Board Member
Kitsap Credit Union
$2.2B Assets
Bremerton, WA

Join a progressive board of directors for a well-known financial institution in the state of Washington, Kitsap Credit Union (KCU). This board member position is an excellent way to leverage your leadership, strategic thinking, and community passion. The board of directors at KCU is recruiting a board member with a leadership perspective of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). 

At Kitsap Credit Union, we believe in the power of a diverse group of people working together to achieve a united outcome. We believe in actions that demonstrate our commitment to being transparent, dependable, and genuine in everyday activities. We believe that responsibility is holding ourselves accountable for our decisions, actions, and their outcomes. We believe in acting with honesty, trust, and respect, which are at the forefront of our daily engagement.

The new board member must think independently, bring diverse perspectives, and understand the membership and communities served. The board seeks a candidate who supports an environment where forward-thinking is the norm and who recognizes and appreciates the contributions of other board members.  KCU’s growth strategies require challenging the status quo in constructive partnerships with other board members and the chief executive officer (CEO) to support effective decision-making. 

The current board has strong talent in executive and community leadership, financial services, accounting, finance, cybersecurity, and technology. As KCU continues to grow, they appreciate the impact of financial/investment acumen, the regulatory environment, and ERM and recognize the need to expand those strengths on the board. 


  • Must live or work in Washington and travel to board/committee meetings
  • Must be a member of Kitsap Credit Union or willing to join
  • Cannot serve on another financial institution’s board of directors
  • Cannot be an elected official
  • Cannot be currently employed as a senior manager or executive at a financial institution

 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 direction of the organization
  • 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 150 hours a year in board and committee meetings and leadership conferences. The new board member must be committed to making time to serve on the board. The board is looking for someone to serve long-term and eventually take on an officer position on the board. You must agree to participate on a board committee and be/become a member of KCU. You will have opportunities to participate in strategic planning sessions, community events, conferences, and board training seminars. High-performing board members are compensated up to $15,000 annually.

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