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  • 3 Aug 2022 9:36 AM | Amanda Cantú (Administrator)

    Position: MnSCU Academic Supervisor 2 (Director of Financial Aid)

    Appointment: Full Time – Unlimited

    Salary Range: $63,642 - $92,143 annually

    Application Deadline: August 28, 2022

    Position Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to oversee and manage the financial aid department at Lake Superior College. The incumbent supervises the financial aid staff, manages the department’s daily operations, establishes and implements College policies and procedures related to financial aid, and oversees the College’s compliance with Federal, State, and Minnesota State regulations and policies related to student financial aid. This position oversees the revenue and expenditure of more than $18,000,000 in student financial aid annually, analyzes financial aid laws and regulations, formulates systems to process student aid efficiently, and communicates with internal stakeholders about the college’s financial aid department. The incumbent serves as an intricate member of the Student Success and Retention Team focused on student access, retention, persistence, and success. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.

    Position Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job)

    · Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

    · Three years of experience in a supervisory role

    · Knowledge of a variety of governing compliance agencies as well as their regulations and policies

    · Ability to work in a dynamic training environment

    · Ability to supervise effectively and work with all faculty and staff members

    · Ability to communicate clearly in writing and oral presentations

    · Ability to work with computers and the applicable software to run programs needed by the center

    Preferred Qualifications:

    · Master’s degree in a related field

    · Knowledge of MN State policy, procedures, and contractual requirements

    · Knowledge of local, state, and national safety rules and safe workplace procedures

    · Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity, and success in addressing the challenges and opportunities inherent to historically underserved populations.

    Application Process: You must apply online through government jobs. The link is at http://www.lsc.edu/employment/ . Posting will remain open until August 28, 2022. Mailed applications will not be considered. Questions about the position may be directed to Human Resources (218-733-1068).

    Lake Superior College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

    We are an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


  • 29 Jun 2022 4:14 PM | Farfum Ladroma

    Financial Aid Coordinator (MnSCU Academic Professional 3)

    Pine Technical and Community College, Pine City, Minnesota

    As part of Pine Technical and Community College’s commitment to student success and ongoing institutional effectiveness, this position is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating financial aid services linked to retention-based outreach and student success initiatives to a diverse student population, specifically first generation, low income, and historically underrepresented.

    The primary purpose of this professional position is to serve as the technical expert and resource to students, parents, faculty, staff, and outside constituents regarding various financial aid programs, eligibility requirements, and regulations. This position will have an extensive understanding of state and financial aid rules and regulations to help students maximize their financial aid eligibility. This position will provide, on a daily basis, clear, understandable guidance to the Student Success team on what additional information is needed to determine financial aid eligibility and awards. To do this, the Coordinator will attend annual trainings and Minnesota State work groups to maintain current information on accurate financial aid related verifications, complete data/grant reporting, provide guidance to students to resolve problems and overcome barriers under limited supervision with an emphasis on professionalism and customer service. This position will lead and coordinate the verification process, MN State Grant programs, educational loan programs, and PTCC student employment programs. The position maintains professional relationships with students, college departments, and faculty and has knowledge of the college’s goals and objectives so that office activities are consistent with the overall educational program. Immediate supervision is provided by a high-level administration through the Director of Student Success.

    Please visit our posting for more details of the position including qualifications.


    Link to Posting:
    https://pinetech.peopleadmin.com/postings/1520

    Contact Brenda Skluzacek with questions at brenda.skluzacek@pine.edu or 320-629-5115.

    Closing Date: 7/11/2022


  • 29 Jun 2022 4:12 PM | Farfum Ladroma

    Student Success Advisor-Basic Needs (MnSCU Academic Professional 2)

    Pine Technical and Community College, Pine City, Minnesota

    As part of Pine Technical and Community College’s commitment to student success and ongoing institutional effectiveness, this position is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating retention-based outreach and student success initiatives to a diverse student population, specifically first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented. 

