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Who Are We
AFC is driven by the desire to make our customers successful. This can be mostly attributed to how many of our employees are also involved with agriculture or have farming background. I get up every morning excited to go to work because I get to help the Ag community and my co-workers.
Company culture is like no other. Everyone is so helpful and courteous. I can tell everyone enjoys the work they get to do. Really like a family at the office.
Alabama Farm Credit treats is employees and members like family. It is what sets us apart from every other business. Your voice is heard, your opinion matters and your hard work is rewarded.
I have been an employee of AFC for five years, and every year has been full of growth. I am thankful to be part of a working community that supports, encourages, and appreciates my contributions daily. Everyday is a new adventure with the opportunity to better yourself, your community and agriculture field.
People say they want a career a not just a job and that is something Alabama Farm Credit provides. I interned in 1995, and was hired full time in 1997. Since then, I've gained a background in legal documents, real estate titles, appraisals, and underwriting and farming operations ranging from wineries to timberland and a great deal in between. I've worked in two offices and made loans in over 20 Alabama counties. We're always growing and adjusting to meet our member and industry needs. AFC gave me a chance to have a career in agriculture that I didn't realize was possible growing up on the farm. And, I've made lifelong friends along the way.
We have grown significantly over the last few years but, throughout, we have somehow managed to maintain a family atmosphere. The employees truly care about each other on both a personal and professional level. It is a great feeling to be able to work with people and for a company that makes you feel appreciated, and places value on investing in you. The spirit of teamwork is unlike anywhere I've ever worked.
Our Core Values
Our mission at Alabama Farm Credit is to be the premier lender of Rural Agricultural Credit and Financial Services in North Alabama. Part of staying true to this mission is by honoring and adhering to sound business practices and by measuring value against what’s most important to our members/borrowers.
The Association will adhere to the mission by:
- Being consistent with sound business practices.
- Maintaining the viability of a strong dependable lending organization.
- Measuring each action for its value to the member/borrower, both individually and collectively.
- Following the seven cooperative principles.
- Affordable health, dental and vision plans.
- 401K Plan with up to a 9% employer contribution/match.
- An outstanding company-wide incentive program.
- Accommodations and flexible vacation and sick days.
- Up to $800/year health and wellness reimbursement.
- Employer-paid life insurance disability.
- 100% tuition reimbursement.
- 12 paid association holidays.
- Company-paid clothing allowance.
- Flexible sick leave.
Life at Alabama Farm Credit
The Facilities Director works with Senior Management to develop a long-term strategy toward physical presence in the marketplace and executes strategy around the Association’s facility assets. They are responsible for analysis, negotiation, purchase, lease, deployment, and subsequent management of building, furniture, and equipment assets. Well organized and able to optimize the use of space and equipment while controlling operating costs is important to the success of this role. Responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensuring that facilities are safe and well-functioning.
Location: Administration Office – Cullman, Alabama
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Construction Science, or related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in facilities management and administration required. The Facilities Director should also have experience in a supervisory or management position in order to successfully oversee department.
JOB PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Leads in the selection of contractors, architects, consultants, and engineers, and other vendors as necessary to achieve the association’s objectives in facility planning, including undertake construction and renovation projects.
Ensure all facilities meet relevant federal, state and local building codes.
Develop and enforce project guidelines and budgets. Regularly update Senior Management and Board on status of projects.
Advise Senior Management in the decisions pertaining to leasing or purchasing of new office locations. Assist association personnel in the relocation, maintenance, and furnishing of new locations. Responsible for the disposal of excess or obsolete furnishings.
Review and approve within delegated authority, or recommend for approval, of expenses related to association facilities.
Approve within delegated authority, or recommend for approval, of purchase contracts, lease agreements, sale contracts and other disposition of association facilities fixed assets.
Oversee the Automobile Program and work closely with other staff to ensure compliance with the established program guidelines and directives of Senior Management. Develop and recommend for approval, fleet vehicle purchases and disposition schedule to fit according to association needs.
Use a high level of industry knowledge to establish networking relationships with influencers or enterprise leaders.
Responsible for the collection of fixed asset data in each facility and report that information back to the accounting department.
Serve as the Facility Manager for all locations regarding routine maintenance. Responsibilities include oversight of maintenance vendors such as plumbers, HVAC, landscapers/lawn care, etc.
Serve as the Facility Manager for all locations regarding security. Responsibilities include
oversight of alarm systems, entrance/exit keys, key fobs distribution and maintenance, etc.
An outstanding company-wide incentive program
Accommodating and flexible vacation and sick leave
12 paid holidays
401(k) plan with up to a 9% employer contribution/match
Affordable health, dental, and vision plans
Employer paid life insurance and disability
Tuition reimbursement (100%)
Up to $800/year wellness reimbursement
Company paid clothing allowance
Association vehicle with unlimited personal mileage, company paid cell phone and laptop