Vice President of Lending

Tulip is a community based local not-for-profit credit union seeking a Vice President of Lending to help grow our loan portfolio and contribute to the leadership of the credit union. This is a grant-funded two-year position with potential for renewal. We are seeking an outgoing, organized and personable professional who wants to help make a difference in our community. Our mission is to serve low-income residents of Thurston County but we have an extremely diverse membership base including more affluent members who want to give back to their community. This position will work closely with the CEO, COO, and Board of Directors as well as vendors and credit union members, Please send a cover letter detailing why you are interested in working with the credit union and your resume with a minimum of 3 professional references and salary requirement.

Primary Purpose of the Position: .The VP of Lending plays a key role in Tuilp’s leadership as the credit union advances to the next level of growth. The VP of Lending develops relationships with vendors that generate loans for goods and services purchased by credit union members. This key position works with the board and management to set goals to grow the credit union’s loan portfolio and net income while providing loan services to members and cultivatating relationships with potential members to drive loan growth. Researches new loan products and provides recommendations to board and management on loan products and services. Works toward and assists in the positive image and growth of the credit union.

MAJOR DUTY AREAS

New Loan Services Deployment (60%) Responsible for developing a network of vendor relationships that bring loans directly to the credit union. Generate leads and drive loan growth. Researches, develops and implements new loan products and services that meets the strategic plan, loan policy, and regulations. Cross-sells credit union products. Keeps up-to-date on all credit union products and services, policies and procedures, and rules and regulations. Keeps up-to-date on industry news, regulations and trends in lending for credit unions.

Compliance (15%)
Ensures that all loans have proper documentation for regulatory compliance (RESPA, REG Z, etc.)

Consumer Lending Services (10%)
Handles consumer loans of moderate complexity, value, or risk. Gathers background information on loan applicants by interviewing loan applicants and obtaining credit bureau reports. Verifies debts, and estimates monthly payments for any outstanding debts not listed on application.

Analysis and Problem Solving (10%)
Responds to members’ requests, problems, and complaints, resolves issues, and directs them to the appropriate staff member for specific information and assistance.

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (5%)
As necessary, prepares required Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs). Complies with the regulations surrounding the Bank Secrecy Act.

Performs other duties as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma or a GED and an advanced understanding of basic math, spelling, reading, and letter writing principles.
Holds an agent’s license for the sale of credit insurance. This is required within 180 days of employment.
Holds a notary commission within 180 days of employment.
Must be eligible to register with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) and must maintain registration with NMLS as a registered Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:
Leadership and vision
Demonstrated leadership with small teams; and can in turn be a team player.
A strong commitment to the credit union’s mission, vision and cooperative structure
Ready to explore and deploy an innovative approach to existing products and services
Ability to work both effectively as part of a team and be self-motivated to work independently
An ambitious commitment to ongoing professional development and growth

Personal
A high-energy, entrepreneurial, solution-oriented attitude
Goal driven and self-directed
A bachelors, Masters degree or related experience in management, finance or credit unions
Ready to work occasional evenings and weekends
An awareness of issues facing low income financial consumers
Integrity and instills trust and confidence in all personal interactions

Management
Management experience of both personnel and metrics/objectives
Flexibility to engage in a wide variety of job duties
Able to balance competing priorities and demands
Experience in working with diverse populations

Communication and sales
Comfortable meeting new people and engaging them as potential customers
Highly effective verbal and written communications
Experience with sales, product development and ability to identify and meet customer needs

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

High level of verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office software.
Knowledge of financial and banking industry

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Is able to negotiate stairs to reach both levels of the Branch, if applicable.
Is able to lift and carry 20 lb. boxes.
Is able to sit for at least two hours at a time.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Ability to work at a variety of locations around Thurston County and use a mobile workstation.
Working in the financial industry has an increased risk of exposure to crimes such as armored robbery.

This and all position descriptions are subject to change without notice. Hiring Organization: Please email resume and cover letter to bccramer@comcast.net

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