     

    The position will provide academic and financial aid advising to current and prospective students with an emphasis on relationship building between the student and advisor. In addition, the position coordinates and facilitates the execution of various state and federal grants with a primary focus on serving underrepresented students. Key functions include building awareness, acting as a liaison with all internal and external partners, collaborating with the Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) department to ensure accuracy with the availability of PTCC Basic Needs Resources, as well as providing academic/financial aid advising and case-management to students.

     

    In addition, this position will also serve as the primary coordinator for non-academic student support (Basic Needs Resources) on campus with the goal of enhancing student persistence, retention, and completion.  

    Please visit our posting for more details of the position including qualifications.


    Link to Posting:
    https://pinetech.peopleadmin.com/postings/1518

    Contact Brenda Skluzacek with questions at brenda.skluzacek@pine.edu or 320-629-5115.

    Closing Date: 7/11/2022


  • 22 Jun 2022 7:29 AM | Craig Sanderson

    Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) is currently accepting applications to fill an Assistant Director of Financial Aid position in Student Financial Services.  This position provides leadership and supports the development, implementation, and oversight of the University’s comprehensive student financial assistance program with emphasis on managing aid application tracking, packaging, and disbursement processes, and the administration of student loan programs and federal and state grant programs. Significant responsibilities include assurance of compliance with federal and state regulations, data collection and reporting, oversight of reconciliation requirements, and serving as the University’s subject matter expert on policies related to these programs.

    Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and three years direct financial aid administration experience in a college/university setting.

    For more information and to apply for this position, go to the MSU Mankato Employment website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/2184.

    Review of applications will begin on July 13, 2022.

    Additional information about the University can be found at https://mankato.mnsu.edu/.

    Greater Mankato is centrally located in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to transportation routes and Minneapolis-St. Paul. For more information about the region, visit https://greatermankato.com/.

    Minnesota State University, Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University and a member of the Minnesota State System. 

  • 13 Jun 2022 1:50 PM | Amanda Cantú (Administrator)

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for the Administrative Assistant II position within the Department of Financial Aid.

    JOB SUMMARY

    Responsible for direct service to prospective and continuing students (and parents) for all St. Thomas programs (2-year, 4-year and graduate). Provide customers with information about the complex process of applying for financial aid.  Advise students/parents regarding the requirements of financial aid, the payment of financial aid to the student account and general information about the student’s account charges and the e-billing process.  Schedule appointments for current and prospective students to visit financial aid counselors and support the customer care counter, receive guests and advise and direct as necessary. 

    Collaborate daily with the entire financial aid team (Advisors, Senior Advisors, Associate Directors, Director).  Directly assist staff with at least one area of financial aid program responsibility and manage specialized daily, weekly and monthly reports and reconciliation processes therein.

    Responsible for the effective and efficient flow (and evaluation) of required supporting documentation in the Financial Aid Office (citizenship information, tax information, etc.).  Understand the details and complexities of financial aid eligibility and the direct impact that documentation has on student aid eligibility and the university’s compliance with federal and state requirements. Responsible for directly impacting the delivery of all institutional, federal, state and private financial aid funds.   Work directly impacts recruitment and retention of students.   

    For more information and application, visit the University of St. Thomas employment website: https://staffemployment-stthomas.icims.com/jobs/6229/administrative-assistant-ii/job

    Come join an amazing team! 

  • 10 Jun 2022 8:41 AM | Bonnie Scheffler

    South Central College is currently seeking an Unlimited Full-time Financial Aid Advisor (MnSCU Academic Professional 1) to serve college-wide, based on the Faribault campus.

    This position exists to serve as a key service point for internal and external customers to provide necessary information and assistance in guiding students through the financial aid process. This position provides high-quality, professional customer service to internal and external customers. In addition, this position will have specific responsibility for loan processing, the Second Chance Pell program and financial aid outreach activities.

    For further information about the position and application process, go to www.southcentral.edu/hr

    *Apply today! Deadline to apply for this opening is June 17th, 2022.

  • 9 Jun 2022 3:14 PM | Thomas Hensch

    Hennepin Technical College is currently seeking Financial Aid Processor & Veteran’s Certifying Official for our Brooklyn Park Campus

    The Financial Aid Processor & Veteran’s Certifying Official position exists to ensure that student and family financial aid application processing is complete and awarded accurately. This position is also responsible for advising students and families of federal and state financial aid programs. In addition, this position advises Veteran students and families on the Veteran’s benefits process, as well as ensures all benefits are effectively administered. This position is also responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms at Hennepin Technical College.

