Get involved at your credit union.
Volunteering with the Meritus Credit Union Board of Directors is a great opportunity to contribute towards our continued growth and success.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the general direction and control of the credit union. Board Members help the Credit Union develop long-range strategic plans. Board members also review policies and procedures and oversee the operation and financial performance of the Credit Union.
As a Board member, your voice represents tens of thousands of members to ensure Meritus Credit Union is providing the products and services to meet the expectations and needs of our members.
Meritus Credit Union Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and Associate Directors serve as volunteers and are not compensated.
Associate Director Program
The Associate Director Program allows interested Meritus Credit Union members to gain the necessary skills and knowledge needed before making a full commitment to possibly holding a position on the Board of Directors in the future. Our Associate Directors contribute to and participate in strategic and policy discussions, under supervision of the Board of Directors, in a non-voting capacity.
Associate Directors must abide by the rules set forth in the Board of Directors policy. A limited number of positions are available in the Associate Director Program.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a Meritus Credit Union member in good standing
- Cannot be a relative of any Meritus Credit Union employee, Board or Supervisory Committee member
- Must pass a background check, credit check and qualify for bonding
The purpose of the Board of Directors is, on behalf of the membership, to ensure that the credit union reaches its objectives and long-term goals in the best interest of the membership. The Board meets once per month to review the progress of the credit union toward its strategic objectives. Volunteers need to be willing and able to devote the time and energy it takes to serve on various committees. Expectations of a credit union volunteer are:
- Believe in the credit union philosophy
- Have a willingness to learn
- Attend monthly Board meetings
- Actively promote the credit union
- Be a team player and act in the best interest of the membership
An Associate Director’s first term may be less than 12 months if they are appointed in a month between Annual Membership Meetings. Associate Directors shall serve a twelve (12) month term, with re-appointment, at the discretion of the Board of Directors at the annual meeting.
Associate Directors should be prepared to attend monthly Board and periodic committee meetings. Board meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of each month at 10 am for approximately two hours. Directors may attend remotely in extenuating circumstances.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner. When an Associate Director position is available, selected candidates will be required to attend a formal interview with the Meritus Credit Union Associate Board Committee.
How to Apply
To be considered for a volunteer Association Board of Director position, please complete the Application for Associate Board of Directors Volunteer. Mail your application, along with resume or summary of qualifications, to:
Meritus Credit Union
Attn: Associate Board Committee
515 Guilbeau Road
Lafayette, LA 70506
A Meritus Credit Union representative will contact you with further instructions once your application has been received.
Have questions? Please submit a contact request form.