KITSAP Credit Union
$1.5B Assets
Bremerton, WA

Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) is a progressive and high-performing organization located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Located on the Kitsap Peninsula, KCU has beautiful views, great camping and hiking, and the Olympic Mountains are about an hour away. KCU is less than a five-minute walk and a short ferry ride away from downtown Seattle.

KCU is a non-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with more than 300 employees and 16 branches throughout Western Washington. KCU is on a mission to expand its communities’ prosperity by providing personalized experiences, convenient access, and highly competitive products and services. KCU has grown over 22% in the last 12 months and is approaching $1.8 billion in assets. They now serve 116,000+ members. Growth through operational excellence is at the core of KCU’s plans.

A great vice president of commercial lending (VPCL) opportunity is available at KCU. The VPCL will lead, plan, and direct the commercial, loan production, and portfolio management functions for the credit union. The VPCL is responsible for leading the commercial lending team to originate high-quality commercial loans, set expectations, coach, and evaluate direct reports and team performance. You will develop and oversee the implementation of strategies to expand the existing portfolio with loan assets that are structured and priced to meet credit union objectives. You will work with the vice president of lending and credit administration to ensure proper, consistent loan underwriting, structuring, pricing, and servicing of the loan portfolio mix. 

This role prepares periodic loan reports and updates, including pipeline status and statistics of the loan portfolio, and produces accurate and timely reporting on individual and overall team performance. The incumbent will evaluate and recommend systems, software, and documentation to provide responsive and professional service to the membership and provide recommendations for changes to products, loan policies, and procedures by following all applicable lending laws and regulations. As the VPCL, you will develop and maintain documented prospective opportunities and provide leadership and oversee training to the member business service department to create and strengthen performance. You will administer the credit union’s member business loan program, ensure desirable products and services are offered, and ensure training needs are met organization-wide. You will participate in community activities and business development, including but not limited to the Chamber of Commerce.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and six years’ progressive experience in commercial real estate and commercial lending with a financial organization. Top candidates will have seven years of leadership experience. You must have familiarity with the commercial mortgage market and underwriting requirements and must be registered with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System within 30 days of hire and comply with the SAFE Act regulations. Experience with understanding and analyzing financial statements and tax returns are required from candidates. 


KCU holds the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion closely. Over the last 86 years, they have aspired to grow with their communities and support every one of its members’ financial prosperity. As they continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates a broad range of voices, they encourage applicants to bring new and bold perspectives. KCU’s story is one of shared values and shared community spirit. KCU welcomes you to be part of what it means to belong at KCU.

To learn more about KCU’s history, values, and mission, please visit KCU’s website. To learn more about the current board of directors, please click here.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Anti-Discrimination

KCU is an equal opportunity employer. We support differences, thrive on the merits that all employees bring, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment, providing opportunities without discrimination based on any difference. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and to compliance with applicable antidiscrimination laws.

KCU’s policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, military status or status as an honorably discharged veteran, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, genetic information, and citizenship or immigration status. KCU will not tolerate discrimination based upon these characteristics or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

KCU’s policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, disciplinary action, social and recreational programs, and professional development practices. KCU is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. 


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