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Last revised:   October 8, 2015

Director of Communications/Education

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA), a not-for-profit bank trade association, seeks an experienced, strategic professional to assume the overall responsibility for the education and communications departments.

Communication responsibilities include: strategy & implementation of member communications including print and electronic mediums, managing editor of bi-monthly magazine publication, manage annual publications, some media relations, website content, etc. 

Education responsibilities include: visionary leadership working with staff, committees and board of directors to identify educational needs, conduct needs assessments, responsible for financial success and stability of department programs, committee/board relations and strategic planning for department. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree; 5-10 years' strategic director level experience, adult education experience, experience with needs assessment strategies, supervisory experience, excellent grammar/editing/communications skills, good project management skills.  The following qualities are preferred: confident speaker, critical thinker, able to provide leadership and direction, good decision making skills.  Knowledge of banking issues or association experience is a plus.

Send/fax/email resume, cover letter and salary history to: MBA, Attn: HR, 8050 Washington Avenue South Eden Prairie MN  55344; 952-896-1100; No calls or agencies. EOE.

(MBA File H-4793) (10-8-15)

Vice President – Commercial/Agricultural Lender

First Community Bank, a $55MM independent community bank, has an opening for a Vice President – Commercial/Ag Lender located in our Silver Lake, MN office.  This key position will be responsible for the following:

  • Generating and developing new business and agricultural relationships for the bank
  • Underwrite and analyze credit requests and prepare credit presentations based upon the bank’s internal policy and regulatory guidelines
  • Manage and further develop an existing portfolio of credits in the bank’s Silver Lake market area
  • Support bank growth by referring deposit products to all customer contacts
  • Actively participate in enhancing the bank’s credit culture and relationship building efforts by being a member of the bank’s internal credit committee

The successful candidate will be committed first and foremost to customer service, with the ability to proactively build successful relationships for our customers and First Community Bank.  Additionally, the candidate must have a good understanding of commercial and agricultural lending with a minimum of five years of lending experience.  A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred, with SBA lending experience considered a plus.

First Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer offering an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, 401(k) Plan, PTO, Health and Life Insurance, etc.

For consideration for this position, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:  Dean A. Perry, President/CEO at or mail to:

First Community Bank
Attn:  Dean Perry
P.O. Box 128
Lester Prairie, MN  55354   

(MBA File H-4792) (10-8-15)

Personal Banker

Community Resource Bank is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Personal Banker to join our Northfield location.


This position is responsible for needs-based selling of retail and business deposit accounts and services; opening accounts, assessing the customer's needs and offering solutions.  Proactive sales and service are key accountabilities of this position.  This position serves to deepen existing customer relationships and soliciting prospects to help in the overall sales of the bank.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 Years of Experience in a Related Position in a Community Bank Preferred
  • Proficient Computer Skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Needs-Based Selling Skills
  • Referral Skills
  • Positive Attitude
  • Professional Image
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Attention to Detail & Accuracy
  • Ability to Prioritize Tasks & Projects
  • Ability to Resolve Issues & Problems as they Arise
  • Ability to Work Independently & as a Team Player

This is a full-time position, including Saturday rotation.  Community Resource Bank offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

If interested in this opportunity please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Community Resource Bank
Attn: Human Resource Officer
1605 Heritage Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Or email

No phone calls please.  Application deadline 10/19/2015.

EEO/AA: Women, Minorities, the Disabled and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

(MBA File H-4791) (10-8-15)

Sunrise Banks, Minnesota’s Socially Responsible Bank®, is searching for highly motivated individuals to join team.   If you are interested in joining one of the 2015 Best Places To Work – read on!



The position is responsible for supervising the day to day operations of the Digital Banking division of Sunrise Banks.  Responsibilities include: ensuring that all work is completed in accordance with policies and procedures; ensuring that the division provides dependable and efficient service to Sunrise Banks and their customers; working with the with the Director of Deposit Services and bank management to plan for future changes in bank operations and provide for continuous improvement.


