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  • 23 May 2021 2:16 PM | Jenae Schmidt

    Macalester College seeks to hire an External Program Officer to support in its Financial Aid office. This position provides day-to-day management of non-institutional financial aid programs including Direct Loans, Federal Student Aid, Minnesota State Grants, other educational loans, and outside scholarships. This position serves a member of the Financial Aid Office counseling team, specializing in loan counseling, but also delivering answers and advice about the financial aid program in general. This position reports to the Director of Financial Aid.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides overall responsibility for the Federal Student Aid Program administration. Includes Federal Pell Grant origination and disbursement; Federal loan origination, disbursement, and booking; resolution of information discrepancies, and troubleshoots problems to ensure timely delivery of funds to students. Monitors loan requirements, MPN, Entrance Counseling, and grade level. Communicates with students to resolve issues and provides information and organizes exit counseling.
    • Coordinates reporting and other administration of private/governmental loan and scholarship programs (private loans, VA Benefits, outside scholarships, et al).
    • Completes State loan and grant administration. Processes Minnesota SELF loans and resolves loan payment issues. Awarding and reporting payment of Minnesota State grant funds. Monitors State grant eligibility and request funds. Reconciles State loan and grant funds.
    • Serves as the external program compliance resource person, researches new programs and questions. Serves as the annual audit coordinator and assists with FISAP/other compliance projects.
    • Completes other miscellaneous federal, state, and external program responsibilities. Includes awarding of Federal SEOG, organizing payments to and from National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Return of Title IV funds, participation in Federal Student Aid verification process.
    • Provides counseling to students and families about external programs and general financial aid issues. Includes phone, in-person, email, and other direct communication.

    Qualifications

    • 1 to 3 years of administrative responsibilities; experience with complex processes, attention to detail required.
    • Prior experience in financial aid administration or other detail-oriented program desired.
    • Must be able to handle multiple projects and priorities at the same time in a busy, deadline driven environment.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work ethically and responsibly with sensitive and confidential information.
    • Candidates will also need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to support, respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view in order to foster an inclusive work environment

    APPLY HERE:  https://careers-macalester.icims.com/jobs/1363/external-program-officer%2c-office-of-financial-aid/job

    Position will be open until June 6, 2021. 


  • 20 May 2021 12:32 PM | Connie Smisek

    Director of Financial Aid

    Southwest MN State University --- Marshall, MN

    The Director serves as the Destination Point Administrator and is ultimately responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive student financial assistance program and delivery system that is highly automated and is responsive to student, institutional, governmental, and private funding source needs and requirements.  The student aid programs must be administered in compliance with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations as well as meet the needs of the clientele served.

    Minimum Qualifications             

    • Accredited Master’s Degree plus 5 years of progressive professional experience in Financial Aid administration including significant experience in a financial aid office or Bachelor Degree plus 6 years of progressive professional experience in Financial Aid administration including significant experience in a financial aid office. 
    • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience working within database systems and interpreting Federal and State laws as they relate to student financial aid. 
    • Experience working within a team environment where communication between staff is valued.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·     5-8 years of progressive professional experience in Financial Aid Administration in a supervisory role. 

    ·      Working knowledge of MN State Financial Aid programs and MinnState Integrated Student Records system (ISRS). 

    ·   Experience implementing database systems used for tracking and coordinating student financial aid.

    Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. 

    The complete job description listing responsibilities and qualifications for this position along with information regarding the online application process can be viewed at:  https://smsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1593


    Connie Smisek,  connie.smisek@smsu.edu

    Review of applications will begin June 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


  • 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. 

    APPLY HERE

    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.

    Responsibilities:

    ·       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


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