Assistant Director of Student Aid/Student Aid Counselor
Job No: 494154 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Office of Student Finance Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Administrative Support, Student Services
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Student Aid/Student Aid Counselor provides professional counseling services to students and parents on a continuous basis; has specific managerial responsibility for graduate programs and other assigned student aid programs (loans, TAP, Pell, etc.). Works very closely with other offices throughout the University
Title and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Provide professional student aid counseling to students and families. Phone, voicemail, email, text, in-person, and other emerging platforms of counseling required
Managerial responsibility for counseling graduate students, and helping shape the service provided to them by the Office of Student Finance
Be comfortable working with exclusively online programs and having an of understanding the nuances with the online population
Will provide the opportunity to work remotely and possibly keep hours other than the published office hours
Assist the Associate Director with creating, managing, and editing Student Aid online and print materials
Participate in financial aid related presentations including orientation sessions for graduate programs both in-person and online relating to financial aid and open-houses
Track, manage and process the following: all federal c-flags, federal verifications, budget adjustments, consortium agreements, FERPA release forms, 3rd Party and external grant forms
Assist the Director with financial aid packaging and fund allocations, including federal student loans, institutional scholarships, grants, and loans, and award letter generation
Run reports, process loans, and track loan proceeds received
Work closely with the Student Accounts staff paying attention to resolving student inquiries regarding loan disbursements
Work closely with Registrar and Admission staff on a daily basis as needed
Work at other campuses in NYC, as needed
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelors degree required and 3 years of related experience is required
Must have thorough and working knowledge of Title IV financial aid rules and regulations
Must be comfortable working with various computer software programs and platforms within the University and externally, which may include Banner, Teams, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, COD, NSLDS and other 3rd party websites
Skills & Competencies:
Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups
Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
Demonstrates genuine caring and empathy through personal demeanor and approach
Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees
Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
Effectively manages own time and resources
Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
About Us: Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.