Title: Strategy and Programs Director

Large Credit Union Coalition (LCUC) 

Location: Can be located anywhere in Canada

Link: www.LCUC.ca

Do you get bored easily? Do you like exploring new technology, emerging trends and how they could apply in the real world? Do you enjoy sharing your ideas and vision, and then working on delivering your vision? Do you thrive working independently, and in a nimble changing environment? If this sounds like you, then keep reading!

 

The Large Credit Union Coalition CIO group (LCUC CIO group) is a coalition of the 14 largest credit unions from across Canada with assets under management in excess of 120 billion dollars. Our team’s mission is to use our collective knowledge and national presence to provide technology leadership and innovation to enrich the financial lives of credit union members, and strengthen the competitiveness of Canadian credit unions. We focus on spearheading key technologies, and driving innovation in the credit union system.

 

Reporting to and working with the LCUC Managing Director – Innovation and Collaboration, you will help our LCUC CIO team deliver on their strategy and key objectives. You will identify new approaches to operationalize the high-level vision and priorities set out by the team. You will also be the business lead for a number of projects related to areas around open banking, payments modernization and digital identity amongst others.

 

Working with a high degree of independence and creating your own spin on the role, you will need to deliver successfully on:

 

  • Emerging and existing work-streams including projects related to machine learning and distributed ledger technology

  • Identification of strategic opportunities related to overall LCUC strategy, this could be in the form of whitepapers, or presentations

  • Provide key guidance to facilitate decision making by C-level executives

  • Managing operational deliverables as needed such as project documents, implementation reviews, proofs of concept, and associated documentation

  • Lead and work with project delivery teams, from Project Managers to business and technical resources, to ensure projects stay true to their intended goals, timelines and alignment to LCUC strategy

  • Support of LCUC governance including participation in and preparation for LCUC CIO team meetings

  • Manage expectations and deliverables through a landscape of competing interests and expectations of multiple organizations, project requirements and operating constraints.

 

To succeed in the role, you will need to:

  • Be a catalyst for change, never satisfied with the status quo, always wanting to improve things.

  • Be able to pivot at the drop of a hat.

  • Have deep experience communicating with varying audiences, but critically executives.

  • Be able to build consensus and can be persuasive and articulate to varying audiences and across matrixed teams.

  • Have demonstrated experience as a strategic thinker and planner

  • Be excellent at synthesis of information and creating new vision and direction based on your superior analytical skills.

  • Be the one to provide clarity in the face of ambiguity.

  • Be able to travel the levels – being strategic, operating at the executive level, and being granular and tactical as needed

  • Be comfortable working remotely.  

  • Have at least 10 years professional experience

 

Hard skills that would be an asset are:

  • Strategic planning

  • Development - particularly in emerging technology

  • Project management

  • Vendor management

  • O365 suite of tools

  • Website management

  • Report development

  • Presentation skills

  • Facilitation

 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter quoting in the subject line “LCUC Gig” to contact@lcuc.ca

 

LCUC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates.

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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