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Sea West Coast Guard Federal Credit Union
$400M Assets
Oakland, CA

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Sea West Coast Guard Federal Credit Union (Sea West) is seeking its next visionary and dynamic leader to guide the organization into a future of continued growth and unparalleled service. The CEO will be a strategic leader with a steadfast commitment to the mission, a passion for serving the military community, and a deep understanding of the credit union industry. 

Sea West’s mission is straightforward yet profound: to provide exceptional financial services and foster enduring relationships that honor the military community’s unique needs. Our dedication to providing secure, convenient, and competitive financial services benefits each member. 

As a strategic thinker, the CEO excels at strategic planning, identifying growth opportunities, and driving initiatives aligned with the mission. With strong financial expertise, the CEO has extensive knowledge in finance, regulatory compliance, and risk management, ensuring the utmost integrity in managing assets. The CEO will bring creativity and innovation to problem-solving, adeptly navigating the complexities of the credit union industry. Additionally, the CEO is community-minded, actively involved in community service, and skilled in building relationships with key partners and organizations. The CEO will be a transformational leader who is dedicated to serving those who serve our country.

Sea West stands as a beacon of financial stability and innovation, dedicated to serving active and retired military personnel and their families. With a legacy that spans more than 60 years, the credit union operates two branches, managing assets exceeding $4 million and serving a diverse membership of more than 11,000 members globally. Headquartered in the vibrant city of Oakland, CA, Sea West offers an exceptional opportunity for a leader to make a significant impact. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the credit union’s financial sustainability through ongoing strategic planning, thinking, and management.
  • Advance the credit union’s vision and purpose.
  • Carefully balance financial, member, employee, and community needs by exemplifying the credit union difference. 
  • Direct and manage the operations of the credit union and its subsidiaries.
  • Adhere to cooperative principles.
  • Help shape the future of the organization.
  • Be guided by the governance framework approved by the board of directors.
  • Ensure that the credit union and its subsidiaries follow and adhere to all NCUA and other regulatory agencies’ requirements and regulations as appropriate.
  • Be aware of opportunities for M&A with other like-minded CU’s serving the military and their families.  

Education and Experience:

  • A BS or BA degree in a business management-related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Demonstration of ongoing education and certifications relevant to a financial institution’s leadership is preferred. 
  • Minimum of five years of proven leadership expertise in financial institutions; credit union management experience preferred.
  • Competency in organizational and team transformation, cultural evolution, and operational excellence.
  • Experience leading several strategic initiatives and changes to support a compelling vision. 
  • A track record of community service and involvement in the community.
  • Evidence of fiduciary leadership in multiple economic environments. 
  • Knowledge and experience: real estate lending, operations, and regulatory audit preparation and presentation.
  • Work collaboratively with the board of directors to develop and implement policies and procedures that guide the credit union’s operations.
  • Build and maintain member relationships by delivering high-quality products and services that meet members’ needs.
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of credit union operations, regulations, and industry trends.
  • Strong commitment to the credit union’s mission, values, and principles. 
  • Ability and competency to design and implement a merger and acquisition strategy that supports the credit union’s strategic plan. 
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