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LOCATION: Winthrop University - Rock Hill, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 1/16/2018                                                                 
  

Job Notice - https://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/hr/staff/201840.pdf

Job Description:  Reporting to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor provides information and advice on institutional, federal and state student financial aid programs, as well as information on alternative sources and methods of financing educational costs, to students, prospective students and parents. Represents the Office of Financial Aid at campus events and New/Transfer Student orientation sessions. Completes weekly reports; makes and revises financial aid awards; and resolves issues. Helps administer private loan programs by processing private loan disbursements. Coordinates financial aid awards for students who are enrolled in Study Abroad and/or National Student Exchange programs. Monitors federal and state rules, regulations and procedures for loans. Coordinates loan counseling efforts for exiting loan borrowers according to the rules and regulations of all Federal Direct Loan Programs. Works occasional overtime during peak processing periods. Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required. Two years of work experience in student financial aid highly desired. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SCT Banner highly desired.  Considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices for administering financial aid programs. Knowledge of the federal, state and institutional guidelines for administering financial aid programs. Ability to be sensitive to the concerns of economically disadvantaged students and parents and to diffuse difficult situations; work independently; administer complex procedures and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and research and resolve complex questions. Must be detail-oriented and able to work accurately on a variety of reports. Effective interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.

To apply, access www.jobs.sc.gov to submit an on-line application no later than January 29, 2018




LOCATION: University of Georgia - Athens, GA

JOB TITLE:  Director of the Office of Student Financial Aid

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 11/16/2017                                              

DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The University of Georgia (UGA) seeks a visionary leader to serve as the next Director of the Office of Student Financial Aid. Building on the office’s excellent reputation, the Director will oversee an array of federal, state, and institutional programs. The University seeks candidates who are innovative and accomplished leaders in their field and have a strong commitment to excellence and high-quality customer service.

Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Director leads the Office of Student Financial Aid by establishing, implementing, and evaluating financial aid operations, programs, and processes for the campus. The Director oversees the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid provided to the UGA student body. He or she serves as the main consultant to University administrators on financial aid related matters and compliance issues and plays a critical role in enrollment management. With approximately 42 employees and 6 direct reports, the Director has responsibility for all financial aid received by the UGA student body in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work programs.

Additional information about the Office of Student Financial Aid is available at https://osfa.uga.edu/.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide seamless operations and superior service to financial aid applicants, their families, and members of the University community;
  • Interpret and implement complex federal and state regulations regarding student financial aid for the University;
  • Provide direction regarding the administration and disbursement of student financial aid, financial aid issues related to student application and enrollment management, scholarship administration, work-study, grant programs, regulatory compliance, and the standards of best practice in the field of student financial aid;
  • Establish strategic goals and objectives for the Office of Student Financial Aid and provide leadership and oversight for the operations and activities of the Office of Student Financial Aid;
  • Understand the technical solutions necessary to streamline various processes related to financial aid applications, review, disbursement of funds, and reporting requirements. Work closely with UGA’s Enterprise IT Systems to implement the necessary technical solutions;
  • Collaborate closely with administrators, faculty, and staff in the development, delivery, reporting, and support of financial aid;
  • Oversee the University’s compliance with appropriate National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), institutional, state, and federal regulations affecting financial aid processes;
  • Serve as the primary contact for the University with external groups including the Department of Education and the State of Georgia for information and problem resolution related to student financial aid;
  • Work closely with other units within the Office of Instruction to assist with a variety of student success programs, including those impacting student retention, timely graduation, experiential learning, and others.

    Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in student financial aid management or related relevant experience  required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Preferred requirements include:
-Experience supervising full-time staff in a financial aid office at an institution with a significant undergraduate population;

-High level of understanding of the administration of a comprehensive student financial aid program;
-A record of compliance with institutional, state, and federal guidelines related to the administration of student financial aid;
-Demonstrated experience implementing technological innovations in the management of a financial aid office;
-Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills;
-Mature judgement in handling sensitive and confidential information;
-Adaptability, impeccable personal integrity, trustworthiness, and high ethical standards;
-A commitment to working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students;
-Dedication to the needs of students;
-Commitment to providing excellent customer service.

