Specialist IV, Financial Aid – 17000713

Location
Lone Star College System Office
Salary
$30,233
Posted
Aug 23, 2017
Ref
17000713
Institution Type
Community College

Specialist IV, Financial Aid – 17000713

Lone Star College-System Office

Commitment to Mission: 

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs:

  • Students Matter
  • Inspire Excellence
  • Act Intentionally
  • Better Together
  • No Fear!
  • Trust!

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

 

Campus Marketing Statement:

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College, located in the north metropolitan Houston area, is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in the country featuring six comprehensive colleges and 10 centers with over 95,000 credit and non-credit students each semester, an annual budget exceeding $500,000,000, and 7,300 employees spread over a 2100 square mile area.  

LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region. 

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park.  Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

This position is located at the LSC-System Office at 5000 Research Forest Drive.  The Woodlands, Texas 77381.

Position Summary: 

Supports other staff by performing task oriented duties while providing clerical, analytical, administrative, and operational support under general supervision. Position provides information to students and parents about financial aid functions, timelines, and eligibility, triaging students to appropriate staff as needed. Provides excellent customer service and communicates effectively with internal and external customers regarding regulations, policies, and procedures as outlined by the United States Department of Education and Lone Star College. Ensures that all system, campus and state policies and practices are correctly carried out.

Job Functions:

  1. Prioritizes and assigns work to lower level staff; monitors the performance of lower level staff; trains staff on work methods and procedures; and participates on staff evaluations
  2. Collects, analyzes, evaluates, and verifies financial aid data and documents submitted by students
  3. Certifies student enrollment, ensuring adherence to academic progress policies and eligibility requirements; initiates appropriate adjustments to individual student financial aid
  4. Researches current State and Federal regulations to keep up-to-date and determines the application of regulations to specific student circumstances
  5. Prepares and reconciles a variety of reports, business correspondence, records, and/or other related documents
  6. Participates in preparing for and facilitating financial aid workshops and presentations
  7. Counsels students, and others, regarding eligibility requirements of financial aid
  8. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to use software products
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Ability to document and track expenses

Physical Abilities:

  • Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound
  • Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading

Salary:

$30,233

Work Schedule & Conditions:

  • PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

Required:

  • High school diploma and at least 5 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Specialization relevant to Financial Aid

Benefits Marketing Statement: 

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance.

This includes 22-23 days paid holidays and up to 12 annual vacation days, full comprehensive benefits package, wellness program, professional development opportunities and more.

How to Apply: 

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY!

 

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered. 

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year.  By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

   

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States. 

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer.  All positions are subject to a criminal background check.