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American First is looking for dynamic individuals who are passionate, motivated, and energetic team players. We want to support your career goals by giving you the opportunity to provide consultative service in a people-focused environment. We aim to show our members a different kind of financial services company. Our values, culture, and people are what determine the success of our associates as well as our Credit Union.

If you are interested in a rewarding career, complete an employment application and email to our Human Resources department at

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An Equal Opportunity Employer and At-Will Employer
The Credit Union exercises responsible hiring practices, with a thorough background investigation including criminal, bondability, credit, drug testing and fingerprinting.

Current Open Positions

All positions report to the La Habra Corporate Headquarters unless otherwise noted.

Marketing Specialist Marketing Specialist
This positon reports to the Director of Marketing. As a Marketing Specialist you can look forward to being responsible for a broad variety of marketing activities and operates within a deadline driven environment. This position plays a key role in assisting in the planning, creating, organizing resources, and timely execution of marketing programs including advertising, direct and electronic mail campaigns, social media, web site content management, and special projects. The Marketing Specialist interacts with other department leaders in order to meet Credit Union objectives and create a phenomenal member experience.

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in marketing including HTML and graphic design experience
  • Advanced skills in graphic design using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Flash
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office programs
  • Advanced writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
Member Service/Sales
Licensed Financial Advisor Licensed Financial Advisor
CUSO Financial Services, LP. (CFS) is seeking a Licensed Financial Advisor to provide retirement and investment services for members of American First Credit Union in the Orange County, CA area. When you join CFS and American First Credit Union, you enjoy numerous benefits: 
  • Warm leads: Partner with branch staff and enjoy warm leads, referrals, and already-established credibility within your local community
  • Large opportunity: Easily tap into the credit union’s member base to find new clients
  • No proprietary products: Recommend and sell whatever products best meet your clients’ needs
  • Concierge service support: Receive exceptional support from back office employees with an advisor to support staff ratio of just 5:1
CFS (Member FINRA/SIPC) is a broker-dealer and RIA with a stable, 19-year track record of serving the investment needs of credit unions and their members. We’re ranked as one of the top broker-dealers in the industry and we work with some of the top financial institutions in the country. We invite you to join our winning team!

Desired Qualifications:
  • Licenses and Registrations: FINRA Series 7, 63 (65 or 66 preferred) and Insurance license
  • Clean U-4 and Background
  • Two or more years of sales experience in the financial services industry, preferably in a bank or credit union
  • Certified Financial Planner designation preferred (CFP)
For immediate consideration, apply online
**Representatives are employed and registered through CFS (Member FINRA/SIPC). To learn more about CUSO Financial Services, LP. visit
Branch Member Service Consultant 1 Membership (MSC 1) Branch Member Service Consultant 1 Membership (MSC 1)
Current Schedule: Mon-Thursday: 8:45am-5:20pm; Friday: 9:30-6:30 pm
As MSC 1 Membership you can look forward to providing credit union products and services to new and existing Members in our La Habra Branch. The MSC must deliver high quality service to both internal and external members with the ability to multi-task. A key element in this service delivery is to identify the member’s financial needs and recommend an appropriate credit union product.
In addition the MSC has the initial contact with individuals requiring membership, account openings, account transactions and general customer service assistance. This position will also be required to produce a qualified volume of referrals while providing stellar Member service.
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Two or more year’s experience in sales, cash handling and customer service
  • Experience in a sales oriented environment, preferably financial industry
  • Excellent communication and Member service advisory skills
  • Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
VP Accounting and Corporate Controller VP Accounting and Corporate Controller
This potion reports to the Chief Financial Officer. As a VP Accounting and Corporate Controller you can look forward to providing leadership in the areas of budgeting, accounting, forecasting, and asset liability management in a manner consistent with our vision, mission, and strategic plan. This position oversees the accounting operations and is responsible for the management of the overall direction and coordination of Accounting department. In addition this position is responsible for internal controls which promote the safeguarding of assets, procedures which result in reliable financial records and operational efficiency, and financial reporting in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and federal and state regulatory requirements. The Controller will closely work with management and their staff, not only to educate those regarding accounting procedures, but also to explore how the accounting function can support and building important operational programs and processes.

