FINANCIAL AID OFCR 2 (004526), Financial Aid Coordinator, International House 2136 - 2136
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 30, 2019.
International House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. Since its founding in 1930 with a substantial gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 95,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines. Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle. I-House's rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.
This is a newly created position and will report to the Director of Admissions and Housing Operations. We are in search of an energetic, creative professional who has strong and demonstrable skills in the administration and implementation of financial aid, including scholarship and fellowship programs. The position is presently envisioned as 60% of full-time (i.e., working three days per week), but other options may also be considered.
International House provides some $1.5 million dollars annually in support of its residents in scholarships, fellowships and grants to cover their room and board expenses which range from $18,000 to $22,000 annually, depending on the type of room they have within the I-House facility. The Financial Aid Officer works closely with other members of the I-House administrative team in the design, planning, and administration of these scholarships and grants which are designed to further diversity International House's resident body in terms of academic major, citizenship and economic background.
Examples of Key Responsibilities
Analyzes a variety of factors (financial data, individual circumstances, social background, academic status, educational goals) and applies knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies to determine students' eligibility for I-House grants, scholarships and fellowships.
Identifies available resources and unmet needs to determine appropriate allocation of aid awards for individual students.
Coordinates, implements, and evaluates yield, retention and housing offer acceptances for targeted individuals. Recommends changes or development of new activities.
Participates on standing I-House 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.
Identifies and implements database elements, queries, and reports needed to monitor aid programs. Analyzes reports to resolve ID allocation problems.
Provides individual counseling on non-routine, sensitive aid issues to diverse groups involving students from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Exercises professional judgment to authorize changes in financial aid awards.
Coordinates and creates content for outreach services to diverse prospective students, parents, and the general public.
Develops and participates in staff development and training activities.
May be assigned special projects as needed.
Bachelor's degree from accredited institution in related area and/or equivalent experience/training;
A minimum of four years prior financial aid experience, preferably in higher education.
Must submit a cover letter and three (3) professional references required at the time of application.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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