Senior Financial Counselor

Dahlonega, GA
May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Senior Financial Counselor

Position Number: 53000964

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 06/04/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Senior Financial Counselor. The VA Benefits Counselor supervises the processes and procedures of the VA Office to assure regulatory compliance and assists students in all aspects of applying for and receiving their VA Education Benefits. Supervises one part-time employee. As Financial Aid Senior Counselor, assists student recipients of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid; provides expertise in the areas of HOPE, Title IV, BANNER and/or loans; and mentors other members of the Financial Aid team.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Senior Financial Counselor will:
  • Assist students in applying for the GIBILL and payment issues, certifies GIBILL enrollments, assists students with Tuition Assistance, approves and processes the ROTC Grant, Future Officers Grant, Mandatory Fee Waiver and Hero Scholarship. Assist students in applying for Go Army Tuition Assistance. Maintain the Veterans page on the UNG web site. Provide Veterans Education Benefits presentations. Supervise one part-time employee.
  • Supervise VA Office within the Office of Financial Aid ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Mentor and provide training to other members of the Financial aid team in various areas of subject expertise
  • Counsel students and parents on loans and other financial aid programs; discusses eligibility, application status and awards with students; prepares financial aid packets.
  • Provide senior level support in an area of Financial aid expertise, including HOPE, Title IV, BANNER or Loans.
  • Process Verification, Professional Judgments, Dependency Overrides, SAP, Subsequent ISIRS and C-flags.
  • Award, process and manage student's loan volume, including counseling on budgeting.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of routine office equipment and procedures
  • Knowledge of various software programs
  • Knowledge of financial aid application procedures and forms
  • Effective communication skills
  • Accurate typing/data entry skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to utilize BANNER or a similar relational database

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Four (4) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a credit check. Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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