Look no further. Your next career is with US!
Why work with us?
We are dedicated to the education community. We are also dedicated to our employees who help us succeed. Together, we’re able to give back to local schools in need and provide the best products and services to our members. Join our community with a passion for education and make a difference!
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We are a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is always looking for ways to give back to education. It all started in 1936, when math and journalism teacher Robert J. Handy, along with a few others, founded the credit union to serve teachers. He set up shop in the Education department at the Seattle Public Library. By 1960, it ranked as Washington’s second-largest credit union. Today, we have 80,000+ members who trust us with over $1.1 billion in assets.
Recently, we expanded our membership. It's now open to anyone with a passion for education from principals and elementary teachers to students and community members who want to get more involved in the community. Everyone is welcome to join Inspirus and help us make a difference.
We feel very lucky to have a membership committed to furthering our mission and a dedicated team that makes it all possible. Together, we are able to help support schools and educational institutions as well as give members more free services, lower loan rates, and better returns on deposits than most big banks.
Have we mentioned we LOVE education? It is at the center of everything we do. We’re constantly donating our time to local school districts, sharing teacher and student stories, partnering with educational organizations, and always providing the best service to our members, many of whom are school employees or have children in the schools we serve.
As a company, we want to make a difference and that starts with like-minded individuals working together. We have a set of “Core Competencies” which we all share and use to grow our careers here at Inspirus:
Inspirus team members deliver operational excellence by setting and keeping the bar raised high. They excel at achieving personal, departmental, and company goals. And, they do what it takes to get the job done through effective and timely decisions. They make sure to celebrate the wins and learn throughout the journey.
Collaboration and Empowerment
Team members are able to make decisions as well as communicate and act with trust, respect, and inclusion. They create win-win relationships with internal partners and support each other in their success. And, they always consider personal impact while adapting communication styles. Team members are self-aware, confident, and engage with all levels of the organization.
Team members make it a point to be and stay knowledgeable of our industry, region, community, and society. They also bring value to the company by keeping skills current and aligned with our mission, vision, and strategies. Each employee is personally accountable for professional development and will actively learn new concepts, processes, and tools, and then apply them.
Our team members constantly look for ways to improve the organization by trying new ideas, thinking outside of the box, and listening to suggestions from others. They seek out information from external fields and areas of life to find novel approaches to situations. They’ll generate a variety of ideas when problem-solving and approach solutions through synthesizing and acknowledging all of the information. They also understand and utilize technology to improve work processes. They have a willingness to question the ways things have been done traditionally and provide ideas for change backed by meticulous research and strategic improvements.
Our decisions and actions are guided by the member relationship business model. Team members are personally accountable to the member as a credit union owner, shareholder, and stakeholder. We all create and advocate for Inspirus by delivering an unrivaled, world-class member experience.
Each year, Inspirus team members volunteer more than 1,000 hours at local schools and educational programs. We show our passion for education through donations that help keep students fed on the weekends, support those that face homelessness and housing-insecurity, and empower them to become future leaders and entrepreneurs.
Since 2015, we have given back more than $150,000 to education with the help of our members and partners like DonorsChoose.org, an online crowdfunding site for teachers. Learn more.
Paid Time Off
We provide paid time off for several national holidays as well as grant personal days, provide accrued vacation and sick time, and offer paid jury duty and bereavement. Employees also get eight hours paid time off per year to volunteer at a school function or educational program of their choice.
For full-time employees, we cover 100% medical, vision, and dental coverage, plus generous contributions to dependent coverage. Employees can also take advantage of our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) whether they enroll in our medical coverage or not.
We believe in the training and development of our employees. That’s why we provide professional learning opportunities to further their career with the credit union. After a year with us, team members who wish to pursue formal education opportunities are eligible for tuition reimbursement. And after three years of employment, their children may be considered for a college scholarship to help pay for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
Savings for Retirement
We offer an incredible 401(k) plan with 200% match on the first 6% of eligible pay contributed to the plan.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Travel assistance
- Verizon Wireless discount
- Commuter benefits.
- Children’s birthday gift program
- Anniversary awards
Inspirus Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
What our employees say
"As I considered my most recent career move I knew I wanted to work for an organization with a strong commitment to education, which I found here at Inspirus. It is also important that I work with people who care about their work and bring a high degree of integrity to the workplace, in addition to having a little fun along the way. I’m delighted that I have found all of that at Inspirus. I feel lucky to be part of the Inspirus team. Additionally, I’m excited about the direction that Inspirus is going in, its desire to expand, and its commitment to innovation. Because of this, I see opportunities to contribute to our growth, and I know that I will have opportunities to stretch as an employee. The future is bright at Inspirus!"– Michelle H., Learning & Development
"At Inspirus Credit Union I am part of a great team and I feel appreciated. When I need help or training, I get it. I feel like I can help more people in my position at Inspirus. I’m always learning new things, which helps our members reach their financial goals. I leave work every day feeling great that I’ve helped someone. I love learning new things and with Inspirus the mission of higher education makes me feel like I’m in the right place. Education is our future and you’re never too old or too young to learn something new. Knowledge and education are very powerful tools and no one can take that from you. If you are looking at Inspirus as your next employer, go for it! You won’t regret it. If you like teamwork and friendly faces you're looking in the right place!"– Shane G., Member Service
"Inspirus Credit Union is a small organization but is big on values! I am very proud to be able to tell people that I work for Inspirus Credit Union and that we give back time and money to education in the state of Washington! It’s nice to work for an organization that you respect and that respects you back. I have grown leaps and bounds professionally and as a person while working at Inspirus Credit Union. We offer many learning and development classes to help you grow and sharpen your skills in the office. This is truly the best organization to work for! We have good co-workers, good management, good benefits and we’re growing! The future is bright here and I want to be a part of that bright future."– Ron N., Onboarding
"My family is full of educators. I see how hard they work for their students. Working for a company that cares so much about education is refreshing. Because education is such an important part of people’s lives. Inspirus promotes you to learn and grow, they actually want to see you succeed. When you are treated right by an employer it makes you want to be a better employee! The environment and the members are great and I am surrounded by awesome co-workers. You definitely won’t regret the choice in making Inspirus your new employer. The benefits are great and the team is supportive of you."– Ashley W., Member Service