Director of Collections

Downeast CU is hiring a Director of Collections that could work remotely within commuting distance of any of the credit union’s eight locations. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Lending & Branch Operations, this individual will direct and coordinate the Collection and Loss Prevention functions of the credit union. Responsibilities include ensuring that adequate processes are in place to preserve the credit union’s assets by controlling delinquent accounts, collecting delinquent loan payments, and the recovery of collateral, as necessary. Overseeing the daily operations of the collections department, this position will remain current of federal and state laws and collaborate with the senior executive team in determining credit risk. A Bachelor’s degree preferred; or 5-7 years experience in overseeing all aspects of collections.

Downeast Credit Union (DECU) was chartered in 1941 as the St. Croix Federal Credit Union and was operated by the employees of St. Croix Pulp and Paper Company. As they grew throughout the state, the credit union converted to a state-chartered credit union, adopting a new name, Downeast Credit Union. Today, DECU has grown to over $222 million in assets and serves over 20,000 members from eight locations. Downeast Credit Union offers a complete line of financial services such as consumer and real estate loans; personal lines of credit, credit cards, checking and savings accounts, and a full suite of online and mobile banking services. DECU prides itself on its unwavering commitment to promoting the “People Helping People” credit union philosophy and culture. They were named in 2020 as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine companies. To learn more, visit

Baileyville, Maine, is a where the headquarters of Downeast Credit Union is located. It is a quaint town, nestled beside the St. Croix River. This picturesque town sits on the border between Maine and Canada. Calais’ rich in history offers a rural small town feeling with an abundance of adventure for all ages. Take a stroll through the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge or along the banks of the beautiful Pocomoonshine Lake, where you can also enjoy activities like kayaking, fishing, and canoeing. Visit the Wabanaki Cultural Center to learn about the town’s history or stop by Main Street for shopping and a wide variety of local, family-owned restaurants. Full of history, culture, nature, and offering numerous events throughout the year such as an annual Easter Egg Hunt, Music on the Green, Octoberfest, Halloween Party, Christmas Parade, and more. Calais is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Compensation: An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.

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