Business Development Officer: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec 12, 2023
Dec 12, 2024

Zions Bank recognizes that its success comes from the dedication, experience and talents of its diverse employee base. As we usher in the next generation of banking, we're committed to being the premier employer of choice. We're proud to have ranked among American Banker magazine's "Best Banks to Work For" almost every year since 2013, as Best Employer from Utah's Best of State, among the Best Places to Work in Idaho, and "among the Salt Lake Tribune's Top Workplaces. Make the leap into a new era of banking. Let us transform your career.


With benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing and company-matched 401(k) contributions, Zions is committed to career growth and advancement. At Zions, the possibilities are endless. You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity.


Zions Bank has just opened an opportunity for a Community Development Business Officer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Community Development and Engagement and acts as a principal relationship manager and project director for high visibility community development initiatives. As a leader in our communities and the oldest financial institution headquartered in the Intermountain west, Zions Bank recognizes its responsibility to respond to community needs and invest in the communities we serve. It does this through initiatives and programs that integrate both our financial and human resources and that make our communities stronger and enhance quality of life in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

The Community and Engagement team lead's Zions Bank's legacy of community stewardship and is dedicating to keeping our five commitments to the community: 1) to bolster business growth and innovation; 2) to make our business clients and their business environments stronger; 3) to foster economic opportunity for all; 4) to support our employees and the neighborhoods in which they work, learn, recreate, and raise families; 5) to build our communities and to be at the table to help address community challenges and realize great opportunities.



Ideal candidates will have skills and experience needed for these responsibilities:


  • Plan, execute, and partner with others to construct opportunities, partnerships, and supportive environments related to Zions Bank's commitments to its communities.
  • Develop, plan and execute community development projects and initiatives related integrated housing, transportation, community health, land use, and real estate planning, development, investment, and financing.
  • Work with bank colleagues to understand and contextualize community development and business opportunities within existing and proposed business products, practices, and strategies.
  • Provide day-to-day coaching and feedback for colleagues and stakeholders on collaborative projects and initiatives.
  • Source and develop new services, projects, products and partnerships.
  • Work with colleagues in a range of business units to effectively manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and communities.
  • Plan, coordinate and administer related financing, funding, and education/training programs in alignment with community partner programs and offerings.
  • Assist in associated research and communication efforts, including qualitative and quantitative research, financial analysis, and communication projects.
  • Perform tracking and preparation of executive reporting to both internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to business reviews, program and progress reports.
  • Developing and refining business processes and promote a collaborative culture committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.




  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in finance, real estate, business administration, community development, urban planning, marketing, economics, or closely related field.
  • 1-5 years of relevant experience working in community development; real estate management, development, and financing; land use planning and policy; or related industries.
  • Problem-solving skills and a creative, solutions-oriented mindset.
  • People skills with the ability to form trusting relationships, work collaboratively and transparently with colleagues, inspire confidence in a wide range of settings, and interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Relevant experience at collecting and analyzing data; researching and preparing original content; and presenting program and project findings in a clear and ethical manner to executive leadership, public and private sector stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Business presence and acumen with the demonstrated ability to provide information and data and articulate an informed point-of-view.
  • Some familiarity with general principles of economic development and city, urban, rural, and community and neighborhood planning, especially in Utah.
  • Demonstrable commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to encouraging input from people representing a wide range of backgrounds and interests.
  • Excellent track record of putting team, partner, and community priorities ahead of individual interests in professional settings and assignments.



Location Amenities:

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Zions Bank Building serves as the headquarters of both Zions Bancorporation and Zions Bank. The building sits adjacent to City Creek Center, a world-class shopping and dining destination with more than 100 stores and restaurants. The Zions Bank Building stands tall among Salt Lake City's central business district, providing hundreds of team members with an exceptional work environment and features such as:


  • Easy access to the City Creek UTA TRAX station, as well as various electric vehicle charging stations in most City Creek area garages;
  • An employee-only fitness center and bike storage;
  • An employee lounge, kitchen, micro market, game tables, couches and TVs;
  • Private mothers' rooms and lockers; and
  • Access to downtown shopping, dining, arts and entertainment.






  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE! 
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire.
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products


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