Project Assistant I/Receptionist

Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: - an unmatched faculty. - degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. - a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Unit Job Summary: Project Assistant I/Receptionist: Respond to calls to the main financial aid office phone number and answering emails for students in all divisions. Manage the student traffic at the office reception desk. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Provide detailed information to inquiries about all financial aid programs. - Explain loan application process and procedures. - Request appropriate documents required for loan processing. - Evaluate loan application material for accuracy and proper completion. - Contact students for additional information necessary to complete the loan process. - Data entry and maintenance of financial aid application material in financial aid software system. - Prepare loan application files for evaluation by other financial aid staff. - Prior to graduation prepare records for student loan counseling and repayment information sessions. - Provide assistance for projects as needed and/or requested by the director.

Unit Education: High school diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Unit Experience: At least two years of general office experience required. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word required. Experience in a financial aid office preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent communication skills?both written and oral?with students, staff, and numerous university offices outside of Booth required. Knowledge of and proficiency with high volume office process and procedures required.

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