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LOCATION: Winthrop University - Rock Hill, SC (Only 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC)

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  10/4/2019                                                                                                                                 


Job Notice - https://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/hr/staff/202014R2.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 and transfer student orientation sessions. Works occasional overtime during peak processing periods. Helps administer private loan programs by completing private loan disbursements. Serves as one of the liaisons with financial aid staff and lending agencies for loan issues and questions. Coordinates private loan reconciliation and returns with other university offices. Assists other counselors and directors with reports as needed, including making and revising financial aid awards and resolving issues. Coordinates financial aid awards for students who are enrolled in Study Abroad and/or National Student Exchange programs and serves as the office liaison for these programs. Provides skip tracing services to lenders upon request.

Job Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required. Work experience in higher education, counseling, accounting or loan knowledge preferred. Two years of work experience in student financial aid and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Banner highly desired.

To apply, access www.jobs.sc.gov to submit an on-line application no later than October 21, 2019.  Resumes sent directly to the financial aid office cannot be considered.


LOCATION: University of South Carolina - Aiken (Aiken, SC)

JOB TITLE:  Communications Coordinator/Counselor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Job Description:

The University of South Carolina Aiken is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Communications Coordinator/Counselor.  This position is responsible for managing the Financial Aid Office’s day to day operations for all customer services activities, communicating complex financial information and application procedures to prospective students, current students, and their families in a clear, timely and professional manner. Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating the flow of communication via social media, online web pages, e-mail, phone calls, and walk-in traffic. Additionally, the Coordinator/Counselor provides support in assisting and counseling students and parents regarding financial aid programs and processes.  Assists in the review of financial aid applications for all student aid programs and ensures accuracy and completeness. Assists with other financial aid programs as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree.  Two years related financial aid experience is preferred.  Knowledge of Federal Title IV program regulations and the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and co-workers is essential.  Must be able to work under pressure and deadlines.  Must possess excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication abilities. Familiarity with enterprise-type systems such as Banner, and literacy with MS office and PC applications is also preferred.

Salary Information:

Minimum Salary $27,527 per year

Application Deadline:

September 30, 2019

Submit applications online:

https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/67813

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  U of SC Aiken is an AA/EOE.



LOCATION: Columbia College - Columbia, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  9/13/2019                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Position Summary:

The Financial Aid Counselor will work in cooperation with Financial Aid staff, other campus constituents, students, and external service providers, such as the Department of Education, South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, and Commission on Higher Education, 3rd party vendors, and auditors to carry out functions of the Financial Aid Office with emphasis on aid administration. The position requires a strong working knowledge of federal, state, and institutional awarding policy; excellent customer service; accurate data entry skills; attention to details; the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks; organizational skills; both oral and written communication skills; the ability to maintain confidential information, and integrity.  The key duties are listed below.  Occasional overtime, evening and weekend hours are to be expected.


Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for greeting and assisting students and visitors to the Financial Aid Office, preparing files and data for the awarding process, supervising students workers and managing supplies and office flow.
  2. Assists the Director in operational management and supervision of the Financial Aid office.
  3. Assists in daily processing of financial aid applications and in the distribution of information to those who request it in the various administrative offices.
  4. Packages aid for both prospective and returning students. Each counselor, for those students assigned, will award federal, state, and institutional aid, as well as federal and external loans.
  5. Serves as a state residency official on campus and is responsible for determining student eligibility for all state scholarship programs.
  6. Completes verification where necessary to finalize aid awards.
  7. Makes financial awards in a timely and efficient manner so that students’ questions concerning financial aid, including phone inquiries, are answered promptly and accurately.
  8. Creates within the financial aid office a pleasant and inviting atmosphere by providing quality customer service.
  9. Participates in professional organizations and in personal professional development activities, attending appropriate meetings, workshops and seminars as approved and assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.
  10. Other duties and responsibilities as they are assigned by the Director.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required. 
  2. He/she must have computer skills commensurate with the duties of the financial aid office.
  3. Specialized knowledge of EdConnect, PowerFaids, Jenzabar, OpenNet, ELM, and FAA Online is beneficial.
  4. Must have exemplary people skills to interact with students and parents
  5. Working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processors (Excel and Word preferred)
  6. Person must demonstrate professionalism, excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task, ability to prioritize, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as with others.

Please see the online job posting at https://www.columbiasc.edu/about/employment for instructions on how to apply.


