Financial Aid Counselor II, Financial Aid, Chal...
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Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
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To provide feasible student financing options to all student populations. To varying degrees, coordinate one or more grant and/or scholarship programs for traditional undergraduate and adult programs. The home location for this position is the Chalon Campus.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Reviews files, conduct needs analysis and award financial aid to students.
2. Counsels and advises students regarding financial aid policies and procedures. Disseminate information regarding the application process and how individual students' programs affect their financial aid.
3. Researches and digests federal guidelines pertaining to federal student aid programs (includes attending workshops and conferences as well as reading and interpreting executive orders of Congress.
4. Conducts financial aid workshops for prospective students. Disseminate financial aid application and procedural information to all interested parties.
5. Educates the College community regarding financial aid policies and guidelines.
6. Conducts financial aid information sessions.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides assistance to Admissions with financial modeling and forecasting to achieve optimal enrollment.
2. Assists with development of financial aid consumer information applicable to non-traditional programs.
3. Maintains compliance with all federal and state SFA rules and regulations
4. Performs RT24 calculations and performs SAP review.
5. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Sufficient working knowledge of financial aid regulations, student loan programs, interest rates and loan processing.
Understanding of the purpose and structure of financial aid programs.
Knowledge of various College programs, academic structures and admissions policies (i.e.Weekend College, undergraduate programs).
Knowledge of financial aid acronyms desired.
Working knowledge of hand calculations of needs analysis, statistical reporting and types of students' financial aid expenditures desired.
Abilities and Skills:
Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines.
Build rapport and interact effectively with both adult and traditional students.
Effectively communicate financial aid information (e.g. options, requirements, regulations) to parents and students.
Quickly learn and keep up to date with regulations and guidelines.
Plan, conduct and oversee financial aid presentations.
Work well independently and in a group.
Analytical and detail-oriented.
Creative problem solver.
Strong organization and prioritization, general mathematics, counseling, customer service, oral/written communication, interpersonal skills.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Seminars/workshops/courses in student services area.
Minimum of two years' experience working in a higher education environment. 3-5 years' experience preferred.
Work Location: West Los Angeles (Chalon Campus)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.