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  • 28 Apr 2022 2:12 PM | Scott Roelke (Administrator)

    Job Class: Office and Administrative Specialist, Intermediate

    Working Title: Enrollment Services Center Communication Assistant

    • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
    • Date Posted: 04/21/2022
    • Closing Date: 05/05/2022
    • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN St Colleges & Universities / Dakota County TC-AFSCME
    • Division/Unit: MnSCU Dakota County TC / MnSCU Dakota Cty TC Classified
    • Appointment Type: Unlimited, Full-time
    • Work Shift/Work Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm; the last Thursday of each mont entails working until approximately 7:00pm
    • Days of Work: Monday-Friday
    • Travel Required: No
    • Salary Range: $18.10 - $24.00/hourly; $37,792 - $50,112/annually
    • Classified Status: Classified
    • Bargaining Unit/Union: 206 - Clerical/AFSCME
    • Work Area: Student Services
    • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
    • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

    Job Summary

    The purpose of this position is to provide critical administrative and communications support to the Office of Financial Aid, the Academic and Financial Aid Advisor functions, and Student Affairs generally within the Enrollment Services Center.  This position is responsible for maintaining timely, effective, and efficient communication to Financial Aid and Advising constituencies via web technology, voicemail, telephone, and written mediums.  This position is responsible for ensuring information is documented in various database systems that are technical in nature.  In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining administrative processes including, but not limited to, imaging, data entry, and report generation to ensure efficient and effective operation of the Office of Financial Aid, Advising functions, and the Enrollment Services Center.  This position is responsible for timely feedback to customers and serves as triage for all student affairs functions (admissions, financial aid, advising) in the fast-paced Enrollment Services Center.     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of:
    •    English sufficient to (1) communicate effectively with internal and external customers; (2) answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages; (3) write, prepare and edit materials using correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structures.
    •    Word processing sufficient to use software to create, format, edit, print, and save a variety of documents, including spreadsheets, tables, charts, and graphs.
    •    Desktop publishing sufficient to recommend and produce final publication design and layouts.
    •    Current data entry procedures, including filing and storage.
    Ability to:
    •    Type and keyboard a variety of documents accurately.
    •    Explain laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures to customers.
    Skills in:
    •    Customer service sufficient (1) to provide prompt, courteous and accurate information to customers in person, on the phone, and through e-mail and other written correspondence; (2) effectively communicate and elicit information with tact and diplomacy in difficult situations; and (3) convey complicated information in an understandable manner as an expert resource for outside agencies and individuals.
    •    Data entry to maintain accurate records.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge and understanding of data privacy laws (e.g., FERPA, Minnesota Data Privacy Act).
    • Attention to detail and accuracy is imperative.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, nonverbal, verbal, and written, with the ability to elicit information with tact and diplomacy in difficult situations.
    • Excellent organizational skills, self-directed, multi-tasker, and attentive to detail.
    • Post-secondary degree.
    • Experience working in a Student Affairs Division specifically with financial aid and advising     processes.
    • Experience providing direct service to internal and external stakeholders in higher education.
    • Experience using Minnesota State databases such as the Integrated State Record System.
    • Experience with Hobsons Customer Relation Management System.

    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 Human Resources at hr@dctc.edu or 651/423-8411.

    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.


  • 13 Apr 2022 10:44 AM | Richard Levesque
    The Financial Aid Office at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Financial Aid Counselor. 


    The Financial Aid Counselor will join a team with long-standing dedication to St. Catherine University and to growing a diverse student body. The Financial Aid Counselor administers and awards federal, state, institutional and private aid to students.


    Minimum Qualifications are 

    • Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations
    • Proficiency with computer mainframes and software programs
    • Desire to provide excellent customer service to St. Catherine community
    • Ability and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
    • Experience working as a collaborative team member
    • Ability to think creatively and analytically to resolve complex problems
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make independent decisions
    • Ability to meet deadlines and process a high volume of work with great accuracy

    • AND EITHER

    Bachelor’s degree
    One (1) year of full-time experience working with federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations
    • OR
    High School Diploma or equivalent
    Combination of education and financial aid experience to equal five, full-time years

    Please see the following link for the full position posting, preferred qualifications,  and list of position responsibilities: 

    https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/6754


    Application closing date is April 24th, 2022. 

    Please contact Rich Levesque at rlevesque061@stkate.edu with any questions. 



  • 17 Mar 2022 9:42 AM | Craig Sanderson

    Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) is currently accepting applications to fill a Financial Aid Advisor position 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.

    Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of professional experience in a college/university student services office.

    For more information and to apply for this position, go to the MSU Mankato Employment website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/2094.

    Review of applications will begin on April 6, 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.

  • 3 Mar 2022 10:26 AM | Scott Roelke (Administrator)

    Financial Aid Officer (2 openings)

    The University of Wisconsin– River Falls invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Officer in Office of Financial Aid. (Two positions are open.) The individuals selected will be expected to evaluate and verify financial aid applications, assist with reporting to facilitate the awarding of financial aid to qualifying students, triage financial aid processes, and award financial aid. In addition to these standard duties, one position will be responsible for managing the campus Federal Work Study program and the other will be responsible for managing veteran and military student benefit programs.

     

    Review of applications will begin on 04/04/2022. Anticipated appointment start date by 06/01/2022. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/7865.

     

    The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.


  • 16 Feb 2022 9:02 AM | Nathan Wright

    The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth campus) has an opening for a Financial Aid Counselor.  This position is responsible for processing financial aid, managing select financial aid programs; specifically managing the competitive admissions and endowed/annual/music scholarships; as well as providing financial aid counseling and support to students and families.  

    For a complete list of qualifications, job duties, and application instructions, please click here.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is March 28th or as soon as possible thereafter.

  • 12 Jan 2022 3:28 PM | Jess Christensen

    Are you looking for a super awesome team to join?  If so we would love to have you join our team!

    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.


    Full posting and details can be found at https://hr.cord.edu/postings/8558

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Position Title

    Associate Director - Financial Aid

    Job Summary/Basic Function

    1. Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the department and advise and collaborate with the Senior Associate Director and AVP 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.
    4. Present information to individuals, small, or large groups
    5. Help students and families understand the cost of college and develop a plan to pay for costs not covered by financial aid.
    6. Administer and award various institutional, state, and/or federal aid programs/processes.
    7. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of institutional, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.
    8. Determine student eligibility for various financial aid programs through evaluation of application and other documentation materials.
    9. Exercise professional judgement when reviewing appeals and special circumstances with guidance from or in collaboration with Senior/Associate Directors or Associate Vice President.
    10. Maintain highest ethics and integrity with regard to data confidentiality and privacy.
    11. Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of diverse cultures or backgrounds.
    12. Collect and prepare data for statistical reports and surveys.
    13. Exercise great attention to detail in all aspects of aid program administration.
    14. 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
    15. 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.


     This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree; 3+ years of experience

     

     

    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; High level proficiency with computer programs; 

     

     

    EEO/AA Statement

    Concordia College will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or any other legally protected status.

     

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    If you have questions feel free to reach out to Associate VP for Enrollment and Financial Aid, Eric Addington, eaddingt@cord.edu or Senior Associate Director, Jess Christensen, jchriste@cord.edu.

     

  • 10 Jan 2022 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, administering the Federal Direct Loan program, collaborating with various student success programs (e.g. TRIO, College Possible), and assisting with recruitment and student transition events. Further details can be found here.

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

    Closing date: February 6, 2022

  • 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 | Anonymous

    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

  • 9 Nov 2021 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    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 


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