LOCATION: North Greenville University - Tigerville, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  9/3/2019                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Position Summary:

Serves as a key member of NGU’s Student Services department, and provides leadership, vision and direction for the Financial Aid Office. Develops and maintains policies to achieve regulatory compliance and excellent service to students & families. Develops collaborative relationships with colleagues across campus. Oversees all financial aid staff and student workers.

Responsibilities:

  •       Create plans and department goals that align with the vision and direction of senior campus leadership
  •       Contribute the formation of data-driven institutional scholarship and grant policies in support of enrollment, retention, and revenue goals
  •       Oversee the awarding, disbursement and reconciliation of all federal, state and institutional financial aid
  •       Authorize & oversee appropriate access levels to federal/state financial aid systems for staff & 3rd-party partners
  •       Maintain the University’s Title IV Policies & Procedures
  •       Ensure campus-wide regulatory compliance, including the proper dissemination of required annual disclosures and consumer information
  •       In coordination with the VP for Student Services, monitor legislative & regulatory developments and lead the University through any changes
  •       Ensure the timely completion of required reports and surveys, including FISAP and IPEDS
  •       Serve as the point of contact for annual A-133 audit, and any other financial aid audits/reviews
  •       Ensure the accuracy of content on financial aid web pages & publications
  •       Provide financial aid training to staff engaged in student recruiting efforts (e.g., admissions & athletics)
  •       Present financial aid sessions at institutional preview days, college fairs, and high school financial aid nights, as needed

Qualifications:

  •       Supports NGU’s mission statement and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle and character in keeping with biblical models
  •       Bachelor’s degree preferred or related experience
  •       Minimum of 5 years prior experience in financial aid at least at the assistant or associate director level
  •       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to handle a variety of student issues and concerns
  •       Ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve with frequent interruptions
  •       Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with PowerFAIDS preferred
  •       Understand and comply with FERPA regulations

Working Relationships:

This position is a full-time position in Student Services. The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Vice President for Student Services.

Work Schedule:

Student Services is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Summer hours may vary. Office hours are subject to change as deemed necessary.

Occasional work on Saturdays and evenings may be required. Some travel is required for training in addition to performing Financial Aid Workshops in the community, as needed.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

Please see the online job posting at https://www.ngu.edu/employment-opportunities.php for instructions on how to apply.


LOCATION: Anderson University - Anderson, SC

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director for Operations, Financial Services

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  8/26/2019                                                                                                                                 


Assistant Director for Operations, Financial Services

Anderson University’s Financial Services invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant Director of Operations. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks applicants with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

Reporting to the Director of Financial Services, assists with the everyday operations of the office ensuring top quality customer service to all students who seek assistance from the Office of Financial Services. Manages systems used, including PowerFaids, Power Campus and data integration; disbursements; reconciliation and website content. Supervises the Operations staff.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the setup and use of PowerFaids and collaborates with other areas of campus to ensure efficient operations of PowerFaids and Power Campus. Create new technical processes as needed to ensure operations stay current with State and federal requirements.
  • Responsible for updating registered/confirmed hours and anticipated aid and disbursements from PowerFaids.
  • Manages the Operations staff, reconciliation, reporting to COD, and the R2T4 process to ensure timely calculations and return of funds.
  • Insures compliance and conducts internal reviews for quality assurance of all financial aid activities including loan processes, import/export processes, reconciliation and funds distribution.
  • Provides ongoing staff development and training on PowerFaids and Power Campus. Keeps all processes well documented.
  • Responsible for website and self-service (portal) content/updates.

Marginal Functions

  • Participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Represent the department on committees or at meetings as assigned.
  • Conduct public presentations related to financial aid and financial literacy.
  • During high-volume times, performs the duties of other professional staff in the office.
  • Attend high school presentations as requested.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred.
  • 3 years minimum increasingly responsible experience in customer/student services and financial aid.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret government regulations and general business publications.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from students and parents, regulatory agencies, and various members of the campus and business community.
  • Basic mathematical skills include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to perform these operations using units of American currency, weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Understanding of financial aid regulations.
  • Ability to work on multiple software systems such as PowerFAIDS, Power Campus, Department of Education systems, and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word).

To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, contact information for three references and a completed Anderson University Staff Application found at http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/hr/apply to:

finjobs@andersonuniversity.edu

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.  Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, ldking@andersonuniversity.edu. or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at ocr@ed.gov.



LOCATION: Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director of Compliance, Administration & Assessment

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  8/21/2019                                                                                                                                 

Position Summary: 

Assistant Director of Compliance, Administration & Assessment

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for the following positon: Assistant Director of Compliance, Administration & Assessment (Student Services Program Coordinator II) in the Office of Admissions & Merit Awards. Reporting to the Director of Merit Awards, Compliance and Residency, this position manages the Non-Academic Admissions Review process. This position is also responsible for assessment, NCAA compliance, and administrative functions of the office of Admissions and Merit Awards and assisting in meeting strategic enrollment goals.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: counseling students and families about University admission policies and procedures; serving as the primary contact for the Non-Academic Admissions Review process, which supports the University's goal of maintaining a safe learning community; serving as the NCAA compliance contact for the Office of Admissions and Merit Awards and liaison to University Athletics; coordinating, writing, and editing the annual assessment plan and report for the Office Admissions and Merit Awards; overseeing several ad-hoc customer service related tasks and procedures directly related to office efficiencies; maintaining a high standard of professionalism while providing exceptional customer service to all University constituents; and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years of related experience in admissions, student recruitment, and student services in a college or university setting are required. Master’s degree and experience with assessment and compliance at the university level are preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with Datatel Student Information Systems preferred. A successful candidate must have the ability to make consistent and sound decisions based on facts; the ability to be systematic in prioritizing responsibilities; ability to manage employees to achieve goals; possess effective analytical, oral and written communication skills; the ability to deliver superior customer service to students, parents, and stakeholders; possess self-motivation; possess skills in making consistent and sound decisions based on documented facts and is decisive in handling difficult problems; must be familiar with document imaging systems; must have excellent oral and written communication skills; and must possess sensitivity to the needs of all stakeholders.

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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants may apply online at: http://jobs.coastal.edu or in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants should include an application, cover letter, and resume. Deadline to apply: August 28, 2019.

Coastal Carolina University is an EEO/AA employer.

Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/147564), full-time position with benefits. State Pay Band: 05. Primary work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requires working at times in the processing cycle beyond normal work hours. Minimal overnight travel, and night and weekend work will be required. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.

FTE-S00178P
http://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/8421


LOCATION: Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director of Merit Awards

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  8/21/2019                                                                                                                                 

Position Summary: 

Assistant Director of Merit Awards

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for the following positon: Assistant Director of Merit Awards (Student Services Program Coordinator II) in the Office of Admissions & Merit Awards. Reporting to the Director of Merit Awards, Compliance, and Residency, this position is a member of the Office of Admissions staff. This position manages the awarding, verification and awarding of all merit-based awards to new freshman and transfer students. This position also assists with meeting the University’s enrollment goals as outlined in the strategic plan.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: counseling students and families about University merit-based scholarship opportunities; serving as a University resource to high school guidance counselors and community college advisors about merit award criteria; marketing the University message through individual contacts with prospective students; training admissions staff on merit and talented based award criteria; setting a high standard of professionalism for the Office of Admissions by providing high quality customer service not only to students and the general public but to divisional and university staff; and performing other duties assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and related experience are required. Master’s degree and two (2) years of related experience preferred. Prior experience in Admissions, Scholarships, or Financial Aid at a college or university is preferred. Experience in scholarship awarding and working with the Ellucian’s Colleague SIS is preferred. Additionally, a successful candidate should possess the understanding of admissions and the enrollment process plus a general understanding of financial aid awarding; the ability to be consistently accurate at all times and to make consistent and sound decisions based on facts; experience with Ellucian’s Colleague Student Information Systems; the ability to be systemic in prioritizing responsibilities and expectations; superior analytical, oral, and written communication skill; self-motivation; the ability to deliver superior customer service to students, parents, and stakeholders; and proficiency in developing spreadsheets and report writing; and strong statistical knowledge. This position requires considerable contact with students, staff, faculty and administration.

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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants may apply online at: http://jobs.coastal.edu or in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants should include an application, cover letter, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. Deadline to apply: August 28, 2019.

Coastal Carolina University is an EEO/AA employer.

Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/140709), full-time position with benefits. State Pay Band: 05. Primary work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional travel required for recruitment and professional development activities. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends in support of recruitment initiatives. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.

