General Manager/CEO, Sandhills

Sandhills Credit Union is hiring a General Manager/CEO in Leader, Saskatchewan

Sandhills Credit Union is a progressive community-based credit union located in Leader, Saskatchewan. With just under $80 Million in assets, strong financial ratios, and a vibrant insurance subsidiary, Sandhills is poised to build on over 20 years of success. We serve over 1,400 members in Leader and the surrounding area, delivering on our vision:

Built on Trust. Committed to Excellence.

We are committed to:

  • A high standard of service for our members,
  • Engaging, rewarding, flexible and inclusive opportunities for our employees, and
  • Active participation in, and support for, our communities

To learn more about Sandhills Credit Union, please visit our website at

The Board of Directors is currently seeking a strong leader who shares our values and commitment to our members and community to join us as General Manager (GM) of the credit union and insurance subsidiary.

The Opportunity

As GM, you will work with the Board to develop a vision for success in the changing landscape of financial services, and implementing Sandhills’ long-term goals to ensure sustained profitability and growth. You will collaborate, partner, and lead through some complex times ahead, instilling confidence in the team, the board, and with our members.

Your top priorities in this role will be:

  • Managing staff changes and proactively planning for upcoming retirements to maintain the capacity of the Sandhills team and fully engage staff at all levels
  • Keeping focus on members and member service – keep ‘em, and keep ‘em happy!
  • Building appropriate partnerships to increase capacity while retaining autonomy
  • Driving steady growth and innovation, while ensuring the health of the credit union is the primary focus
  • Building on Sandhills’ strong profile in the communities we serve

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an experienced financial services leader who has held responsibility for branch operations, financial management and budgeting, risk management, lending (managing large and complex commercial and agricultural loans), and human resources processes. Your background includes a combination of relevant education and senior financial services leadership experience, ideally within the credit union system. A working knowledge of insurance operations is also important.

You are a collaborative relationship builder who engages and motivates employees, board members, and the community to grow the credit union and benefit your members. You have the ability to set a vision and lead people through change, and experience building a strong organizational culture – bringing people together to achieve common goals. You are innovative and resourceful in analyzing issues, finding solutions, and implementing actions to meet the goals of the organization.

You have experience with regulatory compliance and governance, and you’re familiar with the regulatory environment of financial institutions in Canada.

Our new GM will be an active and visible leader in the community, and will share our commitment to the cooperative movement and values-based banking.

To Apply

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to submit your resume and cover letter here: by June 23, 2021.

If you have questions, or want more information on this opportunity, please contact:

Cindy Dopson,
Consultant, People Solutions
Central 1

About Leader, S.K.

The Leader community offers a vibrant and family-friendly community with a K-12 school, hospital, swimming pool, curling & skating arenas, grass green golf course, access to outdoor recreation, churches, reasonably priced housing, and an active retail core. To learn more about the community of Leader, please visit

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