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Serve your community as you shape your future.


There are a lot of career options out there. So why join our team?

That's an easy question.

As a community bank, we pride ourselves on being locally focused. That means you'll have an opportunity to serve your neighbors and strengthen the towns and cities in our markets.

As an employer, we pride ourselves on offering more than a paycheck. After hiring our team members, we build upon their strengths, develop their skills, and place them on a career path that furthers our mission and provides a satisfying work/life balance.

Digging deeper into the details: we offer a team environment, competitive salaries and fringe benefits. We offer training opportunities and advancement possibilities. Our employees are continually exposed to new products and technology, leading to diverse banking career opportunities

So why join the Tompkins team? In a nutshell, because we can open a world of opportunities for you and your future.

Tompkins now offers a Hybrid Work Model

While a physical work location is not required for our core values to be lived, we believe that knowledge, sharing, relationship building, and collaboration are all more effective when experienced in person. We remain mindful however that, for some, work location preference may have changed through the pandemic. To ensure we are retaining the elements of our culture while remaining attentive to team member preferences, we offer a hybrid working model for most office-based positions. A hybrid model means that team members whose positions do not require full-time presence at a physical Tompkins location to carry out their job responsibilities may work both onsite and remote on a consistent and thoughtful basis. It is not be a requirement for these team members to work remotely but if that is there preference we provide  the flexibility to do so for a portion of a work week.

"Tompkins is a community bank that cares both about their customers AND their employees."
– Wendy Holmes, WNY

About Us

Our Mission is to create long-term value for our clients, communities, and shareholders by delivering integrated personalized financial solutions

Our Vision is to provide best-in-class financial solutions to our clients while being recognized as an industry leader in:

  • Quality
  • Client Satisfaction
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Financial Performance
  • Return To Shareholders


Our Key Values are integrity, empowerment, and commitment to our Clients, Community, Employees and Long-Term Shareholder Value.

From our rich history comes an innovative vision – a community bank with local ties and leadership, but with broad financial capabilities and strength. Our team members understand the significance of local decision-making, leadership, and philanthropy but have the tools and resources necessary to provide innovative products and services to local families and businesses. It’s the best of both worlds.

Employee and Applicant Rights and Responsibilities

Tompkins is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") with respect to all team members and applicants for employment and a work environment free from discrimination (including unlawful harassment) based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender non-conformity, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, domestic violence victim status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status or status in any group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Tompkins Community Bank is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform their job related duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at (888) 273-3210 or may be mailed to:

Tompkins Community Bank
Human Resources Office
PO Box 460
Ithaca, NY 14851

"I feel supported and valued both as a person, and as an employee."
– Sarah Graves, TSS

Employee Benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Life Insurance benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Profit-sharing
  • Paid time off
  • Education assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • And much more
"I love making a difference in my community and working with local businesses." 
– Paula Valencia, CNY