Loan Officer

Downeast Credit Union is hiring a full-time Loan Officer at its Richmond branch.

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 all of 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 Loan Officer for our Richmond Branch 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:

  • At least 2 – 3 years lending experience is strongly preferred; this includes experience in the financial services industry performing loan duties, as well as possessing a sales and service background
    • Mortgage lending experience is also preferred
  • Ability to communicate loan decisions to members, and cross-service credit union products
  • Acquire strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Acquire a strong knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Outlook)

This full-time position offers a generous base salary; a pay-for-performance incentive program; a 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance programs, as well as up to 4% matching 401k retirement program (these benefits immediate upon hire); a Professional Development program; 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 one from our website,