Job Requisition Number: 24963. The Haas School of Business develops path bending leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, Development and Alumni Relations.
Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.
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The Haas Financial Aid Office administers approximately $10 million dollars in private loans funds, $10 million dollars in Federal Loan funds, and $7 million dollars in institutional scholarships. The Financial Aid Counselor works closely with the Director of Financial Aid and UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office in the administration of financial aid programs and the delivery of financial aid services to students enrolled in the Haas School of Business degree programs.
•Analyzes a variety of factors (financial data, family circumstances, social background, academic status, educational goals) and applies knowledge of federal, state, University, and outside agency laws, regulations, and policies to determine students' eligibility for various types of financial aid. •Identifies available resources and unmet needs to determine appropriate allocation of aid awards for individual students. •Coordinates, implements, and evaluates yield and retention activities for targeted student groups. Recommends changes or development of new activities. •Analyzes exception reports of students whose aid packages could not be handled by automated programming and determines action needed to resolve issues and complete students' aid allocations. •Participates on standing department committees to provide advice on procedural issues. •Coordinates, implements, evaluates, and reports on government, agency, or donor aid programs. •Consults with external agencies on procedural issues or individual student's eligibility. •Interprets regulations and develops or recommends procedures to ensure compliance and accurate aid delivery. •Reconciles large volumes of student data from multiple sources. Identifies and resolves mismatches and errors. •Provides individual counseling on non-routine, sensitive aid issues. •Exercises professional judgment to authorize changes in financial aid award. Identifies and implements database elements, queries, and reports needed to monitor aid programs. •Develop and Participate in Staff Development •Work on special programs as assigned •Attend classes which will enhance expertise in job areas •Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate •Participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service •Coordinates and creates content for outreach services to prospective students, parents, and the general public. •Work on special programs as assigned •Attend classes which will enhance expertise in job areas •Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate •Participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service•Working knowledge of policies, regulations, and practices for awarding financial aid. •Specialized knowledge of particular programs. Ex: graduate student programs. •Working knowledge of University policies, processes, and procedures. •Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. •Ability to interpret policies and develop procedures to ensure compliance. •Problem identification, critical thinking, and problem solving skills; judgment and decision-making ability. •Ability to calculate financial aid with attention to detail and accuracy. •Organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Active listening skills. •Customer service orientation. •Ability to learn processes and recommend improvements. •Interpersonal skills. •Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as internet and email applications. •Working knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. Experience using Campus Solutions preferred. Ability to quickly learn custom aspects of complex databases such as the university Campus Solutions database, the university billing database, as well as ELM, Lender certification sites, and others. Experience using complex databases. •Bachelor degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •A minimum of 4 years prior financial aid experience This is a contract appointment with a 6 month duration.
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