Chief Executive Officer

Utah Community Credit Union
Provo, Utah
Apr 08, 2024
May 08, 2024
Full Time

Utah Community Credit Union
$3 Billion Assets
Provo, UT

Utah has one of the strongest economies in the country, fueled by strong growth, high education and employment rates, and stunning natural beauty as a bonus. Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) is looking for its next chief executive officer (CEO) to boldly lead the credit union into the future and capitalize on the financial strength of the state and the communities it serves. 

The CEO is a dynamic leader who will take a strategic and visionary approach to operations and long-term planning while providing leadership, oversight, and strategic direction to the credit union. The CEO gathers and analyzes information to make data-driven decisions promptly. The CEO must be capable and comfortable making quick, data-driven decisions to take advantage of opportunities. 

A strong, collaborative partnership between the board of directors and the CEO is necessary to bring creativity and vision to how the credit union acts and moves forward. Awareness and understanding of marketplace dynamics are a must. Interpreting and sharing these findings, along with the related risks and rewards, in sometimes rigorous conversations with the board to propose and encourage innovative thinking and fiduciary soundness is required. Utah has the youngest population in the nation, and the next CEO should promote a technology-forward approach to engage with and capture this demographic as members. The CEO needs to understand the opportunities, risks, and implications of AI and a digital-forward strategy. 

The CEO is the face of the credit union and will foster a strong and healthy corporate culture that engages employees, creates wealth for members, and positively impacts the community. The CEO is a well-respected presence in the community and serves as the face of the credit union. Building and maintaining meaningful relationships with the members and their communities is key to the success of the next CEO of UCCU.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • At least five years of experience in a comparable CEO role or another executive role in a large, complex financial institution
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Technology savvy, fintech experience a plus
  • Understanding of the credit union industry and passion for its mission
  • Demonstrated leadership, vision, strategic and critical thinking, and operational excellence
  • Proven expertise in developing future leaders for business leadership continuity opportunities
  • Strong board/CEO relationship dynamics and knowledge of governance

About UCCU

Utah Community Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with the satisfaction and financial well-being of our members at the heart of all we do. We are dedicated to fostering a genuine Culture of Care while prioritizing member needs for fast, easy, and safe product and service delivery through every channel. We strive to exceed member expectations by delivering exceptional service, high-value/low-cost financial products and services and consistently enhancing the member experience. Learn more at