125 North Fulton St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-4611
Toll Free: (877) 273-AFCU      Contact

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About Alternatives
Alternatives Federal Credit Union is an innovative CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) that offers a unique combination of financial and community development services. Chartered in 1979, Alternatives has a successful record serving microenterprise, non-profits and the low-income population of Tompkins County, NY and its surrounding counties.

Alternatives is an interesting and pleasant place to work - big enough to offer all the benefits one would expect to find in this industry, yet still of a size that keeps all employees involved in the Credit Union's successes on a personal level. We have a participatory staffing structure with full staff meetings at least twice a month. Communication is enhanced by departmental meetings. Our broad job descriptions offer each staff person greater latitude to develop, and we back that development with a policy of promoting from within. Every staff member is encouraged to serve on a community board and receives compensation from the Credit Union for doing so.

First Year Benefits

  • 18 Days Paid Time Off after a 3 month introductory period
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Individual Health Insurance (75% Employer Paid) with Family Health Insurance Option
  • Dental Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

Location
Alternatives is located in Ithaca, NY, known for its quality of life. Surrounded by beautiful state parks famous for their gorges and waterfalls, Ithaca is a small city with cultural offerings of a big city, largely due to Cornell University and Ithaca College. To find out more about Ithaca, go to
www.visitithaca.com.

Application Process
Thank you for your interest to explore a career opportunity at Alternatives Federal Credit Union. Our application process is done entirely online and is only available when there is an open position with the organization. When there is an open position – the link to apply can be found below. The following steps should be followed.

Time it takes to apply online: 
Applying online takes 5 to 15 minutes. You’ll be asked a few questions for us to better understand your qualifications.

Information to include:
Don’t forget to upload your resume. Include education, past employment experiences and contact information — especially an email address.

After you submit your application: 
After applying for a position, you will immediately receive an automatic email confirming we have your application. If we decide you are a strong job candidate, you will be contacted for additional information or to schedule an interview.

Current Open Positions:

Business Loan Officer

Collections Representative

 

Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender or marital status.

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My IDA [Individual Development Account] experience was just incredible. I saved a few bucks every week and after a year, I had a savings account with $3,000 in it! And I'm glad that the MoneyWise class was required, because it really helped me develop a healthier relationship with money. So many of the skills I learned in class seemed so obvious, but I never thought/knew how to do them until we went over them in class. For example, tracking my spending made a HUGE difference in how I now spend money. Also, the exercises in the beginning when we explored our relationships with money - I discovered I'm a carefree, spirited, impulsive spender. It helps to put a name on things.

After accruing thousands of dollars in debt from student loans from when I was an undergraduate, I was determined to do all I could to stay out of debt for when I continued my education. The IDA really helped. I feel so much better prepared to build equity and save for my future. Thanks, Alternatives!


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