Mortgage Loan Officer

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Greenville, SC
Published 23 hours ago

Self-Help is seeking a dynamic Mortgage Loan Officer (MLO) with strong business development and mortgage lending experience to join our team in the Greenville, SC area. The MLO is responsible for building relationships with realtors, builders and other relevant community partners to expand mortgage lending activity in the Greenville region. The MLO provides information on credit union products and services to potential borrowers according to all credit union policies and procedures as well as Federal and State rules and regulations, interview all applicants for real estate loans, prepare, analyze, process and document all required forms and related documents for real-estate loans. Additionally, the MLO will work with our Credit Administration team to approve or deny loan applications based on analysis of each applicant’s background and is responsible for promoting credit union products and services to ensure meeting productivity goals. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop mortgage loan business through continual identification, development and maintenance of a quality network of business relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals for new mortgage lending opportunities. This network may consist of Real Estate professionals, builders, Housing non-profits, and professional contacts, as well as other valuable referral sources enhanced by regular participation in business related development opportunities, community efforts to promote homeownership and professional organizations.
  • Meet with loan applicants to discuss viable mortgage options, counsel on credit and budget, develop roadmap and process for mortgage approval and assist with the loan application process. Achieve productivity goal as set forth by manager.
  • Prequalify loan applicants by examining all borrower information and documentation, assessing creditworthiness, adequacy of income, credit and collateral and calculating repayment risk. Determines the maximum purchase price/loan amount based on borrower data. Deny real-estate loan applications that do not meet pre-qualification standards and explain reasons for denial.
  • Gather and review necessary data to complete the loan review process including credit bureau reports; verifying debts and estimating monthly payments for any outstanding debts not listed on application and ensuring they are added to application.
  • Comply with all federal and state mortgage regulations and disclosure requirements.
  • Prepare mortgage loan application and documentation for underwriting and closing. Ensure that each real-estate loan is processed accurately, troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the processing period, and maintain communication with borrower throughout processing period, as needed.
  • Spanish/English fluency preferred.
  • Other duties as may be deemed necessary.

 Credentials, Experience and Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 0-2 years’ relevant experience in mortgage, banking, or other related experience.
  • Ability to represent Self-Help in networking functions and to develop and maintain key realtor and other relations that generate attractive loan/borrower referrals.
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in mortgage, consumer lending, banking or other relevant positions preferred.
  • Strong commitment to our mission – creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities.
  • Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration.
  • Strong business development skills including a demonstrated ability to build and develop solid relationships within the community.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and ability to independently handle loan applications and assess borrower ability to successful repay loans.
  • Ability to consistently follow guidelines for file quality.
  • Ability to consistently meet productivity goals.
  • Ability to secure and maintain NMLS certification.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on team.
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and a desire to work in a racially and socially diverse organization.
  • Strong organization, computer and customer service skills.
  • Strong communications skills including strong writing skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds.

About Us:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided more than $9.3 billion in financing to over 175,700 families, families, individuals and businesses. We help drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through our credit union network, Self-Help serves more than 167,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Learn more at, and

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status.



Self-Help is seeking a dynamic Mortgage Loan Officer (MLO) with strong business development and mortgage lending experience to join our team in the Greenville, SC area. The MLO is responsible for building relationships with realtors…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


Competitive nonprofit compensation, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Competitive nonprofit compensation, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Greenville, SC
Associated Location
Greenville, SC, USA

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