Mortgage Loan Closer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $16.73 – $25.10

Summary/Objective

The Mortgage Loan Closer provides support to mortgage loan officers and other mortgage support staff ensuring that loans are closed in a timely manner with a focus on accuracy, efficiency, and compliance. The Mortgage Loan Closer will also work closely corresponding with title companies to complete closing packages and help with completing outgoing wires. This position requires attention to detail, ability to maintain a working calendar and prioritization of files by loan type and member need. Additional responsibilities include verifications for current employment and obtaining proper payoffs for members on applicable loans when necessary. Additionally, the Mortgage Loan Closer will work to enhance internal and external relationships associated with the loan process to build and maintain rapport and continuity with a focus on making the loan closing experience seamless and enjoyable for our member.

Responsibilities

Mission and Service – Is an integral part of the Hoosier Hills Credit Union and Mortgage team in living out our corporate mission; “To be better for our members by making a positive difference in their lives and the communities we serve.”

  • Consistently delivers outstanding service to both internal and external members that is in alignment with the Credit Union’s Service Promises.
  • Always acts in the best interest of the member and the Credit Union.
  • Maintains the highest level of professionalism when interacting with members through friendly, informative, and helpful communications, which are key to understanding and identifying member needs, solving problems and in representing the Credit Union.
  • Obtain knowledge of HHCU policy guidelines concerning income, documentation, debt ratios, loan to value ratios, credit reports, etc.
  • Verifies authenticity of mortgage applications and associated documents to ensure compliance with loan policy and best practices
  • Builds rapport by establishing credible relationships with members and prospective members through consistent high-quality service.
  • Utilizes other business units as needed to assist members.

Member and Business Focus – Continuously works with others in the department to ensure the fastest possible close times are available to our member. Has a high priority on tracking of third-party documents and is dedicated to quickly and accurately close loans

  • Creates business value for the membership and aligns the organization with success by establishing relationships within the department and with third-party vendors to optimize efficiency of the mortgage process.
  • Serves as a trusted resource to members and fellow team members by possessing strong knowledge of HHCU products, services, and member experience standards, and always acts in the best interest of the member.
  • Engages in problem resolution from start to finish by clarifying the issue, determining the cause, and following up to ensure there is a resolution.
  • Able to be well-organized, detailed oriented and focused on making the member experience a top priority

Acumen and Technical Savvy – Possesses proficiency in mortgage lending, banking systems, and process knowledge to ensure records accuracy, policy compliance and member satisfaction with every transaction.

  • Delivers superior service to members by ensuring continuity of the mortgage loan is handled promptly, accurately and within compliance.
  • Maintains Hoosier Hills Credit Union email inbox, physical mail, and other written communications, and efficiently responds to inquiries, and directs to appropriate HHCU team member when necessary.
  • Works in partnership with others in the Mortgage department by developing relationships with Mortgage Loan Officers, Underwriters, Processors and other Closers.
  • Completes annual Bank Secrecy/OFAC and any related training annually as assigned by Training or Compliance Staff. Comply with all applicable BSA/AML laws, rules, regulations, policies, and business practices established by Credit Union management.

Teamwork and Collaboration – The consistent focus on team involvement and in personal growth through sharing and implementation of creative ideas that provide membership business value and enhance a positive work environment.

  • Maintains supportive communication with supervisor and team members, reports problems, developments, changes, and other important information regarding responsibilities.
  • Makes plans happen through awareness, involvement, constant communication, and continual learning.
  • Shares opportunities for improvement with appropriate managers. Performs on-going self-evaluation.
  • Attends and supports Mortgage Department events and other community outreach efforts as needed and attends to operational needs and issues as they arise.
  • Strives to improve self and team to create strategies for future focused positive results.

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Knowledge Requirements

  • Excellent communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Professional appearance and demeanor, good interpersonal relations skills, and positive and optimistic outlook
  • Friendly, professional voice and clear articulation
  • Dexterity to multitask, i.e.. answer phones, perform transactions, research, and take notes
  • Strong knowledge of Mortgage products and other Credit Union products and services
  • Strong and consistent service performance
  • Requires judgment to apply broader aspects of established practices to situations, which go beyond clear, concise guidelines
  • Ability to gather and analyze data
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationship with management, peers, employees, and vendors

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ mortgage, lending or banking experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of lending, policies, and principles, preferred

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Normal accessibility of branch and corporate work sites required for the position
  • Normal physical mobility and agility, which includes movement from place to place on the job, and the ability to maneuver body while in place
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers
  • Normal coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot
  • Works in typical administrative setting with climate control and appropriate lighting.
  • Work requires occasionally lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, taking frequency into consideration

Other Duties

Perform other duties as assigned. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time or without notice.

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