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

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About Alternatives
Alternatives 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 micro-enterprise, non-profits and the low-income population of Tompkins County, New York.

Alternatives Credit Union 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. Staff participates in decisions that affect their work place. 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

The application is available here: apply online.

Or, you may email/fax your resume and cover letter with the names of three professional references and contact information to:

HR Director
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
125 N. Fulton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Fax: 607-277-6391

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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The Credit Path

As Alternatives Credit Union has grown and changed, our use of the Credit Path model of financial empowerment has changed as well. Originally developed by Bill Myers as a way of understanding our members' financial situations and incorporating that into our business planning, the Credit Path describes where people are situated at various points along a continuum between poverty and self-sufficiency. Our job, as a community development financial institution, is to help our members move along that continuum by empowering them to make decisions, and offering opportunities, that will move them towards financial self-sufficiency. more»


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