VICE PRESIDENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Kitsap Credit Union
$1.7B 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.

KCU announces an excellent opportunity for the role of vice president of information technology (VPIT). The VPIT is responsible for organizing, planning, directing, and controlling all of the credit union’s electronic functions, including systems and programming, computer operations, phone operations, and related vendor relationships. The VPIT establishes, implements, and administers IT divisional policies and procedures and acts as senior manager over all hardware, software, and equipment purchases and maintenance. The VPIT is responsible for future technological innovations.

As the VPIT, you will be responsible for disaster recovery planning and mitigation strategies and continually monitoring technical and processing priorities and methods. You will train, direct, and supervise department managers and assume responsibility for developing and implementing effective information services planning and strategies. You will develop a strategy and direction for the credit union’s electronic processing functions and execute and support corporate-wide established goals. The VPIT periodically reviews the credit union’s information needs, modifies the systems as required, and assumes responsibility for the effective performance of information services’ functions. The VPIT implements cost-effective and efficient systems computer operations to meet current and future information needs.

The VPIT manages, directs, oversees, and ensures the efficiency of computer operations, telecommunications, information systems, LAN/WAN networks, PC systems, and ensures that users’ and members’ needs are met and fully capable of utilizing established systems. As the VPIT, you will provide leadership to personnel through effective objective setting, delegation, communication, and conduct staff meetings as required. 

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. To be considered, candidates must have knowledge of computer and telecommunication equipment and five to ten years of experience in information services and operations, preferably in a financial institution. Supervisory experience is required.

Values

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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