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At Ukrainian Credit Union Limited we share a common vision, quality and dedicated service to our members and the larger community. We generate value for our members through competitive rates, low service charges and profit sharing.

We are currently hiring for the following positions: 

 

Location: 476 Holland Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Z5

CLOSING DATE: Friday, June 14, 2024 at 4:00pm

We are a thriving credit union, known for extraordinary Member service that has deep roots in the community. Ukrainian Credit Union Limited (UCU) serves its individual, organizational and business-based members with high integrity, sound stewardship and competitiveness.

We are currently looking for a Financial Services Officer with our Ottawa branch location. You will report directly to the Branch Manager. As the Financial Services Officer, you will be primarily responsible for generating business volumes and revenues. This includes increasing the credit and deposit portfolio.

As a key member of the Branch team, the Financial Services Officer will:

  • Proactively identify sales opportunities based on the need of the Member, cross selling a full range of lending and investment deposit products.
  • Actively solicit new sales opportunities through warm calls and proactive outbound calling to existing and potential Members, Community Organizations and businesses; contacting all staff referral opportunities identified.
  • Maintain a high profile within the branch and community and actively seek out opportunities to build and foster relationships with Members, non-Members and business contacts.
  • Champions the Credit Unions sales culture by demonstrating exemplary sales skills, especially during all branch campaigns and promotions, while striving to exceed the Member experience at every point of interaction.

Key Accountabilities and Duties:

  • Provides sound financial advice by identifying products and services our Members need Identify opportunities to develop business within the community and attract new Members to UCU through networking and participating in community and branch events as a representative of UCU.
  • Identifies opportunities to promote, up sell and cross sell Credit Union deposit and investment products including, chequing/savings accounts, term deposits, registered plans, insurance (credit & travel), safety deposit boxes; if licensed, mutual funds (subject to approval)
  • Identifies opportunities to promote, up sell and cross sell Credit Union lending products including consumer loans, mortgages, lines of credit and credit cards; assists with appropriate application process.
  • Open new Memberships and provide a full suite of banking solutions to meet Member needs.
  • Qualifies all loan and mortgage opportunities by conducting Member interviews, analyzing relevant financial information, verifying loan application information, and investigating other variables affecting loan viability, with a common sense view on if the lending request makes sense.
  • Approves/declines loans and mortgages within discretionary limits; makes recommendations for approvals/declines to next level of management if outside discretionary limits.
  • Processes all appropriate documents associated with the sale of savings and investment products.
  • Processes all appropriate documents associated with loans and mortgage approval including, insurance and cheque disbursements; liaises with all relevant agents such as home inspectors and lawyers.
  • Follows a procedure to identify investment, loan and mortgage renewals; initiates contact with Member to maintain accounts and relationships.
  • Contributes to the overall business objectives of the Credit Union by executing the branch marketing program to attain loan, deposit, sundry product, and Member growth within the objectives set out in the business plan; keeps up to date on target status. Ensures branch staff is kept up to date and well informed on products and services as well as all aspects of cross selling, relationship building, sales and service standards.
  • Represents the Credit Union in the community by participating in local business activities and community functions, as required by management and for business development purposes.
  • Maintains strict adherence to Credit Union and branch operating procedures, lending policies and security procedures with respect to assigned authorities and responsibilities; reports any unusual occurrences or fraudulent activity to next level management upon discovery.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Completion of a post-secondary education; concentration in Finance, Commerce, or Accounting is an asset, or has equivalent work experience
  • Two years’ experience in financial services sales environment with a proven track record in sales
  • Two years’ experience underwriting; able to demonstrate: knowledge of Member life cycle needs; knowledge of features and benefits of lending, investment, and deposit products; knowledge of interviewing solicitation and telemarketing skills
  • Mutual funds license (e.g. IFIC), or working towards obtaining a mutual funds license, would be an asset
  • Experience working with or knowledge of a range of credit and investment products.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Computer literate – Word, Excel; Comfortable embracing new technologies
  • Comfortable working with digital financial services and providing seamless service in this type of Service Anywhere environment
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual – English; Ukrainian preferred; Polish an asset

UCU is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please let us know.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit both a resume and cover letter by email to Andrew Rozanec, Human Resources Manager, careers@ukrainiancu.com no later than 4:00pm June 14th, 2024.

To learn more about UCU, please visit our website at https://www.ukrainiancu.com/