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Location: Bismarck, ND

Status: Full-time

Deadline: 07/10/2022

Work setting: It is strongly preferred that the successful candidate work on-site at BND Tuesday-Thursday, rotating with team members to work on-site Monday and Friday. We are flexible with this schedule and do our best to accommodate for family responsibilities. We believe there are advantages gained by working on-site together several days each week that strengthen our team.

Summary of Work

The highly respected Communications & Marketing team at Bank of North Dakota (BND) is seeking a multimedia specialist to play an important role in our five person department. If you are passionate about creative graphic design and dedicated to the highest quality standards, we may have the perfect job for you. The ability to collaborate and communicate well with co-workers throughout the Bank is essential.

BND is a unique place to work. We pride ourselves on our proactive, strategic approach to create financial solutions to current and emerging needs in the state. As the only bank in the country owned by the state, we serve all North Dakotans through programs that drive our economy to help business owners and farmers/ranchers be successful in business. Our student loan and College SAVE programs help thousands of residents achieve their higher education dreams.

Duties and Tasks

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Graphic design which includes illustrations, website creative development, PowerPoint presentation, social media imagery, banner design, infographics, brochures, one-page print ads and 15–20-page reports
  • Assist with project specification writing
  • Maintain the visual branding of all BND items
  • The ability to lead multiple priorities, meet deadlines and champion projects from concept to completion
  • Contributing as a team member to meet marketing goals, incorporating the best practices of branding and research
  • Manage and develop landing pages and websites with HTML5, PHP, CSS3, JavaScript, CMS Platforms i.e., WordPress and SharePoin
  • Design and edit external/internal communications materials.  The position requires Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat Pro expertise
  • Design and edit external/internal webpages. (Requires WordPress and Microsoft SharePoint expertise)
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate degree or higher in graphic design or relevant field. If degree is not in graphic design, provide evidence of course work or special training in graphic design.
  • High school diploma and five years of related professional work experience
  • NOTE: Application must include four examples of graphic design work in a pdf or link to an online portfolio that demonstrates an ability to perform several of the project types noted under Responsibilities.

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Location: Bismarck, ND

Full/Part-time: Full-time

Deadline: 7/10/2022

Summary of Work

The individual in this role will have knowledge and skills to process payments for the entire BND loan portfolio made up of over 80 loan programs comprised of direct loans, participation loans and student loans. They will have analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to process non-posted and rejected payment reports to ensure all payments are posted correctly. This individual will verify information on loan boarding sheets, activate loans and disburse proceeds for new direct and participation loans. This position will process loan operating system maintenances to maintain integrity of two loan operating systems. This position will work closely with lead bank personnel educating them on the unique qualities of our loan programs. This role will research loan balance and interest accrual discrepancies and calculate and input corrections and adjustments. This position may assist with projects regarding software upgrades, calculating loan modifications, paying escrow, updating rates, processing stale dated checks and the escheatment process.

The selected candidate must be detail oriented and have a proven history of being able to complete detailed tasks consistently with accuracy. They must be an innovative team player with the ability to identify process inefficiencies and provide viable solutions. They will be expected to foster the Bank of North Dakota’s partnerships with lead banks through positive interactions and will be required to provide additional support as necessary. They must be able to adjust priorities to changing circumstances and maintain quality and accuracy in a fast-paced atmosphere. A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive interaction with others, internal and external.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires an associate degree in finance, business, or a closely related field of study and 12 months work experience in banking. The hiring authority may substitute accredited accounting or banking course work for the required work experience if it provided the knowledge and skills required to perform the core competencies of the position to be filled.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in lending, specifically with processing loan payments
  • Knowledge of banking software systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with diverse colleagues and customers
  • Proven capability to handle multiple high priority tasks

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Starion Bank

Starion Bank is seeking a full-time Universal Banker in Fargo.

Responsibilities:

  • Open personal and business deposit accounts
  • Cross-sell bank products and services
  • Process loan requests
  • Process regular teller transactions in an efficient, friendly and accurate manner
  • Develop long-term relationships with consumer and business customers as well as maintain existing customer relationships

Qualifications:

  • Prefer two to three years of experience in customer service, sales and cash handling
  • Leadership abilities and self-motivation required

Starion Bank is a growing community bank known for providing local leadership, personalized service and community loyalty. We foster a culture where you can grow both professionally and personally, and we treat employees as our most important organizational asset.

Starion Bank offers a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.

Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

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Starion Bank

We are seeking a Business Banking Officer in Ellendale!

