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CHIEF LENDING OFFICER, Opportunity Bank, Helena, MT

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We are seeking a Chief Lending Officer to join our Corporate Office in Helena, Montana. This position will oversee all lending areas within the financial institution. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team, participating in strategic planning, investment, interest rate risk and operational management decisions.
Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out the bank’s mission and values.
  • Provide overall management and supervision of all senior loan staff, including V.P. of Mortgage Operations and Production, Market Presidents, and senior loan staff. Monitor and evaluate the performance of all lending markets. Provide informal training and guidance for direct and indirect reports.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of new credit products and active participation in business development activities to maintain and expand lending portfolio and deposit relationships.
  • Ensure all loan policies, procedures, products, and services meet federal and state regulations, as well as investor requirements.
  • Manage the activities, plans, schedules and budgets of the department.
  • Coordinate marketing and promotional strategies with the Marketing Officer.
  • Direct and oversee loans from origination through closing.
  • Manage an active portfolio of larger commercial loan relationships, Interview larger commercial loan applicants, and approve and assist other lenders with larger or more complicated commercial loans.
  • Establish long-term relationships with the bank’s staff, customers, business partners and community members/organizations. Participate in community activities and organizations.
  • Manage all training, performance, policies and procedures for the respective business line with oversight from other affected areas.
  • Ensure proper staff levels to meet good operational and customer service levels.
  • Recommend loan pricing and policies; maintain knowledge of market competition.
  • Develop and recommend new products/programs.
  • Work with all departments to ensure annual HMDA and investor reporting requirements are met.
  • Monitor compliance with loan policies and appropriate regulations. Support and assist bank’s Chief Risk Officer in training of lending personnel relative to compliance policies and procedures.
  • Structure and analyze new and renewed commercial loan requests and complete approval documents.
  • Review, critique, and recommend or pass on credit presentations submitted for approval based on authorities. Review and affirm appropriate risk grades to loans and relationships.

The successful applicant will need to have fantastic communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively across the organization.

Opportunity Bank of Montana provides rewarding careers with competitive compensation and benefit packages. Our Mission is to provide strong financial futures for Montanans.

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Posted 08/30/2017