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Employment Opportunities

By pairing the tools of finance with personalized guidance, Cooperative Federal fosters inclusion, equity, and solidarity in the diverse neighborhoods of Syracuse. Joining our team is making a choice to dedicate yourself to building our local community and advancing social justice. 

Current Openings

Mortgage Loan Originator

The following essential responsibilities are driven by our mission: to serve those underserved by conventional financial institutions, to manage our members’ assets responsibly, and rebuild the local economy in ways that foster justice:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist members with the loan application process, explain the loan process, and answer member questions during the loan process to ensure completeness of information
  • Intake of loan applications in-person, over the phone, or electronically. Gather documentation, perform income and employment verifications. Advise applicants about the credit union's mortgage loan products.
  • Prepare loan packages in compliance with policies, procedures, secondary market investor guidelines, and Private Mortgage Insurance guidelines. Underwrite PMI coverage in accordance with vendor policy.
  • Prepare mortgage loan application and document packet for closing; coordinate with appropriate parties to ensure closing deadlines are met per purchase contract, grant funding sources, etc.
  • Complete execution of security interest of credit union; ensure that the documentation on titles is accurate and up-to-date
  • Participate in all Lending Department training to ensure updated knowledge on credit union policy, procedures, guidelines, secondary market investor guidelines, PMI guidelines, and any applicable laws and regulations.

Required Skills:

  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Must have or develop thorough knowledge of loan servicing functions, specifically loan documentation and collateral requirements;
  • Ability to research and compile information for the purpose of formulating recommendations
  • Proficient in PC, math and analytical skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, and must develop proficiency in the credit union core system software.
  • Project management experience preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


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To apply for an open position, please email a cover letter and your resume to Coop Fed's HR team.

You can also check out other ways to get involved with Coop Fed.