Certified B Corporation
Brattleboro Savings & Loan employee volunteers

Careers

“As an organization and employer, we're defined by our people—neighbors helping each other for everyone's benefit.”
- MICHELE COURSEN, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
 

Interested in working with us?

BS&L was founded in 1912 as a mutually-owned, cooperative savings association, and while we’re now a full-service bank (still a mutual!) we continue to serve our three main stakeholders our employees, our customers and our communitieswith laser-like focus. We foster a culture of excellence and teamwork, actively respect, value, and support diversity and are proudly a Certified B Corporation®. We’re looking for employees who will share our passion for working in a fun and supportive environment, providing top-level service to our customers (who we tend to know) and leading our communities into a better future, while working hard, growing and advancing. We may be small, but we’re mighty. Sound like you?

If you would like to join our team, please email a cover letter and resume to mcoursen@brattbank.com or mail to:

Brattleboro Savings & Loan | Attn: Michele Coursen | PO Box 1010 Brattleboro, VT 05302
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC


Compensation - 100% of our workers are paid a living wage


Branch Manager

Brattleboro, VT

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Branch Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the entire branch as well as being the primary contact for consumer lending and business development.  In conjunction with our Commercial Banking team, the Branch Manager will be responsible for increasing market share within Brattleboro and surrounding communities, growing the banks’ customer relationships and managing the overall profitability of the office.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Under the direction of the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer, works to establish customer service standards and sales goals for deposit services, and ensures that deposit products are competitive. Through the on-site management of the branch, oversees the effective, efficient and friendly delivery of products and services to customers while maintaining security procedures at all times.
  • Is responsible for staff development which may include training and coaching through one-on-one meetings, retail banking staff meetings and other ways to ensure that goals and objectives are met. In conjunction with the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer, the Branch Manager is responsible for hiring staff as needed and approved.
  • Develops new business with existing and prospective clients (in conjunction with the other departments of the Bank such as Mortgage and Commercial Banking) through outside sales calls and meeting with community leaders and other business members of the area.
  • Works with VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer in coordinating the development and implementation of ongoing programs including Customer Service initiatives, cross-selling programs, and deposit operational needs.
  • Originates consumer loans. Refers mortgage and commercial clients to the appropriate teams.
  • Identifies new cash management service opportunities and works with the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer to set up, train and support those business customers.
  • Acts as a liaison to Park Place Financial Advisors (Does not engage in discussion with customers/clients of investment options and/or services offered through Park Place Financial Advisors).
  • Oversees the operation of the office by resolving problems with customers or staff that need immediate attention. Resolves any maintenance issues with the building with support of the appropriate Main office staff.
  • Ensures operational processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are adhered to.
  • Provides direction to staff and/or handles more complex retail transactions.
  • Demonstrates leadership and takes ownership of institutional relationships with key business and operational departments.
  • Collaborates with the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer for PTO management, staffing coverage and other inter-branch related matters.
  • Assists in maintaining and improving Retail’s key platforms including Streamline, Vertex, The HUB, Share Drive, etc.
  • Reviews and plans career/skill development of branch staff and monitors progress.
  • Provides quality education and training to educate employees on all levels of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Conducts timely and meaningful performance reviews for branch personnel, coaching and counseling as necessary, resolving performance issues as necessary.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Participates in a variety of civic activities contributing to the visibility of the Bank.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or 5 years equivalent banking experience.
  • Three to five years of consumer lending experience.
  • Three to five years of deposit services experience in banking.
  • Sales experience in a goal-based environment.
  • Experience in leading, motivating and developing a team.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Proven ability to mentor diverse age groups.
  • Exhibits strong decision making and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses strong computer skills with the ability to work with multiple software programs.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced professional environment.
  • Community Minded.
Job Type: Full-time
 

Branch Manager

Bondville, VT

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Branch Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the entire branch as well as being the primary contact for consumer lending and business development. The Branch Manager is responsible for increasing market share within Bondville and surrounding communities, growing the banks’ customer relationships and managing the overall profitability of the office.
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Under the direction of the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer, works to establish customer service standards and sales goals for deposit services, and ensures that deposit products are competitive. Through the on-site management of the branch, oversees the effective, efficient and friendly delivery of products and services to customers while maintaining security procedures at all times.
  • Is responsible for staff development which may include training and coaching through one-on-one meetings, retail banking staff meetings and other ways to ensure that goals and objectives are met. In conjunction with the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer, the Branch Manager is responsible for hiring staff as needed and approved.
  • Develops new business with existing clients and prospective clients (in conjunction with the other departments of the Bank such as Mortgage and Commercial Banking) through outside sales calls and meeting with community leaders and other business members of the area.
  • Works with VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer in coordinating the development and implementation of ongoing programs including Customer Service initiatives, cross-selling programs, and deposit operational needs.
  • Originates consumer loans. Refers mortgage and commercial clients to the appropriate teams.
  • Identifies new cash management service opportunities and works with the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer to set up, train and support those business customers.
  • Acts as a liaison to Park Place Financial Advisors (Does not engage in discussion with customers/clients of investment options and/or services offered through Park Place Financial Advisors).
  • Oversees the operation of the office by resolving problems with customers or staff that need immediate attention. Resolves any maintenance issues with the building with support of the appropriate Main office staff.
  • Ensures operational processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are adhered to.
  • Provides direction to staff and/or handles more complex retail transactions.
  • Demonstrates leadership and takes ownership of institutional relationships with key business and operational departments.
  • Collaborates with the VP/Senior Retail Banking Officer for PTO management, staffing coverage and other inter-branch related matters.
  • Assists in maintaining and improving Retail’s key platforms including Streamline, Vertex, The HUB, Share Drive, etc.
  • Reviews and plans career/skill development of branch staff and monitors progress.
  • Provides quality education and training to educate employees on all levels of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Conducts timely and meaningful performance reviews for branch personnel, coaching and counseling as necessary, resolving performance issues as necessary.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Participates in a variety of civic activities contributing to the visibility of the bank.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or 5 years equivalent banking experience.
  • Three to five years of consumer lending experience.
  • Three to five years of deposit services experience in banking.
  • Sales experience in a goal-based environment.
  • Experience in leading, motivating and developing a team.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Proven ability to mentor diverse age groups.
  • Exhibits strong decision making and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses strong computer skills with the ability to work with multiple software programs.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced professional environment.
  • Community Minded.
Job Type: Full-time
 


Financial Advisor

Brattleboro, VT

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Park Place Financial Advisors, a division of Brattleboro Savings and Loan, is a full-service investment management and financial planning firm operating as the Wealth Management Division of a community bank. We are seeking a Financial Advisor to join our team and grow in a supportive, well-established practice. We work to provide unbiased wealth management and financial planning services to a broad spectrum of clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provides analysis of client portfolios including preparation of reports and presentation to clients.
  • Facilitates on-going/client prospect meetings, including financial plan and investment reviews.
  • Prepare and present financial plans to clients.
  • Meet all regulatory and broker/dealer obligations.
  • Participate in community programs/events to promote client and community awareness of the firm and bank.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • 3-5 years of financial planning and/or investment management experience.
  • Series 7 and 66 preferred. Series 6, Series 63, and Life insurance license required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Certified Financial Planner designation preferred. Will consider candidates with the ability to attain designation within 3 years.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a collaborative environment.

COVID-19 precautions:

We continue to follow Vermont and CDC Guidelines.











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"Everyone wanted me to succeed in my education as well as in my growth within the bank."

- ROBERT DAVIS, VICE PRESIDENT & COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER