SBA Lender

    Job Description


This position is responsible for establishing new banking relationships with corporations, partnerships, individuals doing business, not-for-profit organizations, and associations. The SBA Lender will focus on the various programs sponsored by the SBA and have a basic understanding of SBA programs and products. Additionally, the SBA Lender will coach other commercial lenders at CIB on the various SBA programs and guidelines. The SBA Lender will discuss opportunities for SBA program eligibility with other Lenders in the Bank and work closely with CIB Lenders to ensure SBA eligibility is maintained. Additionally, the SBA Lender must have complete knowledge of all commercial products and services including credit products, deposit/investment products, cash management, other commercial services, and the bank fee schedule. The incumbent is responsible for assigned floor duty to service walk-in customers, but also spends a significant amount of time out of the bank in the offices of existing clients, servicing existing business, developing new business, calling on prospective clients, and networking in various ways in the community. The incumbent should also be involved with a community organization that meets our CRA requirements.


This is a front line sales position for all commercial deposit/investment, credit, and cash management products. Commercial business is brought into the bank through personal interaction of the Commercial Banker with the customer/prospect. The banker must match the product and service with the customer/prospect's identified needs and must carefully evaluate the amount of risk involved in entering into a relationship. The incumbent must understand the business/industry the customer is in and must gain a thorough knowledge of the customer/enterprise history and future plans. The loan administration unit has been organized to assist in the evaluation and approval process. Lending authority will be given to the incumbent based on their training and experience. Requests which exceed this limit must be approved by the Unit Manager or the Officers Loan Committee. Certain requests may require approval by the Directors Credit Committee. The incumbent must administer all loans within legal and regulatory requirements, the bank's loan policy, procedure policy, and stipulations established by the Officers Loan Committee and Directors Credit Committee.


Within Citizens Independent Bank: Must be a team player in providing floor coverage, in opening and securing the bank, and in scheduling outside calls. Within the Community:Active in community organizations including service clubs and Chamber of Commerce in representing the bank as a good corporate citizen and to network for new business opportunities. Community involvement should meet CIB’s CRA requirements. Work closely with customers in establishing strong business relationship and cultivate customer loyalties while being constantly diligent in evaluating the risks in the relationship.

    Education & Experience


A college degree and/or 5 to 10 years of job related experience. SBA Program/SBA Lending experience is preferred



  • People come first - our clients, our employees, our families, our communities
  • Rewarding and challenging work
  • Work-life balance is important with hybrid work arrangement for eligible positions
  • We strive to promote from within
  • Employee education and training is vital
  • Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, LTD and STD, employer paid life insurance, paid holidays and half-day off for birthday, generous PTO
  • Conveniently located in St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Hopkins, and Plymouth
  • Over 70 years of local banking history
  • Chosen by readers of local publications in St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Hopkins and Crystal as Best Bank!
  • Opportunity to participate in fun community activities

    How to Apply

Citizens Independent Bank
5000 W 36th St Ste 100 Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2759

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