Financial Aid & Scholarship Program Spec - FAS Program Specialist

Location
San Marcos
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Financial Aid & Scholarship Program Spec - FAS Program Specialist


Job Number: 2018461

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Excellent Writing Skills
  • Problem-Solving Experience
  • Analytical Experience

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Excellent Teamwork Skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Program/Project Management Skills
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Excellent Problem-Solving Skills
  • Effective Research Skills
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Experience
  • Demonstrated Initiative
  • Highly Motivated
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Programs
  • Presentation Skills
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Alternative Loans

    Job Description
    Financial Aid and Scholarships at Texas State University seeks a financial aid professional to work on the office's Grants & Special Programs team.

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Financial Aid Program Specialist is responsible for awarding financial aid and/or scholarships, managing specific financial aid or scholarship programs (including writing and maintaining procedures), exercising professional judgment relative to special circumstances, and occasionally counseling students. In addition, this position will assist with default prevention and outreach.

    Job Duties
    Financial Aid and Scholarships at Texas State University seeks a financial aid professional to work on the office's Grants & Special Programs team.

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Financial Aid Program Specialist is responsible for awarding financial aid and/or scholarships, managing specific financial aid or scholarship programs (including writing and maintaining procedures), exercising professional judgment relative to special circumstances, and occasionally counseling students. In addition, this position will assist with default prevention and outreach.

    Job Duties

    The Program Specialist will work to ensure the effective management of federal, state and institutional financial aid and scholarship programs, determine student eligibility by reviewing exception lists, award students according to university packaging parameters, and exercise professional judgment regarding financial and other documents related to mitigating circumstances. This position is also tasked with keeping abreast of all pertinent federal and state financial aid regulations and making recommendations to ensure effective, efficient, and compliant team operations. In addition, the Program Specialist will develop and maintain a strong default prevention and financial literacy program as well as give presentations via our outreach programs.

    Additional Information to Applicants
    Occasional overnight travel, and work beyond normal 8-5 business hours may be required.

    Posting NoticesYOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. , YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A LIST OF REFERENCES.
    Legal and Required Notices
    Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


    Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


    Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


    Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

    Why work @ Texas State?
  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
  • Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions


    By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.


    For full application instructions and position description, please visit the Texas State Job Board



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