The Office of Student Financial Aid Services is seeking an organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated Financial Aid Officer to perform all aspects of financial aid processing and leading the coordination of several key administrative areas such as the TEACH Grant program, Fellowship Administration, Summer Financial Aid processing and Ability to Benefit process.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to: determining financial aid awards; counseling students and parents regarding the application process, sources and availability of aid; researches and recommends procedures and policies in designated areas of expertise; keeps abreast of institutional, state, and federal rules, regulations and guidelines governing the administration of Title IV federal funds including grants, work programs, and student loans; administer one or more specialized areas; performs special projects as needed or assigned; participate in office outreach activities.
Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three to five years progressively responsible financial aid experience.
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of financial aid regulations and related laws.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent counseling and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, the public, the university community and external constituencies; and ability to work independently and under time constraints.
Preference given to candidates with experience using an automated financial aid system (e.g. PeopleSoft, Banner, etc.).
This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please submit a letter of application outlining experience relative to each position requirement, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references online via UConn Jobs, Staff Positions (www.jobs.uconn.edu). Please be sure your application materials demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for this position. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019089)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 27, 2018.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations
Internal Number: 2019089
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The University of Connecticut is one of the nation's leading public research universities. UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.