Volunteer service is crucial for all credit unions. The law requires oversight by a group of unpaid individuals. This is an excellent path to way towards being a full member of the board. You get to experience how our board functions and the responsibilities involved. At the same time, the board gets to know you and evaluates whether you will be a good fit with the board.
What Service on the Committee Offers:
- An opportunity to build your career Build a healthy network of professionals and hone important leadership, communication, and analytic skills. This is a great way to get professional involvement if you are interested in understanding and applying financial knowledge. Ongoing training, onsite and conferences, is covered by the credit union.
- An opportunity to be involved Gain a deeper understanding of enterprise financial management. Be exposed to important issues, interesting projects, and courageous conversations.
- Ability to make an impact in your community Volunteer positions help foster member services of the credit union. Be involved in protecting deposited funds. Ensure the average individual as well as the underbanked have access to the financial system.
How You'll Contribute:
- Advise and Provide Expertise Associate board members often possess specialized knowledge or expertise. You can share your insights and advice with the board and management team, offering guidance on strategic decisions, industry trends, and best practices.
- Committee Participation Associate board members may be appointed to serve on various committees, such as the supervisory committee, asset/liability committee, board development, or board assessment committee. You can actively engage in committee discussions, contribute to policy development, and assist in reviewing and evaluating important matters within your assigned areas.
- Fostering Diversity and Inclusion We recognize the importance of including the variety of perspectives present in our community in our governance structures. Associate board members can bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to the boardroom, helping to ensure that a broad range of viewpoints are considered in decision-making processes.
What You’ll Bring:
- Membership in the credit union. To be eligible to serve on the committee, you must be listed as the sole or primary owner of an account - current or new.
- Have a strong interest in the mission and goals of the credit union and dedication to the mission of the credit union, “Inspiring upward financial success”
- Demonstrate a commitment to community service
- Willingness to attend monthly meetings, usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meetings typically go for two to three hours. Occasionally, a meeting is held before business hours. Before each meeting you should be prepared to read relevant documents so you can contribute to the meetings.
- Have the ability to participate in special events and assignments
- Willingness to serve for at least one term. The first term lasts for six months. Subsequent terms last for 12 months. You are expected to attend 5 out of the 6 board meetings in your first term and 9 out of the 12 board meetings in a 12-month term.
- Hunger for knowledge. Experience in accounting or business is helpful but not necessary. The credit union provides training through printed materials, group instruction, and out of state conferences. Approved travel expenses are covered by the credit union
How to Get Involved:
- Submit your application and resume to https://ascentcu.com/volunteer-application/ to express your interest in serving as a volunteer.