FTE-S00175P
http://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/8358


LOCATION: Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC

JOB TITLE:  Transfer Specialist

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  8/21/2019                                                                                                                                 

Position Summary: 

Transfer Specialist

Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following position: Transfer Specialist in the Office of Admissions and Merit Awards.

Duties include, but are not limited to: increasing transfer enrollment by communicating with and providing services to a broad base of prospective transfer students; focusing on building relationships with prospective transfer students; forging and sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships with external institutions; and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required. Prior experience in admissions (student recruitment) or academic advising in a college or university setting is preferred. A successful candidate should possess exceptional customer service skills; the ability to use an admissions student information system and basic computer software, including Excel and Word; the ability effectively communicate and relate to diverse populations of prospective students, ability to analyze admissions documents, especially transcripts, perform detailed work, and handle students' information in a confidential manner; ability to compare transcript work with University degree requirements and comprehend and relay institutional policies and procedures; ability to be a team player and able to work in a multi-task environment; possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as this position requires considerable phone and email contact with students; ability to establish and maintain relationships with professional staff and faculty across and outside of the University.

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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants may apply online at: http://jobs.coastal.edu or in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants should include an application, cover letter, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration application must be received by August 16.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

(TL5689); full-time annual appointment position with benefits. Normal work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flexible hours; night and weekend work is required.

NS00284P
http://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/8347



LOCATION: Fortis College - Columbia, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Officer

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:  8/12/2019                                                                                                                                 

Position Summary: 

The Financial Aid Officer assists the Director of Financial Aid in all aspects of administering the student financial assistance programs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Counsel students, parents, and authorized third parties about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, institutional costs, student loan indebtedness, financial planning, and/or any other information needed to meet a particular need.
  • Assists students in making application for all forms of student financial assistance (Federal, State, Agency, Veterans, Employer, etc.).
  • Conducts entrance and exit counseling for student borrowers.
  • Provide excellent customer service via all methods of correspondence (telephone, face-to-face, email…etc.).
  • Performs data entry and file maintenance on the Campus Vue and NSLDS data management systems.
  • Performs need analysis and financial aid packaging in Campus Vue.
  • Verifies and corrects financial aid application data. Prepares Professional Judgment applications for review by the Financial Aid Director
  • Maintains student files, assembles new student information and application packages and performs other clerical assignments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid and Campus President.

Skills/Competencies/Qualifications:

  • 2 years of financial aid experience or related professional experience.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State financial aid regulations with specific knowledge of Title IV. 
  • Ability to interact with all levels of individuals.
  • Detail oriented problem solver and the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in an environment that can be fast-paced and stressful at times
  • Bachelor’s Degree; or, an Associate's Degree + two (2) years relevant experience; or, a HS diploma + four (4) years relevant experience.

Work Hours:
Five day work week with two evenings to approximately 7:00pm and every other Saturday

To apply for the position, please submit your resume to Kevin Banks, Financial Aid Director, at kbanks@fortiscollege.edu.




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LOCATION: Horry Georgetown Technical College - Conway, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Specialist

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                          

Position Summary:

If you are seeking a new direction in your career path and have an aptitude of federal, state and local guidelines affecting student financial aid, apply today. The Financial Aid Specialist evaluates and awards financial aid, implements, coordinates and oversees one or more specific financial aid programs and/or service area as assigned by supervisor. This individual must be able to work with diverse student populations and provide effective and professional working relationships with the public.

Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree; or, an Associate's Degree + two (2) years relevant experience; or, a HS diploma + four (4) years relevant experience.

Preferred: Have a knowledge of federal, state, and local guidelines impacting student financial aid.  


LOCATION: North Greenville University - Tigerville, SC

JOB TITLE:  Director of Financial Aid

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                          

Position Summary:

Serves as a key member of NGU’s Student Services department, and provides leadership, vision and direction for the Financial Aid office. Develops and maintains policies to achieve regulatory compliance and excellent service to students & families. Develops collaborative relationships with colleagues across campus. Oversees all financial aid staff and student workers.

Responsibilities:

  • Create plans and department goals that align with the vision and direction of senior campus leadership
  • Contribute the formation of data-driven institutional scholarship and grant policies in support of enrollment, retention, and revenue goals
  • Oversee the awarding, disbursement and reconciliation of all federal, state and institutional financial aid
  • Authorize & oversee appropriate access levels to federal/state financial aid systems for staff & 3rd-party partners 
  • Maintain the University’s Title IV Policies & Procedures
  • Ensure campus-wide regulatory compliance, including the proper dissemination of required annual disclosures and consumer information
  • In coordination with the VP for Student Services, monitor legislative & regulatory developments and lead the University through any changes
  • Ensure the timely completion of required reports and surveys, including FISAP and IPEDS.
  • Serve as the point of contact for annual A-133 audit, and any other financial aid audits/reviews 
  • Ensure the accuracy of content on financial aid web pages & publications
  • Provide financial aid training to staff engaged in student recruiting efforts (e.g., admissions & athletics)
  • Present financial aid sessions at institutional preview days, college fairs, and high school financial aid nights, as needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • Supports NGU’s mission statement and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle and character in keeping with biblical models
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or related experience
  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience in financial aid at least at the assistant or associate director level 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to handle a variety of student issues and concerns
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve with frequent interruptions
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with PowerFAIDS preferred
  • Understand and comply with FERPA regulations


Working Relationships: This position is a full-time position in Student Services. The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Vice President for Student Services

Work Schedule: Student Services is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Summer hours may vary. Office hours are subject to change as deemed necessary.

Occasional work on Saturdays and evenings may be required.  Some travel is required for training in addition to performing Financial Aid Workshops in the community, as needed.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

Please submit your resume along with the North Greenville University application (available in How to Apply above) to HR@ngu.edu.

LOCATION: USC-Aiken - Aiken, SC

JOB TITLE:  Verification Coordinator/Counselor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                          

Position Summary:

The University of South Carolina Aiken is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Verification Coordinator/Counselor. This is responsible for the day to day operation of the office’s student verification process position utilizing all available technology (including enterprise products) to ensure that the process is completed in accordance with federal regulations. The Coordinator/Counselor serves as the point of contact in the Office of Financial Aid for students and parents completing the verification process. Additionally, the Coordinator/Counselor provides support in assisting and counseling students and parents regarding financial aid programs and processes. The position assists in the review of financial aid applications for all student aid programs and ensures accuracy and completeness.  

Minimum Requirements:

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and one years’ related experience in a student services field. Knowledge of Federal Title IV program regulations. The ability to establish and maintain working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and co-workers is essential. Must be able to work under pressure and deadlines. Must possess excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication abilities. Preference will be given to those with experience with financial aid verification. Familiarity with enterprise-type systems such as Banner, and literacy with MS office and PC applications is also preferred


LOCATION: College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

JOB TITLE:  Customer Service Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                          

Position Summary:

The Customer Service Manager manages the Office communication with students, parents, and others regarding the financial aid process. Provides research assistance on financial aid regulations and provide recommendations regarding policy and compliance. Assists the Associate Director of Student Services with staff training and development, as well as providing feedback of office needs or issues with processes as indicated via customer contacts.

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma and relevant experience in business management, public administration, or administrative services or a bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

Bachelor’s degree in business management or accounting, plus 2 years of experience in student financial aid or higher education administration is preferred. Training and supervisory experience is helpful. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Skills:

Excellent math and analytical skills along with a solid understanding of Title IV regulations. Possess excellent verbal, communication and customer service skills. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize workload, with frequent interruptions. Must have understanding of FERPA regulations. Experience with Banner Financial Aid and Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus.

All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.cofc.edu


LOCATION: York Technical College - Rock Hill, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Counselor/Federal Work-Study Coordinator 

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                          

Job Responsibilities:

1. Determines, maintains and coordinates notification process for financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Monitors internal progress and determines completion requirements for financial aid recipients. Coordinates the notification process annually for the qualitative and quantitative requirements to insure students’ files are coded correctly. Coordinates the annual review of the SAP module in the Datatel software. Administers the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program which includes ensuring adherence to Federal guidelines, overseeing payroll and budgets, making position referrals, communicating with supervisors, improving processes and procedures, and preparing reports as needed. Provides enrollment services counseling and assistance to students. Assists in processing awards for financial aid applicants through the College’s and Department of Education’s electronic processing systems; including processing applications and corrections, tracking and coding documents, completing the verification process, generating tracking letters and award notifications, awarding and packaging funds, and processing Return to Title IV calculations.

2. Partner with Enrollment Services Coordinator to develop and manage financial aid communication flow and documents that provide simple and critical information to students in a timely fashion. Review and provide guidance regarding language and content to ensure understanding and timeliness of routine communications to students in the applications process.

3. Serves as liaison to Admissions team and Enrollment Services staff. Counsels and assists students and parents concerning opportunities, application processes, and eligibility for financial assistance programs. Within Federal, State and College guidelines, exercises professional judgment as needed to determine when special circumstances warrant a change in eligibility. Assists in staffing and providing quality customer service in the Enrollment Services reception area, telecounseling / phone duty, including managing student traffic, utilizing the administrative software system to verify and document requirements, adjusting awards as appropriate, answering telephones/ voicemail and providing full customer service in a respectful and confidential manner. Assists with FAFSA filing.

4. Serves as a resource for the Enrollment Services by serving on committees. Conducts and/or participates in cross-training to deliver and maintain knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service to students. Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of current student financial aid work experience. The equivalent combination of education and directly related work experience may be considered. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of regulations and guidelines governing financial assistance available to students on the federal, state, and local levels. Knowledge of basic counseling/ guidance techniques. Extensive computer knowledge. Possess tact, energy, flexibility and resourcefulness in dealing with a variety of situations and people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently and effectively to coordinate a variety of simultaneous activities. Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining the needs of students while maintaining confidentiality. Ability to work flexible hours, some weekends, and travel to the tri-county service area, as needed. Occasional overnight travel may be required.

To apply, please complete an on-line employment application at www.yorktech.edu/hr or come to the Human Resources Department, 452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC, 29730, to complete an on-line employment application. Applications accepted until June 4, 2019.



LOCATION: Tri-County Technical College - Pendleton, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Aid Advisor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                                                                        


Tri-County Technical College invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Advisor. This position serves students at a multi-campus, progressive technical and community college located in the beautiful, upstate of South Carolina. With many surrounding cities (Charlotte, Atlanta, Columbia) within a two hour distance, this is the perfect place to call home.

We are searching for a passionate, dedicated person to serve as a Financial Aid Advisor at Tri-County Technical College. Functioning with general supervision by the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, the candidate must have knowledge, experience, and be able to interpret federal and state financial aid laws and regulations to make independent decisions to ensure compliance and support student needs.

The employee operates with high-level skills in communication, collaboration, data processing, and computer literacy. This position will leverage expertise in financial aid to ensure compliance with federal, state, college, and department policies and procedures and will provide excellent advising services to all students and parents. Ability to provide supportive and holistic advising for a wide range of student problems and concerns, to include both traditional financial aid as well as financial education/literacy.

Job Functions:

Responsible for a substantial case load that provides life-cycle processing for their cohort of students. These processes require significant breadth and depth of financial aid knowledge related to packaging, verification, loans, SAP, professional judgments, State Aid, pell LEU, SULA, UEH, default or overpayment issues, student eligibility, and citizenship review.

Counsel and assist students and parents in all aspects of student aid eligibility, application, renewal, and financial planning and assistance. Be an effective counselor by being a good listener and communicator. Educate students and parents on regulations, policies, procedures, and processes so that every student understands why we must do certain things and make certain decisions.

Complete proactive student and academic division outreach. This includes everything from: supporting FAFSA completion, student outreach, high school nights, orientation, Leading EDGE, GradFest, and in class presentations, and being a partner with academic divisions, serving on student success teams, and regularly attending specified academic division meetings.

Has ownership and expertise of current policy, impending policy changes, and running of bulk processes for one of the following (Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Direct Loans or Verification and State Aid). This policy ownership requires the employee to stay abreast with current and pending regulatory changes. Bulk processes require annual updates and per term review of forms and Banner processes. Review, recommend, and be project manager for any necessary policy, procedure, and process improvements related to the administration of your assigned area.

Financial Aid lead advisor in understanding both the regulations and available resources when working with and supporting entrance, exit and in-grace counseling. This position will manage and coordinate all entrance, exit and in-grace counseling outreach efforts. Ensure all counseling is completed in a timely manner and take the lead on any student events related to entrance, exit and in-grace efforts.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Bachelor’s degree plus 1 year related financial aid experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in higher education and with student information systems (BANNER preferred).

The preferred candidate will be able to utilize high-level skills in communication, collaboration, data processing, computer literacy, critical thinking, creativity, organization, problem solving skills, and will possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interested applicants should apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2450609/financial-aid-advisor.  The position closes on 6/9/2019 and we will be hiring two advisors from this posting.