Department Management

  1. Works with the Director Deposit Services to set and maintain standards for exceptional service to Sunrise Banks and their customers through complete and timely resolution of inquiries and concerns.
  2. Supervises the Digital Banking team in daily operations while maintaining adherence to policies and regulations.  Operations include, but are not limited to:
    • Digital Banking product support
    • Cash Management product support
    • Merchant capture product support
    • ACH Report processing
    • Troubleshooting with customers as required
  1. Works with Director Deposit Services to create and maintain efficient procedures for the department and recommends changes to policies as required.
  2. Provides training of existing team and new team members to provide for continued improvement and individual development.
  3. Creates and monitors team schedules to ensure the highest possible service to the banks and their customers.
  4. Monitors procedures ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to cash management.
  5. Meet periodically with key bank management and personnel to discuss and review service levels of the Digital Banking team.

LMA (Lead, Manage, Accountable) & 10x Leadership

Other Responsibilities

  1. Maintains expertise in areas of computer software including but not limited to Fiserv Premier and EFT, Fed Advantage, E-Funds, and Q2; to ensure proper specifications are in place and/or adjusted as required.
  2. Perform ongoing clean up and retention of documents in Premier Director as directed by IS Ops Manager and Bank policy.
  3. Assist IS Operations Manager in the set up and maintenance of the Fiserv Records Management module.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, major in business or management beneficial.
  • Five (5) years of digital banking experience preferred.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory/management experience required.

Technical Skills

  • Significant experience with Fiserv Premier software required.
  • Solid skill set in the use of Microsoft Office Suites.

Communication Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Analytical Skills

  • Proven ability
  •  to problem solve, prioritize tasks and meet required deadlines.

Visit our website for more details, at:

SUNRISE BANKS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

(MBA File H-4790) (10-8-15)

Operations Assistant – Signature Bank, Minnetonka

Do you love banking? Do you have a few years of Deposit Operations experience? Or, how about experience with Jack Henry software? Then this may be the opportunity for you!

The Operations Assistant at Signature Bank would be responsible for daily processing of teller work and lockbox transactions along with scanning and indexing of deposit and loan operations documents. They would assist with the daily operations duties and perform a variety of clerical functions related to the operations area of the Bank.


  • Perform scanning of daily teller work
  • Process deposit corrections from proof and balance ATM Deposits
  • Process and balance incoming customer payments received via lockbox
  • Process all incoming/outgoing wire transfers and complete operations process for daily wires
  • Scanning and indexing of operational and finance documents
  • Complete research requests for internal staff and customers while meeting Signature Bank service and communication standards
  • Perform account level and system level maintenance as requested
  • Assist with researching and resolving customer requests
  • Assist with new debit card orders, fraud disputes and client research requests


  • Minimum of 2 years of banking and/or deposit operations experience
  • Detail oriented, high level of accuracy as well as strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to deal with and effectively communicate to bank personnel and clients
  • Knowledge of the proper handling of checks and deposits, and the ability to recognize irregular, or suspicious transactions and other suspicious activities/actions
  • Ability to operate and efficiently use computer workstations, scanners, printers, 10 key calculators and other office equipment
  • Ability to multi-task to meet daily deadlines and cut-off times without sacrificing accuracy or service standards
  • Core Banking System knowledge and previous Jack Henry software experience preferred
  • Ability to navigate and utilize a variety of software in a Microsoft Windows environment

Preference will be given to candidates with Deposit Operations experience and/or experience with Jack Henry software.

Expected work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Interested candidates are to email their resume to

Signature Bank offers a competitive hourly rate as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes Health, Dental, LTD and Life Insurance, PTO and paid holidays, a 401(k) Plan w/employer match, ping pong tournaments, pay day treats, and more!

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

(MBA File H-4789) (10-8-15)

Information Technology Specialist

Neighborhood National Bank is seeking a full time IT Specialist responsible for assisting with software application upgrades, security management, user account management, email systems, Internet access and office systems.  This position will also support the data processing department and requires flexible scheduling.   Candidates must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have excellent communication and organizational skills.  The candidate hired will be located in either the Alexandria or Mora office of Neighborhood National Bank.

Neighborhood National Bank provides a competitive salary and benefit package. Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to:

Neighborhood National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Member FDIC.

(MBA File H-4788) (10-8-15)

Credit Analyst

At Bridgewater Bank, five simple words drive our success and define the foundation of our business – unconventional, responsive, dedicated, growing and accurate. If your personal values align with ours, you may be a good fit to join our talented team. With over $800 million in assets, we’re one of the fastest growing banks in Minnesota.  Our growth has created a need to add another credit analyst to our talented team.  Credit analysts provide support to the lenders by evaluating the financial condition of individuals and businesses applying for credit with the bank.


