Chief Lending Officer Sample Job Description Template Sample Job Description Template

Chief Lending Officer Sample Job Description Template


Fulltime/Part Time

Are you knowledgeable about all types of loans and interested in taking your lending career to the next level? [Insert name of credit union here] is looking to hire a new vice president of lending to work out of our corporate offices in [Insert location here]. This position pays a salary of [$00,000-$000,000], depending on experience, plus incentives and a generous benefits package.

Company Description

[Insert company description here]

This section should briefly describe the history of your credit union, your values, and what it’s like to work there. Make sure to emphasise the work culture experienced by your employees.

Example: [Our Credit Union] is member-owned and everything we do is geared toward improving the lives of our members and community. We help people buy homes, grow businesses, send kids to college, and save for the future. In addition to feeling good about the work we do, our employees enjoy perks such [as schedules that allow for good work/life balance, robust insurance plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, and fitness club memberships].

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A Day in the Life of a Chief Lending Officer

As the vice president of lending, you work closely with the CEO to carry out the mission of [Insert name of credit union here] as it pertains to loans. You design an annual business plan for those departments.

In accordance with your business plan, you develop policies and procedures for our lending and collections departments and help them implement them. You develop new loan products. You use metrics to analyze the loan portfolio and ensure compliance with profitability and risk guidelines. You work with the CEO and CFO to create the budget for the lending department. You are also called upon from time to time to approve loan exceptions.

You oversee underwriting, ensuring that policies and regulations are being followed. You lead, coach, mentor, and inspire our lending professionals. You develop a culture of positivity and above-and-beyond service in your departments.

You network and represent [Insert name of credit union here] at community and industry events. You spend time in a variety of environments including at your desk with paperwork, on the phone, in meetings, observing employees, assisting members with complex issues, and out in the community at events.

You keep up on industry news and regulation changes. You are always finding ways to learn and improve your skills. You get great satisfaction out of seeing your labors pay off as members are pleased with our loan products and excellent service while optimal loan profit margins contribute to the stability of our credit union.


  • BA in business, finance, accounting, related field or CUNA Certified Credit Union Executive certification or 8 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of lending experience, to include experience with consumer, mortgage, and commercial lending
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with lending software
  • In-depth knowledge of underwriting
  • Familiarity with lending regulations
  • Must be eligible for registration with NMLS
  • Ability to travel/li>

Work Schedule

[Add schedule here]

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Sample Job Description Template