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“I would like to personally welcome you to Leighton State Bank, your hometown bank. Since our humble beginnings in 1911, our continuous focus has been to be a true community bank with the goal of helping our customers grow financially strong. We are driven to do what is in the best interest of our customers through flexibility and tailored products. Our dedicated staff would welcome the opportunity to get to know you and begin the process today of helping you grow financially strong with LSB.”
- Steve Fopma, President/CEO



Leighton State Bank is a growing community bank and we are often looking for people who will build relationships with our customers to help them grow financially strong. If you are inspired by working for a locally-owned and managed community bank, reach out to us today!

  • The opportunity to work with great people in an engaging environment
  • Professional challenges and opportunities for growth
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits
  • PTO (paid time off) - available upon start date
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid holidays
available positions

Chief People Officer

Leighton State Bank is seeking a Chief People Officer to provide leadership for the development and delivery of the human resources function in support of the bank’s organizational vision and strategic objectives. This role will manage every aspect of the employee experience including talent acquisition, organizational design, performance management, training and development, succession planning, benefits, and compensation, and develop and implement strategies and programs that inspire, motivate, and support our employees.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure HR initiatives are aligned with business needs by working closely with other departments.
  • Support the overall business objectives by developing and implementing HR strategies.
  • Manage the whole HR service delivery value chain by ensuring that all areas of HR create value for the business: including recruitment, training, employee relations, compensation and benefits, payroll administration, and performance management.
  • Support initiatives to increase staff morale by developing and maintaining effective relationships with all levels of staff, from entry-level employees to senior management.
  • Maintain good relationships with stakeholders by engaging them frequently.
  • Source the best talent for the company by supervising the recruitment process, which includes interviewing candidates, conducting background checks, negotiating salaries, and making job offers.
  • Align employee’s compensation to business needs by developing competitive compensation plans.
  • Develop benefits structures that attract the right talent by assessing the efficacy of benefits programs such as health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off (PTO), etc., ensuring that they comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Promote a harmonious business relations climate by overseeing employee relations activities such as resolving disputes, conducting performance reviews, administering disciplinary action, providing counseling services, and responding to employee grievances.
  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations related to HR by carrying out periodic compliance checks on all HR processes.
  • Contribute to maintaining a positive work culture, social environment within the organization and actively participate in the activities committee at the Bank.
  • Recommend improvements in how HR can add more value to the business by monitoring trends in HR best practices and recommending changes or improvements when necessary.

Relationship Banker- Openings in Monroe and Knoxville

Are you a naturally enthusiastic individual with a ready smile and a willingness to create a positive experience for our customers? Do you enjoy building and maintaining relationships and have a desire to help our customers grow financially strong? Then Leighton State Bank has an exciting opportunity for you! We currently have a full-time position open for a Relationship Banker that would include a rotation of Saturday mornings.

Since this position plays an integral part in the success of the bank, we are seeking an individual who enjoys interacting with the public, has a professional demeanor, a keen attention to details and outstanding customer service skills.


  • Greet and warmly welcome customers to the bank;
  • Competently assist customers in establishing banking relationships including consumer and business accounts, Certificates of Deposit, and other products and services in accordance with bank procedures and regulatory requirements;
  • Maintain a well-developed working knowledge of the products and services offered by the bank; assist customers in determining best options by assessing and identifying customer needs and recommending products that contribute to their financial success;
  • Provide on-going support for existing deposit account relationships; Respond to customer inquiries and assist with customer issues;
  • Process customer account transactions efficiently and accurately and in compliance with bank procedures and regulatory requirements; Accurately balance cash drawers;
  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of customer information;

Residential Mortgage Lender- Pella

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative and challenging work environment? Would you enjoy being part of a team that supports our Mortgage Lending Department in building relationships and providing outstanding customer service? Leighton State Bank has a great opportunity for a dynamic individual in the role of a Residential Mortgage Lender. This full-time position would have a primary focus on Residential Mortgage Lending but would also include some consumer lending. The ideal candidate would have prior mortgage lending experience.

Position accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for originating, processing, and closing mortgage loans; Methodically utilize credit application evaluation and underwriting procedures that are aligned with bank loan policy and banking practices accepted within an evolving regulatory framework.
  • Communicate proactively with borrowers and third parties to ensure loan related tasks are completed according to established deadlines.
  • Proactively solicit high quality residential mortgage business through external contacts and identify and develop a quality network of business and consumer relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals.
  • Build new relationships by networking with potential customers and community business leaders, real estate firms and agents, and by participation in community organizations and events outside of the bank.
  • Develop innovative marketing strategies and identify potential market opportunities in order to be competitive in the local markets.
  • Provide outstanding customer service that models the bank’s core values; build and maintain relationships and assist customers and prospective customers to achieve their financial goals

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess strong judgment and decision-making ability along with effective communication, strong customer service and leadership skills.


Submit your resume in person, by mail or electronically to:

Leighton State Bank
Attn: HR Dept.
900 Washington Street
Pella, IA 50219

Leighton State Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

In 1911 we opened our doors as Farmers Savings Bank in Leighton. As a true community bank, we started with a goal to represent the interest of our local customers and shareholders.

In 1997, LSB established a location in the Dutch community of Pella. As our outreach to customers grew, so did our footprint as we expanded to our current home on Washington Street.

LSB acquired Monroe State Bank in 2014, expanding our services to the Monroe community.

In more than 100 years, we’ve expanded our locations and our services but our commitment to our customers has remained the same. Our mission is to equip you to grow financially strong.

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