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Pathway Bank is always searching for potential employees that are hard working and customer focused. And just like in our neighborhoods, we are interested in seeing our employees advance and develop in their careers. To this end, we are committed to providing attractive benefits for our full-time staff.

We encourage all interested applicants to see what opportunities await by viewing our list of career openings and filling out an application today.

Health, Dental, and Vision
Life Insurance and AD&D
401(k) Plan Program
Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Days
Long-Term Disability


Job Title: Chief Lending Officer

  • Reports to: President/CEO
  • Department: Lending
  • Supervises: Lending Staff (Loan officers and Loan Administration)
  • Pay Grade: Salary
  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Cairo
  • Experience: 10+ years lending
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • About Pathway Bank
    Pathway Bank is a progressive and independent community bank with approximately $171M in assets. We are a full-service financial institution that seeks to deliver innovative, competitive products and services ranging from traditional to the latest in digital banking services, home mortgage and insurance options. We are proud of our Agricultural roots and remain committed to serving the agriculture community. Headquartered in Cairo, Nebraska, Pathway Bank also has locations in Grand Island, Ord and Burwell.

    Pathway Bank is seeking a candidate to lead the bank’s lending function. This individual will oversee all aspects of the lending function. Drive growth, profitability, and credit quality in the loan portfolio. And be a key member of the executive leadership team.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and develop long-term lending strategies including portfolio mix, growth strategies, and market penetration objectives through sound analysis.
    • Lead lending personnel’s participation in community outreach activities. Direct loan customer relationship-building activities.
    • Responsible for overall profitability of the lending function. Analyze the loan portfolio to identify trends and opportunities; develop and implement strategies and processes to grow loan volume; develop loan promotions; and, add to or enhance current product offerings.
    • Accountable for overall loan portfolio quality. Responsible for the development and enforcement of prudent lending guidelines and standards. Accurate and timely identification of problem loans. Prepare problem loan reports (“Watch and Classified Loans” lists). Ensure appropriate and progressive implementation of risk-mitigation plans and strategies. Oversee collection efforts.
    • Stay abreast of economic conditions and regulatory developments that impact loan quality, compliance, lending policies, and/or underwriting guidelines. Make requisite adjustments to lending program and effectively communicate changes with lending staff.
    • Coach, motivate and evaluate lending staff to meet individual, functional, and organizational goals and objectives. Oversee training and development of lending staff. Lending personnel management including recruitment, hiring, and disciplinary actions.
    • Prepare reports and analysis for Senior Management. Prepare and present loan reports to the Board of Directors.
    • As a member of the executive leadership team, participate in strategic planning, budgeting, and continual process improvement sessions.


    • 10+ years progressive responsibilities leading lending operations including development/enforcement of credit policy, underwriting standards, and internal risk-rating systems.
    • Experience in loan pricing and profit metrics.
    • Experience in loan portfolio risk management including collections.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of all lending types including agricultural loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, and home mortgage loans. Particular emphasis on experience in agricultural loans for row-crop farming, cow-calf, and cattle feeding operations.
    • Extensive knowledge of state, federal and regulatory compliance requirements related to lending.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Financial Statement presentation, Cash Flow analysis, Financial Ratio analysis, and credit-scoring models.
    • Knowledge of proper lien perfection to secure business chattels, titled vehicles, and real estate.
    • Familiarity with software programs and platforms utilized by the lending function including Laser Pro for preparing loan documents, Web Equity for credit presentations and loan analysis, loan document imaging, and Microsoft Office.
    • Strategic mindset and capability; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • A degree in Agri-business, Accounting, Finance or related field of study is preferred. Completion of courses through the ABA, NBA, Graduate Schools of Banking, etc. is also beneficial.
    • Prefer an individual who is currently servicing an Ag-based portfolio and has the ability to bring quality credit customers with them; although, this is not a pre-requisite for the position.

    To apply:

  • Email resume to Denise Wiese at dwiese@pathwaybank.com

  • Pathway Bank is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons because of age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, ethnic or national origin, or veteran status. Pathway Bank prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. For more information please visit www.eeoc.gov.