Financial Aid Advisor

first_imgBackground Check / Pre-Employment Screening * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficialtranscript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?YesNo License(s)/Certifications Competitive benefits package. Summary of Job Duties If yes, please describe.(Open Ended Question)* How did you learn of this employment opportunity?(Open Ended Question) Posting NumberNC00146P Quick Link for Position Special Job Dimensions EEO Statement * Do you understand that failure to complete the EmploymentHistory section of the application will result in automaticelimination?YesNo Position Number • Extensive counseling and advisement of students on mattersrelated to Title IV financial aid programs, state financial aidprograms, and university scholarship programs.• Determine financial aid eligibility, review supportingdocumentation, and package Title IV financial aid awards accordingto federal regulations; perform federal verification of student aidapplication data in accordance with federal, state, andinstitutional guidelines.• Monitor financial aid eligibility for students to prevent overawards of federal funds caused by external scholarships and thirdparty payments; monitor student satisfactory academic progressrequirements, review financial aid suspension appeals and renderappeal decisions.• Assist students with web-based financial aid applicationprocedures and electronic student loan applicationprocedures.• Travel to area high schools and conduct presentations to educatestudents and families about the value of a college education andpaying for college costs.• Assist staff members from other student service offices inproviding quality information necessary to student success.• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by actingand communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providingleadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-timeattendance.• Other duties as assigned. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?YesNo About the College / Department * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterUnofficial College TranscriptsOptional DocumentsProof of Veteran StatusAdditional DocumentSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Open Until FilledYes Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staffand general public.• Able to speak Spanish fluently a Plus.• Ability to successfully function within a fast-paced, dynamicenvironment, in a variety of situations, while maintaining accuracyand attention to detail.• Understand FERPA and the highly confidential nature and scope ofthis position.• Knowledge of SCT BANNER financial aid module and the skill tonavigate within the BANNER system.• Commitment to a high level of quality customer service.• Professional demeanor.• Some public speaking is required in this position.• Exhibit a helpful caring attitude and be a source ofencouragement for students pursuing an education beyond highschool.• Excellent oral and written communication, critical thinking, andproblem-solving skills. Working TitleFinancial Aid Advisor Minimum Qualifications One year of experience in financial aid and a higher educationenvironment. Work experience in accounting, bookkeeping, andfinance may be substituted for education and higher educationrequirements. Experience as a liaison with federal, state, county,and other agencies to provide data, interpret, and apply changes inrules and regulations. Special Instructions to Applicants This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminalbackground check, sex offender registry check, financial historybackground check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction orarrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history aloneshall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationshipto the requirements of the position. Background checks and drugscreening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Close Date The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity,affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting andsupporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. TheUniversity welcomes applications without regard to race, religion,color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexualorientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability,family medical history or genetic information, politicalaffiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the UnitedStates on the first day of employment. All applicant information issubject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom ofInformation Act.UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educationalopportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, nationalorigin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation,or gender identify. The University abides by all applicableemployment laws.As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the Universityis committed to provide equal employment opportunities for allapplicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring,transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits andall other aspects of employment. Work performed primarily in an office setting. While performing theduties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digitaldexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequentlysits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands andwalks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed visionwhen focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks andhears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree. The Financial Aid Office is open to the public from 8:00 am to 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. on Friday.Extended hours occasionally required during peak periods. About the University Position Summary Work Schedule Preferred Qualifications For full consideration, please apply by March 29th, 2021. * Did you complete the Employment History section of theapplication?YesNo SalaryLow 30’s, Salary commensurate with education andexperience. Posting Details For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University ofArkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learningcommunity with a student-centered approach focused on the successof the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative,hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert facultyto ensure students receive a future-focused education at the mostaffordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergonesignificant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for successin the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutionsand affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on theArkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley.Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is nowa vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of culturalactivities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtownarts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts willappreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains,forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits andthroughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easydriving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City,Little Rock, and Memphis.The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities locatedon 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W.Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who chooseto live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes,complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campusapartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campusinvolvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100registered student organizations, which includes academicsocieties, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, andcultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAADivision II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’svolleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country,and tennis. DepartmentFinancial Aid Office Benefits Open Date03/19/2021 Anticipated start date04/19/2021 The Financial Aid Advisor works under general supervision and isresponsible for assisting the general student population with thefinancial aid application completion, determining financial aideligibility, and packaging student financial aid and scholarshipsin accordance with federal, state and institutional policies andprocedures. The Financial Aid Advisor represents the University asa student advocate who is committed to helping students findeducational success. The Financial Aid Advisor is a member of theEnrollment Management Division, works in the Financial Aid Officeand reports to the Director of Financial Aid. Does this position require a background check?Criminal Background Check, Financial History Background Check,and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Checklast_img