VP Senior Trust Manager – First PREMIER Bank

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About the Role

As the VP, Senior Trust Manager at First PREMIER Bank, you will be responsible for the overall support, leadership and growth of a team of trust administration professionals. The team facilitates successful wealth management relationships and ongoing administration of client’s personal trusts and agency accounts. This position is also responsible for growing existing and new customer and referral relationships. You and your team will provide value to First PREMIER Bank’s clients through review and administration of trust agreements, legal documents, policy statements, etc. while providing fiduciary oversight. The team ensures compliance with federal and state tax authorities, along with internal policies. Strong leadership and relationship skills along with applicable wealth management experience are both a prerequisite for this key management role.

About First PREMIER Bank:

At First PREMIER Bank  we believe associates are our most valuable resource. We work hard to attract, retain and reward bright, motivated, proactive associates who embrace The PREMIER Way in their own individual pursuit of excellence.

As a regional bank with a strong national reputation, we’re high tech and high touch. We serve individuals from all walks of life and businesses and organizations of every size, offering comprehensive banking, financial, treasury, wealth and trust services.

The PREMIER culture starts with associates who enjoy their work, demonstrate a hunger to learn and grow, positively contribute to a unified environment and share a passion to serve others. We demonstrate our values by taking great care of our associates and to treat them in a way that makes them feel valued, respected and rewarded. Our focus on creating a great environment for associates has resulted in PREMIER being listed as one of the nation’s “Best Banks to Work for” from 2015-2021.

As a privately owned company with roughly 380 employees throughout 16 Branches, First PREMIER Bank puts people first by offering benefits that support your life and well-being. Plus, we provide performance incentives, paid volunteer hours, growth and career advancement opportunities and even throw some pretty epic employee celebrations – from concerts by big name artists to giving away cars. 

When you work at First PREMIER Bank, every day is another opportunity to make a positive impact while supporting our customers, teammates, and community. Personal success. Respect. Health and wellness. Fun and giving back. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, coach and mentor team of trust professionals.

  • Coordinate with applicable departments and team members to ensure company, client goals and objectives are reached.

  • Coordinate new business development with other team members, departments and centers of influence.

  • Communicate and model the vison and values of the organization to create a sense of teamwork among employees.

  • Serve on bank committees and contribute to strategic bank initiatives as assigned.

  • Be an active member of community boards in industry trade organizations when applicable.

  • Maintain and enhance standards of policies, procedures and various trust, bank systems.

  • Oversee compliance with all federal and state regulations pertaining to the various forms of trust administration.

  • Administer book of business as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must possess a Law Degree and basic understanding of Estate Planning, banking, financial and investment systems.

  • Combination of accounting degree or experience required that would enable incumbent to meet essential functions and required competencies of the position. 

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 

  •  Attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  •  Must know and understand federal and state regulations associated with nature of Trust business.

First PREMIER Bank – Our Mission:

Our mission and brand promise drive our work, and we’re looking for experienced professionals like you who can help us take the work we do even further. We recognize that our people are our strength, and the diverse talents they bring to our workforce are directly linked to our success. Which is why we need the right people on our team who can help us think big and champion our processes so we can grow.

Let’s accomplish great things, together.

Life in South Dakota:

There is so much to love about life in South Dakota. When you relocate here, you’ll find the friendly tax climate, plus affordable housing, and cost of living, let you keep more of your paycheck. There are great schools, excellent access to healthcare and a fabulous lifestyle. You get the best of all worlds with exceptional restaurants, big name concerts and sporting events, symphony, theatre, and ballet, along with unique outdoor activities, natural wonders, and renowned National Parks.

We’re Investing in You:

  • Competitive salary and variable compensation program
  • Relocation provided for the right candidate
  • Full medical benefits for 20+ hours/week. Medical plans and contributions to spending accounts with free dental, vision, EAP, life, AD&D, company match 401(k), long and short-term disability plans
  • Generous time off plans including PTO and Sick Pay
  • 401(k) – Dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% of total compensation, 100% employee-owned
  • Growth plans and career pathways having the opportunity to receive an hourly wage increase
  • PREMIER Wellness Program
  • Special discounts and pre-sell offers for Denny Sanford PREMIER Center events
  • Paid community volunteer hours
  • Special employee parties and incentives

Application Process:

Interested parties can apply online here. To ensure timely communication during the application process, please ensure that the “My Presence” portion of your profile is kept current. This should include your most recent phone number and email address. Additionally, please upload any relevant documentation, such as a cover letter and resume. Initial contact will be made via email. Please check your email regularly for any updates or sign in at www.firstpremier.com/careers to view any status changes.

Neither First PREMIER Bank nor PREMIER Bankcard, LLC discriminates in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or status within any other protected group.