Description Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,400 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.
JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Dean of Financial Aid to manage the College's student financial aid programs.
*This is an exempt (salaried) position*
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Counsel current students and parents regarding financial aid options
Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant
Oversee the Minnesota State Grant operations, including the MSG calculator, monthly reconciliation and reporting to MHESO, and monitoring student enrollment levels
Assist the Dean and the College computing staff with problem resolution and developing new initiatives in regards to Datatel and ImageNow
Assist Dean with the annual set up of Datatel file suite and related annual communication management maintenance
Consult with and make recommendations to Dean regarding dependency overrides and professional judgment cases
Assist with presentations in conjunction with Admission Office visitation days as well as financial aid nights
Participate in Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA)
Attend professional conferences and training
Assist with awarding of student's at Dean's request
Previous college financial aid administrative experiences
Demonstrated strengths in the areas of attention to detail, organization, interpersonal communication (verbal and written), and the ability to work as part of a larger office and College team
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Experience in and understanding of the strategic use of financial aid in the recruitment and retention of students
Familiarity with Ellucian Colleague
Familiarity with COD, FAAAcces, NSLDS
Familiarity with State of Minnesota financial aid programs
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact information for three (3) references
Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.