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Community Home Lending Officer

companyFirst Merchants Bank
locationColumbus, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Position Goals:

A successful employee will have the passion and commitment of making possible the homeownership dream. The drive to build long term relationships with internal and external customers, while expanding their customer base via center of influence referrals. They will focus on strong and consistent production results by servicing and originating mortgage loans for individuals in low and moderate income and minority neighborhoods. Their communication and interpersonal skills will be essential to assist in the discovery and financial education process of many of their customers and prospects.
This position is subject to the Dodd Frank/Truth in Lending Act qualification requirements for Loan Originators. As such, an employment offer for this position is contingent on FMB's review of your criminal conviction history, credit report information available through NMLS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop new business by cultivating CRA/LMI prospects and referral contacts (realtors, builders, teammate referrals, community partners and personal contacts).
  2. Advise prospects and customers concerning home loan products and process.
  3. Interview and take loan applications including the analysis of financial data and delivery of loan packages.
  4. Maintain knowledge of available loan products, processing, underwriting and escalation of exception procedures.
  5. Provide high level of customer service.
  6. Conduct and coordinate homebuyer-training seminars for CRA potential applicants.
  7. Participate in community affairs to increase FMB’s visibility and enhance new business opportunities.
  8. Maintain the public reputation of FMB and corporation.
  9. Be part of a high performing team by participating in meeting and team efforts.

Position Requirements:

Education - High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

Experience - Two (2) plus years in one of the following fields; mortgage lending, consumer lending, credit counseling or homeownership counseling.

Other - None.

Preferred Requirements:

Understanding of conventional and/or government lending guidelines.

Understanding of residential first time home buyer processing, underwriting and closing process.

Experience presenting financial education workshops with a focus on low and moderate income and minority.

Neighborhoods.

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