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  • 14 Apr 2021 8:23 AM | Adam Johnson

    Saint Paul College is hiring a full-time permanent Financial Aid staff position primarily responsibly for federal verification.

    The person in this position will assist the Financial Aid Director in administering federal financial aid programs including advising students on financial aid programs, application processing, and packaging and awarding of financial aid eligibility. The person in this position will process verification paperwork and make corrections to student ISIRs. The person in this position will assist the loan officer in processing loan requests. This position 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.

    Responsibilities include:

    1. Managing the Federal Verification Process. 

    2. Processing income adjustment appeals and dependency override appeals. 

    3. Providing back up for processing federal loan requests. 


    Position will be open from 4/12/2021 to 4/23/2021. 

  • 15 Mar 2021 11:43 AM | Jess Christensen

    Concordia College-Moorhead is currently seeking to fill an Associate Director of Financial Aid position.  This is a full-time position located in Moorhead, MN.  Position is open until filled.

    Position Title Associate Director of Financial Aid

    Job Summary/Basic Function

    1. Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the department and advise and collaborate with the Associate Vice President in key decision-making regarding budget, strategy, policy, procedure, and compliance.
    2. Assist with annual audit(s), program review(s), FISAP, and other compliance matters.
    3. Advise in-person, by phone, email, and text students and families on all aspects of the financial aid process.
    a. Present information to individuals, small, or large groups
    4. Help students and families understand the cost of college and develop a plan to pay for costs not covered by financial aid.
    5. Administer and award various institutional, state, and/or federal aid programs/processes.
    6. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of institutional, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.
    7. Determine student eligibility for various financial aid programs through evaluation of application and other documentation materials.
    8. Exercise professional judgement when reviewing appeals and special circumstances with guidance from or in collaboration with Assistant/Associate Director or Associate Vice President.
    9. Maintain highest ethics and integrity with regard to data confidentiality and privacy.
    10. Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of diverse cultures or backgrounds.
    11. Collect and prepare data for statistical reports and surveys.
    12. Exercise great attention to detail in all aspects of aid program administration.
    13. Collaborate with colleagues from across all units of the institution including, but not limited to: Registrar, Business, Admission, Marketing & Communication, Academic Affairs, Residence Life, Dining Services, Student Success, Advancement, Human Resources, and Global Education
    14. Assist with the smooth operation and overall success of the Financial Aid Office by providing input regarding office policy and procedure, being a team player, and performing other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    - Bachelor’s Degree; 3+ years of related experience
    - High level proficiency with computer programs;
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    - Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
    - Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment;
    - Ability to make sound decisions in situations where easy answers do not exist.

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Experience working in higher education; Knowledge of Title IV regulations in a higher education setting;
    - Experience with Banner or other Financial Aid Management System;
    - Experience with Social Media/Website Communication best practices;

    Open Until Filled Yes

      For Full Posting and Application Details please visit: https://hr.cord.edu/postings/7458 

  • 6 Mar 2021 4:22 PM | Michael Kotchevar (Administrator)

    Carleton College in Northfield is seeking an Assistant to the Associate Dean of Admissions / Director of Student Financial Services.   This is a full time position that provides administrative and clerical support to the Associate Dean of Admissions / Director of Student Financial Services. The assistant often provides direction to staff on the Associate Dean/Director’s behalf to ensure tasks and goals are accomplished appropriately.

    The assistant oversees the processing of all financial aid correspondence with prospective students and production of all financial aid awards for incoming first year and transfer students. The assistant also coordinates the aid awarding process for returning students.

    More detail information can be found on Carleton's Human Resources page.

    The position will remain open until filled.

  • 21 Dec 2020 3:18 PM | Becky Christy

    The University of Minnesota Duluth, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, has two openings for a Financial Aid Program Manager. Both positions are 100% time, 12-month annual renewable positions.

    More information can be found in the online posting at http://www.myu.umn.edu/employment, search for job opening ID 338584.

    Applicants must apply online. Review of applications will begin on 01/11/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

  • 21 Dec 2020 3:16 PM | Becky Christy

    The University of Minnesota Duluth, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, has an opening for a Business Analyst. This is a 100% time, 12-month annual renewable position.

    More information can be found in the online posting at http://www.myu.umn.edu/employment, search for job opening ID 338585.

    Applicants must apply online. Review of applications will begin on 01/11/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

  • 21 Dec 2020 3:13 PM | Becky Christy

    The University of Minnesota Duluth, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, has an opening for a Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This is a 100% time, 12-month annual renewable position.

    More information can be found in the online posting at http://www.myu.umn.edu/employment, search for job opening ID 338579.

    Applicants must apply online. Review of applications will begin on 01/21/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

  • 2 Nov 2020 9:11 AM | Brittany Tweed (Administrator)

    Join our close-knit team at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College! Due to promotions, we have a vacancy in our office, take the opportunity to apply!

    View Position Posting: https://anokaramsey.peopleadmin.com/postings/1566

  • 30 Oct 2020 3:54 PM | Gregory Anklan

    Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is seeking an Assistant Financial Aid Administrator for our campus located in Center City, MN. Our students are eligible to receive Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, GradPLUS Loans, Institutional Grants/Scholarships as well as funding from other sources.  This position is approximately .50 FTE in the Financial Aid Office and .50 FTE as the Accounts Receivable Lead for Hazelden’s Publishing Department.


    ·       Title IV Financial Aid process: Must be familiar with federal rules and regulations.

    ·       Experience or familiarity with COD & NSLDS

    ·       Experience processing student loans

    ·       Publishing Department - Responsible for collection of past due customer balances by working closely with all Credit and Collection Reps. Ensure credit is granted or refused based on policy as a guideline yet flexible to support the division revenue goals.  Responsible for the collection and follow-up of past due accounts

    ·       Responsible for making credit decisions on releasing Publishing orders

    ·       Responsible to monitor and if determined assistance is needed provide backup for the work flow of the Billing Customer Service and Credit and Collection staff to result in a well-qualified, empowered, informed and productive work team

    ·       Serve as backup Oracle AR Super User

    Required Qualifications:

    ·       Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience

    ·       3 years accounts receivable experience

    ·       3 years accounting experience

    ·       Familiarity with the federal financial aid process in a post-secondary setting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·       Bachelor’s Degree

    ·       Experience with the federal financial aid process (Title IV Funds)

    ·       Leadership experience

    Apply at: https://careers-hazelden.icims.com/jobs/8206/job     or hazeldenbettyford.org > Careers

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The HBFF team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is – at our core- a people-powered organization.  HBFF is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue.  This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.


    What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment.  All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.


    Being “a best place to work” is a strategic goal of HBFF and it’s a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

    We deeply value our employees.  Working at HBFF includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:

    Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
    Retirement savings plan with employer match
    Paid time-off
    Tuition reimbursement

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

  • 22 Oct 2020 3:36 PM | Marcia DeGaetano

    One Stop Student Services at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is currently hiring multiple one-year temporary One Stop Counselor positions. We anticipate a start date the first week of December. Please share these positions with anyone you think may be interested. 

    Here are the links:

    Please contact Nate Peterson pete2787@umn.edu if you have any questions.

    Open until positions are filled.

  • 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


    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.


     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.


     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 


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