Collections Officer – Downeast Credit Union

Collections Officer

Posted on October 4, 2023 |

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 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 Collections Officer for our Baring Operations location.  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. 

The preferred requirements are as follows:

  • Responsible for investigating, responding to and logging member credit bureau disputes in a timely manner
  • Data entry to a vast variety of spreadsheets that require strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly, work in and adapt to a fast-paced changing environment
  • A strong knowledge of internet and MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Significant experience in MS Excel 2010 is required
  • Perform a variety of other clerical duties of moderate scope and complexity necessary to support the department
  • Must demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, punctuality, working productively with others, time management, understanding the importance of a professional work image
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organized, detail oriented/multi-tasker
  • Kind, caring and passionate in helping others
  • 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, Down East CU, 23 Third Avenue, Baileyville, ME 04694 or email

You may also stop by any branch of Downeast Credit Union for an application, or download an application here.

Equal Opportunity Employer