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  • 14 Oct 2020 5:22 PM | Amanda Cantú (Administrator)

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Administrative Assistant position within the Department of Financial Aid, part of the Enrollment Services Team.

    For more information and application please click here: https://staffemployment-stthomas.icims.com/jobs/4885/administrative-assistant-ii---department-of-financial-aid/job

    Come join an amazing team of professionals!

    Thank you

  • 30 Sep 2020 10:22 AM | Jennifer Haavisto

    Financial Aid Coordinator Summit Academy OIC Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Department: Financial Aid

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Minimum Experience: Mid-level

    Summit Academy OIC in Minneapolis has an exciting career opportunity for someone with the proper qualifications to join our team as a Financial Aid Coordinator.   Our Financial Aid Coordinator supports the mission and programs of Summit Academy OIC by coordinating the activities of the Financial Aid office and complying with Federal and State aid guidelines in order to support the mission and students of Summit Academy OIC.

    Essential Functions for this job include the following: 

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     1. Educating adult learners with limited knowledge of college enrollment on Financial Aid processes and expectations. This includes ensuring accurate and timely information is disseminated to students and prospective students about financial aid, tuition arrangements, and enrollment procedures

    2. Responsible for presenting Financial Aid information and process to prospective students in large group and personal settings. This includes individual financial aid appointments with each prospective student prior to enrollment.

    3. Establish and enforce student guidelines and expectations in regards to student financial aid processes, documents and requirements.

    4. Assists the Financial Aid Manager in the financial aid portion of any federal, state or other audit to include preparation, communication and formal responses required in that process.

    5. Assists the Financial Aid Manager on the completion of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual State and Federal reports and any internal or external financial aid requests for information.

    6. Processing all student financial aid in a timely manner to ensure that all eligible student’s aid is processed. This includes determining eligibility and completing any additional or outside forms that students may require during the financial aid process.

    7. Maintaining accurate and thorough documentation of all student financial aid files. Including the completion and retention of any forms that are required.

    8. Monitoring and staying informed and compliant with any changes in federal, state or accrediting body requirements that affect financial aid requirements. This includes participating in federal and state professional networks and trainings.

    9. Responsible for the federal and state work study programs. This includes ensuring that all components of the process remain compliant.

    10. Other duties as assigned.

     Knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this job include the following:

     1. Ability to work in a fast paced environment

    2. Detail oriented

    3. Ability to create and maintain organizational practices

    4. Positive and motivational attitude

    5. Ability to work in team

    6. Strong multitasker

    7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    8. High level of Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Ability to type 40 wpm

    9. Strong documentation, records retention and workplace organizational skills

    10. Demonstrated ability to work with and communicate to diverse adult students in non-traditional learning environment, highly desirable.

    11. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and be proactive in addressing areas of concern.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    N/A

    Work Environment

     This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    Physical Demands

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required.  This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. 

    Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time exempt position - not eligible for overtime - under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may require long hours and occasional evening or weekend work.

    Travel

     This position requires limited travel. Less than 10% each year.

    Required Education & Experience

     1. Three years demonstrated financial aid process management and reporting experience, a must.

    2. Experience with Excel spreadsheets and generally accepted accounting principles.

    3. Must not have defaulted on any federal student loan debt.

    Preferred Education & Experience

     Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    AAP/EEO

     It is the policy of Summit Academy OIC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Summit Academy OIC will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    This position offers a competitive benefits program and salary. 

    It is an excellent opportunity to be part of a great organization that is making a huge difference in the lives of many people in the Twin Cities.  If you want to be a difference maker, you should consider this position if you meet the qualifications. 

    To apply, visit us at: https://www.saoic.org/the-summit-difference/employment/

    This is an immediate opening and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    For more information or questions: 

    Vaughn Lenhart, Director of Human Resources vlenhart@saoic.org or

    Jennifer Haavisto, Financial Aid Manager jhaavisto@saoic.org 


       

  • 11 Aug 2020 5:10 PM | Trish Johnson

    The College of Saint Scholastica - Duluth campus has an opening for an Assistant Director of OneStop Student Services. This position will provide cross-functional services in the areas of enrollment management, registration, financial aid and student account services. The Assistant Director will take a leadership role while also providing high quality, timely, customer focused service to students.