  • Collect, review and analyze loan requests, financial information, appraisals, title insurance, etc.
  • Identify historical trends of businesses or markets
  • Prepare spreadsheets, reports, summaries and recommendations on loan structure/pricing for lenders
  • Conduct property inspections to ensure accuracy
  • Assign risk ratings to support loan requests
  • Prepare annual reviews of existing loan relationships
  • Prepare credit presentations to be used in the credit approval process including: cash flow analysis, forecasting of future performance, industry trends, and loan performance histories
  • Develop and maintain accurate records for lending clients and accounts
  • Maintain knowledge of all supporting software, compliance, policies and procedures as they relate to the loan department
  • Assist lenders in maintaining positive relationships with new and existing clients by providing timely feedback to client requests and questions


  • Bachelor's degree in finance or economics and one year of  related experience
  • Superior analytical/reasoning skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Why Bridgewater? If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with talented, professional individuals, you’ve found the right place. Here are a few of the perks you’ll enjoy:

  • Employee mentorship program
  • Monthly health & wellness opportunities
  • Weekly fitness classes
  • Family-fun events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Great culture

 Please apply online:

 (MBA File H-4787) (10-7-15)

Eagle Valley Bank is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:  Cash Management Specialist (Apple Valley) and Lead Teller/Personal Banker (Stillwater).

The Cash Management Specialist (Apple Valley) works as a partner with the commercial lending staff and branch managers to sell and service cash management products. This position has responsibility for the cash management sales activities of the bank, including the development of new cash management business, expansion of existing business relationships, and the servicing of customers. Position will also oversee the development of new cash management products and incorporate them into the department’s sales activities.  Qualified candidates should have prior experience in banking, preferably in a customer service or sales related role. Candidates must have proven sales and referral skills and a general knowledge of bank products and services.

The Lead Teller/Personal Banker (Stillwater) is responsible for all aspects of the teller function, including teller training, vault services, teller services, cross-selling, and policy and procedural consistency. Responsibilities include sales and referrals of products and services to existing and prospective customers, and establishing and maintaining a cooperative, coordinated work environment in which personnel are motivated to give the highest degree of customer service. Qualified candidates should have prior teller/retail banking or related experience. In addition, candidate must demonstrate effective verbal communication skills and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a highly functioning team on a daily basis.

Eagle Valley Bank offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To see a full job description, you can visit our website at Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to:  hr@eaglevalleybank.comPlease reference the position you are applying for in the subject of your cover letter.

(MBA File H-4786) (10-7-15)

Inventory Control Clerk

United Bankers' Bank has a unique opportunity for a motivated Inventory Control Clerk in our Administrative Services department. This individual provides support for the mail room, receptionist, marketing department and other areas as needed.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Based in Bloomington, MN, United Bankers' Bank is a highly successful and growing banker's bank that was originally chartered in 1975. Today, United Bankers' Bank has approximately $800MM in assets and has grown into one of the largest correspondent banks in the upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest area. Today, the 800-plus customer banks we serve stretch across 12 states. Our motto, "First for Your Success," reflects the importance UBB places on helping our customers and our employees succeed.

United Bankers' Bank is a great place to work – with people who share a vision of providing great customer service AND a superior benefit package including 11 paid holidays per year, free covered parking, on-site fitness center and a cafeteria.

United Bankers' Bank is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

(MBA File H-4785) (10-5-15)

Personal Banker / Customer Service Representative

Flagship Bank Minnesota is a community bank with two convenient locations in Wayzata, MN and Eden Prairie, MN.  We are currently looking for a full time Personal Banker for our Wayzata office. 

Primary Objective:

The Personal Banker develops and maintains the retail banking business of prospective and existing customers.  Implements the personal banking concepts through the opening, marketing and cross selling of new consumer and business deposit accounts and other retail banking services.


Minimum two years customer service experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience with Fiserv Premier and Q2 online banking will be an advantage. 

Flagship Bank would be excited to talk to you about a career with us if you are a highly motivated individual looking to make a difference.  We offer a full benefit package and competitive compensation plans.  If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to

(MBA File H-4784) (10-5-15)

Sunrise Banks, Minnesota’s Socially Responsible Bank®, is searching for highly motivated individuals to join team.  If you are interested in joining one of the 2015 Best Places To Work – read on!


The position assists the Director of Internal Audit in managing the Audit Division of Sunrise Banks. The Audit Manager directs audit staff in updating audit work programs, monitors fieldwork and is responsible for the audit review process prior to final approval of audit reports. Work with external auditors and regulatory examiners to assist in providing answers to requests.


Position is responsible for the overall credit underwriting management of commercial loans for the Sunrise banks organization; including: process development, communication, and management of workflow among credit analysts. Maintain credit processes and procedures to ensure compliance with bank and regulatory requirements.


The Third Party Risk Manager will oversee the Bank Holding Company’s Third Party Risk Department to ensure that the Bank and Holding Company relationships with third-party organizations are provided proper oversight through the development of policies, procedures and practices.

Visit our website for more details, at:

SUNRISE BANKS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

(MBA File H-4783) (10-5-15)

Personal Banker – Hastings, MN

First National Bank is looking for a self-motivated individual to join our banking team.

This full time position will be responsible for selling the financial products and services that First National Bank has to offer with a primary focus on developing and maintaining prospective and existing customers.  The ideal applicant will have superior communication skills, possess sales abilities and computer skills in Microsoft Office programs as well as a deposit account opening platform program.

A minimum of two year’s account opening experience with consumer lending preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. 

Send email or cover letter with résumé to:

Chad Collignon
First National Bank
1400 N Frontage Road
Hastings, MN 55033


(MBA File H-4782) (9-30-15)

Loan Admin Specialist 1

This position is responsible for monetary and non-monetary processing of business banking, agriculture, consumer and mortgage loans for the Bank, including payments and payoffs, maintenance, Paid Loan releases, insurance.  

Job Responsibilities:

This position ensures requests for documents are completed on a timely basis and all required information is available at the time of issuance. This includes: 

  • Consumer, Commercial and Agricultural Loan documentation prep 
  • Monetary transaction processing
  • Insurance processing
  • Tickler processing on FISERV
  • Paid Loan processing
  • Coordination with vendors
  • Invoice processing



  • Required: A minimum of one year of related experience in financial services and/or loan administration
  • Preferred: 3+ years of related experience in financial services and/or loan administration


Required: High School Diploma or equivalent 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-

  • Strong oral and written communication 
  • Customer focused
  • Team player
  • Analytical ability

To apply, visit the Loan Admin Specialist posting at

(MBA File H-4781) (9-30-15)

Consumer Lender/Loan Assistant

Falcon National Bank is recruiting for a consumer lender/loan assistant in our Foley, MN branch.

A brief lender position description:  Meet with potential and existing clients for all consumer lending needs; Underwrite consumer applications; prepare consumer loan documents; close consumer loans and preparing appropriate loan files; maintain tickler system; process denied and withdrawn loans; and monitor escrow analysis.

A brief loan assistant position description:  Accurate document processing and fulfillment of loans ensuring compliance with policies, procedures and regulations from the point of origination through closing; Process construction draws; Process paid loan files; balance loan related general ledgers; review and quality check loan files.


  • 2 years of post-secondary education, business or finance and 2 years’ experience in finance, banking or related field.


  • Good communication/listening skills
  • Detail oriented                                                                                                                       
  • Proficient with Microsoft products and bank software                                                                  
  • Accurate; mathematical skills/aptitude                                                                               
  • Ability to train others
  • Ability to plan and organize workload, set priorities and pay close attention to detail under time constraints.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks efficiently.                  
  • Outstanding customer service skills in dealing with bank clients.

Interested candidates can apply by submitting a resume to Kendra Berger at        For a full job description, please see Career Builder.

(MBA File H-4780) (9-29-15)

Cash Management Specialist

Local community bank opportunity for an experienced Cash Management Specialist to work closely with small business customers and commercial sales team.   Key responsibilities include customer service, sales, implementation, and ongoing administration for all types of cash management products such as ACH and Remote Deposit.  Looking for 5+ years banking experience with 2-3 years in cash management services.  Comfortable with multi-task, high touch customer service environment. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

Interested candidates may submit resume and cover letter to MBA File H-4779, Employment Opportunities Program, 8050 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, or email to Employment Opportunities Program.

