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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, or creed, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other class protected by Federal, State, local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Current Positions

The following positions offer long-term employment opportunities within a growing and prosperous company with a competitive salary and benefit package:

 Teller (full-time) – Albany, MN

Position is responsible for processing a variety of financial transactions including check cashing, withdrawals, deposits and loan payments.  Successful candidate must be flexible, have cash handling experience, excellent customer service skills and the ability to effectively refer bank products and services. Hours M – F, 8 – 4 including Saturday’s on a rotating basis.  

Email or mail resume to:
resumes4@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank - HR 
​4191 2nd St. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
 

Teller (part-time) – Upsala, MN

Position is responsible for processing a variety of financial transactions including check cashing, withdrawals, deposits and loan payments.  Successful candidate must be flexible, have cash handling experience, excellent customer service and communication skills.  Approximately 20 hrs/wk with rotating Friday nights and Saturday’s. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes8@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank - HR
​4191 2nd St. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
 

Loan Documentation Specialist – St. Cloud, MN

Our Team is looking for a Loan Documentation Specialist.  A large part of this position will involve assisting with lease revisions, maintaining corporate filing and assisting with legal notices and/or cases. This position is responsible for reviewing/assessing commercial loan documentation (including but not limited to reviewing/examining title commitments and exceptions, reviewing surveys, environmental reports and various other documents and reports related to commercial real estate lending) prior to and after loan closing, reporting of all deficiencies and working with the loan officers and assistants to clear the noted exceptions. 

Qualified candidates should have post-secondary education and a minimum of 3 years prior experience in commercial/real estate lending and documentation, processing, or experience in the Title Insurance or Survey industry or paralegal experience.  Bankruptcy experience is a plus.  Excellent oral and written communication and high attention to detail is a must.  This position also requires the ability to prioritize work load to meet deadlines along with the ability to work with minimal supervision.  

Send resume or email to:
Human Resources
Stearns Bank 
4191 2nd St. S., Box 7338
St. Cloud, MN  56302
resumes2@stearnsbank.com
 

Data Security Compliance & IT Auditing Officer—St. Cloud, MN

The Data Security Compliance & IT Auditing Officer will make a huge impact by creating and maintaining the program that safeguards customer information and ensures the financial institution is following compliance with all regulatory requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within an innovative and entrepreneurial culture, with unlimited growth potential that offers competitive compensation and lucrative ESOP. 

Stearns Financial Services Inc. (SFSI) is a $1.9 billion well-capitalized, independent financial holding company based in the Midwest. Founded in 1912, CEO Norm Skalicky has led SFSI since 1964. Stearns Bank continues to extend the foundation of excellence with bank locations in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, and Georgia.

Stearns specializes in nationwide small business lending and equipment financing with a history delivering outstanding customer service and the ability to deliver fast decisions with customized finance solutions. Our slogan says it all: We get the job done!

Responsibilities include:


Data Security:

  • Manage security program including policies & procedures and security awareness
  • Ensure compliance with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), FFIEC, PCI Standards and other regulatory requirements
  • Develop, maintain and enforce Data Security Review to be used for all new and existing critical vendors
  • Performs Data Security Awareness training for all new employees and annually for all bank employees
  • Escalates any security or compliance issues and alerts to management
  • Help define and support process improvements

Risk Management:

  • Oversee annual review and revision of the risk management process
  • Prepare analysis of new technology deployed within the infrastructure including hardware, software and functional processes and determines level of risk associated with each technology
  • Provide advice to development teams on how to achieve compliance with regulations and IT Policies & Procedures

Regulatory Examinations and Audit Oversight:

  • Stay abreast of new regulatory requirements and communicate to upper management 
  • Work with federal examiners (e.g. FFIEC, OCC, SOX, FDIC, etc.)
  • Drive IT internal and third-party audits and regulatory examinations
    • Develop audit scope
    • Request RFP's and present to audit committee
    • Prepare request list items for pre-audit
    • Manage audit process
    • Manage and track recommendations and remediation efforts

Job Requirements:

  • Must have 5 + years of experience in IT management with a focus on physical and logical security oversight
  • Proven working knowledge of requirements for GLBA, SOX and PCI and OCC, FDIC, FFIEC guidance on data security and IT Examination requirements
  • Experience with auditing processes, Including network Security, SDLC/Change Management and IT related functions
  • Knowledge of the global IT Risk Regulatory Landscape and Risk Management Model (e.g. Threats, vulnerabilities and controls)
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a technology risk assessment process
  • Must be well versed in industry accepted IT control frameworks (e.g. SSAE16, SAS70 or ISO17799 audit reports)
  • Project and program management concepts and controls experience
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work individually, within a team and with other business groups
  • Experience or understanding of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity initiatives
  • Must have ability to develop policies & procedures and communicate effectively
  • Understanding of federal and other regulatory requirements and the ability to keep current
  • Experience working with federal examiners
  • Must be open to working on-call

Education:

  • BS/BA degree in related technical and security disciplines
  • Certifications in data security and/or auditing procedures not required but preferred

Send resumes to:  naarahh@stearnsbank.com
 

Recovery Specialist – St. Cloud, MN

Stearns Bank is looking for a full time recovery specialist for our St. Cloud, MN location.  Primary responsibilities include communicating and working with past due commercial borrowers, conducting post-closing audits on loan documentation, and conducting liquidation activities on delinquent commercial loans.  

