Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Dakotaland FCU Seeking Next President/CEO

Dakotaland FCU based in Huron, South Dakota is seeking to fill the position of President/CEO upon the retirement of their current CEO following a 32 year career with Dakotaland FCU. A successful candidate must be a visionary and collaborative leader with a passion for ensuring the health and stability of the organization, and should possess a working knowledge of the operational and lending functions of a credit union with primary focus on financial analytics. Expert communication, advocacy and influencer skills are essential for this leadership position, with proven success in building relationships with community, staff and board of directors. At least 5 years of experience as an executive officer within a financial institution of $100M or greater in assets is required; with credit union experience preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent qualifying work experience will be required. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume portfolio to hrmail@dakotalandfcu.com by Friday, October 18th, 2019.


Career Opportunities at Black Hills FCU

Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) is seeking an experienced candidate to join their team as a full-time vice president of risk management and legal. The position will be based out of BHFCU’s Corporate Office in Rapid City and will be responsible for the overall administration and operation of risk management, compliance, fraud, contracts and vendor management programs, as well as serve as legal counsel for the credit union. The ideal candidate will have eight to ten years of experience in a related field with equal responsibilities. They should have knowledge of the legal field, including legal contracts, due diligence and negotiation tactics. A Juris Doctorate is preferred, but not required.

BHFCU is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate to join their team as a full-time business lender. This position will be based out of BHFCU’s West 10th Street Member Service Center in Sioux Falls. The business lender will be responsible for establishing business relationships with commercial borrowers, explaining business products and services and ensuring loan quality and deposit growth for the Credit Union. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two to three years of lending experience, preferably in commercial lending, as well as four years of college level language, math, and reasoning skills.

BHFCU is also seeking a full-time mortgage loan originator. This position will be based out of BHFCU’s Downtown Member Service Center in Rapid City. The mortgage loan originator will be responsible for seeking out, originating and processing real estate loan applications, as well as making loan decisions. Additional duties include providing financial counseling, building relationships and marketing BHFCU real estate products and more. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in direct mortgage lending, as well as four years of college level language, math and reasoning skills. They should also have a strong working knowledge of FHA, VA, SDHDA, and secondary market loan requirements.

For additional details about these positions and to apply online, visit bhfcu.com/careers.


Last Chance for ULEND Academy in 2019

We still have just a few spots remaining for our final 2019 ULEND Academy™ that will be held in Bismarck October 29 – 30. These class sizes are limited to 32 attendees, and this will be our final ULEND Academy™ for 2019. More information and registration available here.


Get Ready for ICU Day

On October 17th, credit unions across the Dakotas – and across the world – will be celebrating International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme is “Local Service – Global Reach” and we have some exciting things planned here at the association. Be sure to share your celebrations with the Memo by emailing to Shawn Brummer, and don’t forget to use #ICUDay for your social media posts.


Upcoming Chapter Events

Golden Pheasant Chapter Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 14 at AmericInn in Aberdeen. Jay Kruse, Chief Advocacy Officer for CUAD, will present Legislative Night. Social at 6:00 p.m. with meeting at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Steve Streier by October 10th at 605.725.0677.

Central Chapter of Credit Unions is holding their Volunteer Appreciation Social & Progressive Supper on Tuesday, October 15. There will be a shuttle “Party Bus” available to shuttle participants to each location. Park at M-O Federal Credit Union to join in on the fun, with bus departing at 5:45 p.m. RSVP to Tiffanie Kouf 605.353.9977.

Maurie C. Byrne Chapter Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15 at the TownHouse Hotel—710 1st Avenue North—Grand Forks. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for Social with Dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Program will be BSA Training with Amy Kleinschmit, Chief Compliance Officer with the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. RSVP to Veronica Holweger 701.775.0593 by October 7.

Missouri Valley Chapter Fall Panel Discussion – “Fraud, Member Service, Youth Engagement” will take place on Monday October 21 at 5:30 PM. Meet at Capital CU 204 West Thayer Avenue, Bismarck. RSVP here.

North Central Chapter of Credit Unions will meet on Tuesday, October 22 at the Sheyenne Senior Center. Meet at 6:30 p.m. for Dinner—Meatball Supper, with 7:00 p.m. Meeting to follow. Program will be Elder Abuse with Leo Rognlin from TrainND. RSVP to Rachel Anderson at ccunr@gondtc.com or 701.947.5011 by October 17.


Share Your Good News!

Don’t forget to share your stories of charitable giving and volunteer work for the Memo and CU Social Good. Remember, your credit union receives one Member Engagement Reward Point (MERP) for each story that is contributed to CU Social Good. The points add up and can help you receive a rebate on your annual CUAD Dues.

Submit your news to Shawn Brummer. Employee promotions, awards, new products or services, community involvement/recognition, job openings, all are welcome!



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