LOCATION: Converse College - Spartanburg, SC

JOB TITLE:  Associate Director of Financial Planning

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED:                                                                                                                                                        


Converse College invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Financial Planning

The Associate Director of Financial Planning works directly with the Director of Financial Planning to provide support with office operations, personnel management, policy and procedure development, preparing reports, and other duties as assigned.  The Associate Director works with prospects, students and families to navigate the financial aid process each year from application to awarding to counseling and on financial literacy. Manages Teacher Loan program, federal direct loan programs, satisfactory academic progress, file import and processing and Return of Title IV funds.  Must remain up-to-date on federal and State regulations to ensure compliance. Must be able to communicate well with students, faculty, staff and outside agencies. Must be able to organize, control and follow through on major projects. Must have excellent computer skills. Must perform complex computer operations and write reports. Must have skills in telephone usage, interviewing techniques and the ability to research, analyze and interpret data.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Counseling students and parents regarding the financial assistance process

·         Coordination of Stafford, PLUS, and alternative loan programs (certification of applications, entrance and exit interviews, monitoring enrollment status, recertification, etc.)

·         Perform daily load and analysis of ISIR files received from the U.S. Department of Education

·         Coordination of Teacher Loan Program

·         Coordination of all alternative loan programs utilizing the ELM platform

·         Coordination of the Federal TEACH Grant Program

·         Serve as liaison with Business Office

·         Serve as liaison with lending agencies

·         Serve on Appeals Committee

·         Attend State Meetings/Conferences

·         Backup for the Director in the Calculation Return of Title IV aid

·         Assist with the supervision and evaluation of Financial Planning employees

·         Fill in for Director when he is not available

·         Other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Planning

·         Organize and implement a financial literacy program for the College including monitoring and reporting of results.

JOB  SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Title IV regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to speak publicly a must.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State of SC financial aid programs required.
  • Excellent customer service and telephone skills required.
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • Prior work experience in college financial aid office setting required.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative team spirit.
  • Openness to work with all Converse administrative and academic departments.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and handle confidential information in a discrete and professional manner.



LOCATION: Anderson University - Anderson, SC

JOB TITLE:  Financial Counselor for Non-Traditional

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

DATE POSTED: 04/16/2019                                                                                   

Financial Counselor for Non-Traditional

Anderson University’s Financial Services invites applications for a full-time position as Counselor for Non-Traditional. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

The Financial Counselor will assist students and parents in all facets of financial aid and their student account. The Counselor will assist with the everyday operations of the office, ensuring top quality customer service to all students who seek assistance from the Office of Financial Services. The Counselor will also manage the services for the adult and graduate student populations.

Essential Functions

  • Counsels adult and graduate students on all aspects of financial aid including satisfactory academic progress for federal aid; State scholarship eligibility; professional judgment consideration; and financial literacy/default aversion guidance.
  • Responsible for file processing and verification for adult and graduate students. Responsible for intake and follow-up with students and parents on items needed and/or incomplete.
  • Assists adult and graduate students with completion of the application and other required documents and promotes excellent customer service by assisting Enrollment Counselors, Journey Coaches, and others with various needs.
  • For adult and graduate students, processes and maintains all required records on veteran enrollment certification, attendance, academic changes, and termination. Monitors required academic standards. Provides information related to application, certification, admissions, attendance, and academic progress.
  • Conducts presentations related to financial aid, VA, and financial literacy.
  • Responsible for website and self-service (portal) content/updates for information related to adult and graduate students.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Marginal Functions

  • Participates in professional development opportunities.
  • Represents the department on committees or at meetings as assigned.
  • During high-volume times, performs the duties of other professional staff in the office.
  • Attends high school presentations as requested.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or two years financial aid related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret government regulations and general business publications.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from students and parents, regulatory agencies, and various members of the campus and business community.
  • Basic mathematical skills include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to perform these operations using units of American currency, weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Understanding of financial aid regulations.
  • Ability to work on multiple software systems such as PowerFAIDS, Power Campus, Department of Education systems, and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word).

To ensure full consideration, please submit letter of application, resume, contact information for three references and a completed Anderson University Staff application (found at https://www.andersonuniversity.edu/hr/apply) electronically to:

finjobs@andersonuniversity.edu

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.

Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, ldking@andersonuniversity.edu. or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at ocr@ed.gov.


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