    For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and application instructions, please visit us online!

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 11 Aug 2020 5:06 PM | Trish Johnson

    Join our team!

    The College of Saint Scholastica - Duluth campus has an opening for a OneStop Counselor.  This position is responsible for providing cross-functional services in the areas of enrollment management, registration, financial aid and student account services.

    For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and application instructions, please visit us online!

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 1 May 2020 11:37 AM | Anonymous

    Summit Academy has an exciting opportunity for a qualified person to join our company in the role of Financial Aid Manager.  This is a very key position for our company and we are looking for a dynamic individual to fill this position.  Financial aid expertise in higher education is a must for anyone to receive serious consideration for this position. 

    The Financial Aid Manager is responsible for ensuring that objectives, goals, budgets, policies, practices and actions related to financial aid processes are consistent with Summit Academy OIC’s mission and strategic plan for student success. This position is responsible for managing all financial aid activities in manners consistent with federal, state, local, accreditation and regulatory compliance.

    Essential Functions for this Position Include the Following:

    Educating adult learners with limited knowledge of college enrollment on financial aid processes and expectations.  

    Responsible for presenting financial aid information and processes to prospective students in various settings.

    Establish and enforce student guidelines and expectations in regards to student financial aid processes.

    Performs the financial aid portion of any federal, state or other audit

    Completes reports to state and federal entities.

    Processes all student financial aid in a timely manner

    Maintains Accurate and thorough documentation of all student financial aid files.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in this job include:

    Strong financial aid knowledge and experience

    Strong communications skills

    Strong customer service skills

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

    Ability to motivate a team.

    High level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and ability to type at least 40 words per minute. 

    Financial Aid Manager is a full-time job with a very competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life ins., 10 holidays, PTO and 401K with 4% match.

    To apply email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to saoic.bamboohr.com/jobs.

    Applications will be accepted until this job is filled.


  • 26 Mar 2020 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    Summit Academy has an exciting opportunity for a qualified person to join our company in the role of Admissions Manager.  This is a very key position for our company and we are looking for a dynamic individual to fill this position.  Admissions expertise in higher education is a must for anyone to receive serious consideration for this position. 

    The Admissions Manager is responsible for ensuring that objectives, goals, budgets, policies, practices and actions related to admissions processes are consistent with Summit Academy OIC’s mission and strategic plan for student success. This position is responsible for managing all admissions activities in manners consistent with federal, state, local, accreditation and regulatory compliance.

     

    Essential Functions for this Position Include the Following:

    Ensures  recruitment objectives produce successful student enrollment results.

    Compiles, analyzes, interprets and presents data related to measuring and evaluating recruitment and enrollment efforts to various constituencies.

    Assists in analyzing and evaluating strategic and targets recruitment needs and enrollment barriers.

    Assists in the development and implementation of the institution's marketing plan.

    Collaborates across all departments to contribute to the retention of students. 

    Other duties as assigned.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in this job include:

    Strong communications skills

    Strong customer service skills

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

    Ability to motivate a team.

    High level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and ability to type at least 40 words per minute. 

    Admissions Manager is a full-time job with a very competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life ins., 10 holidays, PTO and 401K with 4% match.

    To apply email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to saoic.bamboohr.com/jobs.

    Applications will be accepted until this job is filled.


  • 17 Feb 2020 5:46 PM | Herald Johnson

    Financial Aid Advisor

    United Theological Seminary

    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is hiring a full-time Financial Aid Advisor for its student enrollment team.

    This student services role will counsel and advise students on federal and institutional student financial aid programs and help students effectively and appropriately fund their seminary education.

    The Financial Aid Advisor will work directly with a third party student financial aid processing partner to evaluate financial aid applications to determine student eligibility for merit and need-based institutional aid and federal loan programs, collect and maintain student data, and ensure that financial aid operations are complaint with state and federal laws and regulations, as well as seminary policies.