We are not able to sponsor for a work visa or US permanent residency. The selected candidate will be appointed administrative faculty.

UGA is currently ranked 16th among the top public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class education for all. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on experiential learning, and extensive outreach. One of America’s “Public Ivies” and a top 10 best value in public higher education, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges — from combating infectious disease and securing the world’s food supply to advancing economic growth and analyzing the environment. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, December 31, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Please see the job posting at: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2962.

Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Damla Williams, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, at damlaw@uga.edu or 706-542-7344.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the hiring unit or search committee with such requests.


LOCATION: Erskine College- Due West, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 11/16/2017                                              


Description:

The Financial Aid Counselor works under the Director of Financial Aid and assists with the administration of all aid programs; serves as a resource person to all students, parents, and the public.

Responsibilities:

●   Serves as frontline representative for all visitors to the Financial Aid Office
   Serves as a resource person to students, parents and public
   Responsible for the maintenance on all student files in the Financial Aid Office
   Responsible for scanning and entering all documents
   Responsible for all incoming and outgoing correspondence in the Financial Aid Office
   Coordinates the collation of all financial aid correspondence and award letter package mailings
   Responsible for the office flow procedure of all incoming financial aid data
   Responsible for the development and printing of all financial aid materials
   Assists with meeting prospective students and families, as well as, upperclassmen
   Assists with awarding of financial aid to qualified applicants (part-time and full-time)
   Assists with reviewing the students’ budgets to ensure student aid is correct
   Attends Professional Development training to keep current with state and federal FA regulations.
   Assists the Director of Financial Aid with other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

●  The ability to understand and embrace the Erskine mission statement and positively share it within the duties of the position
   Good written and verbal communication skills
   Ability to prioritize and manage activities
   Strong attention to detail
   Strong organizational skills
   Computer proficiency to include PC platforms and Microsoft Office
   Ability to work independently
   Customer service oriented
   High School diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor’s degree is preferred

 Deadline:

Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 Application Process:

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application, which can be found here. The online application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of references.



LOCATION: College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director for Data, Trend, and Yield Analysis

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 11/6/2017                                              
  
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in information systems management, higher education, business technology or a related field and professional relevant experience, some of it to include experience demonstrating proficiency in applied statistical research and data analysis, preferably in higher education or a related setting, is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Familiarity with data mining for higher education/enrollment planning related needs, statistical analysis, database management and related products and applications is a plus. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Requires knowledge of research and statistical methods and inferential statistics. Requires strong analytical, statistical and research abilities. Working knowledge and understanding of methods and techniques of data extraction, analysis, reporting, and presentation. Experience with predictive modeling using logistic regression or similar statistical techniques. Knowledge of relational databases. Proficient with Microsoft Access and Excel. Experience using reporting software tools (Cognos preferred) for student information retrieval. Advanced knowledge of Net Price Calculator solutions from various vendors such as ACT, College Board, and Cegment. Familiarity with Ellucian software programs and their integrated Student system is highly desired. Ability to train others in the use of data modeling techniques. Ability to manage multiple projects with different priorities in a fast-paced high volume environment. Must be able to work well under strict deadlines and have exceptional attention to detail. Must understand the significance of maintaining data integrity and confidentiality with student/parent records; knowledge of FERPA regulations required.

Additional Comments Regarding Position:  The position is challenging, requires good time management skills, effective prioritizing and adherence to tight deadlines. Ellucian, COGNOS, is preferred. Periodic travel is required for training and workshops.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.  Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check and credit check.  All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.



LOCATION: Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director of Financial Aid

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 10/26/2017                                              
  

ABOUT BJU: Planted in the heart of South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a Christ liberal arts university that provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in 4 schools, a college and a seminary. BJU is regionally accredited by SACSCOC, nationally accredited by TRACS and was ranking as 7th BEST Value Regional University  in the South for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report. Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts higher education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is scripturally disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming and focused above. To learn more about benefits and opportunities BJU has to offer, visit our careers page at bju.careers and view this brief benefits video.

