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  • 6 Dec 2021 1:07 PM | Alyssa Gillette

    Assistant Director Financial Aid- Crown College

    Full Time

    Exempt

    Expected Start February 2022

    The Assistant Director serves 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 reports to and represents the Director as appropriate.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    ·         Maintains strong level of customer service by counseling students and parents, in person, by telephone and email;

    ·         Coordinate and monitor federal and state programs including applicable data transmissions, reporting and reconciliation;

    ·         Process and assist with the administration of the federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs;

    ·         Assist and process all education loan programs including providing resources for students and families as well as processing and monitoring all student applications;

    ·         Supervise and be involved in the awarding of financial aid to students.  Revise student files as necessary;

    ·         Assist, review and complete verification for applicants selected according to the federal verification rules;

    ·         Process and assist in the administration of Return of Title IV Funds policies to ensure compliance with federal regulations;

    ·         Prepare reports on financial aid activities as requested and/or required;

    ·         Attend training and conferences as necessary to gain knowledge required to perform assigned duties;

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • In-depth knowledge of U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Handbook;
    • Experience in a comprehensive financial aid office including both traditional and adult degree completion systems;
    • Experience with PowerFAIDS, Jenzabar, or other comparable college data systems;
    • Strong computer, analytical, speaking and writing skills;
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, strategic planning, organizational, managerial and communication skills

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    ·         A bachelor’s degree:

    ·         Minimum of three years of increased responsibility and success in a Financial Aid Office

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    •      Master’s degree

    TO APPLY:

    Email cover letter and resume to staffjobs@crown.edu


  • 17 Nov 2021 3:53 PM | Bao Yang (Administrator)

    It's your time to shine at Augsburg University! We are looking for a Financial Aid Counselor to provide student-centered counseling and aid processing for a wide breadth of functions. You belong here! Apply today!

    http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=139518

  • 17 Nov 2021 12:43 PM | Lynette Wahl

    Hamline University has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide quality financial aid counseling and service to students and families, with specific responsibility for financial aid packaging for undergraduate students.  The Financial Aid Counselor is also responsible for VA certifications. 

    For a complete list of qualifications, job duties and application instructions, please visit job posting

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.​ 

    Questions? Contact Lynette Wahl, Sr. Director of Financial Aid & Enrollment at 651/523-2933 or lwahl@Hamline.edu


  • 11 Nov 2021 7:48 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 Master’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/1932.

    Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021.

    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.

  • 10 Nov 2021 10:06 AM | Adam Johnson

    The Saint Paul College Financial Aid Office is hiring two new Financial Aid Officers to provide front-line customer service and manage the federal verification process.

    The two staff members in this position will have two primary responsibilities. One is to provide front-line customer service for document intake and in-person questions for Financial Aid in the college One Stop. The second is to manage the federal verification process for the Financial Aid department.

    Federal verification requires the college to identify and correct errors in paperwork, make corrections to student FAFSAs, and review corrections returned from Federal Student Aid. Secondary responsibilities include processing income adjustment appeals, processing dependency override appeals, and providing back-up for our electronic records system.

    We are hiring one position who will staff our front counter for half of the day and spend the second half of the day processing paperwork. The other position will process paperwork early and then spend the second half of the day staffing our front counter.

    These positions will also correspond with various government agencies and perform other duties as assigned. All employees of Saint Paul College are responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity and inclusion in all forms as well as providing excellent customer service continuously to all internal and external contacts.

    Required Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job)

    • Associate’s degree;
    • At least one year of prior experience working in a college or office setting;
    • Knowledge of and/or ability to follow FERPA regulations;
    • Ability to identify problems and resolve data discrepancies;
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills sufficient to participate in discussions and communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
    • Demonstrated inter-cultural competency.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree;
    • Three or more years of prior work experience working in a financial aid office;
    • Previous ISRS experience.
    • Knowledge of the Minnesota State System and college policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Bilingual

    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.

    Special Instructions Summary

    Saint Paul College is committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants must apply on-line at: http://www.saintpaul.edu/AboutUs/Employment. You must apply online and attach an electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Salary and benefits will be based on the collective bargaining agreement between MAPE and the State of Minnesota.


