Become a Director

The opportunity

We are always looking for qualified individuals who would be interested in filling future vacancies on our board of directors. 

As part of our board of directors, you would help shape and guide one of Canada's largest credit unions with almost $11 billion in assets under administration, close to 250,000 members and more than 1,700 employees. We operate 54 branches throughout the province under the Envision Financial, Valley First, Enderby & District Financial and Island Savings brands. As a director of First West Credit Union, you would be part of a dynamic team responsible for shaping the organization’s strategic direction and ensuring appropriate processes and controls are in place to identify, manage and monitor applicable risks. You would protect and uphold the credit union’s values, exercising judgment with honesty and integrity. 

Who are you?

You are a natural leader who cares about people and the communities in which you live and work. You value respect and diversity and appreciate a variety of views crucial to good corporate governance. You have high standards and believe in inspiring exceptional results. You have a passion for innovation and exceptional service, and are a progressive, critical thinker who believes in finding a better way. You have the courage to think differently and enjoy being part of a winning team.

Key attributes include proven business, financial and social acumen and three to five years of relevant business and/or board experience. The board is particularly interested in candidates who have experience in the following core areas: leadership, financial accounting and audit, strategic planning, technology, risk management, law and regulatory control/governance and public policy.

The board also recognizes the benefits of having a diverse composition, and has identified diversity as an essential element in attracting high-calibre directors, maintaining a high-functioning board and building a competitive advantage. To that end, the board has determined that its ideal composition includes a mix of genders, ethnicity/culture, geographical location and age, and has set targets for each of these elements (For more information, please read the Board Diversity Policy here.)

Contact us today 
If you are interested in learning more about being a director of First West Credit Union, please email governance@firstwestcu.ca.