First Republic Bank is looking for a talented, motivated lending professional with strong leadership skills and a service-minded approach to production to join our Residential Lending Closing/Funding team. As the Director of Residential Loan Closing Operations, you will be responsible for strategic guidance and management of Residential Closing and Funding production teams, with the end goal of ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of loan documentation and funding for all loans.
You will also be responsible for the development and implementation of best practices and strategic initiatives to enhance department efficiencies and support the Bank’s product/service strategy and growth forecasts. As the Director, you will have an exciting opportunity to build strategic relationships with various groups throughout the Bank, such as Relationship Manager and Loan Specialist teams, Credit Administration, Legal, Compliance and Secondary Marketing.
You will also utilize your strong knowledge of the mortgage loan industry to successfully manage departmental vendor relationships, large-scale department projects, performance and reporting metrics, and training functions with the overall goal of optimizing resource opportunities to contribute to company growth. The ideal candidate has experience in leading and working with cross functional teams and has demonstrated the ability to consult and work with various levels of management, motivate and lead production teams in an atmosphere of high morale and collaboration, analyze business needs, provide recommendations and develop appropriate strategies.
Additionally, you will:
Must possess at least 3-5 years of management experience
Must possess at least 5-7 years of experience in Loan Operations or related lending experience.
Knowledge of residential loan processing/servicing systems and basic understanding of GAAP preferred