    Specific Duties Include:

    • Administer financial aid programs to include coordination of financial aid application processing to ensure student information is correct, evaluation of materials is complete and accurate and students are provided with timely communication with regards to the status of their application; review and adjust workflows to ensure process efficiency.


    • Serve as one of two Veteran’s Certifying Officials for the college. Administer Veteran’s benefits and advise Veteran students and families on the Veteran’s benefits process.


    • Administer all of the State Aid Programs including MN State Grant, MN Child Care, MN College Work Study, MN GI Bill and the MN Indian Scholarship. Serve as department back up for electronic submissions in the absence of staff or high volume processing times. Serve as backup to federal, state and private loan processing.


    To apply visit the Hennepin Tech website:  https://hennepintech.peopleadmin.com/postings/2005 


  • 8 Jun 2022 9:00 AM | Craig Sanderson

    Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) is currently accepting applications to fill two Financial Aid Advisor positions in Student Financial Services.  This position exists to provide in-depth advising services to students and families related to financing the cost of higher education, to facilitate appropriate financial aid award packaging, and to disseminate accurate information to both current and prospective students regarding overall billing and financial aid policies, processes and procedure implemented and followed by the University.

    Required qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of relevant work experience.

    For more information and to apply for this position, go to the MSU Mankato Employment website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/2176.

    Review of applications will begin on June 29, 2022.

    Additional information about the University can be found at https://mankato.mnsu.edu/.

    Greater Mankato is centrally located in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to transportation routes and Minneapolis-St. Paul. For more information about the region, visit https://greatermankato.com/.

    Minnesota State University, Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University and a member of the Minnesota State System.

  • 1 Jun 2022 8:19 AM | Karla Glasser

    St. Catherine University and the Enrollment Division invite applications for an Associate Vice President, Financial Aid position.

    The Associate Vice President (AVP), Financial Aid advances enrollment and financial objectives across the university’s colleges and schools. The AVP leads the Financial Aid staff and operations to steward university resources and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. The individual leads collaboration with admission, finance, the registrar and academic affairs to implement strategies to support pricing, net revenue, recruitment, retention, and related initiatives across the College for Women, the College for Adults and Graduate College. The individual leads the delivery of a comprehensive program to provide prospective and current students financial planning and financial aid counseling. The role leads an operation responsible for the processing of 10,000 prospective and enrolled student aid applications and annual financial awards totaling $100 million dollars. Responsibilities include:

    • Lead the financial aid office and sustain a culture of excellence and integrity, leading by example and holding the team accountable for accuracy and adherence to numerous federal and state requirements and deadlines.
    • Establish department goals and articulate vision and goals of University, division, and Financial Aid Office.
    • Establish and monitor key performance metrics and internal controls to achieve operational objectives and ensure program compliance in the administration of financial aid.
    • Create and manage student financial aid and financial aid operations budgets.
    • Plan and implement an annual financial aid packaging and scholarship strategy to maximize the use of financial aid.
    • Participate in and respond to audits and reviews by federal, state and independent agencies, program participation updates, recertification and accreditation matters
    • Identify institutional, local, regional, and national trends and issues impacting aid programs, policy and procedures.
    • Initiate policy and procedure changes to accommodate frequent program and regulatory changes.
    • Facilitate and manage financial aid and information technology staff so technology systems and programs comply with regulatory requirements, enhance student services and create efficiencies for financial aid personnel.
    • Lead and ensure accurate and timely submission of the FISAP and other required federal and state reports.
    • Lead Title IV Recertification according to federal Department of Education schedule – currently through June 2027.
    • Provide management and delivery of Financial Literacy Office, related programming and student services.
    • Maintain knowledge of financial aid programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and institutional policies.
    • Provide leadership as we balance headcount goals, academic quality and achieving our desired net tuition revenue, new student and retention goals.
    • Review, research, and provide expertise and consultation for proposed or enacted regulatory changes.
    • Implement policy and procedure reviews to address frequent program and regulatory changes.
    • Lead a department of 16 staff and 8 student employees while supervising senior financial aid staff that includes 5 direct reports.
    • Establish goals, evaluate performance, and provide feedback to ensure appropriate training, professional development, staff success, and achievement of department and division goals.


