Financial Aid Advisor

Location
Miami, FL
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Job Title Financial Aid Advisor
Job ID 996667
Location Kendall Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


Job Details



Job Family
STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)
Grade
12
Salary
$19.22 - $24.02
Department
Financial Aid
Reports To
Director
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt


Job Summary


The Financial Aid Advisor reviews and evaluates students' financial aid requests and makes award adjustments and recalculations. The Advisor may be responsible for overseeing the campus coordination, review and delivery of a Financial Aid specific program, based on the needs of the department.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Analyzes/interprets federal, state and institutional policies and eligibility
  • Reviews/evaluates student data and supporting documentation to confirm accuracy of data and determines eligibility for a wide variety of federal, state and district grant, scholarships and other financial assistance programs
  • Resolves conflicts between application for aid and supporting documentation
  • Interprets federal and state income tax returns as they apply to student eligibility
  • Adjusts student and parent data at the DOE-Central Processor services
  • Informs and advises students/parents regarding availability of various funding sources, application process and procedures, rights and responsibilities related to student financial assistance
  • Delivers financial aid workshops, training sessions and other activities on or off campus to students/parents
  • Applies and monitors the student financial assistance academic progress policy to determine continued student eligibility
  • Coordinates the review and delivery of specific Financial Aid programs for the campus
  • Trains/provides work direction to student workers and other personnel as assigned
  • Assists the Campus Director in the development and improvement of various program policies
  • Assists in variety of special projects and programs
  • Serves on college committees; such as, Standards of Academic Progress Committee, Campus or College wide Scholarship Committee
  • Conducts Stafford loan exit interviews and workshops to reduce Miami Dade College Stafford loan default rate
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in current federal and state financial aid policies and procedures
  • Ability to acquire and exhibit comprehensive knowledge of complex Federal, State and Institutional financial aid regulations, procedures and directives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications
  • Ability to work with designated student databases and college financial aid systems (Prosam)
  • Working knowledge of preparation of business correspondence, reports, forms, vouchers, work orders, and specialized documents connected with financial aid job tasks
  • Ability to use correct business spelling, grammar punctuation and formatting
  • Possess superior interpersonal and persuasive communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work a flexible which may include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team and to multi task in a fast-paced, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff


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