    This is a full time position with benefits, salary level commensurate with skills and experience. To view the complete job description and necessary qualifications, please visit www.unitedseminary.edu/jobs.

    To apply, please email cover letter and resume to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu. Desired start date is March 1.


  • 3 Feb 2020 1:59 PM | Benjamin Flikeid (Administrator)

    Financial Aid Officer - Open Position

    Job Details

    Description

    Financial Aid Officer

    Rasmussen College

    Rasmussen College is growing our Financial Aid team! We are currently seeking a candidate with a background in finance or financial aid/loan processing to support our central services function.

    This position’s primary purpose is to review student financial aid eligibility documentation and prepare accurate financial aid award packages for prospective and current students. The position is responsible for tracking and processing all necessary information and paperwork, determining eligibility and preparing financial aid awards while ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, audit requirements and the College’s policies.  This position works closely with the College’s Program Managers and Advisors, within our One Stop Services Model (OSSM), to advise and counsel Program Managers and Advisors who in turn counsel students on financial aid options, the application and awarding process.

    Responsibilities:

    Processing and Awarding:  45%

    • Implement financial aid policies as directed, ensuring compliance to state and federal regulations, audit requirements and the College’s policies.
    • Review financial aid applications and eligibility documentation submitted by the student to determine eligibility for financial aid awards.
    • Responsible for completing verification according to established federal regulations, quality assurance and C code resolution.
    • Provide information through the College’s student information system, to admissions and advising team members, in an effort to obtain missing documentation needed from the student to complete the financial aid application.
    • Maintain minimum weekly award package completion rates as defined by Student Financial Aid leadership.
    • Maintain accurate knowledge of the College’s products and services.
    • Remain current in the financial aid field through professional development, such as workshops, conferences, state and regional associations and course work.
    • Ensure accurate and effective representation of the College and follow-through with prospective students, enrolled students, business community and high school officials.

    Record Keeping/Documentation:  45%

    • Prepare financial aid award packages based on documentation submitted.
    • Follow processes and procedures that streamline the awarding and delivery of the aid programs.
    • Review and certify private loan applications on a weekly basis. Ensure accurate and timely tracking and documentation of such.
    • Accurately track financial awarding to ensure timely approval and payment.
    • Maintain eligibility to access the National Student Loan Data System, (NSLDS), as defined by the US Department of Education. (To maintain access to NSLDS, one must not have defaulted on any student loan in the past, be in default currently or have issues with access to NSLDS in the future.)

    Other: 10%

    • Attend and participate in team, student finance, department meetings for the purpose of obtaining and sharing information.
    • Participate in lean processes and strategic planning activities.
    • Embody the spirit of the College’s mission and vision in daily activities.
    • Support and contribute to Rasmussen’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Perform other duties as directed, requested or assigned

    Requirements:

    • Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related discipline; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    • Minimum of one to three years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably within a financial aid, finance counseling or loan processing environment.
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands with minimal supervision; maintain records and files with precision and accuracy.
    • High level of professionalism and telephone etiquette.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • High aptitude for math.
    • General knowledge of the higher education industry preferred, but not required.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Working knowledge of financial software, CampusNexus, preferred.
    • Good command of the English language, in both oral and written form

    The Company:

    Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.

    At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

     

    Qualifications

    Education

    Required

    Associate's Degree or better.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


  • 3 Dec 2019 12:04 PM | Alyssa Gillette

    Join our team! 

    We seek an individual to serve in a significant management role within the Financial Aid department by overseeing specific operations and personnel critical to its success. Along with this responsibility, the Assistant Director counsels and advises students and families regarding financing a Crown education including eligibility requirements, application procedures, available programs, budgeting and student loan debt management.  The Assistant Director represents the Director as appropriate.

    The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership skills, a vision for growth and most importantly, a strong commitment to provide outstanding service to our current and prospective students.

