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Downeast Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership. We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs. Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

Commitment to our members is not the only thing growing at Downeast Credit Union, as we are making a commitment to all of our Team Members as well. The credit union has been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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Benefits Begin DAY OF HIRE for Full-Time Team Members:

  • Personal Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Training, Education and Certifications
  • 3-day weekends each month
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Extended Exercise Breaks
  • Loan Discounts
  • Other items offered, employee paid:
    - Colonial Life Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer, and Life Insurances and Income Protection
    - Anthem Vision
    - Patriot Auto Insurance
    - Patriot Life Insurance

Current DECU Job Postings

Member Service Representative F/T
  • Machias, Maine
  • full time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership. We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs. Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

Commitment to our members is not the only thing growing at Downeast Credit Union, as we are making a commitment to all our Team Members as well. The credit union is currently developing its plans to expand internal growth opportunity with its pay for performance program, medical benefits and personal time policy, and just recently, an individual development program was put in place, with on-line educational classes that allow Team Members to become certified in different areas.

If you are a person who is interested in growing with us, then you are an ideal candidate to belong to our caring and compassionate organization. We’re searching for a full-time Member Service Representative for our Machias Branch location. The chosen candidate will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

The preferred requirements are as follows:

  • 1-2 years Member Service experience preferred
    • Will provide training and education to the ideal candidate who is a great cultural fit, even though no experience in the financial industry
  • A strong knowledge of internet and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate and cross service CU products
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organized, detail oriented/multi-tasker
  • Kind, caring and passionate in helping others
  • Actively participating and contributing within your local community
  • High-School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification

This full-time position offers a generous base salary, benefits available upon date of hire are an 80% employer-paid medical plan, 100% employer-paid dental and life insurance plans, a 401k retirement program where the employer provides a 4% match, an average of twelve-paid holidays, and up-to five weeks paid vacation per year.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.  You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or
download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Branch Manager – Machias
  • Machias
  • full time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership. We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs. Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

Commitment to our members is not the only thing growing at Downeast Credit Union, as we are making a commitment to all of our Team Members as well. The credit union offers internal growth opportunities, medical benefits and personal time policy, and an individual development program was put in place, with on-line educational classes that allow Team Members to become certified in different areas.

If you are a person who is interested in growing with us, then you might be an ideal candidate to belong to our caring and compassionate organization.

We’re searching for a Full-Time Branch Manager for our Machias Branch location. The chosen candidate will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

The preferred requirements are as follows:

  • 3-5 years of Branch Manager experience preferred
  • Maintain a highly motivated, well-trained staff, maintaining effective employee relations.
  • Recommend, implement, and supervise the budget for the branch.
  • Apply and evaluate policies and procedures for the branch. Ensure that the branch is in compliance with federal laws and regulations set forth by the National Credit Union Administration and other regulatory agencies.
  • Recruit and select quality applicants for vacancies, ensuring that the credit union is adequately staffed with competent employees.
  • Evaluate the job performance of branch office staff to ensure quality of work and service to members.
  • Recommend salary increases.
  • Work with internal auditor to ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • Monitor branch activity, including number of transactions, volume, teller errors, loan volume, teller and loan personal sales, and new accounts.
  • Monitor key products and sales within branch to ensure profitable and sound business practices and a high quality of service for members.
  • Manage the security and safety of the branch. Analyze and monitor security and safety policies and procedures on an on-going basis.
  • Ensure that staff receives on-going training on security and robbery procedures.
  • Schedule adequate staff to ensure efficient branch operation.
  • Monitor branch operations to ensure a consistent, professional approach.
  • Assist staff or members in solving complex account problems.
  • Create and maintain a cross-selling environment within the branch. Train employees to maximize opportunities to sell products.
  • Performs routine member transactions including deposits, withdrawals, cash advances, loan payments, CD transactions, transfers, check cashing, and Visa payments.
  • Promote credit union products and services based on member’s needs.

The full-time position offers a generous base salary, an 80% employer-paid medical plan, as well as a 100% employer-paid dental and life insurance plans (immediate upon hire); a 401k retirement program (immediate upon hire), an average of twelve-paid holidays, and up-to five weeks paid vacation per year.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.  You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or
download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Member Service Representative – P/T
  • Unity, Maine
  • part time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership.  We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs.  Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

If you are a person who is interested in growing with us, then you are an ideal candidate to belong to our caring and compassionate organizationWe are searching for a part-time Member Service Representative for our Unity Branch location.  The chosen candidate will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

The preferred requirements are as follows:

  • The work schedule for this part-time position is 20 hours/week.  The person hired would also be required to fill in for vacations (up to 40 hours/week), as well as filling in for someone who is out for their scheduled 8-hour workday.
  • 1-2 years Member Service experience preferred
    • Will provide training and education to the ideal candidate who is a great cultural fit, even though no experience in the financial industry
  • A strong knowledge of internet and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate and cross service CU products
  • Acquire strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organized, detail oriented/multi-tasker
  • Kind, caring and passionate in helping others
  • Actively participating and contributing within your local community
  • High-School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification

This part-time position offers a generous base salary, and an average of twelve-paid holidays per year, as well as other miscellaneous benefits that may be eligible, that revolve around the average number of weekly hours worked per week.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.  You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or
download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Mortgage Loan Originator
  • TBD
  • full time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership. We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs. Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