    St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Six (6) years of increasing responsibilities in the area of financial aid.
    • Knowledge of financial aid practices, policies and procedures with an emphasis in federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations.
    • Experience with financial aid technical requirements and technology systems to guide operations and student service.
    • Experience collaborating with the registrar’s office, student advising, student accounts, IT and institutional research in the delivery of financial aid programs.
    • Understanding of financial aid leveraging, the development of scholarship matrices to support enrollment and retention while optimizing net tuition revenue.
    • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace with particular emphasis on database and spreadsheet applications.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree
    • Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in financial aid and enrollment.
    • Expertise in federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations, financial aid technical operations.
    • Working knowledge of the Banner system
    • Experience with additional financial aid software systems along with Starfish and Slate to support the administration of financial aid and student services.
    • Experience teaming with institutional advancement in the design, development and delivery of funded scholarship programs.
    • The ability to quickly and precisely think through complex situations.

    We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

    EEO Statement

    St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

    How to Apply

    Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline: June 11, 2022.

    Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine.


    St. Catherine University
    2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
    Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

    Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.


  • 2 May 2022 3:54 PM | Scott Roelke (Administrator)

    Dakota County Technical College

    Job Details

    Job Class: Social Worker

    Working Title: Resource Navigator

    • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
    • Date Posted: 04/22/2022
    • Closing Date: 05/09/2022
    • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN St Colleges & Universities / Dakota County TC-MAPE
    • Division/Unit: MnSCU Dakota County TC / ClassifiedMMA-Exmpt MAPE-Exmpt
    • Appointment Type: Unlimited, Full-time
    • Work Shift/Work Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm with occasional Thursday evening hours for new student registration and orientation
    • Days of Work: Monday-Friday
    • Travel Required: No
    • Salary Range: $20.91 - $30.24/hourly; $43,660 - $63,141/annually
    • Classified Status: Classified
    • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
    • Location: Student Services
    • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
    • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

    Job Summary

    To ensure Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) provides equitable and inclusive services to students through leadership, coordination, and service in the Office of Basic Needs and Well Being in collaboration with the Mental Health Professional.  To provide a range of professional community resource navigation services including mental health to DCTC students.  The goal of this position is to assist students in overcoming specific barriers through equitable and inclusive programmatic efforts, success strategies, and referral to supportive services within the college community and the larger community in which the campus/student resides.  In addition, the position will provide leadership in addressing student basic needs concerns on campus, and development of educational programming for both students and staff on basic needs related topics.      

    Examples of Duties:

    1. Serve as the resource navigator for students in need and at risk.
    2. Provide short term therapy/counseling services to meet specific student client needs.
    3. Provides basic needs support to students and education and resources to students, families, college personnel, and community agencies to aid in a culture of belonging and success.
    4. Perform related tasks of benefit to students at the college, in support of the relationship management process.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s in Social Work or Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW).
    • Knowledge of current principles, practices, and techniques of the social and human service field.
    • Knowledge of intervention techniques sufficient to meet the needs of the student population.
    • Knowledge of community social and support resources.
    • Knowledge of diverse, equity, and inclusion issues and ability to facilitate and manage students with such issues.
    • Ability to manage crisis situations.
    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting social and accessibility services.
    • Demonstrated ability in resolving complex and challenging situations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Doctorate of Social Work (DSW).
    • Experience working in a higher education setting.
    • Experience working with various community social organizations.
    • Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures including federal law and regulations relative to financial aid and accessibility services.
    • Experience with financial aid and literacy programming and processes.

    Application Details

    Other Information

    Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at http://mn.gov/mmb/employee-relations/labor-relations/Labor/.

    Why Work For Us

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

    How to Apply

    Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

    For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

    Contact

    If you have questions about the position, contact Laura Sorenson at laura.sorenson@dctc.edu or 651/423-8339.

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed.


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