Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of financial aid counselor. The financial aid counselor must have a working knowledge of federal and state policies and regulations governing the various financial aid programs and will assist in administering programs to ensure federal regulations and institutional goals are met. Under the direction of the director of financial aid, the financial aid counselor will oversee functional areas of the financial aid office. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership abilities, be student centered, creative and versed in cultural diversity.
Adheres to regulations as set forth by governing agencies and institutional policies.
Performs data integration between various financial aid management systems.
Serves as frontline responder for student and parent inquiries about the financial aid process and aid programs.
Assists with operational procedures for student eligibility including verification, resolving C codes, following up with students to collect the required documentation to complete the financial aid awarding process.
Prepares correspondence necessary for student aid processing and awarding.
Analyzes student financial aid information to determine award letters for students.
Accurately documents student information while maintaining confidentiality of student records.
Advises students and parents of financial aid awards and financing options.
Advises students on the consequences of any status changes as they apply to financial aid awards.
Assists in developing consumer information, including documents, forms, publications and electronic media.
Assists with reporting.
Performs other tasks as assigned by the director of financial aid.
Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience in a college financial aid office related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Knowledge of federal Title IV financial aid programs and of federal and state policies and regulations governing the various financial aid programs, to be compliant in awarding and advising students.
Working knowledge of financial aid management systems, PowerFAIDS preferred.
Demonstrated leadership abilities, student-centered, creative and versed in cultural diversity.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method for applications) or Financial Aid Counselor Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu. EOE
As one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Ohio’s Western Reserve, Lake Erie College is proud of its long heritage. From its start as a female seminary, in the Mount Holyoke style, to the coeducational institution it is today, the College has been a leader in higher education for over 160 years. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College fosters an environment of engagement, empowerment and self-evaluation in a diverse world, for both students and employees. We offer a rich menu of employee benefits in retirement, health, education and more, affirming the value we place in our employees.
Lake Erie College provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
About Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens. We offer 35 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 17 NCAA Division II varsity sports and on three intercollegiate equestrian teams.
The College is located in Painesville, seat of Lake County in the heart of the Western Reserve. The small-town setting and historic homes surrounding the campus provide a traditional academic environment, while the close proximity to Cleveland offers the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area. The campus consists of buildings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Five miles south of the campus is Morley farm, home to the George Magoffin Humphrey Equestrian Center and Victor Manor House, residence of the College president and site of a variety of College and community activities.