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WE ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS OUR TEAM.

We know that one way to attract good people is by creating a work environment where they enjoy where they work and they feel empowered by changing the lives of our customers. The simple truth is that people who work here, enjoy being surrounded by people who enjoy what they do.

  • Professional development to help you maximize your career
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance and more, including Pet Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Quarterly bank sponsored events, such as outings to Arlington Race Track, bank wide bowling league, invitations to sporting events, special employee contests, incentives and more.

If you share a passion for the community you work in, you just may be a great fit at Countryside Bank.

Countryside Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other protected classes.   

 

Mortgage Loan Originator 

Posting Date: 6/6/2018
Location: Countryside 
Reports to: Director of Mortgage Banking 

Countryside Home Loans, A Division of Countryside Bank has 6 retail bank locations in the Chicagoland area, with the mortgage loan operations/fulfillment center located in Countryside, IL.  We offer many different mortgage loan options, and our customers look to us when they are thinking about buying a new home, building their dream home, refinancing their existing home, or exploring options for downsizing.   Additionally, Countryside Home Loans promotes first time homebuyers by providing a first-time homebuyer savings plan, down payment assistance, and financial education on important topics including homeownership.

GENERAL FUNCTION:   Performs a wide range of duties relating to the origination of residential 1st mortgage loans for outside referrals and current customers of the bank. Meets standards and objectives defined by management for mortgage loan sales and cross-selling objectives. Assumes overall responsibility for the residential mortgage loan from application to closing.

Responsible and accountable for acceptable monthly loan production by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Banks policies and procedures, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop referral contacts (realtors, builders, professional and personal contacts).
  • Maintain knowledge of Countryside Bank’s and the Mortgage Division’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge of available loan products, processing procedures, and underwriting and general departmental guidelines.
  • Follow defined protocol for escalation exceptions.
  • Take applicant applications by completing the residential loan application within the loan origination system.
  • Utilize the laptop for communication and access of daily rates, applicant credit reports, automated underwriting engines and transmitting the loan through our online web center.
  • Collect appropriate documentation from each applicant and deliver loan package in the time frames set by management.
  • Manage pipeline for all originated loans through closing and complete required management reports.
  • Communicate with branches and/or applicants of providing timely updates and progress reports.
  • Maintain high levels of customer service while managing each applicant's and support staff’s expectations.
  • Attend and participate in all the division and bank meetings as required by management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or equivalent mandatory. Four-year college degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of conventional, government, and bank portfolio lending guidelines.
  • Knowledge of residential mortgage processing, underwriting, and closing procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal lending regulations governing real estate lending.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Proven computer skills.
  • Basic sales technique skills.
  • Strong desire to excel in a competitive environment.
  • This position requires National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) registration under the terms of the S.A.F.E. Act of 2008 and Regulation Z. You will be subject to the required registration process, which includes a criminal background and credit check. Failure to meet or maintain any of the NMLS registration requirements, including maintaining a satisfactory criminal and credit record, may result in a rescission of your offer or termination of employment.

Countryside Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

Submit resume to Careers@BankCountryside.com referring to Mortgage Loan Originator - Countryside Ref# MLO6618 or apply at any Countryside Bank location. 

 


Relationship Banker 

Posting Date: 4/24/2018
Location: Homer Glen
Reports to: Branch Manager  

The primary responsibilities of the Relationship Banker are Sales, Service, and Operations. The Relationship Banker works as the primary contact for clients and prospects and handles all cash and personal banking responsibilities. The Relationship Banker will ensure the client’s needs are achieved by conducting a thorough financial needs assessment and recommending the most appropriate products and services that fulfill the client’s immediate and future financial needs. The Relationship Banker will build new and maintain existing client relationships, resulting in outcomes that define a great client experience, operational soundness, and growth of the bank. 

Additionally, a successful candidate will have ties within their community that can be utilized to build a referral network, source outside event sponsorships, and other ways to generate business outside of the bank’s four walls.  Candidate should be comfortable asking for business from prospects, current customers, and community partners. 

Key Competencies: Communicating Effectively, Operational Soundness, Integrity & Trust, Process Management, Client Experience, Sales Aptitude, Sound Judgment, Stage Presence, and Technology Proficiency.

High School Diploma or GED and 2 years equivalent work experience – cash handling.

Countryside Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

Submit resume to Careers@BankCountryside.com referring to Relationship Banker Homer Glen Ref# RBHG42418 or apply at any Countryside Bank location.


 

Relationship Banker 

Posting Date: 1/18/2018
Location: Countryside 
Reports to: Branch Manager 

The primary responsibilities of the Relationship Banker are Sales, Service, and Operations. The Relationship Banker works as the primary contact for clients and prospects and handles all cash and personal banking responsibilities. The Relationship Banker will ensure the client’s needs are achieved by conducting a thorough financial needs assessment and recommending the most appropriate products and services that fulfill the client’s immediate and future financial needs. The Relationship Banker will build new and maintain existing client relationships, resulting in outcomes that define a great client experience, operational soundness, and growth of the bank. 

Additionally, a successful candidate will have ties within their community that can be utilized to build a referral network, source outside event sponsorships, and other ways to generate business outside of the bank’s four walls.  Candidate should be comfortable asking for business from prospects, current customers, and community partners. 

Key Competencies: Communicating Effectively, Operational Soundness, Integrity & Trust, Process Management, Client Experience, Sales Aptitude, Sound Judgment, Stage Presence, and Technology Proficiency.

High School Diploma or GED and 2 years equivalent work experience – cash handling.

Countryside Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

Submit resume to www.bankcountryside.com referring to Relationship Banker Countryside Ref# RBC11818 or apply at any Countryside Bank location.


Business Banker 

Posting Date: 3/2018
Location: Assigned Location
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Business Banking
Department:  Business Development     

JOB SUMMARY:

The primary responsibilities of the Business Banker are to develop new business relationships and expand customer relationships for business banking customers.  This position provides exceptional customer service to strengthen and build relationships with Centers of Influence and customers by promoting products and services to identify and fulfill customer needs.  The objective is to build a strong relationship and improve customer retention. This individual must be committed to the Bank’s corporate culture and value system while demonstrating the highest level of integrity and trust.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and generate new business through prospecting efforts within assigned area and collaborative networking with internal partners and external Centers of Influence.
  • Maintain and develop existing portfolio by assessing and meeting client’s business and personal needs.
  • Manage loan and portfolio credit quality.
  • Prospecting with an emphasis of targeting companies with annual revenues up to $10 million. 
  • Cross-sell bank products and services, both loans and deposits.
  • Prepare and present proposals to existing clients and prospects.
  • Create local community awareness that the bank is focused on partnering in the community and providing solutions to businesses.
  • Create and submit reports as directed by Management. 
  • Maintain strong product, operational, compliance and business banking knowledge.
  • Maintains comprehensive understanding of business banking products offered in the market and keeps informed of all relevant industry trends and practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years banking experience, preferable in business or commercial banking
  • Strong relationship management and sales prospecting skills
  • Customer focused with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have superior organizational time management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment and have a proven history of success.
  • Must be team oriented.
  • Ability to partner and influence internally and externally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • SBA lending experience is a plus.
  • The position may require lifting objects of 30lbs, reaching, and removing objects of 15lbs above height level, and bending to floor level
  • The position requires a valid driver’s license and access to a personal motor vehicle for travel to other locations
  • Working knowledge to practice and comply with all Federal and State Banking regulatory rules and regulations, policies

Countryside Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

Submit resume to: Careers@BankCountryside.com and refer to Business Banker Countryside Ref# BB122017 or apply at any Countryside Bank location.