Senior Trust Officer - Director of Trust and Wealth Planning

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This is who we are, how we work, what we believe, and what we expect.

Want to join a talented, creative group of professionals? First Western is hiring a highly experienced and professional thought leader to lead the trust & estate and wealh planning function within the organization.

This role is one of the most highly visible positions within the company, overseeing and coordinating activities relative to our high net-worth clientele's trusts, conservatorships, and other fiduciary relationships. Our Senior Trust Officer is seen as a thought leader within the organization and maintains an active network within a number of professional organizations, law offices, and charitable organizations. As our resident fiduciary expert, the Senior Trust Officer also provides direct supervision to our existing trust staff as well as support to our Wealth Planning Advisors on complex financial plans. If you are a highly knowledgeable and experienced Trust & Estate Planning professional looking for an opportunity to take on a leadership role within a growing organization, apply today and see how we connect!

Highlighted Responsibilities:

- Organizational Leadership: Gives tactical direction to all trust officers within First Western, fosters the development of the Wealth Planning team as a whole, and meets with Trust Board Committee of the Bank’s Board of Directors
-  Relationship Management: Maintains relationships for Trust accounts to develop and retain highly satisfied clients,  attend meetings with beneficiaries and portfolio managers to recommend potential additions or changes to wealth planning objectives
- Consultative Approach: Consults with client’s attorneys, accountants, and financial planners to promote fiduciary services
- Community Involvement: Maintain a presence within our markets and communities through philanthropic and business boards involvement, as well as networking with like-minded professionals within the industry
- Strategic Thought: Creates and ensures delivery of fiduciary-oriented financial plans created by Wealth Planning team 

- Tactical Expertise: Approves and directs disbursement of fiduciary funds, oversees preparation of federal and state tax returns for trusts by bank’s accounting firm, and ensures that all state and federal rules and regulations are complied with

Technical Requirements:

Juris Doctor (JD) required
- 10+ years in Trust departments and/or experience as an attorney specializing in trust & estate planning
- 4+ years experience in a supervisory role

Interpersonal Requirements:

- Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and maintain trust relationships
- Experience with public speaking
- Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to present complex ideas and financial information in a simplified, easy-to-understand manner

Looking to take your career to the next level? First Western is not only offering a competitive salary to start and full health (dental, vision) benefits, but also the following:

- Bonus Potential
- 401(k) Plan with Match
- Paid Parking/Transportation Benefits
- Access to Training & Professional Development Programs
- Sponsorship for Obtaining Professional Certifications
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Account
- Paid Time-Off+ Bank Holidays

Interested in learning more and seeing how we connect? Apply today.

First Western Financial, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our associates. EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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