Residential Closing Generalist - Hybrid

ID
2022-16421
Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Category
Lending

 

At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 

 

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

In Lending Services, we document and fund all loans for First Republic. We’re responsible for servicing bank and investor loan portfolios, as well as responding to client and loan team inquiries. The team also supports sales staff in workflow processes, product development, training and compliance. Additionally, we support lending-based systems and vendors and manage technology projects across First Republic product lines.

 

Lending Services is looking for a skilled lending professional to join our Lending Services Residential Closing team. As a Residential Loan Generalist, you will be responsible for the accurate and complete preparation of loan closing documentation and timely funding for Single Family 1-4 unit residential loans. You will manage both the closing and funding functions in an environment of constantly changing deadlines without losing the required high level of accuracy and production. You will also make recommendations for job-specific operational improvements, such as efficiency, cost reduction, customer service and risk reduction.

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, feel comfortable working with various levels of staff / management, possess the ability to make adjustments to workflows and reprioritize workload based on fluctuating deadlines. This position requires the coordination and support of multiple priorities of various functions within Lending Services as well as many other departments within the organization.

 

What you’ll do as a Residential Loan Generalist:

  • Prepare and review loan closing and funding documentation in an accurate and timely manner for a range of SFR 1-4 loan products:
    • Modestly complex borrower entities
    • Detached, condo and co-op property types
    • Permanent and line of credit purposes
  • Work with internal business partners at various levels to research and resolve transaction concerns.
  • Complete prefunding and assist post-closing with any closing errors/corrections as necessary.
  • Maintain current knowledge of lending products, services, systems, and processes in order to provide expert and up-to-date client service.
  • Recognize issues that demand escalation, determine the appropriate Bank contact, and act as liaison between the client and relevant group(s) in order to successfully resolve issues.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities specific to department functions and activities or as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.

 

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • High school diploma. Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Two to three years of experience in banking/lending industry.
  • Experience in loan operations or related lending, preferred.
  • Must possess intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of residential and commercial loan systems (Netoxygen, TotalPlus, ML and/or IL) and operations, a plus.
  • Proactive individual able to operate efficiently in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with other bank partners is critical.
  • Demonstrated skills in organization and strong attention to detail.
  • Quick learner and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff at various levels.
  • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.

Job Demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.

 

We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.

 

We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.

 

If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.

 

First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.

 

For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers?in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.

 

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