Bank of the West Business Development Officer - Community Lending Diverse Markets in General CO, Colorado

Business Development Officer - Community Lending Diverse Markets


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for sourcing and managing community lending and diverse markets program initiatives with internal and external partners, which generate mortgage loans that impact the Bank’s CRA and Fair Lending performance. Initiatives include local affordable lending assistance programs, homebuyer seminars, loan originator training and other special programs as approved. Exercises significant latitude in managing the initiation, planning, execution, controlling and closing processes on programs. Responsible for partnering with stakeholders to create, plan and analyze initiatives to ensure alignment with business strategies.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Serve as a trusted business partner to leaders by developing market specific program plans and solutions to achieve short-term needs and long-term business CRA & Fair Lending growth.

  2. Cultivate relationships with key real estate professionals such as realtors, developers, non-profits and trade associations like NAREB, NAHREP and AREAA.

  3. Provide ongoing training, oversight and issue resolution to sales partners on community lending related activity.

  4. Partner with Community Affairs to take ownership of meeting market level Community Development Service goals and report CRA eligible activities through the Volunteer Match system.

  5. Network with industry and professional organizations to stay abreast of trends and best practices.

  6. Develop and maintain knowledge of economic trends and changes within industry to keep up with industry standards.

  7. Recommend and implement process and program enhancements through planning, execution and communications, and set program goals at the direction of overall Company strategy.

  8. Identify and collaborate with key stakeholders.

  9. Must be able to exercise judgment and independently determine and take appropriate action within defined program policies and procedures.

  10. Proactively identify issues and provide solutions.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Thorough understanding of sales process Excellent understanding of market environment and business opportunities Good understanding of branch banking.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States-Colorado-General CO

Requisition ID: 037176