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Position: Financial Aid Technical Specialist
Location: Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC)
Closing Date: Until filled


To apply; https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=02e053b3-676a-438b-b5ef-92e6cff5944e&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=426259&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Summary:  Reporting to the Executive Director for Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Technical Specialist will assist in the maintaining and expanding the efficiency and effectiveness of the Charleston Southern University Financial Aid Management System (Powerfaids) and related software. This position will lead projects and daily workflow related to technical operations, processing, systems integration and reporting. The Financial Aid Technical Specialist is responsible for the day-to day operations and provides recommendations on enhancements that will streamline financial aid processes in consultation with the Executive Director of Financial Aid. The position will be responsible for special projects that require communication and data exchange across various departments, including admissions, finance, ITS, registrar and marketing. This role requires a blend financial aid policies knowledge, financial aid functional knowledge, and technical expertise, data analysis skills, and an ability to provide technical training for various software systems used in the office. This position will require some overtime and occasional weekend work.  

Work Performed:  Maintain subject matter expertise in federal, state and institutional financial aid regulations, in particular related to modules within standard terms, and leverage technology to develop strategies for efficient, effective and compliant policies and procedures. Maintain a thorough understanding of guidance governing federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs. Works to increase productivity through operational efficiency and system effectiveness; Lead day-to-day systems operations, providing technical support in a timely manner and ensure compliance. Perform needs analysis, resolve student eligibility issues and compile student financial aid award packages and repackages. Process federal and state grant & loan programs and evaluate eligibility. Assist in the collection of data for federal and state reporting & quality control rules. Coordinate with Student Accounts, Finance, IT, Registrar, Admissions and other areas to enhance financial aid workflow processes, deadlines where tasks and projects are cross-functional and ensure compliant processing. Assist in awarding students when need.  Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree

Experience:  Familiarity with the academic environment, working with budgeting, finances or financial aid preferred. 1-3 years’ experience with financial aid systems (Powerfaids, Jenzebar, or related systems). Preference given to those who have worked with integrating Slate admissions software with Powerfaids. 

Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Windows and MS Office, and the ability to quickly learn and work with new computer software systems.  Must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.  

Essential Job Functions:  Certain jobs at Charleston Southern University may require specific physical and/or mental abilities and the hiring manager will provide additional information and provision of requests for reasonable accommodation if needed.  Regular, on-time attendance is one essential job function of this position.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

This position will remain open until filled.



Position: Financial Aid Counselor
Location: Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC)
Closing Date: until filled


To apply, https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=02e053b3-676a-438b-b5ef-92e6cff5944e&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=430088&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Summary:  Reporting to the Associate Director for Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor will work closely with new, continuing and returning students and their families on financial aid.  This position will require some overtime and occasional weekend work.  

Work Performed:  The Financial Aid Counselor will provide excellent customer service by assisting parents and students in navigating the financial aid process, assisting in completing student financial aid forms, providing the needed documents and apprising them of any changes to existing resources.  Read, comprehend and comply with federal, VA, NCAA, state and institutional regulations and policies pertaining to the awarding and disbursement of student financial aid.  Conduct public presentations related to financial aid and financial literacy.  Participate in professional development opportunities.   Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Minimum Qualifications:  Attention to detail and follow-through skills essential; excellent customer service, organizational, time-management, confidentiality, analytical and decision-making skills imperative; good writing and communicating skills necessary; positive attitude and ability to work well with others in a team effort very important. Able to work without close supervision and to set own priorities.  Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.  Strong competency in MS Office, Word, Excel and Windows. The candidate must be supportive of the mission and vision of the college. 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree.

Experience:  Familiarity with the academic environment, working with budgeting, finances or financial aid preferred.  

Essential Job Functions:  Certain jobs at Charleston Southern University may require specific physical and/or mental abilities and the hiring manager will provide additional information and provision of requests for reasonable accommodation if needed.  One of the essential job functions of this position is regular, on-time attendance.   

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

This position will remain open until filled.


Position: Assistant Director of Scholarships & Grants
Location: Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC)
Closing Date: November 28, 2021
Salary:  State Pay Band 5


Job Notice - https://winthrop.peopleadmin.com/postings/9244

Job Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in financial aid.  Master’s degree preferred.  Proficiency with Excel, Banner, and working with economically disadvantaged populations highly desired.

Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, this position manages, evaluates and administers approximately $18 million in institutional scholarship and tuition waiver funds and $2.5 million in foundation/outside scholarship funds in accordance with federal, state, and institutional regulations, donor wishes, and institutional strategic goals; serves as liaison with the Winthrop Foundation and other university offices; assists division leadership in  financial aid leveraging; and assists with the Winthrop Scholarship Committee. Manages, evaluates and administers more than $16 million in state lottery scholarships, state grants, teaching fellows and similar funds in compliance with state, federal and institutional guidelines. Provides counseling and advice to students and parents regarding financial aid programs. Assists with federal Title IV compliance by completing Pell Attendance verification for approximately 2,000 students each semester and completing bi-monthly reconciliations and resolving any discrepancies by federal deadlines for $60 million in aid. Provides daily supervision, guidance, training and back-up for the Program Assistant and part-time front desk staff and collaborates with financial aid management on customer service operations. Manages, evaluates and administers approximately $5 million in Federal Teach Grant and South Carolina Teacher Loan funds. Manages athletic scholarships in keeping with NCAA, federal and institutional guidelines; serves as liaison with the Winthrop Athletics Department; and assists in completing athletic paperwork in the ARMS & Compliance Assist software systems. Coordinates financial aid awards for students who are enrolled in Study Abroad and/or National Student Exchange programs or through consortium transient agreements and serves as office liaison with the University Study Abroad and NSE Coordinator and other institutions. Represents the Financial Aid Office at campus events, as needed, and serves on university committees, as assigned.

To apply, https://winthrop.peopleadmin.com/postings/9244 and click Apply for this Job to submit an on-line application no later than November 28, 2021.  Resumes sent directly to the financial aid office cannot be considered.



Position: Financial Aid Counselor

Location: Coastal Carolina University
Closing Date: Not listed
Salary Range: State Pay Band 4; Minimum Salary $28,215


Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following 2 positions: Financial Aid Counselor (Financial Aid Specialist) in Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Duties include, but are not limited to: advising and counseling students and families on college costs, financial aid opportunities, and financial aid eligibility; promoting access to higher education through promotion of financial aid awareness; communicating clearly and concisely to perspective, current, and former students in a variety of mediums; handling all constituent needs in a professional, timely and positive manner, while providing the best customer service experience possible; conducting both on and off campus presentations in support of recruitment and enrollment; providing comprehensive services to prospective and new students throughout the entire collegiate cycle; assisting in processing awards for financial aid applicants through the University’s and Department of Education’s electronic processing systems, including processing applications and corrections, tracking and coding documents, assisting with verification and required coursework, generating tracking letters and award notifications, and awarding funds’ helping students avoid deregistration and execute enrollment retention strategies as designed by Financial Aid management; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education, training, and experience is required. Prior experience in financial aid, admission, student recruitment, student services and/or student life in a college or university setting is preferred.

Sensitivity to the needs of all prospective students and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and counselors is expected. Additionally, a successful candidate should possess: strong organizational skills; the ability to relate well with students and family members and work in team and independent environments; excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; strong computer skills in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint; a willingness to assist current and prospective students and their families in financing a college education; the ability to read and effectively interpret policy and regulations; the ability to understand priorities and deliver projects on time; the ability to cooperate with other departments; the ability to be adaptable; outstanding oral, written, and organizational skills.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Interested applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references online at: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/13581  or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Financial Aid Specialist (AD80/124394), full-time position with benefits.  SC State pay band: 04. Normal work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University. Minimal overnight travel, some nights and weekends will be required.


Position: Financial Aid Counselor

Location: Furman University
Closing Date: Not Listed
Salary Range: Furman Salary Grade 5S; Minimum Salary $35,600


Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: 5S
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Financial Aid
Position Title:  Financial Aid Counselor
Reports to:  Director of Financial Aid

Function: To provide excellent financial aid counseling to prospective students, their parents, and to our current students and their parents. This includes complete and timely information about the process for applying for financial aid at Furman, the timing of our decisions, the resources available to finance the costs of education, the role of borrowing and working, and how the “financial fit” of an institution pertains to choosing to apply to and enrolling at Furman.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two to three years financial aid experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and related experience in the profession.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work independently with careful attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in customer service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to use multiple software systems and a high comfort level with learning new technology.
  • Proven ability to set work priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PowerFAIDS and related financial aid software, including COD, NSLDS, and ELM.
  • Experience with Institutional Methodology and need analysis.
  • Counseling experience in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of Federal Title IV and state regulations.
  • Ability to provide top level customer service, advice, and counseling to students and families as they make decisions about college planning and financing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to work as a team with inter-office and intra-office personnel to accomplish university goals and responsibilities
  • Must be competent in public speaking roles
  • Must have the ability to handle difficult situations with diplomacy
  • Must communicate with honesty, transparency, and openness both within the office and outside the office
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in common office software, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Education Requirements: Bachelors  (Required)

To apply: https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Financial-Aid-Counselor_R001360

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, a racially and culturally diverse community that is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. It has been ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. Greenville has a thriving downtown, excellent private and public schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” It is within a short driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte and Atlanta. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches are within easy reach. In keeping with our commitment to equity and inclusion, domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits and faculty/staff affinity groups exist to offer support for faculty/staff that identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or Black/African-American.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.


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