Careers

Work hard, do the right thing and have a little fun!

That’s one of our core values. Every day, our core values guide our customer relationships and interactions with each other. At Choice, we believe that investing in our employees is critical to the ongoing success of our organization. From a formal on-boarding program with peer mentors to leadership retreats we are committed to developing our future leaders. Come join the fun and make an impact.

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Better Culture

A Career that has an Impact

#PeopleFirst is our way of doing business. Putting people first drives our decisions every day and influences how we treat our customers, colleagues, and communities.

What makes Choice different is not the systems we use or the size of our buildings; it’s our people. Our People First values represent the heartbeat of our organization. It is the steady drum that has and always will drive our decisions and how we treat people.

  • Named one of the Best Banks to Work for in the United States in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by American Banker magazine.
  • Received top place as Young Professionals Network Best Place to Work for the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo (FMWF) Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Choice Award
  • Received honorable mention in the Independent Banker Service Awards for outstanding community development.
  • Voted the Best Place to Work by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals and awarded their Grow Grand Award.
  • Presented with the 2018 Continuous Service Award 2018 by Special Olympics North Dakota.
  • Received the 2018 Corporate Leadership in Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
  • Named 2020 Corporation of the Year by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA).

 

Better Benefits

A Supportive and Encouraging Work Environment

When you join Choice, you join a family. And we’ll take care of you just like family. In addition to traditional benefits that care for your everyday needs, we also offer more non-traditional benefits that support and encourage our team members both in and out of work. It’s just what makes us, us.

Coaching Programs

One of our core values is creating personal and professional growth opportunities for our team members. That is why we offer coaching opportunities for Choice employees to encourage continued development and inspire new ideas, approaches, and strategies.

Strengths-Based Organization

Choice Bank is a strengths-based organization. Our organizational policies and practices are anchored in strengths-based philosophies that advance our employees toward excellence. Utilizing Clifton Strengths, team members are encouraged to develop their individual and organizational strengths to achieve growth and success.

Mentor Programs

Supporting the success of our employees is our top priority from their first day through the rest of their career. Every Choice team member is matched with a mentor they regularly meet with who will help them grow in both career and life. Learn from their experience and advice when creating a career path unique to your interests and talents.

Internship Program 

Our unique summer Insights Internship provides our interns with the opportunity to look inside several departments within Choice Bank that pique their interest. From information technology, to insurance, to commercial banking, and more, we empower our interns to choose where they spend their time with us. This experience takes them to places they may have never considered as they work alongside our amazing team members.

Volunteering Event
Paid Volunteer Time

We encourage our employees to become involved in their communities and support programs that positively impact the quality of life within the places they live. Our employees are passionate about their causes, and we are passionate about our employees (and their causes!), so we provide paid volunteer time for employees who volunteer during working hours. If you don’t have a volunteer program yet, don’t worry. We host a variety of charity and volunteering events in all of our locations so it’s easy to get involved.

Thielen Foundation check presentation.
Community Outreach & Involvement 

At Choice we seek to better the places we live in by empowering our employees to be active members in their community. Choice currently partners with The Thielen Foundation and BIO Girls. We are always open to exploring and partnering with local businesses to give back and benefit the community.

Committee meeting in progress.
Committee Opportunities

Wellness Committee, Culture Committee, Fun Committee, Impact Committee

It’s important to maintain a healthy work environment. That’s why we offer a variety of committees for employees to be involved in. These diverse committees allow our employees to connect with each other while diving into the topics that interest them most.

Local businesses
Local Decisioning 

We understand each customer is different and we pride ourselves in our ability to customize products and services to best match each individual. However big or small your needs are, you can trust that Choice’s decisions are made with the customer’s need in mind by bankers who know their industry best.

Choice Bank employee ready to help.
Mortgage, Banking & Wealth Management Benefits

Choice employees are eligible for a variety of discounted banking benefits that include checking, money market savings, Adventure Club perks, free small safe deposit box, mortgage discounts and other benefits.

Working From Home
Flexible & Remote Working

Choice supports flexible and full-time telecommuting as alternative work arrangements for applicable roles to best suit your dynamic lifestyle.

Choice employee wearing branded clothing.
Choice Wear

The excitement we have when you join our team is the same excitement you’ll get while sporting some “Choice Swag.” Wear your Choice pride on your sleeve with access to our Choice Bank branded and discounted clothing shop!

Enjoying the pool
Paid Time Off

We get it. Life happens. From doctor’s appointments to that long overdue tropical vacation, our generous PTO program allows you the flexibility to get stuff done.

Discussing 401(k) benefits
401(k)

We invest in our employees. Choice Bank offers a 401(k) plan with contribution matching.

Boy brushing teeth.
Medical, Dental & Vision

We’re proud to provide coverage for you and your family that includes an expansive medical network of providers.

Walking to school
Tuition Reimbursement

We offer tuition reimbursement designed to support your professional development.

Saving HSA money.
Health Savings Account

If you opt for one of our high deductible health plans, you automatically qualify for our triple-tax-favored health savings account.

Pharmacy Isle
Flex Spending

With our Medical Flex Spending Accounts, you can pay for many out-of-pocket medical expenses with tax-free dollars.

Counseling Peer Group Meeting
Employee Assistance Program

Life doesn’t always go as expected. For those times when you need extra support, our Employee Assistance Program provides confidential help with your personal and work life.

Newborn baby sleeping.
Parental Leave

Following the birth or adoption of a child, both new mothers and fathers will receive paid parental leave as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

Broken bone on x-ray.
100% Paid Short-Term Disability

Our Short-Term Disability ensures our employees receive 100% of their regular income if they are unable to work due to illness or injury.

Discussing long-term care options
Long-Term Disability

Our Long-Term Disability provides our employees with 66 2/3% of their income should they be unable to work for more than 90 days.

Military mother hugging her daughter goodbye.
Military Leave

We are grateful for our team members who serve our country, that’s why we offer a supportive military leave program.

 

From Our Blog

Ignite19 Leadership Retreat

Shopping for Charity with Choice Bank Leaders

Over 100 Choice Bank team members from all across North Dakota and Minnesota were bussed to Fargo, ND for an annual leadership retreat.  But, first, they had a surprise stop to kick things off. They didn’t know where exactly they were going or what they were going to be doing; the only thing they were told was to be ready to put their best People First foot forward.

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Insights Internship

Getting Innovative with Intern Programming

When Choice Bank’s CEO, Brian Johnson, encouraged our team to develop an internship program, we took it as a challenge to build something great. We wanted to give our interns an unforgettable experience while preparing them for the workforce. We didn’t want to look at the program as “what can they do for us,” so instead, we asked ourselves, “What do we wish we had known as we prepared for our careers?”

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Open Positions

Like what you see? Join our team! We need amazing people like you to deliver our #PeopleFirst approach to community banking.

Client Account Specialist- Choice Wealth

Fargo, ND

The Client Account Specialist enhances the Choice Wealth client experience by providing exceptional service, as well as administrative and operational support to the Choice Wealth team. Working closely with the Wealth Advisors and Client Account Executives, this role is responsible for various administrative tasks that include by not limited to data entry, customer service, tracking and reviewing documentation, mail, phones, and other administrative duties.

 

People First. Banking Second.  Because…

People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

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Client Services Specialist

Grand Forks, ND

 

The Client Services Specialist (CSS) is responsible for professionally responding to the immediate needs of clients related to transaction processing, online banking access, loan payments, and deposit account functionality. A CSS has cash handling responsibility and will use basic to moderate level mathematical skills to successfully balance their cash drawer daily. CSSs give excellent customer service by acting as the first point of contact for in-person and telephone client interactions.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Client Services Specialist

Walhalla, ND

 

The Client Services Specialist (CSS) is responsible for professionally responding to the immediate needs of clients related to transaction processing, online banking access, loan payments, and deposit account functionality. A CSS has cash handling responsibility and will use basic to moderate level mathematical skills to successfully balance their cash drawer daily. CSSs give excellent customer service by acting as the first point of contact for in-person and telephone client interactions.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Commercial Lines Client Account Executive

Fargo, ND

 

The Client Account Executive is responsible for meeting the marketing, sales, service, and quality standards of Choice Insurance. This role acts as the primary point of contact after the business development transfer from the Insurance Advisor. They promote ongoing #peoplefirst relationship with clients by providing prompt, knowledgeable and premier customer service, while simultaneously providing support to the Insurance Advisor.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Commercial Lines Client Account Executive- Twin Cities

Twin Cities, MN

 

The Client Account Executive is responsible for meeting the marketing, sales, service, and quality standards of Choice Insurance. This role acts as the primary point of contact after the business development transfer from the Insurance Advisor. They promote ongoing #peoplefirst relationship with clients by providing prompt, knowledgeable and premier customer service, while simultaneously providing support to the Insurance Advisor.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

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CRA Compliance Specialist

This position can be located at any Choice Bank location. 