(MBA File H-4779) (9-28-15)

The Bank of Elk River currently has a full time opening for a Retail Branch Manager and is seeking an experienced professional to fill this position.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the management of daily operations of the Otsego branch office in Otsego, MN. The primary goal is to provide exceptional customer service to current and potential customers by servicing the customer’s financial needs resulting in greater market share and profitability. This is accomplished by providing training and promoting teamwork within the branch and strengthening customer relationships by making sales calls on current and prospective customers. The Retail Branch Manager is responsible for motivating and monitoring the branch performance in reaching sales and service goals while creating a productive work environment. The Retail Branch Manager also represents the bank in the communities we serve by participating in public events, volunteering or serving on non-profit organization, committees, boards and area Chamber of Commerce.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a high level of professional customer service by evaluating needs of potential customers and offering appropriate financial products and services. This includes opening personal and business accounts, consumer loan origination, and assisting with account maintenance.
  • Seeks to identify consumer loan opportunities and actively develop competitive solutions to meet consumer loan expectations and bank goals for loan growth, yield and quality.
  • Provide customer referrals to the bank’s mortgage, commercial, and investment departments.
  • Understands and complies with the laws and compliance regulations that pertain to the products and services being offered to the customer.
  • Manage cross-selling efforts of the branch by implementing sales goals established by the Manager of Retail Banking.
  • Participates in bank marketing promotions, call programs and marketing events including: expos, Chamber of Commerce activities and trade shows.
  • Ensures that vault balance and teller cash drawers are maintained in accordance with specified daily cash limit and that vault is secure at all times.
  • Responsible for scheduling sufficient staffing to appropriately serve the customers.
  • Ensures that the properties and facilities are kept in accordance with bank standards for appearance, cleanliness and safety.
  • Provides efficient training to branch employees in operations with policies and products.
  • Communicates with the Manager of Retail Banking on branch related issues.
  • Manage overall branch security to ensure employees are aware of appropriate security procedures in the event of robbery or disaster recovery.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous management experience required (including coaching and developing staff).
  • Previous business development experience preferred.
  • Good understanding of bank profitability.
  • Lending and deposit experience preferred.
  • Proven leadership, collaboration, organization and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.

The Bank of Elk River is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks individuals who share our core values of customer service, loyalty, and integrity. We are a community bank where our customers know they can count on our staff for experience, knowledge, and superior service to meet all of their banking needs. The Bank of Elk River is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Please visit our website at for further information and to download/submit an employment application.

(MBA File H-4778) (9-28-15)

Credit Manager AVP

As Union Bank & Trust's Credit Manager you will have the opportunity to work for a Bank that has doubled its assets and loan portfolio over the last four years.  Union Bank & Trust's President and Senior Vice President have extensive commercial Lending experience, credit skills, and ties to the community and Twin Cities. 


  • Primary contact and responsible for managing the Participation Portfolio.
  • Conduct credit investigations and analyze routine credit information for new loans, renewals, and annual reviews.
  • Develop in depth formal loan presentations and summaries for the credit display, including global cash flow when appropriate.
  • Makes initial recommendations based upon credit analysis for loan approval.
  • Provide contact support with bank clients to facilitate credit banking needs with or without direct involvement of the bankers.
  • Knowledgeable of loan structuring for commercial, industrial, SBA and real estate lending.
  • Perform other risked based duties, accountabilities and projects as assigned, including ALLL and Watch List.
  • Lead the process for any recommendations that will require legal actions; directly or indirectly.
  • Act as credit mentor to Small Business Manager.
  • Provide input on Loan Policy and strong adherence to Credit Administration.
  • Manage Lending Assistants.
  • Analyze and spread tax returns and financial statements.
  • Monitor loan financial covenants and reporting requirements.


  • Business Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.

Experience Required:

  • Three years of Commercial Banking Credit Analyses or like kind experience.
  • Small Business and Commercial Credit Underwriting experience.


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong communication, computer and motivational skills.
  • Must have a strong desire to work externally with bankers on client/prospect calls and to be fully engaged in the profiling process.
  • This position would work with limited supervising and require strong organizational and time management skills.  Flexible schedule that is dedicated to work flow priorities.

If interested please email resume to

(MBA File H-4777) (9-28-15)

BankVista, an Independent Community Bank located in Sartell Minnesota, is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Deposit Operations & Electronic Services Team. 