In this role, you will:

Start new banking relationships and grow existing ones through:

  1. Proactive sales calls, community engagement, and collaboration with Starion colleagues, and
  2. Diligent, data-driven administration of loan portfolios that complies with all bank policies and regulatory standards.

You should be:

In the know—always keeping up with both local business news and philanthropic projects, as well as national economic trends

Analytical–with top-notch financial and credit analysis skills

Self-aware—including highly intentional about your decision-making processes, and skilled in communicating them to diverse colleagues and customers

Customer-focused—happy to help others, genuinely curious about an array of industries, and hungry to learn new sales best practices at any stage of your career

You should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics or a related field.
  • Commercial and Ag lending experience, formal credit training, and knowledge of compliance and regulatory standards.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Starion Bank is a growing community bank known for providing local leadership, personalized service and community loyalty. We foster a culture where you can grow both professionally and personally, and we treat employees as our most important organizational asset.

We offer a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.

Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

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  Starion Bank mortgage banker named to three prestigious Top Originator lists

Starion Bank Mortgage Banking Supervisor Kassy Landis has been named to three distinguished lists of America’s top mortgage bankers. The Scotsman Guide named Landis in their Top Originators of 2021 and Top Women Originators of 2021 lists. Mortgage Executive Magazine named Landis as one of the Top 1% of Mortgage Originators of 2021. 

Kassy Landis 2018 crop   Picture: Kassy Landis 

Landis, who is based in Bismarck, has been a mortgage banking officer since 2012. She joined Starion in 2006 as a Universal Banker, advanced to Business Banking Representative in 2007, and became a mortgage underwriter in 2008.

Her area of expertise is residential mortgage lending, including conventional loans, NDHFA First Time Home Buyer programs, FHA, VA, Construction, Lot, Bridge, Home Equity and jumbo loans, allowing Landis to help home buyers determine the financing that best fits their needs.  

Landis earned an associate degree from Bismarck State College and a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University, both in business administration. She served as a member of 2021-2022 City of Bismarck Special Assessments Task Force volunteer and currently serves as a member of Bismarck-Mandan Professional Women in Building, and as an affiliate member of both the Bismarck-Mandan HBA and Bismarck-Mandan Board of Realtors.

Scotsman Guide previously recognized Landis as one of the Top Women Originators and Top Originators in 2020. She was also recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine in their Top 1% of Mortgage Originators for 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020.

The Scotsman Guide is a source of news and research to keep mortgage professionals informed about important trends and topics in the industry. They provide finance tools, industry news, market data and research to help mortgage originators grow their networks.

Mortgage Executive Magazine annually compiles a comprehensive list of the nation’s top one percent of mortgage originators in the United States in order to recognize and celebrate their service, dedication and hard work it takes to serve clients during the home loan process.

About Starion Bank

Starion Bank is a $1.7 billion family-owned community bank and financial services organization. Established in Oakes, N.D., in 1969, Starion has 16 locations in Bismarck-Mandan, Bottineau, Dunseith, Ellendale, Fargo, Oakes and Rolla, N.D.: and Middleton, Monona and Sun Prairie, Wis.

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Starion Bank

We are seeking an Insurance Sales Assistant in Mandan!

In this role, you will be responsible for providing high quality customer service and actively promoting insurance products. You will also

  • Provide excellent customer service in person and over the phone
  • Provide support to agent by scheduling appointments, referring prospects, and initiating quotes
  • Provide a variety of accounting and secretarial functions
  • Refer business opportunities to Insurance Agent and the Bank
  • Promote insurance products
  • Properly document the details of customer and company conversations

You should be:

Customer-focused—happy to help others, genuinely curious about an array of industries, and hungry to learn new sales best practices at any stage of your career

Detail Oriented – give tasks undivided attention and catch mistakes, errors or changes

In the know—always keeping up with policies, procedures and regulations

Self-aware—including highly intentional about your decision-making processes, and skilled in communicating them to diverse colleagues and customers

You should have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Organizational and Time Management skills
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills
  • Insurance license in property, casualty, life and health (or willing to obtain them)

Join our team! Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers

vantage point solutions

Vantage Point Solutions, based in Mitchell, SD, is seeking a full-time compliance professional in our growing Banking Division to work with financial institutions in the Upper Midwest.  We have an immediate opening for a Regulatory Compliance Consultant. Successful candidate will reside in the Upper Midwest and be willing to travel part time.

Summary/Objective

As a consultant in our Banking Division, the candidate will work with Vantage Point clients using your knowledge, expertise, and talent to provide value added consulting services.  Responsibilities will vary with the needs of the organization but could include training and consulting on regulatory issues, policy preparation and review, compliance and operational audits and much more. 

Candidates should be self-motivated, resourceful, professional, exhibit good judgement and have ability to work independently.

Competencies

  • Independent Contributor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in common Microsoft programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Public speaking and/or training 

Education & Experience

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, finance or related field is required. Two or more years professional experience is preferred.  Ideal candidates will be certified in regulatory compliance (CRCM, CCBCO and/or CUCE). Strong consumer real estate compliance and HMDA experience will be a plus.

Supervisory Responsibility

No direct supervisory duties.                                               

VPS offers competitive compensation and a complete package of benefits including health and dental insurance, 401K and ESOP.                                                                                 

Contact Natalie Reed, Banking Division Manager at Vantage Point Solutions, for more information.

Natalie.Reed@vantagepnt.com

605-359-2374

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Starion Bank

 

We are seeking an Insurance Account Manager in Mandan!

In this role, you will be responsible for managing personal lines, retain new and existing clients, and maintain a partnership with producers to support business development. You will also

  • Provide excellent customer service in person and over the phone
  • Maintain relationships with insurance companies
  • Negotiate renewals for existing customers
  • Obtain information and documentation from customers
  • Resolve customer issues
  • Promote insurance products
  • Properly document the details of customer and company conversations

You should be:

Customer-focused—happy to help others, genuinely curious about an array of industries, and hungry to learn new sales best practices at any stage of your career

Detail Oriented – give tasks undivided attention and catch mistakes, errors or changes

In the know—always keeping up with policies, procedures and regulations

Self-aware—including highly intentional about your decision-making processes, and skilled in communicating them to diverse colleagues and customers

You should have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Organizational and Time Management skills
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills
  • Insurance license in property, casualty, life and health (or willing to obtain them)

Join our team! Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers

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Starion Bank

We are seeking a Graphic Designer in Bismarck!

In this role, you will:

  • Create various designs for company campaigns, social imagery, ads, and marketing collateral, across a wide range of mediums
  • Prioritize, build, and distribute new assets and templates that allow us to scale as a globally distributed team
  • Ensure consistent, high-quality design across all our branded materials that meets company objectives and reinforces our brand across all channels
  • Lead multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and champion projects form concept to completion.
  • Collaborate effectively as a cross-functional team member
  • Create high-quality work that delights our customers, meets company objectives, and reinforces our brand
  • Produce and advocate for strong design solutions, communication ideas to key stakeholders across the organization
  • Work within Brand Guidelines, with an innovative approach to evolving the brand through forward-thinking design solutions

You should:

  • Be Disciplined & Self-motivated – Possess a professional level of self-direction and ability to prioritize work, be intentional in your actions, and explore solutions through a consistent process
  • Be Self-aware – highly intentional about your decision-making processes, and skilled in communicating them to diverse colleagues and customers
  • Be detail oriented – follow brand guidelines, catch errors and notice inconsistencies
  • Seek the need – explore the big picture to identify needs rather than being transactional

You should have:

  • A degree in marketing, communications or a related discipline
  • Five years of experience designing and/or conceptualizing designs
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Comfortable working alone, but also thrives in a collaborative environment

 

Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

 

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Starion Bank

Starion Bank is seeking a Senior Universal Banker in Ellendale.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a retail team while ensuring quality customer service, encouraging employee growth and development and achieving assigned metrics and goals
  • Manage and direct branch retail operations
  • Develop long-term customer relationships with consumer and business clients while maintaining existing customer relationships
  • Open personal and business deposit accounts
  • Process loan requests
  • Cross-sell bank products and services
  • Process regular teller transactions in an efficient, friendly and accurate manner

Qualifications:

  • Five to eight years of experience in customer service, sales, consumer lending and cash handling preferred
  • One to three years of management or supervisory experience preferred
  • Require effective communication, customer relations, sales and service skills
  • Strong leadership abilities and self-motivation required

Starion Bank is a growing community bank known for providing local leadership, personalized service and community loyalty. We foster a culture where you can grow both professionally and personally, and we treat employees as our most important organizational asset.

Starion Bank offers a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays. 

Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

 

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Starion Bank

Commercial Loan Processor

Responsible for:

  • Loan support functions for the lending needs of our customers.
  • Keeping up to date with compliance regulations and changes.
  • Bank quality control/risk guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Processing loan information for closing documentation.
  • Processing and reviewing documents for accuracy.

You should have:

  • Three to five years similar experience and the equivalent of an associate’s degree
  • Strong organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Starion offers a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.

Join our team and work at a bank recognized as “Best of the Best” by Independent Banker magazine, “50 Best Places to Work” by Prairie Business magazine and “Top 10 Workplaces” by Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network! Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

 

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First State Bank of Harvey

First State Bank of Harvey has an opening for a full-time loan officer. Ideal candidate will have 1 to 5 years of experience, but would consider training the right candidate. Farm background preferred. Full benefit package and competitive salary based on experience.

Apply to First State Bank of Harvey attn: Howard Schaan 700 Lincoln Ave Harvey, ND 58341,  hschaan@firstharvey.com  or phone 701-324-2285.  

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Happy February, community bankers! I hope you are surviving this year’s North Dakota winter. You will see in this edition of our newsletter that ICBND is proudly promoting the launch of Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB), a collaboration with FedFis, a fintech providing data transformation for financial institutions, and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). The new program is supported by community banking associations nationwide. And best of all, it is available free to all ICBND member bankers!

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Dacotah Bank

Dacotah Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker for the fourth consecutive year.

American Banker cited Dacotah Bank’s dedication to charity and community. "Dacotah" means "alliance of friends” in the Lakota Sioux language, and it defines Dacotah Bank's philosophy of staying connected to employees and the community. Management encourages employees to take breaks by going on "walking meetings," and the Bank also provides stress-management classes and ergonomic desks upon request.

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I hope this message finds you recovering from the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s truly my favorite holiday involving good food, family, friends, and football. My favorite part was spending time with my two grandsons as we enjoyed the mild temperatures and sunshine that still prevail in this early winter.

As I look back on 2021, I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to represent you all and the interests of community banking in North Dakota and nationally. And I’m proud of our accomplishments this past year with the 67th Assembly of the North Dakota Legislature which convened on January 5 and adjourned on April 29. In addition to the Regular Session, Governor Burgum called a Special Session of the Legislature that was conducted the week of November 8 adjourning on Friday, November 12.

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I hope this message finds you doing well and enjoying our gorgeous fall weather. While the days have been very pleasant, I don’t think any of us would mind some “rain” days. Drought has taken a heavy toll on our ag producers this year, especially our livestock producers who are scrounging hay and feed to get through the winter. I feel for them during this challenging time.

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I hope this message finds you doing well and finding some ways to stay cool during what seems to be an excessively hot and dry summer. Say a prayer for our ag producers especially those scrambling right now to find hay and forage for their livestock. It’s difficult to watch the countryside wilt.   

It’s hard to believe August is already here. Of course, that means your ICBND Convention Committee and staff are in the home stretch of preparation for our 53rd annual convention. We’re excited to be back in convention-mode after the doldrums of pandemic-ridden 2020. I hope you’re planning to attend the convention as it’s still not too late to register! I promise it will be fun and informative. As I’ve reported before, the format for the convention will be a bit different this year with a Monday through Wednesday schedule. And don’t forget to participate in Monday evening’s western theme party and PAC fundraiser which is sure to be entertaining.

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The 67th Legislative Assembly of the North Dakota Legislature wrapped up in the very early morning hours of Friday, April 27 which marked the 76th day of the session saving four days during the interim if there’s a need to reconvene. While we didn’t get everything we wanted from this session, independent community banking fared well and we will work hard in the interim voicing our advocacy message. I won’t belabor this message with details from the session as you’re probably just starting to recover from my weekly legislative updates the first four months of the year!

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Happy April everyone! We’ve had some early glimpses of spring after a very mild winter, but now we need some of those April showers for the May flowers. I’ve had numerous discussions with member bank ag lenders over the past several weeks. There are some pretty consistent themes across the state. First, most producers are better off right now than they were a year ago. And second, while it varies slightly, it’s too dry everywhere. Hopefully, Mother Nature provides some relief on the latter point.

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Happy 2021 everyone! I know this is going to be a great year and I hope it’s starting off that way for you and yours. Things in life are often relative and compared to a baseline. If 2020 is our baseline for evaluating 2021, then hallelujah! I like our chances for improvement. Covid cases are down and we’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with respect to this dastardly pandemic. I also know that 2021 will have its challenges, I just hope they aren’t the same challenges that we’ve faced the past almost year now.

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