At Farm Credit Mid-America, we believe people are our strongest asset. We are consistently looking to hire individuals from a wide range of experience and skills who have a desire to serve. Currently, we have over 1,500 employees across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Here is what our company offers:
15 Vacation days, 15 Sick days, 11 Holidays
Award winning 401(k) with outstanding employer match
Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term, Long-term, Life and other insurances
Tuition Assistance for employees and dependents
BASIC FUNCTION: The Assistant Vice President Collateral is primarily responsible for:
Leading an appraisal team in effective and efficient delivery of appraisals and appraisal services to support attaining office, region and association goals.
Serving as a resource to provide appraisal training, appraisal reviews or other special assignments.
Leading, coaching and developing team in effective and efficient collateral evaluations,
Monitoring regulatory and procedural compliance in appraisal and valuation decisions.
Supporting the Chief Appraiser in the strategic planning and budgeting process aligning team goals with attaining association goals.
Supporting the Chief Appraiser by leading initiatives and project management to constantly improve efficiencies and effectiveness of Appraisal Services.
LOCATION: Based in any of our retail offices within the four-state territory of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio or Tennessee.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 25% with overnight stays
Achieving results by leading others within discipline or function
Defining team operating standards and monitoring essential procedures
Exercising management authority in performance reviews, pay decisions, recruitment, discipline, and other employment decisions
Influencing and collaborating with team members in other areas of the organization
Leading and coaching others, setting reasonable expectations and deploying resources, and facilitating change
Developing technical expertise, business and industry knowledge, and leadership capabilities
Pursuing an understanding of and making positive contributions to the customer journey value stream
Modeling organizational values, inspiring a shared vision and holding their teams accountable for culture preservation and development
Delivering “value added” agricultural and financial information that will assist customers in addressing financial issues/concerns.
Developing the Appraisal Services team to provide an exceptional customer experience
Collaborating with business partners to resolve appraisal disputesAdministering appraisal practices, complying with Federal, State, and FCA regulations, and recommending, implementing, and administering regulations, policies, and procedures in relation to credit and operation objectives.
Serving as subject matter expert in on-the-job training for association team members as assigned.
Supporting team members through transitions, assisting in finding opportunities and preparation for system implementation, and ultimately driving toward retention of talent.
Assistant Vice Presidents ADAPT by:
Adjusting departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges with focus on the next two to four years' priorities
Making decisions based on policies, procedures, business plan, resource availability and functional objectives
Identifying opportunities for application of functional knowledge and existing methodologies to solve complex problems
Applying acquired expertise to analyze and solve problems without clear precedent
Monitoring market changes to evaluate the overall collateral risk philosophy and appropriate positioning of the association’s collateral.
Developing and continuously improving policies and programs for effective management of resources.
Enhancing, developing, and implementing evaluation (appraisal and valuation) systems for the overall operation and team effectiveness.
Evaluating the structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth.
Assistant Vice Presidents CONNECT by:
Coordinating with cross-functional leaders to make recommendations or solve problems
Providing technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers
Building and fostering relationships with retail and credit partnersParticipating in the development of the association’s collateral evaluation procedures.
Identifying competency, knowledge and talent gaps and identifying solutions for filling of the gaps.
Providing technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers in a positive, professional and respectful manner.
Communicating the purpose and values of Farm Credit Mid-America and administering its conduct policy, security policy and confidentiality expectations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Farm programs, rural development, economics, laws and their implication on values, agricultural/rural enterprise analysis, production techniques, soils, cost of agricultural improvements, legal descriptions, zoning, environmental risks and other limitations of property rights. Real estate sales analysis techniques, including matched pairs, depreciation and income capitalization analysis. Appraisal valuation methods including sales comparison, cost and income capitalization approaches.
Skills in: Planning and organizing; selecting, directing, delegating, monitoring, evaluating and developing staff; supporting staff, both individually and in groups, including: coaching, encouraging, listening, role modeling, withholding judgment, showing enthusiasm, sincerity, openness, and reinforcement; interpersonal communication; decision making; negotiating; use of business applications of computers; and written communication. Organizing and analyzing data, identifying factors that cause changes in the real estate market, effective written and oral communication skills.
Ability to: Exercise leadership and judgment; analyze, evaluate and develop solutions to complex problems; make a positive personal impact on others; and be logical and objective. Motivate and develop a team environment, achieve goals; make timely, decisive and accurate decisions; work with speed and accuracy; be innovative; accept and implement corporate strategies; demonstrate the values of the Association; maintain confidentiality; be a self-starter; be assertive; be a team player; relate positively to others; listen to customers; use systems, computers and software; be logical and objective; work independently, perform under stress; deal with change; overcome objections; manage time; accept risk; inspire others; professionally represent Farm Credit Mid-America.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This job requires the incumbent to have the ability to…
Engage in telephone and face-to-face conversation to serve customers and give and receive information from customers, staff, vendors, outside consultants and the public.
Use computer. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.
Speak and make presentations to individuals or groups on technical subjects related to job.
Travel via auto or commercial transportation to carry out essential responsibilities of the job.
Successfully interact with and represent the organization to customers, staff, officers, board members, vendors, and/or the public at all levels.
Provide sound technical advice to customers and other staff in the subject field(s) related to this position.
Understand and explain various subject matter and consulting concepts, programs, terminology, and methods.
Reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate, decide, and critique such information as written material, numerical data, responses to customer needs, and/or other related work activities.
Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Association's policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.
Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Business or related field; at least five years of progressively responsible work-related experience in completing agricultural or rural real estate appraisals and at least three years that have been in a leadership role or having demonstrated leadership capabilities. Ability to effectively communicate is required. Experience working with staff across multiple locations is desired. A certified appraiser credential or equivalent work experience is preferred.
Internal Number: 14480
About Farm Credit Mid-America
Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative owned and controlled by our customers. We are one of the largest associations within the Farm Credit System. With more than 1,500 employees, we serve nearly 90,000 customers throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Since all our customers are members, they have a voice in how the organization is run. Our customers help shape who we are, define the course we take moving forward and decide who will be on our Board of Directors to guide us there.
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