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The Solarity Advantage
Culture and community at Solarity Credit Union

Is being innovative your passion?

Do you want to have an impact on your company’s culture and work at a place that values people?

Do you love being a part of growth and change?

Solarity is looking to grow our team by finding talented individuals that share our values.

Here at Solarity, we have done away with the traditional communication model,

where information and ideas are generated at the top and sent downward to be circulated through the ranks.

Here we encourage the free flow of thoughts and ideas.

We believe that a single spark, when given the necessary support and resources, can ignite and drive innovation.

This communication model has empowered our employees and has been instrumental in making extraordinary experiences happen for our members, employees and community.

Do you want to be involved in the advancement on our organization?

Here you will be a key player in our strategy and vision.

Your impact will extend beyond the Credit Union walls and out into the communities we serve.

Solarity’s is redefining the cultural expectations set by the financial industry.

As Solarians, we foster a collaborative and supportive team environment that embraces each other’s strengths and differences as opportunities for growth.

As we continue to grow and meet the needs of our community, our core values will remain at the center of our culture and hiring decisions.

No level of eductation or experience can make up for an alignment with these values.

Solarity takes a vested interest in each and every employee. We will work with you to create a personal development plan.

We provide mentorship programs as well as ongoing, on the job, and national trainings.

We also offer continuing education and many other tools to ensure that we are growing together.

Solarity is a competitive employer, offering competitive base pay, full time health, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, gym reimbursement, EAP and more.

Solarity recognizes you as a person , not just an employee. We encourage you to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Do you like to be part of the crowd? So do we.

Have you ever eaten crab right from the ocean? Watch out for the claws.

Have you ever wanted to take a stroll through wine country? Red or white?

Do you have the guts to jump off a mountain? We’ve got options.

You can do all of this and more. The Pacific Northwest offers each individual unique experiences, all within a short distance from home.

Our main office is located in the heart of Washington, the Yakima Valley.

Where you will enjoy a lower cost of living, all four seasons, and 300 days of sunshine.

Solarity Credit Union, where we push boundaries, redefine culture, and make extraordinary experiences happen for our members, employees and communities.

Join the vision, culture and community. Orange you glad you considered Solarity?

Becoming a Solarian

At Solarity, we know that the right mix of people can inspire each other, whether it’s championing our core values or brainstorming better ways to serve our members. Building that dynamic is part science, part art. Before bringing a new person onto our team, we take a little extra time to find not only the most qualified person for the job, but also an excellent cultural fit. The people we work with have a diverse range of skills, are energized by challenges, and are eager to grow both professionally and personally. We’re proud of our learning culture, which is inspired by the possibilities of what we can do to make our members’ lives richer and our community a better place.

Screening and Selection

Success begins with the right person in the right position. That’s why our screening and selection processes are more in depth than most applicants are used to. But don’t worry—we’ll walk you through each step.

Note: During the application process, please remember to check your email regularly so you don’t miss any communication from us. You will be continually updated on the status of the selection process.

Step 1

Submit your resumé and respond to basic qualifying questions.

Step 2

We may ask you to complete an application detailing your employment history, education, and references. Our online application makes this part easy.

Step 3

Our team will evaluate your skill sets and experience to ensure the position’s requirements are met.

Step 4

Qualified candidates will be asked for permission to review his or her credit history. This helps us hire employees who value financial responsibility. We also ask you to complete an assessment specific to the position for which you’re applying. This assessment helps us understand your personality and cognitive strengths, to ensure a good fit for the role.

 Step 5

A hiring manager may invite you to participate in a phone or Skype interview, followed by an in-person interview. These interviews are designed to assess your technical expertise and cultural fit.

Step 6

If both sides feel this is a good match, we will ask you to arrange interviews with three references from your former supervisors. In addition, we will conduct a criminal background check.

Step 7

We’ll deliver an offer of employment to the most qualified and best-fit candidate.

The method behind the madness

Solarity uses Topgrading® concepts to screen and select applicants. Topgrading is a proven hiring method used by some of the world’s most successful companies, from multinational corporations to small businesses. It helps us identify “right fit” candidates who have the best combination of skills and traits for the job.

Training and ongoing learning

Learning is an important part of our culture. From day one, we invest heavily in new employees with onboarding that covers everything from industry regulations to cultural values and communication skills. All employees complete training through two programs, Creating Member Loyalty (CML) from CUNA and The Member Advantage (TMA) from Integrity Solutions.

But we don’t stop there. We support every employee with ongoing training in their field to ensure they have the technical skills they need to be successful. Technical training may vary from business service support training, new software training and providing up to date tools to do your job well.

We also value the development of our leaders. We support them with ongoing training regarding coaching techniques, effective leadership, and other topics relevant to their role. We are also a studious lot, often sharing and receiving reading materials to support our continued growth.

When it comes down to it, we value our employees and spend the time to build training programs that provide extraordinary experiences every day.

Become a Solarian