Principles Integration Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Kitchener
  • 57000 - 67000

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union

Principles Integration Specialist
_(ESG and Marketing Support)_

Posting #: 24-34

Location: Corporate, Kitchener (hybrid)

Job Type: Regular

Are you a community-minded person that’s passionate about investing locally and giving back to your community?. Do you like working with other awesome and like-minded people toward a common goal?

Here at Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU), we are all about putting our money where our mouth is and keeping our dollars local and investing back into our members, staff, and community; and we are looking for people like you to join our team.

Take a look at this job posting, and if it’s a good fit, we encourage you to apply.

If it’s not for you but you know someone that may be better suited for it, we welcome you to share it with them!. Thanks for checking us out!

The Role
The Principles Integration Specialist works closely with the Chief Community Officer to build, develop, and strengthen YNCU’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices in alignment with the organization’s purpose of building financial well-being together.

As an ESG subject matter expert, the Principles Integration Specialist provides advice and guidance to integrate ESG responsibility into all areas of the credit union.

This position also assists the Chief Community Officer with YNCU’s community investment programs, and builds community relationships including, but not limited to, charitable organizations, community chamber organizations, and strategic partnerships. To support geographic reach, the Principles Integration Specialist partners with Marketing, and Retail Excellence in regards to event planning, and execution.


Advises on emerging Environmental Social Governance (ESG) industry trends, frameworks, regulations, and best practices to help inform and develop social responsibility strategy and tactics including:

o Analyse and identify gaps, risks, and opportunities;

o Develop frameworks and guidelines; and

o develop new or update current policies and processes.

Using social responsibility frameworks, in partnership with Human Resources, helps advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) objectives across YNCU.

Recommends the adoption of disclosures material to our business to minimize risk, and enhance our reputation as a purpose-driven organization.

Work with cross-functional teams and act as a liaison between groups to lead projects from conception to completion to deliver on YNCU’s Purpose and Principle goals.

Leads the delivery of YNCU’s community investment programs and strategy for annual grants, student awards, sponsorships & donations, and impact partnerships.

Supports execution, and promotes employee engagement of the Good Neighbours program.

Manages community partnerships including Chambers of Commerce, and Charitable Organizations.

Guides discussions with corporate and branch staff to make recommendations on large impact partnerships maximizing community impact and business opportunity for YNCU.

Responsible for ensuring inquires from community partners and staff are responded to in a timely manner.

Partners with internal colleagues to design, plan and execute marketing and communication plans related to Community Investment programs and ESG initiatives.

Partners with Marketing to coordinate the presentation of major gifts to partner organizations.

As subject matter expert, drafts content for internal and external communications.

Builds connections and community partnerships to enhance the presence of YNCU in all communities.

Act as the main contact for potential sponsorships

Undertakes self-improvement training and education to remain current and continually improve competence.

Performs other duties as required

Why work at YNCU?

YNCU employees get to be a part of the growing credit union movement and help us get the word out on why banking locally is so important.

We’re your friendly, helpful, and financially savvy neighbour who provides tailored financial services to our members, supports small businesses, creates local jobs, and gives back to causes that matter. Through our Good Neighbours Employee Volunteer Program and Monthly Staff Donation Draws, we even let you choose the causes we donate to and support.

Certified Ontario Living Wage Employer

Competitive Compensation, Incentive Programs and Benefits

Remote/working from home hybrid option if desired

37.5-hour work week

7% matching pension

Benefits are 100% paid for by YNCU

Wellness Initiatives including our Employee and Family Assistance Program, premium membership for Calm, Consult+, and LIFT Virtual Fitness

Training and Development Opportunities

Community Sponsored Events and Employee paid Volunteer opportunities

Fun Squad

Free banking account

Discounted Employee Rates

What we are looking for

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field

Sustainability and ESG education or experience considered an asset

4-5 years of related practical experience

Understanding of CASL and AODA compliance requirements

Strong knowledge of financial services industry

Must have a valid Ontario driver’s licence and reliable available vehicle

YNCU strives to be a diverse workplace reflective of the communities that we live in.

We are committed to a diverse workforce and invite everyone to apply. YNCU makes hiring decisions solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

YNCU is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by national, provincial, or municipal laws. This applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

_Your Neighbourhood Credit Union will provide accommodations for persons with disabilities, where needed, to support their participation in our recruitment process.

Please contact Human Resources at . _

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $57,000.00-$67,000.00 per year

Dental care
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Flexible schedule
Paid time off
RRSP match
Vision care
Wellness program
Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
Bonus pay

Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Kitchener, ON N2P 2N4