Qualified candidates are those that have excellent negotiation and communication skills.  Strong computer skills and ability to be flexible is a must.  Prior bank or collection experience preferred. 

Send resume to: 
resumes15@stearnsbank.com
Human Resources
Stearns Bank N.A.
4191 2nd St. S., Box 738
St. Cloud, MN  56302
 

SBA Servicing Specialist – St. Cloud, MN

This position is responsible for managing SBA loan files after they have been approved and closed.  Duties include investigating and analyzing documentation, correcting any deficiencies, making changes to the terms of the loan, maintaining borrower contact information and other maintenance as needed.  This person will work with the borrowers, lenders, insurance companies, title companies and others who may require information related to the loan.

Successful candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills and be detail oriented.  Ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to change are critical to success.  Previous experience in customer service, loan administration or banking preferred. 

Send resume to:
resumes3@stearnsbank.com
Human Resources
Stearns Bank N.A.
4191 2nd St. S.
St. Cloud, MN  56301
 

Loan Imaging & Scanning Specialist- St. Cloud, MN

Our team is looking for an energetic, detail oriented individual to join our commercial loan documentation group. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist with organizing, scanning and indexing loan related documents into the imaging system with accuracy and consistency.  This position will also be responsible for routine file processing and maintenance of both consumer and commercial loans. Qualified candidates should have strong computer skills, high attention to detail and excellent organizational and time management skills.   Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks is a must.  Loan document knowledge or banking experience is a plus, but not required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes14@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank - HR
​4191 2nd St. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
 

SBA Lender - St. Cloud, MN

Looking for an entry level small business lender responsible for developing and managing small business loans - lending experience is not required. Identifying potential lending opportunities and participating in the development and implementation of plans and programs to respond to these opportunities is key.  Successful candidate should have a four-year Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Finance or related field. A strong positive attitude, abundant enthusiasm and excellent written and oral communication skills with customers and management in a professional manner is required. Must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks and meet deadlines.

Email or mail resume to:
resumes1@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank - HR
​4191 2nd St. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
 

SBA Lender – Sarasota or St. Petersburg, Florida

Position is responsible for developing and managing SBA loan accounts, which comply with established loan policies and at the same time providing maximum profitability to the Bank. Successful candidate should have a four-year Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a college or university, high energy level with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience in consumer and commercial lending, excellent written and oral communication skills and time management skills. SBA experience is preferred. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes11@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank - HR
​4191 2nd St. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
 

Client Account Rep - Equipment Finance Division (Albany, MN)

Looking for individuals with excellent sales and negotiating skills to continue to service our current customers’. Position requires contacting current customers to see if they have   equipment needs. Candidates should develop and strive to attain personal goals and must demonstrate time management skills. They must have the ability to learn quickly and adapt as necessary while working without direct supervision. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes5@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank EFD
​500 13th St.
Albany, MN 56307
 

Collections - Equipment Finance Division (Albany, MN)

Looking for an individual with previous collections experience and the desire to want a challenging and rewarding career in a fast paced environment.  Strong negotiation, phone and computers skills are required.  Individuals should also develop and strive for personal and company oriented goals, and work without direct supervision. Knowledge in the banking industry is a plus!  

Email or mail resume to:
resumes6@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank EFD
​500 13th St.
Albany, MN 56307
 

Marketing Rep - Equipment Finance Division (Albany, MN)  

Looking for an individual with previous sales experience to sell bank products to new and existing customers.   Must demonstrate timemanagement and negotiating skills as well as work without direct supervision. Must have outstanding communication, strong phone, computer and customer service skills.  Should be able to multi-task and be detail oriented. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes20@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank EFD
​500 13th St.
Albany, MN 56307
 

Credit Analyst - Equipment Finance Division (Albany, MN)

Seeking an individual with strong analytical and written communication skills for an entry level credit analyst position. Applicant must be able to present an analysis of multiple sources of data in a clear and concise written format. The ideal candidate can work at a very high pace and has strong attention to detail. They will work well independently but also participate in a team environment. Strong Excel skills and experience learning new computer programs required. Finance, Accounting, or Economics bachelor’s degree is required. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes21@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank EFD
​500 13th St.
Albany, MN 56307
 

Receptionist - Equipment Finance Division (Albany, MN)

Looking for an energetic self-motivated candidate with previous experience answering a multi-line phone system. Duties include greeting/assisting customers, sorting daily mail, data entry and administrative support. Candidates should have outstanding communication skills along with strong phone and customer service skills. Be able to multi-task in a fast pace environment while giving attention to detail and meet required deadlines. This position offers long term employment opportunities and a competitive salary and benefit package. 

Email or mail resume to:
resumes7@stearnsbank.com
Stearns Bank EFD
​500 13th St.
Albany, MN 56307