Financial Aid - Non-Student Hourly Part-Time

UNT Dallas
Dallas, TX
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number STA - 201000000535
Job Title Financial Aid - Non-Student Hourly Part-Time
Job Description
The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to:

The Financial Aid - Non-Student Hourly position will report to the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Vice President for Student Access and SuccessThis position will provide immediate and comprehensive services to students relating to federal, state, and institutional regulatory requirements, awarding financial aid, calculating federal need analysis eligibility, performing detailed technical duties, and providing intensive educational loan program data. The Financial Aid - Non-Student Hourly is the first point of contact for the department and with other university personnel. This position will also oversee operations relating to financial aid from federal, state, private, institutional, and other sources.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Counsels and routes incoming inquiries regarding financial aid application processes
  • Assumes accountability for and maintains knowledge of federal, state and institutional guidelines and regulations
  • Determines and explains formulas and calculations
  • Assesses and adjusts cost of attendance budgets
  • Determines if verification data elements have an impact on aid eligibility
  • Assesses program eligibility
  • Performs Loan Check Management, Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling, and Scholarship Processing
  • Assists, schedules, coordinates and participates in annual Financial Aid Help Sessions, campus and community events and college nights
  • Answers questions and complaints regarding Federal, State, and Institutional regulations and guidelines
  • Analyzes and monitors computer reports for accuracy, adherence to requirements, and/or discrepancies, and takes corrective actions
  • Processes and reviews applications for grants, loans, and/or scholarships
  • Maintains and posts records in electronic and paper record system
  • Plans, implements, and monitors all financial aid functions and services
  • Prepares institutional funding applications and reports to appropriate agencies and entities

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge of effective managerial methods and techniques on how to establish and maintain an effective workforce
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates
  • Thorough knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate)
  • Thorough knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate)
  • Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in financial aid, preferably at the graduate school level
  • Exceptional service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of internal constituents; including the Dean, faculty and administrators of UNT Dallas, and counterparts in other organizations within the University
  • Knowledge of financial aid funding mechanisms, regulations, methods for assessing need, accounting principles relevant to financial aid
  • Experience with maintaining computerized financial aid database using specialized software
  • Knowledge and experience as to data analysis, reporting, and institutional effectiveness
  • Knowledge and experience as to other areas of student services and software relating to those services
  • Higher Education experience
  • PeopleSoft skills experience
  • Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions
  • Strong presentation skills

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule
Substitution of Experience/Education Yes
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Preference (DD-214)
  2. Financial Aid Summary


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