Financial Aid Specialist Job at Northeast Community College – 4.4 in Norfolk, NE

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Full Time Hourly Staff

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Salary and Benefits
This is an hourly position in Salary Grade 211, with a minimum salary of $17.44 per hour. The successful candidate’s salary will be calculated based on education and experience within the grade range. This position is eligible for Northeast Community College’s excellent full-time fringe benefits package. Cash-in-lieu of Health Insurance may be available depending upon successful candidate’s coverage enrollment.

Norfolk, NE

General Description
This position is responsible for advising prospective and currently enrolled students and their families on all aspects of the financial aid process. The Financial Aid Specialist serves as the primary contact with students and prospective students and participates in college recruitment and retention activities. They have responsibility for providing information sessions for students, parents and families in support of various outreach efforts and will need to effectively communicate and counsel individual students or groups of students and their families. This position also has the responsibility for managing specific financial aid programs and processes.
This is accomplished by: Advising prospective and currently enrolled students and families on the financial aid process in person, on the telephone and through written/email correspondence. Communicating with students about renewing FAFSA, missing verification documents, entrance and exit counseling, award acceptance and other requirements. Supporting financial literacy through one-on-one outreach with students. Assisting with evening and weekend recruitment events such as high school nights, FAFSA completion workshops, and outreach events both on and off campus. Conducting needs analysis in compliance with federal criteria to determine eligibility of each financial aid applicant. Conducting verification of student and parent application data in compliance with federal criteria. Determining the types and amounts of financial aid to be awarded through the packaging process according to federal, state, and institutional requirements. Monitoring individual student awards. Resolving data conflicts and over awards and making necessary referrals to other student services office.
Other duties include: Analyzing various system-generated reports to verify continued compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal and institutional guidelines; and coordinates administration of specific institutional, state, or federal programs as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications: Education
Associate’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling, or related field preferred.

Qualification: Experience
Requires one to three years of experience in a related field. Two years of direct financial aid experience preferred.

Qualification: Skills
The ability to operate a telephone, fax, copier, PC computer and associated hardware is required and proficiency with Microsoft Office software is preferred.
Bilingual or multilingual language capability desired but not required (Spanish preferred).

Special Instructions to Applicants
Priority will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, April 23, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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Open Until Filled

Job Type: Full-time

About the Company

Company: Northeast Community College – 4.4

Company Location:  Norfolk, NE

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