statements, and know when to ask, as appropriate, substantive questions of management and the internal and external auditors.
A director should exhibit knowledge of the cooperative principles, concepts, and values as well as an understanding of the principles and values of VSECU.
A director should be engaged, communicative, and must be able to articulate his or her views frankly, work productively with others, and demonstrate a willingness to commit to the time and effort needed to be an engaged board member.
A director should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business, financial, and social issues at both the local and national level, and have a forward thinking mindset.