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SBA Lender - MN

Stearns Bank • Saint Cloud, MN

Posted 24 days ago

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Job Description

Come Grow with Us and Join a Top 100 Companies to Work for! Stearns Bank is looking for a SBA Lender at our Financial Center location in St. Cloud, MN.


Develop and manage SBA loan accounts that meet established lending requirements, and which provide maximum profitability to the bank with a minimum of risk.


  • Seeks out opportunities to promote SBA lending at Stearns Bank through industry contacts and informal networks.  Increases the Bank’s visibility as SBA Preferred Lender through community outreach and public speaking opportunities.

  • Interview loan applicants and collect and analyze financial data to determine the general creditworthiness of the prospect and the merits of the specific loan request.  Make presentations to loan committee for further advice on approval. 

  • Monitor loan repayment activities and take necessary action to collect past due accounts.

  • Establish and maintain a quality SBA portfolio within guidelines by adhering to the SBA and bank credit process and exercising sound judgement when booking new business.

  • Responsible for the flow of SBA loan throughout application and approval phase of credit, this includes all processing channels.  Directs the closing of loan and oversees the servicing of the loan to ensure bank is in compliance with all legal, regulatory and SBA requirements.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with commercial bankers throughout Stearns Bank to assist them in the identification and initiation of sales opportunities to customers by providing access to the full range of SBA loan products and services.

  • Coordinate and present SBA seminars to Stearns Bankers and/or customers in an effort to continually promote the knowledge and use of SBA loan programs and its benefits to both the bank and borrower.

  • Effectively use bank systems and other technology to the fullest extent of their capabilities to include: lead tracking, opportunities, file notes, underwriting, processing, closings and servicing workflows.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred but will consider commensurate experience.

  • Lending experience preferred.

  • Exceptional business development, relationship building and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Flexible.

  • Excellent organizational / time-management skills.

  • Strong computer skills.



Founded in 1912, Stearns Financial Services Inc. (SFSI) is a $2 billion well-capitalized, independent financial holding company based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Specializing in nationwide small business lending and equipment financing, Stearns has maintained outstanding customer service, fast decisions, and customized finance solutions to their customers for decades.

Stearns Bank has earned itself a stellar reputation amongst customers and competitors alike. This reputation goes beyond just word-of-mouth, as Stearns has been recognized by the Independent Community Banker’s Association (ICBA) as the #1 top-performing bank in the nation over a based on the 3-year average Return on Assets for banks $1 billion or more. They have also been recognized by American Banker as the #1 top-performing bank in the nation over a 3-year period for Return on Equity for banks from $2 billion to $10 billion.

As a 2017 & 2018 recipient of the Minnesota Business Magazine 100 Best Places to Work in Minnesota award, Stearns takes pride in their team and holds their employees in extremely high regard.  We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including our Employee Stock Ownership Program-one of the best long-term incentive programs in the nation.




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