Financial Aid Officer (UCP 6)

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Financial Aid Officer (UCP 6)
Job ID: 2018007
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Office of Student Financial Aid Services is looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated Financial Aid Officer to perform a wide range of complex and confidential administrative functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide exceptional client service to students/parents who contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services through email / phone / walk-in, respond to inquiries within the departmental standards, determine financial aid awards; counsel students and parents regarding application process, sources and availability of aid; researches and recommends procedures and policies in designated area of expertise; keeps abreast of institutional, state and federal rules, regulations and guidelines governing the administration of Title 4 federal funds including grants, work programs, and student loans; administer one or more specialized areas; performs special projects, as needed or assigned.

Participates in outreach activities by providing general financial aid information and/or presentations at University open houses, new student orientation, first year experience classes, etc. Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Client Services or any member of the management staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of training and experience; three to five years progressively responsible financial aid experience; demonstrated in-depth knowledge of financial aid regulations and related laws; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent counseling and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, the public, the university community and external constituencies; ability to work independently, and under time constraints. Demonstrate the ability to manually award a financial aid package. Additionally, be comfortable with presenting to large and small audiences; public speaking and is willing to travel to support outreach events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Client Service experience (in-person and phone). A working knowledge of Federal and State Financial Aid Programs; strong personal initiative. Preference given to candidates with experience using an automated financial aid system (e.g. PeopleSoft, Banner, etc.).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent, full-time, twelve-month position. Salary range is in the $50,000's, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit their letter of application, current resume and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check (Search #2018007)

This job posting is schedule to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 18, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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