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Board of Directors Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an associate director with Heartland Credit Union. This is a volunteer (unpaid) position. 

All applicants must meet the following minimum criteria before serving as an associate director: 

  • Become a HCU member upon position acceptance, or if currently a member/joint owner, the account must be in good standing.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old, bondable, and not currently employed by HCU.
  • Have credit history that indicates ability to manage finances.


Primary duties and responsibilities

Members of the Heartland Credit Union Board of Directors report to the general membership of the credit union, while the collective Board supervises the CEO. The Board maintains the general direction and control of the credit union, including:

  • Guiding the organization to fulfill its purpose.
  • Setting the plans and governance policies which guide the affairs of the credit union.
  • Ensuring those plans and policies are properly implemented by following the credit union charter, bylaws, all applicable federal and state laws and sound business practices.


Expectations of board members

To achieve these objectives, members of the Heartland Credit Union Board of Directors are expected to:

  • Attend meetings, typically two per month.
    • Third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. via Webex
    • Fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. in-person
  • Prepare for meetings in advance by reviewing meeting materials.
  • Maintain confidentiality for issues that are sensitive in nature.
  • Devote whatever time is necessary to perform the normal duties of the Board.
  • Be knowledgeable about the general community and services available.
  • Be familiar with the Director’s Policy Manual.
  • Be able to deal effectively with conflict.
  • Communicate effectively and promote teamwork.
  • Complete required education assignments, when necessary.


Documentation needed for application

  • Resume
  • Board of Directors Application