Student Financial Aid Administrator - Office of Student Financial Aid (A1700409)

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Jul 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Student Financial Aid Administrator

Office of Student Financial Aid

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applications are being sought for a Student Financial Aid Administrator in the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Student Financial Aid Administrator will plan, operate, process and report a wide range of financial aid programs and services provided by the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) to a diverse student population. The Office of Student Financial Aid is responsible for the administration and coordination of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs totaling over $843 million annually and provide financial aid information and services to nearly 45,000 students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the administration of programs and execution of procedures specified on the Office of Student Financial Aid Program Responsibilities list.
  • Responsible for student awarding, disbursement and reconciliation of federal, state and institutional financial aid; accounting and funds management; maintenance of student records; application in-take and processing; verification of student records; and scholarship administration.
  • Provide advice and counsel to clients of the Office of Student Financial Aid, either in-person, by telephone or through written correspondence (including e-mail).
  • Be knowledgeable of all student financial aid programs and services.
  • Serve as liaison with University offices and other related financial aid agencies.
  • Utilize available resources and provide presentations to large groups as well as work one-on-one with students and their families.
  • Represent OSFA on institutional, state and federal committees and at professional conferences and workshops.
  • Coordinate the staff efforts required to carry out program responsibilities and educate/train other office staff regarding the programs for which they are responsible.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of legislation governing financial aid programs and federal needs analysis methodology.
  • Exercise professional judgment when financial aid program guidelines do not seem to adequately address a specific situation.


  • Required education, experience and abilities:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience communicating with diverse populations.


  • Preferred education, experience and abilities:
  • Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Successful experience in Student Financial Aid or customer service.
  • Experience presenting information to large groups of people.


  • Procedure for candidacy:

    This position is a full-time, twelve-month academic professional appointment and includes an excellent salary and fringe benefits package. The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date and the salary range is $37,000 - $42,000. For full consideration, applications should be received by July 19, 2017. Interviews may begin prior to close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until the search closes. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of three professional references. For further information about this position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at 217-300-2734.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



    College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Provost
    Category: Academic Professional
    Title: Student Financial Aid Administrator - Office of Student Financial Aid (A1700409)
    Open Date: 07/05/2017
    Close Date: 07/19/2017
    Organization Name: Student Financial Aid-Admin

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