You Belong Here. Help Us Make A Difference!

Joining Affinity Plus means more than just having a fulfilling job with great benefits – it’s about becoming part of a community with its own inclusive culture!

Working here means

  • Thriving on helping others,
  • Sharing your expertise and perspective for the betterment of the cooperative,
  • Building relationships, and
  • Putting your technical skills and talents to work for good.
Lydia and Arnold, Affinity Plus Employees

530+ Employees

Our vision is to make Affinity Plus the best place our members will ever bank and the employees will ever work.

27 Departments

Team roles include IT developers, graphic designers, website and app development, project management, and much more.

Largest MN Credit Union

With 30+ locations throughout the state, Affinity Plus is the largest Minnesota-based Credit Union.

We’ll Prove It.

We don’t just have goals and mission statements – we’ll also show you how we follow through. Here are some examples of what we mean when we say Affinity Plus is about people, not profit.

We’re constantly evaluating how we do business in order to find what’s best for our members and our employees. That means plenty of room for innovation and evolution, allowing for more highly skilled jobs in a dynamic workplace.

And we’re all about balance: We love our jobs, but we know there’s more to our employees’ lives than work. We believe employees perform the best when they’re happy, and the better they do their jobs, the happier our membership gets.

Our Values

Our values are built into everything we do at Affinity Plus, and we look for employees who believe in them, too.


We show compassion and respect for people. We treat people with dignity.


We are honest and trustworthy. We are open to new ideas and feedback. We learn from our mistakes.


We adapt as the world changes, and work evolves by leveraging technology, seeking ways to innovate our business, and increasing the skills and contributions of our employees.

Join us. Make an impact.

We work with many different organizations and individuals to support those bringing more inclusivity, kindness, and dignity for all into our communities.

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Cathy Heying founded the nonprofit The Lift Garage as an affordable auto repair service for Minnesotans of limited means, believing she could make a difference with degrees in social work, pastoral ministry and auto technology.

While working for a church in south Minneapolis, she noticed how many people asked for help paying for car repairs. Usually, they couldn’t get to work without a car, and if they couldn’t get to work, it was a slippery slope toward job loss and homelessness.

So she decided to do something about it.

Lift Off!

When it was time to launch The Lift Garage in 2013, Cathy chose Affinity Plus for her business banking.

“We wanted to work with a credit union rather than a traditional bank,” Cathy said. “Affinity Plus has been great from the start, helping us get our account set up and making us feel supported. From the beginning they said, ‘We want to help you achieve your dreams.’ Which is really wonderful because when you start a business, you feel like you’re handing over your baby.”

Serving Minnesotans who are at 150% of the federal poverty guideline or below, the Lift Garage is able to charge only $15 an hour for labor and sells parts at cost.

The nonprofit’s goal is to lift people up in their lives so they can be more self-sufficient. “We hope our service can be a step forward so they have a platform to build from,” Cathy said.

Employee Benefits

Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness

  • $50 wellness credit every month
  • Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life Insurance
Rest and Relaxation

Time away from work

  • Vacation and sick time
  • Birthdays are paid holidays!
  • Community hours
  • Paid parental leave
Financial Success

Financial Success

  • 401(k) match up to 5% and a double match (10%!) after 5 years
  • Free Will Preparation and Travel Assistance
Company Culture

Company Culture

  • Plus It Forward Day where the whole organization spends the day giving back to our communities
  • A job where you can truly have work/life balance
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is embedded in our culture


  • On the job cross-training opportunities
  • Functional classroom training
  • Focus on promoting from within
  • Tuition reimbursement

Employee Membership Benefits

  • Real Estate and Consumer Lending discounts
  • Double credit card points
  • Dell and Verizon discounts
  • No interest clothing credit card
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Is this you?

If you’re someone who:

  • Thrives on developing connections and relationships
  • Wants to help members achieve financial success
  • Gives back and believes in making a difference in our communities
  • Works toward creative solutions,

Consider joining the Affinity Plus Team!

We Love Working Here.

Star Tribune Top Workplace banners, 2018-2021

StarTribune Top 175 Places to Work in 2021

Ranked #7 out of 2,500 companies

Forbes Best-in-state credit unions 2021

Forbes Best-in-state Credit Union, 2021

Fourth year in a row

Minnesota 500

Dave Larson, CEO/President

Most Powerful Business Leaders in Minnesota 2020: Minnesota 500

Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award

Awarded for comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response for members and employees

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

Awarded for the Twin Cities Healing and Affinity Plus Gives initiatives

Dave Larson, Affinity Plus CEO

Supportive Leadership

Our leadership team sets the tone for our organization, and wants to bring out the best in our employees. This means listening to new ideas and proactively finding opportunities for our employees to learn, grow, lead, and invest in themselves.

Kindness, care, adaptability, inclusion, and diversity matter here. CEO Dave Larson calls this special mix the Affinity Plus “Secret Sauce.”

Here’s a look at what that means