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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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Business Program Navigator

Position Summary: Guide applicants through the business loan process, provide connections to business resources in the community, maintain regular contact with current business borrowers and members. Perform intake, process, and underwrite microenterprise loans. Work with Development and Communications manager to manage current business program grants and to secure funding to support current and expanded business programming at the credit union. Help implement the credit union’s public communications and outreach strategies for business program.

Qualifications: Three or more years of experience in at least one of the following areas: small business/microenterprise lending or small business technical assistance, community development finance, grant and/or nonprofit management, entrepreneurship or business ownership. Knowledge of different business structures, business planning/management concepts, and related documentation. Ability to plan and organize workload; strong attention to detail is required. Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.

This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hrs/week) starting at $44,000 - $52,500 annually.

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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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