The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for assisting in the administration of various financial aid programs including, but not limited to, student loans, work-study, grants and scholarships. In addition, the Financial Aid Officer will assist and advise students and their families in the financial aid application process and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.
Evaluate student needs and eligibility, select recipients and determine type and amount of financial assistance to be awarded. Assist in the coordination of student financial aid programs; evaluate student needs and eligibility, select recipients and determine type and amount of financial assistance to be awarded. Assist in managing Federal Funds for government loan programs; administer rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Government concerning government funds and conditions established by donors of funds; serve in an advisory capacity to University officials. Responsible for the processing, certification, disbursement and reconciliation of Federal and Alternative Student loan and TEACH programs. Assist in the preparation of student financial assistance policies; answer inquiries from various sources to include applicants, parents and high school counselors concerning policies and procedures. Administers the Federal Pell Grant Program, Michigan Tuition Grant/Competitive Scholarships Program, Michigan Tuition Incentive Program, and State/Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. With the Director and the Associate Director prepare annual operating reports setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Develop and direct all correspondence regarding financial aid matters in partnership with the Director to university community, students, and parents. Assist the Director of Financial Aid as a liaison to outside agencies and entities procured by the University to assist in the administration of outside forms of financial aid. Conducts entrance and exit counseling through a variety of methods including but not limited to personal meetings, email and telephone interviews. Assists with the coordination, monitoring and reconciling of the Federal, State and Institutional Work Study Programs offered at Siena Heights University. Performs data entry, award adjustments, reconciliation and verification of various financial aid documents and applications, monitoring for accuracy and reliability, and reporting to the appropriate agencies. Completes electronic financial aid applications, corrections, and need recalculations using the Federal Electronic Date Exchange Program. Advises students and families regarding financial aid opportunities and the completion of required paperwork and applications. Keeps abreast of various state, federal and institutional regulations and requirements as they pertain to the administration of student financial aid. This position is institutionally authorized to accept financial aid documents and verify information. Other duties within scope of responsibilities as defined by supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Requires basic accounting skills necessary that are involved in audit preparation. Requires basic competency in computerized word processing, data input, reporting and printing. Must be able to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding all aspects of the office functions. Requires ability to effectively respond to changes in the workload as determined by the academic calendar, special events or prioritization of tasks by supervisor.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to email@example.com. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as benefit eligible non-exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result ...of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great place to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance