San Jose, CA

CommonWealth Central Credit Union’s (CommonWealth) board of directors has the opportunity for someone to join their progressive and high-performing board who can provide thoughtful insights and diverse perspectives while understanding their membership and the communities they serve. CommonWealth is a long-established credit union with other 35,000 members in the Santa Clara county community. Candidates must live, work, or worship in Santa Clara county and have leadership experience, financial literacy, and a background in either technology, fintech, or marketing. The ideal candidate has solid digital acumen, is forward-thinking, collaborative, not afraid to question the status quo, and is an effective decision-maker. 

As a board member, you will leverage your expertise in leadership, strategic thinking, and passion for the community. They are looking for someone who can bring a diversity of background and diversity of thought to the team. The ideal board member is passionate about the financial safety and soundness of our membership and values contributing to boardroom discussions and decision-making. They are a strong communicator with solid interpersonal skills and can easily connect with others. They also have an appetite and desire to learn about credit unions and enhance their mission. 

Essential Functions:
As an active board member, you will be mentored in an onboarding process to:

  • Understand the credit union’s strategic vision and targets
  • Participate in deciding the strategic vision and targets
  • Proactively participate in effective board governance and leadership
  • Learn about the products and services and how they benefit members
  • Gain knowledge of the credit union’s financials and overall performance

The average board member contributes a minimum of 100 hours a year to board and committee meetings and leadership conferences. You will have opportunities to participate in strategic planning sessions, community events, conferences, and board training seminars. 

At CommonWealth, they commit to fostering an environment of collaboration, celebrating individual uniqueness, and providing opportunities for all to thrive. 

Directors are volunteers, and their contributions to the credit union are priceless. Directors are provided with a health insurance reimbursement allowance, an iPad, and all expenses paid for you and your spouse for approved conferences.

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