• ADVISOR-FINANCIAL AID

    Midland College
    Job Description
    Job Title ADVISOR-FINANCIAL AID
    Position Status Full Time
    Classification Title Coordinator-12 m
    Work Location Main Campus-3600 N. Garfield, Midland TX
    Job Summary

    The Financial Aid Advisor is responsible for supporting the goals of the Financial Aid Department as directed by the Director of Financial Aid. Main priority is to apply rules and regulations in determining financial aid eligibility for assigned caseload of students.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years closely related work experience or Associate’s degree (60 college credit hours) plus 2 years work experience in a college setting

    Demonstrated experience applying policy and interpreting regulations

    Computer literacy to include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and data entry

    Ability to multi-task

    Ability to manage a large volume work flow with minimal supervision

    Must be detail oriented and highly self-motivated

    Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Excellent public relations skills

    Strong problem analysis and problem resolution skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience working with financial aid in a college setting

    Accounting experience

    Knowledge of financial aid and electronic imaging software

    Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Strong problem analysis and problem resolution skills

    Essential Functions

    Responsible for processing verification, unusual enrollment, return of Title IV, TASFA, summer aid, spring financial aid transcripts as needed based on assigned caseload of students

    Review student information to determine whether student qualifies to apply for special circumstance, dependency override or divorce and separation request

    Reach out to students on assigned caseload as needed to provide assistance with verification and to complete financial aid awarding process

    Use problem-solving and professional judgement to determine immigration status and resolve missing information issues

    Responsible for timely and accurate processing of electronic corrections to the US Department of Education

    Apply knowledge of student loan limits and aggregate limits

    Responsible for accurate calculations of student budgets and unmet need

    Review all necessary data elements that are required for awarding including, but not limited to major, satisfactory academic progress, educational intent, transcript evaluation, the National Student Loan Data system monitoring, high school graduation verification, etc.

    Resolution of any conflicting data issues with Selective Service System, Immigration and Naturalization, Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, etc

    Responsible for awarding TEOG State Grant

    Award student tuition waivers and state exemptions as needed

    Responsible for processing all distance learning book vouchers based on assigned caseload

    Use electronic imaging as a major source of student records

    Assist with front counter as needed

    Able to work under pressure and deal with angry students and family members

    Other duties as assigned

    Physical Demands

    Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds

    Must be able to work extended hours during periods of registration and Midland College or community events (including some weekends)

    Work mostly performed indoors, some outdoor Midland College or community events may be required, including weekends

    Work both on campus and off campus

    Travel for training, meetings and events both in and out of town may be required

    General Office environment with repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

    Lifting and moving

    Must be able to communicate effectively

    Min Salary $2,935.00 per month
    Max Salary $3,041.67 per month
    Pay Statement Salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.
    Posting Detail Information

     

    Posting Number P00243S2016
    Open Date 07/11/2018
    Position Available Immediately
    Special Instructions to Applicants

    All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application, resume, transcripts, three letters of reference, and a statement addressing responsibilities, qualifications and how the candidate meets the desired characteristics. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with application. NOTE: Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) attended to Midland College Human Resources are required within 30 days of hire. If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days. 

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