Our Careers Center includes full- and part-time positions, AmeriCorps*VISTA placements, consulting and other opportunities at the Federation and at Federation-member CDCUs nationwide.

Career Opportunities at the Federation 

The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (the Federation) is a dynamic, growth-oriented intermediary specializing in bringing financial services to low-income communities through nonprofit, member-owned community development credit unions (CDCUs).   Based in New York City, the Federation provides financial, technical, and educational services to credit unions serving low-income and economically disenfranchised communities. Please click below for details on this opportunity.

Marketing and Communications Intern


Internship Description

The Federation is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern to support our ongoing communications and marketing of the Federation’s Initiatives to the community development, credit union, and financial capability fields. The ideal candidate would be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field.


The intern will work at the Federation’s New York City offices 6-10 hours a week, schedule can be flexible. Immediate start preferred, though summer intern candidates also welcome. Compensation is $12/hr.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Assist in the management of content for company website and social media
  • Creation of new landing and destination pages and forms as well as posting downloadable documents and videos
  • Design and draft announcement, newsletter and event emails to render correctly in multiple browsers and email providers
  • Create and manage Facebook and Twitter posts
  • Create and manage WordPress CMS (content management system) to ensure all content, video, PDF, etc. are accessible and downloadable for all users and visitors
  • Support Federation marketing activities as needed, including event marketing, i.e. Annual Conference
  • Support analysis of Federation member credit union engagement


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written communication skills, including business correspondence, press releases, and informational e-blasts
  • Detail oriented and committed to excellence
  • Design experience in Photoshop and InDesign a plus


To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Clarissa Ritter, Director of Marketing and Communications


Career Opportunities at Federation Member Credit Unions 

Cooperative Federal: Executive Assistant


Job Opening: Executive Assistant
Cooperative Federal has an opening for the right person. Engage in a daring struggle against the forces of neglect. Learn community development finance working in the most funky, diverse, and vibrant neighborhoods in Syracuse. Join a dedicated team of community activists posing as bankers. Together we will assist members with low levels of economic resources to build financial strength.

JOB SUMMARY: Wide range of responsibilities includes project management, grant reporting, volunteer management, and administrative & other programmatic assistance to the Treasurer (CEO) and Assistant Treasurer. A busy workplace in a growing, successful 30 year old community-development credit union with about 20 staff, 50+ volunteers, 4000 members, multiple programs and over $20 million in assets. Accountable to the Assistant Treasurer.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be detail oriented, extremely organized, able to track multiple projects and deadlines, and stay calm under pressure. Must be committed to our social justice and community development mission.

  • Able to write and edit reports with ease, clarity and grace
  • Computer literate (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, internet, etc.)
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-directed work
  • Able to work in a team-based environment
  • Able to multitask and work under numerous deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Flexible and willing to take on responsibilities as needed
  • Good research and presentation skills

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, social science, human resources management, business administration, or equivalent relevant experience.

Also desirable but not required are 5 year successful administrative or management work history, demonstrated project management skills, some graduate school. Bilingual also helpful but not required.

To apply, please email with a cover letter and resume.
You can also direct resumes and inquiries to:
Cooperative Federal, ATTN: Human Resources
723 Westcott St
Syracuse, NY 13210
To apply by fax, send to (315) 476-0567, ATTN: Human Resources

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