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Careers at Gateway Bank

A message from President James Christensen

Thanks for your interest in working with Gateway Bank. Our bank has been consistently growing year over year, and we’re excited to continue expanding our team. Beyond simply fitting a job description, we’re looking for people who share our deeper purpose and core values.

Since 2007, Gateway has been the only community bank in Mesa, AZ. We focus on serving our neighbors in the Phoenix metro area and bringing the nostalgic banking experience into modern times.

Banking used to be different. We all had a personal banker who knew us by name, would pick up the phone to answer our questions quickly, and stay by our side through thick and thin. This experience is rare today, but we strive to keep it alive at Gateway Bank.

Learn more about our company and open positions below. If you’re interested in applying, please send us your resume and cover letter using the form. We look forward to getting to know you.


James Christensen
President of Gateway Bank

Our purpose and core values

Gateway Bank’s purpose is to serve the community.

We foster community inside and outside our walls by building a family-like environment for our staff, serving local businesses, and partnering with local organizations to give back.

Our values

Gateway Bank treats everyone like family. Whether you’re an employee, customer, or community member, you’ll get the same genuine care and attention from our team.

While the big banks have put their staff and customers on the defense, our community can rest assured that we always have your best interests in mind. We’re dedicated to being a trusted partner and always doing the right thing.

Personal service
Although Gateway was founded in the desert, our approach is a bit more Midwestern. We pride ourselves on providing a unique customer experience, where we focus on relationships over transactions and personalized service over commoditized banking.

Being proactive
Gateway’s customers rely on us to be their partner — a consultative guide who thinks one step ahead, responds quickly, and actively improves their financial situation. We take the same approach with our team, going above and beyond to help one another and support each other’s success.

Open Positions

VP of Commercial Lending

Gateway Bank is looking for an experienced commercial lender to join the only community bank in Mesa, AZ. This is an ideal position for someone with a passion for helping small to mid-size business owners keep their business running smoothly, start a new venture, or grow an existing company. You will be responsible for developing new business, broadening the bank’s existing customer base, and cross-selling other financial services that will help our customers reach their goals.
As the newest employee at Gateway, you will join a tight-knit team that cares about and supports each other and our customers. Many of our team members have been with Gateway for over 10 years! As a local bank, we focus on people over profits and invest in making our community a better place.
  • Develop and retain business by reaching out to existing and prospective customers, building authentic relationships and trust, listening to their needs, preparing proposals, and educating them about the bank products and services that are most appropriate to their situation.
  • Interviews applicants to develop information concerning their business, needs, desires and abilities, and earnings.
  • Structure and price credits in an appropriate way to create value for the customer while adhering to the bank’s underwriting standards, policies, and pricing objectives.
  • Analyze and monitor financial information as required for loan presentation worksheets and narratives. Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Actively participate in Loan Committee meetings, and make complete and accurate presentations to the committee.
  • Manage performance of an individual loan portfolio in all aspects, such as growth and quality. This includes processing new loan requests, annual and periodical credit reviews, modifications, renewals, market research, short-term asset analysis (accounts receivables and inventory), loan closings, commercial and construction draw approval, project inspection as required, payment collection, accountability for loan documentation, and other loan matters as required to maintain the portfolio. You will be fully accountable for loan risk rating recommendations.
  • Cross-sells bank products by making quality referrals and recognizing opportunities to refer customers to other areas of the bank.
  • Stay current and comply with regulatory and bank standards, policies, procedures related to depository and lending activities, and other areas of the bank as required by Management.
  • Maintains knowledge of changes to the banking environment, bank competition, and customer business environment.
  • Support marketing campaigns and product launches.
  • Represent the bank and provides leadership in key community activities that may include business, charitable, civic, and other social organizations.
  • Proven ability to read, analyze, and interpret: financial statements; income tax returns; bank policies; lending compliance, policies, and procedures
  • At least 5 years of experience in financial institution lending, exhibiting increased level of responsibility and performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent follow-through, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Strong PC, web, database/Excel knowledge. Experience with Jack Henry software is a plus.
  • Enjoys working with a team
  • Salary range: $90,000-120,000/year depending on experience
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401k with matching
  • 11 paid holidays + paid time off
  • Flexible work schedule if needed
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Wellness and fitness perks

    Please upload your cover letter and resume. PDF file format accepted.

    By checking this box you understand this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes, in personnel, workloads, rush jobs, or technical development). You confirm you have read the Job Description, and certify that you can perform all of the essential functions without a significant risk to health and safety of others or yourself that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodations.