Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities. Germanna is currently searching for a lead Financial Aid Advisor who will provide direct assistance and support services to staff and students in the conduct of agency business related to the financial aid unit of the two campuses and two of the centers of the college. The primary responsibilities of this position include assisting students and families with financial aid options and processing federal, state and institutional financial aid applications and files in accordance with federal, state and college regulations. To be successful in this position the candidate will need the following skills: 1. Ability to work independently and with sensitive information 2. Ability to explain complicated, detailed information to students and families in an easy to understand method 3. Working knowledge of the agency's policies and operations 4. Considerable knowledge in the administration of federal, state and institutional aid programs 5. Considerable skill in the use of automated systems in the processing of all financial aid data. 6. Ability to understand complex government regulations and provide information to potential students, co-workers and college administrators. 7. Considerable skill in the use of software applications used in the processing of student financial aid and supporting office functions. 8. Ability and willingness to work as a team member in assisting other staff members during peak work periods This position will be open until filled. To be considered in the first review of applications please submit your completed VCCS state application with your resume and a letter of interest before June 16, 2021. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society. An EEO Employer
1. Associate's degree or the equivalent education and experience 2. Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook 3. Practical experience working in a community college
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About Germanna Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.