This position is responsible for performing operational and electronic services functions for the bank; assist employees, officers and other personnel in their duties. This position will hold an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation, providing creditability and expertise to BankVista customers and employees.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A high school degree or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 2 years banking and/or deposit operations experience

Technical Skills:

  • Solid skill set in the use of Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Excellent verbal and communication

Additional Knowledge or Skills:

  • Must be detailed oriented, with a high level of accuracy as well as strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills where incumbent maintains a pleasant, courteous and helpful attitude toward customers and all other employees.
  • Must have ability to prioritize multi-task.

If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity and ready to work hard and have fun, please apply to

(MBA File H-4776) (9-28-15)

Credit Analyst

BankCherokee is a locally owned community bank with a small business focus. 

We are looking for an experienced Credit Analyst who will work directly with Lenders and the Lead Analyst to prepare thorough analysis on credit presentations and annual reviews.  Candidates must have knowledge and understanding of small business financial reporting.  Candidates must be able to complete accurate financial analysis to be used in credit decisions and perform portfolio risk assessment analysis.

Qualified candidates must have a college degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics or equivalent experience with a minimum 3 years experience as Credit Analyst or similar job.

To apply, or if you are interested in additional information about our bank, please visit our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

(MBA File H-4776) (9-23-15)

Bank Secrecy Act Specialist (BSA)

Lake Area Bank currently has an immediate opening for a BCA Specialist. This position preforms all quality control tasks for all Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) functions and requirements for compliance with the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), Anti-Money Laundering/Enhanced Due Diligence (AML/EDD) and USA PATRIOT Act. 


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a business related field or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • 3 years BSA-related experience
  • Strong working knowledge of all BSA-related regulations and requirements required.
  • Working knowledge of bank operations, practices and processes required.
  • Working knowledge of banking regulatory environment required.
  • Use of computer, calculator, phone, typewriter, and other general office equipment.

Communication Skills 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups or individuals.

Reasoning Ability

  • Requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as ability to recognize compliance risks across all bank applications.

Other Skills/Abilities/Specifications

  • Working knowledge of basic computer applications including Windows, Word, and Excel.
  • Strong people skills including patience and a helpful attitude.

Interested applicants can apply on-line at under career opportunities or at

(MBA File H-4774) (9-21-15)

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Wells Federal Bank, a $275 million bank headquartered in Wells, MN, has an immediate opening for a Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer.  This position is located out of Wells Federal Bank's home office in Wells, MN.  Qualifications for the Bank's Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer position include, at a minimum, an accounting degree from a four–year college or university and at least five years of relevant experience.  Preference shall be given to candidates who are certified public accountants and to those whose experience includes either auditing financial institutions as an employee of an accounting firm or preparing financial statements as an employee of a financial institution.  Desired candidates should also have good communication and leadership skills, strong written and organizational skills, are detail-oriented, and able to work in a team atmosphere.  Wells Federal Bank offers fulltime employees a competitive wage and benefit package.  

If you are interested in being considered for the position send resume to or mail to Jill Koehler at Wells Federal Bank, 53 1st Street SW, Wells, Minnesota  56097   


(MBA File H-4773) (9-21-15)

Retail Banking Manager

First Advantage Bank is a community bank located in the north metro area. We are part of a multi-bank holding company with approximately $450 million in total assets. We are poised for growth and have a bright future. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who possesses the skills and desire to lead the retail area of the bank and provide solutions to prospective retail clients. The right individual for this position will have the ability to drive efforts to identify and implement service behaviors that improve the overall customer experience and have a proven history of acquiring, retaining and expanding customer relationships. 

If you can answer yes to the following questions we want to talk to YOU.

  • Do you like working with people and building relationships?
  • Are you able to think strategically and create solutions?
  • Do you like to collaborate with others?
  • Are you energized by exceeding customer expectations?
  • Do you communicate effectively?

A Bachelor's degree or higher is preferred along with 3-5 years of banking experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook and standard office equipment is necessary. Previous experience with Laser Pro, Deposit Pro and Premier/ITI is also helpful.  Candidates will also need to meet certain standards as part of a financial and criminal background check. We offer competitive benefit and compensation plans. 