  • 9 Nov 2021 1:43 PM | Diane Douglas

    PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

    As a professional member of the University of Minnesota Rochester

    (UMR), Department of Student Services, the One Stop Counselor position

    requires in-depth understanding of academic records, registration,

    financial aid, and student financial billing to support students’ recruitment,

    retention, and graduation, as well as counsel on financial wellness. This

    individual provides student advising on complex issues and problems

    regarding student financial matters and academic records; handles

    challenging behaviors and difficult situations that can surface when

    speaking with students and parents about academic success and financial

    matters; conducts critical analysis and professional judgement on financial

    aid/student records appeals and waivers; utilizes critical thinking and

    problem-solving skills; and, possesses excellent communications skills and

    attention to detail.

    The One Stop Counselor reports to the Registrar who reports to the Vice

    Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Innovation.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Master’s degree and two years’ experience after degree completion.
    • Training or certification through the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCEPE) for Money Management Essentials.
    • Knowledge of university, federal and state guidelines to make informed decisions when counseling students and parents in all areas: financial aid, scholarships, registration and enrollment, and student billing and accounts.
    • Demonstrated commitment to UMR values: evidence-based decision making; diversity and inclusion; respect; human potential; and community.
    • Ability to work in an innovative, collaborative, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
    • Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects, and take initiative, working independently without supervision. 
    • Ability to relate well with high school students and parents with strong                interpersonal communication competency.
    • Excellent public speaking.
    • Excellent writing skills, including professionalism in composing emails.

    APPLICATOIN PROCESS

    • http://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job
    • Application review will begin 11/29/21.  Applications must be submitted online at humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job.  
    • Search postings for Job Requisition #344210 for application instructions and links.  Applicant must attach to the online application: cover letter, resume and diversity statement.
    • To add required/additional documents, click on My Job Application, then My Cover Letters and Attachments.
    • For more information contact umrhr@r.umn.edu 


  • 15 Oct 2021 5:41 PM | Hillary Vamstad

    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities seeks a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Financial Aid Advisor. The successful candidate for this position will have a deep and abiding love for accurate financial aid processes, student accounts and excellent customer service. The Financial Aid Advisor will be a stickler for following internal and federal policies, show up with a tried-and-true method for administering financial aid, and understand the necessity of having both a professional demeanor and a sense of humor when dealing with the many personality types present in a higher-ed setting. In addition to these tasks, the Financial Aid Advisor will be the point of contact for students with billing questions, track payment progress, regularly communicate with students about their account information and value the mission of United to prepare graduates for ethical leadership.

    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is proud to be a leader in progressive theological education, welcoming students of all genders, religious affiliations, spiritual expressions, races, abilities, and ages. We are a community of activists, students, scholars, artists, ministers, chaplains, and more. If this sounds like your kind of work and your kind of place, we would love to hear from you!

    Please visit https://www.unitedseminary.edu/jobs/ to view the complete job description and necessary qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of introduction and resume to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu.


  • 14 Oct 2021 8:30 AM | Nathan Wright

    Are you interested in joining a hardworking and dedicated team of Financial Aid Administrators? 

    The College of St. Scholastica has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor working out of our main campus in Duluth, MN.  This position is responsible for processing financial aid notifications, providing financial aid counseling and support to students and families, as well as assigned program management.  

    To apply, visit:  https://www.csshrjobs.com/postings/11336

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

    Questions?  Contact Nathan Wright, Associate Director at 218-723-6146 or nwright@css.edu

  • 24 Sep 2021 11:22 AM | Mike Uran

    St. Cloud State University (SCSU) has an opening for an Assistant Director. The successful candidate will join a team committed to outstanding student service and high quality program administration. This position is specifically involved in financial aid counseling, verification, professional judgment, and the Pell Grant program. Further details can be found here.

    Questions? Contact Lori Lemm, Associate Director at 320-308-4022 or lalemm@stcloudstate.edu 

    Closing date: October 24, 2021

  • 22 Sep 2021 2:06 PM | Julie Selander
    One Stop Student Services at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is currently hiring an Assistant Director. One Stop Student Services is one of several central student services units reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar of Academic Support Resources (ASR), who reports to the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education.

    The Assistant Director team provides leadership in the cross-functional service areas of enrollment, student records, financial aid, billing and payments, and veterans services to all University constituents including students, parents, staff, faculty, and community members.


    Internal UMN candidates: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/343609 

    External candidates: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343609 

    The closing date for applications is October 4, 2021. Please feel free to share this information widely with your networks, and please let me know if you have any questions.

    Nate

    --

    Nate Peterson, M.A.

    Associate Director | One Stop Student Services

    Academic Support Resources | asr.umn.edu 

    Office of Undergraduate Education | University of Minnesota 

    pete2787@umn.edu | 612-625-6051 onestop.umn.edu

    Pronouns: he, him, his



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