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Advanced knowledge of regulations and practices governing financial institution accounting practices in addition to an understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditors requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or over seven years senior management experience in all aspects of financial/accounting operations in financial services industry with a C.P.A certification or MBA required
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents
  • Experience in converting core general ledger systems with ancillary LOS, and compliance systems
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from members, regulatory agencies, or members of the community
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communications skills which include the ability effectively present information to management, and/or board of directors
  • Advanced computer fluency in standard spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Ability to interpret and utilize job specific computer applications such as forecasting applications, Asset Liability, General Ledger, Budgeting, peer-to-peer and other sophisticated financial modules
  • Accurate, detailed, self-starter who can exercise independent judgment when addressing problems
  • Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting
Branch Manager Branch Manager
Under minimal supervision this position reports to the Regional Branch Manager and is responsible for managing a Credit Union Member Service Center (branch) by supervising staff, maintaining compliance, security and operations. In addition you can look forward to coaching, motivating and holding the staff accountable to achieving the branch sales and member service goals. The position may assist in developing business, when appropriate, through Chamber Networking events.

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • You have a Bachelors Degree and/or five years equivalent experience in the management of a sales and service team in a financial industry.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience in sales techniques, training, motivating, coaching, leading, planning and building an effective team that is committed to the organizational goals
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze workflow processes and establish changes for optimum performance
  • Ability to understand and use financial documents to meet credit union and departmental strategic objectives.
  • Knowledge of Federal Regulations to include comprehensive understanding of Reg CC, Bank Secrecy Act, CTR, SARs procedures and forms
  • Working knowledge of all depository and loan products including Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and Business Accounts
  • Notary License (or willingness to obtain) required
  • Well-developed computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet software
Mortgage Servicing Manager Mortgage Servicing Manager
As a Mortgage Servicing Manager, you can look forward to managing all mortgage loan servicing functions. These functions will include overseeing payment processing, maintaining escrow accounts, shipping to investors, and monthly and year-end reporting in compliance with American First and secondary market guidelines. In addition, this position will handle all aspects of American First and Investor Modification Programs (Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae) including loan modifications and workout alternatives to mitigate potential losses. You can look forward to leading a staff of six associates and ensuring they are providing outstanding member service regarding mortgage loan services, loan modifications; resolving member complaints involving quality service, and posting errors on loan and/or escrow accounts; and providing training and leadership to meet department service goals.

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Five or more years of management experience in loan servicing; default loan, loan modification, and underwriting experience.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate applications, hardship, credit, and capacity to determine eligibility for assistance under traditional or investor/GSE modification programs, including interaction with members experiencing financial hardship.
  • Proven leadership abilities including excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of GSE (Freddie Mac. Fannie Mae, FHA and Federal Home Loan Bank) guidelines surrounding mortgage servicing and modifications.
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal laws; compliance regulations for mortgage loans.
  • Knowledge of state and federal tax and insurance guidelines surrounding mortgages.
  • Knowledge of secondary market sales and service guidelines for mortgage loans.
  • General knowledge of investor operating systems including, but not limited to the following ALL Regs, Workout Prospector, and HSSN.
  • Time management and organization skills to rapidly adapt and respond to unscheduled events or changes.
  • A driver, but people oriented, with the ability to lead, guide, and mentor others with proven experience in coaching, counseling, directing, and implementing of performance goals.
Supervisory Committee Volunteer
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members and guided by volunteers, we are always looking for dedicated volunteers from within our membership to serve in a variety of capacities. If you have a desire to share your skills and a willingness to take a leadership role in the development of the credit union, please let us know. You can submit your letter of intent along with your resume to the address provided in the Position Description stating why you would like to volunteer at American First Credit Union.  

American First Credit Union Benefits
American First Credit Union, an equal opportunity employer, offers a competitive benefit package. 
Learn more about our competitive associate benefits.

“Thank you for taking the time to show the associates of AFCU that we matter.”

— Peggy, 2 years with American First

“American First does so much to help our workplace stay warm & welcome. I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say, we sure do feel appreciated!”
— Ruby, 10 years with American First

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