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Jim Amundson
First Advantage Bank
9950 Foley Boulevard NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

(MBA File H-4772) (9-21-15)

Alerus is a growing financial services company with a focus on banking, mortgage, retirement, and wealth management services. Alerus is a company that will challenge you to be at your best and where your efforts have real, tangible effects. Our culture is one of collaboration, innovation, forward-thinking, and giving back. We take pride in helping our customers wherever they are on life's journey.  And we mean it when we say, "It's our purpose to help you achieve yours."

We are hiring a Commercial Credit Underwriter.


As the Commercial Credit Underwriter, you will be responsible for Accountable for portfolio of commercial loans generally varying in loan relationships size of $750,000 to $3,500,000, including underwriting credit risk and granting credit approval within prescribed level of loan authority in conjunction with Lead or Senior Underwriters, or presenting credit recommendation to Loan Committee; facilitating loan closing; and servicing booked loans.  Contributes to effective risk management through ordering and execution of loan documentation and ongoing monitoring of customer-supplied information and collateral administration.

  • Direct the loan decision and contribute to loan portfolio management.-70%
  • Provide credit administration.-25%
  • Conduct and develop research projects useful to the lending function.-5%


In Commercial Credit Underwriter role, you will need proven experience assessing, selling and closing all types of agricultural, commercial, and commercial real estate loans, strong written and oral communication skills, and strong negotiation and interpersonal relationship skills.

Specific Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent education to include upper level courses in finance and accounting.
  • Three or more years of experience working with Agriculture or commercial loans.

For a full job description or to apply, visit our website at  Click on "Employment," then "View Jobs" and then select the position titled Credit Underwriter.

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

(MBA File H-4771) (9-21-15)

Information Security Administrator/Application Administrator

The IT Services division of Minnwest Bank is seeking a motivated individual to join the team as the Information Security Administrator/Application Administrator.  This is a very challenging and rewarding position as the role of Information Security continues to grow and evolve within the banking industry.

This individual is responsible to participate in the selection and implementation of information security solutions, and also conduct the daily monitoring and management of the information security solutions.  This role is also deeply involved in the activities necessary to understand the potential impact of new security threats and developing Minnwest’s response.

Further, this position is responsible for installing and maintaining the banking applications used by Minnwest.  This includes documenting the installation, monitoring, and upgrade procedures and also coordinating activities with the IT Engineering staff.  Additionally, this individual stays involved with the software providers to understand their plans and relate those to Minnwest’s business and technology plans.

This role reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer and the preferred location is in the Montevideo or Marshall MN areas.  The work environment is within one of the Minnwest bank locations, with travel to the other locations for work and meetings.


  • Must possess 5 years of hands-on experience with Microsoft Server and Desktop operating systems, as well as Active Directory.
  • A Technical or BA degree in Computer Science is preferred; applicable professional certification is desired.
  • Hands-on Information Security experience is desired and actual technical security training preferred.
  • Display a strong emphasis on customer service.

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to

Minnwest Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

(MBA File H-4768) (9-15-15)

Assistant Controller

Alerus is a growing financial services company with a focus on banking, mortgage, retirement, and wealth management services.  Alerus is a company that will challenge you to be at your best and where your efforts have real, tangible effects. Our culture is one of collaboration, innovation, forward-thinking, and giving back. We take pride in helping our customers wherever they are on life's journey.  And we mean it when we say, "It’s our purpose to help you achieve yours."

Due to continued growth, we are hiring an Assistant Controller.  This position is open to our Minneapolis, MN market or Grand Forks or Fargo, ND markets.


As the Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for assisting in the timely and accurate preparation of financial statements and regulatory reports for Alerus Financial Corp. and Alerus Financial N.A. and all subsidiary companies. The Assistant Controller, working with the Controller, is responsible for maintaining a strong system of internal controls over the accounting records for the companies, maintaining the records in accordance with GAAP and maintaining records for income tax reporting for the companies. This position assists in the direction of financial activities of the organization by performing the following duties:

  • Financial Reporting – 50%
  • Transaction Accounting - 20%
  • Process and staff management - 20%
  • Special projects - 10%


In the Assistant Controller role, you will need proven leadership and management skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and be able to effectively interact with all levels of employees, management, and other external business contacts.

Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and 5+ years banking experience
  • CPA preferred
  • SEC reporting experience preferred

For a full job description or to apply, visit our website at  Click on "Employment," then "View Jobs" and then select the position titled Assistant Controller.

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

(MBA File H-4767) (9-15-15)

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