POSITION SUMMARY:  As Assistant Director of Financial Aid, you will contribute by working alongside the Director to manage the department, process the work, and plan for improvements in the Financial Aid Department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist the Director of Financial Aid in the day to day operations of the Financial Aid Office
  • Assist the Director of Financial Aid in packaging and disbursing federal, state, and institutional aid
  • Assist the Director of Financial Aid of reviewing compliance issues and updating policies and procedures to reflect current Federal regulations
  • Assist in the reconciliation of Pell and Direct Loan Funds
  • Learn the basic functions of each financial aid process with the goal of assisting financial aid counselors with questions
  • Review and organize a strategy to help students find additional external aid opportunities to finish college
  • Serve on the SAP Appeals Committee and the Special Circumstance Review Committe
  • Monitor the federal default rate and report to the Administration status and concerns and provide students with loan repayment information 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • A firm working knowledge of the Financial Aid field is imperative for success in this position
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Federal Title IV regulations and FERPA
  • Demonstrated service aptitude and ability to work independently as well as with students, parents, and collegues
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Proven ability to use multiple software systems as well as to learn new systems as required

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: Three to four years related experience

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online at http://bju.careers/assistant-director-of-financial-aid/




LOCATION: University of South Carolina - Aiken; Aiken, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 6/30/2017                                              
  

The University of South Carolina Aiken (ranked #1 Public College in the South by US News and World Report) seeks a dynamic Director of Financial Aid.  The Director serves as a key member of the Enrollment Management leadership team for initiative development and implementation. Specifically, this position is responsible for the supervision and implementation of all federal, state, and university aid distribution in addition to serving as the reporting and compliance officer for all related programs. This highly technology-based position, reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor, is critical in the efforts to develop innovative ideas/programs/services to grow university enrollment. All efforts of this position and the financial aid office, both strategic and routine, are to be viewed as enrollment enhancement activities.

Must have knowledge of federal, local, and state programs that provide financial assistance to students; the principles of individual appraisal, including interviewing and advisement techniques; pertinent laws, rules and regulations; systems control auditing processes; and working knowledge of data systems. Must possess effective oral and written communication skills along with the ability to work with students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; demonstrated proficiency in management of financial aid need analysis, packaging and required revisions; interpret federal and state financial aid regulations; demonstrated analytical, organizational and supervisory skills; strong counseling skills; gather and compile data and prepare reports; train, supervise, and evaluate the assigned staff; consistently perform under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands; and work cooperatively with others. A Master's degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 7 years of experience in Financial Aid in Higher Education is required. Ten years of Financial Aid experience is preferred with at least 5 years supervising professional staff members. Must have competent computer skills, both on mainframe and on PC. Excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational skills are a must. Strong technology skills, complex data warehouse knowledge/report writing, and experience with Ellucian ERP and other relational data bases preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/16368.  Applications will be reviewed immediately and until the position is filled.





LOCATION: Erskine College; Due West, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 7/5/2017                                              
  

The Director of Financial Aid will manage and direct the financial aid office of Erskine College with responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of federal and state financial aid regulations. Successful management of the office staff is key to making the operations run smoothly which would include cross training for the office personnel. Customer service and office efficiency are key components in assuring that our students and their families receive the attention needed to navigate this essential part of their college experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages overall function of the financial aid office, including supervising staff.
  • Interprets and implements federal and state financial aid regulations.
  • Ensures the student concerns pertaining to the FAO (Financial Aid Office) are promptly addressed and fully documented.
  • Maintains College’s Financial Aid data to assure timely and accurate submission of the federal, state, and local reports.
  • Develops and directs Financial Aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment goals of the College.
  • Meets with prospective and current students and/or parents to counsel and advise them on the process and opportunities available.
  • Prepares reports as required by federal and state agencies as well as various institutional departments.
  • Coordinates with the Business Office to ensure proper cash management procedures, including timely disbursement of funds.
  • Develops procedures to enhance collaboration with Admissions, Registrar, Business Office and Academic Offices to promote effective enrollment management initiatives and assessment.

Qualifications:

  • Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission as an agency of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and three-to-five years of experience in student financial aid. 
  • Preference given to those with knowledge of financial aid programs in South Carolina. 
  • Working knowledge of institutional software (CAMS) preferred and Microsoft Office products. 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of constituents.

Deadline:
Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Process:
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application, which can be found here. The online application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of references.

      




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