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Who We Are
Freedom First Credit Union


Who We Are
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Love Your Community? We Want to Talk to You!

Freedom First is a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution), and our mission of Helping People Prosper — Helping Communities Thrive is what makes working here a rewarding experience! If you're someone who wants to benefit the community with their work, you're probably a great fit for our team.

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What should you expect from the hiring process?

Our recruiting team strives to make the application process as smooth as possible, so expect frequent communication and updates.


Have you seen us around?

Our recruiters are usually at job fairs held at the Salem Civic Center and the Berglund Center. We recruit for the Roanoke Operations Center, as well as our 12 branches in Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Lynchburg. We boast a workforce of almost 240 employees and we're still growing. Why not be one of them?
Freedom First employees posing at a professional event

 People-Friendly Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, incentive rewards, and benefits to keep up with the needs of our changing workforce. Here are just a few! 

Benefit Details 
401K Benefit Contribute the maximum allowed under the rules. Take advantage of a generous employer match.
Health Benefits
Employer sponsored Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance for employees and family.
Other options (Cancer, Accident, Critical Illness etc. plans) are also available at a separate cost to employee. Wellness Program with onsite nurse.
Tax Benefits
Flexible spending accounts for Medical & Dependent Care. Health spending accounts available.
Education & Tuition 
A very robust Education assistance/Tuition reimbursement program that is competitive with large national companies. An on-staff Trainer to help you learn systems and processes with year-round training. 
Time Off
3 weeks paid time off from year one, with increases after 5 and 10 years of employment.
Paid bank holidays. 8 paid volunteer hours.
Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long Term Disability premiums paid by Freedom First.
Hard work, talent, and merit are recognized with advancement and incentive rewards.
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A Unique Working Environment

Not many banks or credit unions have an ice cream truck driven by employees who give out free ice cream at area events, festivals, schools, non-profits, and businesses! Or offer you the flexibility to work on collaborative, cross-department committees to plan fun internal events, contests, and employee wellness programs.

Freedom First employees posing in front of Scoop with local police officers
In addition, we have some exciting workspaces. Visit our Langhorne, Bonsack, Downtown, Towers, Daleville, West End & Salem branches to see what we mean!
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We've also been recognized locally & nationally for our expertise and commitment to community investment:

  • Consistently ranked in the top 3 by Member Loyalty Group surveys for credit unions under $1 billion in assets

  • Won "Best in Show" for our float in the 2018 Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Shamrock festival in Downtown Roanoke
Freedom First's Community Development Department standing in front of the LIFT Center at Fallon Park

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Freedom First is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status, or of any other protected status covered by federal, state, or local law.

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