If you are a person who is interested in growing with us, then you may be an ideal candidate to belong to our caring and compassionate organization. We are searching for a full time Mortgage Loan Originator, that may be housed at any one of our eight branch locations, headquarters, or the possibility of working remote. The chosen candidates will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

  • 3-5 years of Mortgage Lending experience preferred
  • A strong knowledge of applications such as MS Office or related software
  • Acquire strong written, verbal, interpersonal and customer service skills, providing timely and accurate information, responses, and decisions to internal and external members
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and measures self against standards of excellence
  • Thorough understanding of Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal National Mortgage (Fannie Mae), and other types of construction and conventional loans
  • Kind, caring and passionate in helping others, and keenly aware of personal, team, departmental and company-wide goals and able to prioritize work to achieve goals, as well as support the loan sales team
  • Actively participating and contributing within your local community
  • High-School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification

This full-time position offers a generous base salary, an 80% employer-paid medical plan, as well as a 100% employer-paid dental and life insurance plans (immediate upon hire); a 401k retirement program where the employer provides a 4% match (immediate upon hire), an average of twelve-paid holidays, and up-to five weeks paid vacation per year.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.  You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or
download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Temporary Position – Member Service Representative
  • Belfast, Maine
  • full time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership. We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs. Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

We are searching for a Temporary Member Service Representative for our Belfast Branch location until mid-May 2023. The chosen candidate will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

The preferred requirements are as follows:
• Will provide training and education to the ideal candidate who is a great cultural fit, even though no experience in the financial industry is necessary
• A strong knowledge of the internet and Microsoft Office
• Ability to communicate and cross service CU products
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
• Team player who is self-motivated, organized, detail oriented/multi-tasker
• Kind, caring and passionate in helping others
• Actively participating and contributing within your local community
• High-School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification

The work schedule for this Temporary MSR position is 35-40 hours per week until mid-May 2023 and offers a generous base salary.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.  You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or
download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Member Service Representative
  • Topsham, Maine
  • full time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership. We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs. Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

Commitment to our members is not the only thing growing at Downeast Credit Union, as we are making a commitment to all our Team Members as well. The credit union is currently developing its plans to expand internal growth opportunity with its pay for performance program, medical benefits and personal time policy, and just recently, an individual development program was put in place, with on-line educational classes that allow Team Members to become certified in different areas.

If you are a person who is interested in growing with us, then you are an ideal candidate to belong to our caring and compassionate organization. We’re searching for a full-time Member Service Representative for our Machias Branch location. The chosen candidate will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

The preferred requirements are as follows:

  • 1-2 years Member Service experience preferred
    • Will provide training and education to the ideal candidate who is a great cultural fit, even though no experience in the financial industry
  • A strong knowledge of internet and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate and cross service CU products
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organized, detail oriented/multi-tasker
  • Kind, caring and passionate in helping others
  • Actively participating and contributing within your local community
  • High-School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification

This full-time position offers a generous base salary, benefits available upon date of hire are an 80% employer-paid medical plan, 100% employer-paid dental and life insurance plans, a 401k retirement program where the employer provides a 4% match, an average of twelve-paid holidays, and up-to five weeks paid vacation per year.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.  You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or
download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Marketing Assistant
  • TBD
  • full time

Downeast Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative created in 1941 for the purpose of providing additional value and financial options to its membership.  We partner with our members and tailor our products and services to meet their specific individual needs.  Our credit union is much different than a bank, with our sole purpose to continually improve the financial well-being of all members collectively – not just a few stockholders. Our credit union promotes a “People helping People” philosophy and culture; a culture where we serve people, not profit.

If you are a person who is interested in growing with us, then you may be an ideal candidate to belong to our caring and compassionate organization.  We are searching for a full time Marketing Assistant to be housed at one of our eight branch locations, or the ability to work remotely in some situations.  The chosen candidate will become an advocate for our membership and will assist our team in accomplishing all objectives associated with the “People helping People” philosophy.

The preferred requirements are as follows:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the marketing department, utilizing a wide range of computer software applications including Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Cloud, and social media platforms.
  • Assist with planning, coordinating and executing marketing campaigns.
  • Assist in the creation and/or review of letters, newsletters, direct mail, press releases, collateral materials, forms, brochures, etc.
  • Develop content and graphics to create a monthly social media calendar that aligns with departmental goals and objectives.
  • Assist in planning, coordination and execution of community sponsorships, events, and employee volunteerism program.
  • Research and analyze marketing trends and demographic data concerning members and potential members, products and services, and potential products and services.
  • Research and recommend product or service enhancements to provide quality member service and to meet the financial needs of members.
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organized, and measures self against standards of excellence
  • Kind, caring and passionate in helping others
  • Actively participating and contributing within your local community
  • High-School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification

This full-time position offers a generous base salary, an 80% employer-paid medical plan, as well as a 100% employer-paid dental and life insurance plans (immediate upon hire); a 401k retirement program where the employer provides a 4% match (immediate upon hire), an average of twelve-paid holidays, and up-to five weeks paid vacation per year.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  Donna Cochran, VP – HR, Downeast CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email dcochran@downeastcu.com.

You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or download one from our website, www.downeastcu.com.

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