    Crown College is the Midwest regional college of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and holds to a strong evangelical Christian position. We believe that employment at Crown College is an opportunity for individuals to fulfill their personal callings in life, as well as to assist the College in fulfilling its mission to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church at large and the world.

    To read the full job description and to apply visit us at https://www.crown.edu/about/employment/

    This is an immediate opening and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Contact Amy Luesse, Director of Human Resources staffjobs@crown.edu or Alyssa Gillette, Director of Financial Aid at Crown College gillettea@crown.edu



  • 13 Feb 2018 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    Associate Financial Aid Advisor

    Capella University

    Minneapolis, MN

    Apply HERE


    Capella University is seeking an Associate Financial Aid Advisor to provide financial aid support to our learners within the Office of Financial Aid. This position is the central point of contact for learners seeking financial aid eligibility, packaging, awarding, and disbursement information—along with financial aid customer service support while pursuing a degree at CU.  This position has a targeted start date of Monday, March 12th. 

    Responsibilities

    Learner Support-

    • Provide CU learners with a positive experience, personal attention, and guidance through the financial aid process
    • Respond to in-bound telephone requests from learners and internal enrollment and academic partners to provide advice and information regarding financial aid inquiries
    • Provide superior customer service and problem resolution to learners and internal partners by setting service expectations and self-service options
    • Effectively communicate with enrollment services personnel to ensure future learners have obtained appropriate documentation for financial aid packaging/tuition funding
    • Document all caller interactions and provide appropriate and timely financial aid responses

    Emails and Outbound Support-

    • Provide appropriate and timely responses to learner emails; ensure emails are written in a professional manner representing Capella University 
    • Make outbound calls to follow up with learners as needed and complete outbound call campaigns that align with communication strategies
    • Proactively work on learners’ inquires to provide a high level of customer service

    Training and Development-

    • Participate in mentor/team/department/company trainings and meeting to contribute to knowledge base
    • Review resources, updates, and communications to remain current in specific job duties
    • Develop a Subject Matter Expertise in area(s) of financial aid, billing, military, etc.

    Process Improvement and Project Support -

    • Identify, communicate, and make recommendations for improvement to existing processes/procedures for the benefit of our learners
    • Seek out and/or identify projects. Work on projects with diligence and accuracy until completion 

    Customer Relationship management and Ownership-

    • Take ownership of learner issues and work collaboratively with internal partners to bring resolution 
    • Supporting internal customer needs, respond to and communicate requests in a professional manner

    *Other duties as assigned


    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some college experience required; or 1+ year(s) of transferable customer service experience (preferably phone-based), or 1-3 years of previous financial aid experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • In good standing with the Department of Education on Student Loans
    • Ability to function efficiently and utilize good time management skills in a fast paced and demanding work environment
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
    • To be considered as an applicant and maintain employment in this role, you must not at the present time or in the past, have been in default on student loans

     

    Additional Required Competencies/Skills Examples: 

    • Ability to handle complex customer resolution issues, while applying information, policies, and  an assessment of unique circumstances; and resolving issues with a reasonable level of autonomy
    • Knowledge of federal regulations with financial aid and knowledge of a variety of financial aid programs and ability to apply this information to problem-resolution
    • Displayed success in achieving and sustaining objectives and performance metrics
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Organizational skills—ability to prioritize, manage multiple demands and present information in a clear and concise manner
    • Strong technological skills and aptitude. Including the use and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, applied expertise accessing internet or systems-based information, PeopleSoft, CRM and other financial aid related software and internet applications
    • Understanding of federal regulations associated with financial aid and knowledge of a variety of financial aid programs and ability to apply this information to problem-resolution
    • Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
    • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to interact effectively with senior management, direct supervisors, and colleagues
    • Excellent relationship-building, customer service, and problem resolution skills

    Scheduling:

    • Availability: Must be available to work 8am – 4:30pm during training (approx. 2 weeks) After training the Financial Aid Office is open from 7am-8pm, and must be available to work an 8.5 hour shift between the hours of 7am-8pm. *For those working the evening shift (11:30 am – 8:00 pm) parking is paid


    Apply HERE

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