 

The CRA Compliance Specialist acts in concert with the Chief Compliance Officer by developing, presenting, and obtaining business and budget approval for the bank’s annual CRA performance plan, including period review of the appropriateness of the bank’s CRA assessment area geographies. The CRA Compliance Specialist will work alongside the Compliance and CRA teams and have oversight of the bank’s Complaint Management Program.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Deposit Services Account Manager

Golden Valley, MN

The Deposit Services Account Manager works with Bank Officers to strengthen and expand core customer relationships. He/she understands and promotes appropriate deposit and cash management products and services to new and existing bank customers. He/she opens, closes, and administers deposit and cash management products and services using integrated banking programs, platforms and software systems
 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

apply now

Insurance Advisor

Fargo, ND

As a Choice Financial Insurance Advisor, you will prospect for business based on your local networks, connections, and communities. This role is vital to our success in all our product lines – from personal, commercial, employee benefits, and other coverages. You will be the cornerstone of our superior customer service and will be charged with ensuring client satisfaction. Essential Job Functions: Create and identify new client opportunities, present our services and resources during prospect meetings,  sign up new business prospects, work with existing customers regarding their safety and loss control programs, retain clients by maintaining solid business-to-business relationships.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Insurance Advisor- Bismarck

Bismarck, ND

As a Choice Insurance Advisor- Commercial Lines, you will prospect for business based on your local networks, connections, and communities. This role is vital to our success in all our product lines – from personal, commercial, employee benefits, and other coverages. You will be the cornerstone of our superior customer service and will be charged with ensuring client satisfaction.

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Insurance Advisor- Commercial Lines

Bloomington, Eagan, Golden Valley, Roseville- MN

 

As a Choice Insurance Advisor- Commercial Lines, you will prospect for business based on your local networks, connections, and communities. This role is vital to our success in all our product lines – from personal, commercial, employee benefits, and other coverages. You will be the cornerstone of our superior customer service and will be charged with ensuring client satisfaction.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Insurance Advisor- Dickinson, ND

Dickinson, ND

As a Choice Financial Insurance Advisor, you will prospect for business based on your local networks, connections, and communities. This role is vital to our success in all our product lines – from personal, commercial, employee benefits, and other coverages. You will be the cornerstone of our superior customer service and will be charged with ensuring client satisfaction. Essential Job Functions: Create and identify new client opportunities, present our services and resources during prospect meetings, sign up new business prospects, work with existing customers regarding their safety and loss control programs, retain clients by maintaining solid business-to-business relationships.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Insurance Advisor- Employee Benefits

Bloomington, Eagan, Golden Valley, Roseville- MN

As a Choice Insurance Advisor- Employee Benefits, you will prospect for business based on your local networks, connections, and communities. This role is vital to our success in all our product lines – from personal, commercial, employee benefits, and other coverages. You will be the cornerstone of our superior customer service and will be charged with ensuring client satisfaction.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Insurance Services Coordinator

Fargo, ND

 

The Insurance Services Coordinator works closely with the Choice Insurance agency to develop a communication and marketing strategy around the safety loss/control branding direct to Choice Insurance Clients. This role places a special content emphasis on safety, risk mitigation and workers compensation. The Insurance Services Coordinator will determine relevant content related to these areas and strategically market to Choice Insurance Clients.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Location President- Bismarck

Bismarck, ND

The Location President is responsible for creating a relationship-based sales and service culture that supports performance excellence in their office and across the company. They lead the branch lending team in growing loans and deposits in conformity with approved policies and procedures, including underwriting and structuring of new loans, and in managing existing loan and deposit relationships. The Location President’s central focus is strengthening and expanding existing customer relationships, increasing the bank’s assets and profitability along with elevating Choice Bank’s reputation in the marketplace.

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now

Mortgage Loan Officer

Fargo or Grand Forks, ND and Twin Cities, MN

 

The Mortgage Loan Officer is primarily responsible for the origination, relationship management and proactive sale of residential mortgage loans.

 

People First. Banking Second. Because…
People don’t need just another bank. People need to be supported by a team of trusted partners who will get to know them and their business, understand their challenges, discover their dreams and who understand that bringing people and banking together in our communities has tremendous impact on the success and vitality of both.

Apply Now