Small Business Lending (SBL) Administrator - Oak Ridge, NJ

As the Small Business Lending (SBL) Administrator at Lakeland Bank you will assist the SBL team with clerical duties. You will review, analyze and complete all due diligence associated with the small business commercial loan documentation, pre-closing and post-closing process for new loans and renewing loans.
The SBL Administrator will support the SBL Lenders and Underwriters for processing incoming SBL applications which includes but not limited to; documenting receipt of application packages, communicating via correspondence & phone calls, reviewing, verifying, preparing/inputting & processing of SBL applications both in paper & electronic format and creating and maintaining paper and electronic credit files. This position will also support the SBL Lending Manager with documenting procedures and participate in projects.
Key Responsibilities:
Document & log receipt (date-stamping, notifying branch & other SBL personnel) of SBL applications & supporting information via mail, fax or electronic format.
Create & prepare Account Recaps from Baker Hill systems and review other Bank programs for dollar exposure or activities related to Applicant.
Verify Applicant & Entity documentation from Bank & online resources along with other relevant data as needed to accurately complete input of the application into SBL's system or follow-up for missing information as necessary.
Communicate with internal and external customers via phone and correspondence (emails, documents & letters) including but not limited to new and renewal loan requests as well for portfolio monitoring and servicing requirements.
Order and follow-up for necessary searches and other documentation with branches and external vendors to satisfy loan's pre-closing conditions.
Assist in coordinating closings with branches and commercial loan operations.
Prepare loan documentation requests along with scanning attachments for submission to commercial loan operations.
Review loan closing documents for accuracy, advise commercial loan operations of corrections when necessary, prepare and send out closing instructions to branches.
Reviews appropriate Bank & Baker Hill systems to identify any discrepancies between them (i.e. - codes, groups, tracking items, document exceptions, etc.) and works to correct, as part of post-closing and portfolio monitoring process.
Create and maintain paper and electronic files of client records for loans in SBL which includes scanning and correctly incorporating documents and attachments therein.
Create & maintain logs, folders, processes and reports for SBL.
Create, monitor & maintain required items for follow-up & tracking including but not limited to financial statement tracking items.
Stays current on and adheres to the Bank's compliance & training policies.
Track and maintain supplies and coordinate services for equipment as needed.
Two years of bank platform experience is required.
Ability and desire to work in a fast paced evolving and changing environment.
Ability to adapt easily to change in both procedures and responsibilities.
Ability to think outside the box and contribute new ideas to establish best practices for efficiency & compliance.
Excellent communication skills. Ability to develop strong relationships throughout the bank and embrace our external customers.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently. Desire to contribute to the overall success of the department and organization.
Ability to learn other roles within the department. This position will require cross training to provide back up for other team member's when needed
Basic proficiency using Microsoft Office and Outlook. 2 years of experience working with computers.
Must be bondable.
Associates degree.
3 years of bank platform experience.
Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Employment Eligibility
All Lakeland Bank employees must be bondable. FBI background checks are required to confirm eligibility for bonding.
Note: A guilty plea or criminal conviction will not necessarily preclude employment at Lakeland Bank.
Scheduled Hours
Monday - Friday 8:45 AM-5:00 PM
38.75 hours per week. Overtime as needed

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