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Employment Opportunities

Cooperative Federal is a credit union dedicated to community development, economic empowerment and social justice - for our individual members, our community, and our world. Join a dedicated team of community activists posing as bankers.

**Please note: all newly hired staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.**

Current Openings

Loan Officer

Position Summary: Plan, organize, and implement lending activities pertaining to origination, underwriting, and closing of loans. Meet with and counsel applicants; complete loan files in accordance with established policies; disburse funds on approved applications. Monitor loans for lien filing perfections and collateral insurance. Participate in weekly reporting to the Loan Committee and meet with the Loan Commitee as needed. Support collections activities. Actively participate in consumer education & outreach activities including workshops, community events, and sponsored activities (evening and weekend hours may be occassionally required).

Qualifications: Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of diverse members, staff, and officials; to embrace the mission of serving the underserved. Thorough working knowledge of the lending process from application to closing. Ability to plan and organize workload; strong attention to detail is required. Ability to be creative. Bilingual is a plus (fluent in Spanish or other).

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hrs/week) starting at $40,000 - $50,000 annually.

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Business Loan Officer

Position Summary: By working with colleagues and community partners, this staff member will help Cooperative Federal scale up opportunity lending in the Greater Syracuse Area, with an emphasis on micro loans (under $50,000) as well as small business loans (typically up to $150,000, with occasional larger deals). Originate loans to small and micro businesses by supporting loan intake; analyzing applicants’ financial, project and management capacity; and preparing loan packages and recommendations.nsure effective operations and risk management in Cooperative Federal’s business loan portfolio through post-loan oversight and support, including monitoring portfolio performance and completing Annual Reviews.Collaborate with colleagues and partners on program development, management, expansion, outreach, and strategic planning.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Experience with or knowledge of small business lending, alternative business lending, small business management, economic development, or technical assistance, mentoring or consulting, particularly with micro businesses or self-employed is desirable
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in empowering disadvantaged communities and low-income people, and the skills to build new relationships and communicate effectively and enthusiastically about Cooperative Federal.  Bilingual is a plus (fluent in Spanish or other).

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hrs/week) starting at $48,500 - $52,500 annually.

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Loan Processor

Position Summary: Support and help coordinate lending activites pertaining to origination, underwriting, and closing of loan. Meet with and counsel applicants; provide telephone and remote support to loan customers; complete loan files in accordance with established policies; disburse funds on approved applications. Assist loan officers and other loan processors with producing, copying, faxing, mailing and handling internal and external correspondence. Prepare loan deparment reports and support collateral management activities. Meet with the Loan Commitee as needed. Conduct preclosing review for real estate loans as applicable. Actively participate in consumer education & outreach activities including workshops, community events, and sponsored activities (evening and weekend hours may be occassionally required).

Qualifications: Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of diverse members, staff, and officials; to embrace the mission of serving the underserved. Thorough working knowledge of the lending process from application to closing. Ability to plan and organize workload; strong attention to detail is required. Ability to be creative. Bilingual is a plus (fluent in Spanish or other). 

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hrs/week) starting at $17 to $19 Hourly.

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Information Technology Specialist

Position Summary: Support staff in their use of technology. Install, maintain, and update software and hardware. Provide support to IT staff and vendors; provide support and training to end users. Maintain IT inventory and document IT infrastructure.  

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with one (1) year relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experiences in computer science or information technology.  Relevant computer experience includes hardware, software, printer and copier installation and troubleshooting; network cabling; router and switch installation/management; LAN/WAN installation, support, and maintenance; AD, Windows Server 2012R2/2016/2019 and Group Policy experience.  

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hrs/week) starting at $47,500 - $51,500 yearly.

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Member Service Representative

Position Summary: Greet members, perform teller transactions over-the-counter and by phone, answer member account and financial questions and inform members about credit union services, financial education and asset-building opportunities. 

Qualifications: At least one year of cash handling experience and customer service experience required. Should be enthusiastic about our mission of serving the underserved and working for community development. Must be able to work some Saturdays (9:30 am to 2:00 pm) and until 6:30 pm on weekdays. Bilingual is a plus (fluent in Spanish or other). 

This is a full-time position (approximately 38 hrs/week) starting at $15 to $16 Hourly.

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Compensation & Benefits

Staff Positions: Rate of pay depends on experience. Our competitive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, group life insurance; option to join 401k retirement savings plan at 6 month anniversary; sick and vacation days plus all federal holidays off with pay.

AmeriCorps Positions: For more information about national service compensation and benefits, please check out VISTA Campus.


To be considered for future positions, please email a cover letter and resume to Coop Fed's HR team. 

Cooperative Federal is an equal opportunity employer.

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