SFS Graduate Assistant
SFS Graduate Assistant
Provide compassionate and knowledgeable phone counseling to students, parents, and other stakeholders in the financial aid and student accounts process. Disseminate
phone calls to staff members as appropriate. Escalate situations and issues to senior leadership as necessary.
Counseling and Outreach:
Complete coordinated outreach to students and parents as assigned. A high level of customer service is expected. Responsible for escalating situations in a professional and
Developing Relationships and Communication Plans:
Create an environment that allows for the gathering of information by building relationships with students, parents,
and other stakeholders. Assist with data collection and the creation of communication plans and messages. Be a strong team player when it comes to suggestions for improvement and be a value-added member of the SFS team in implementation of changes.
Other tasks and projects to assist the department as assigned
•1-2 years of office or customer service experience
•Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with students and parents in a friendly, courteous manner
•Ability to propose changes to current policies and procedures to increase customer service efforts
•Have strong communication skills that include the ability to present information in a public manner as well as one-on-one meetings. Excellent written skills are also expected.
•Ability to handle stressful situations in a courteous and professional manner
•Inquisitive and analytical, with strong critical thinking skills. S/he will have the ability to solve problems, including the ability to help non-experts understand policies and processes
•Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and successfully prioritize tasks
•Commitment to and ability to work with diverse populations.
Knowledge of financial aid, admission, student accounts, or student services; Experience working with diverse student populations and counseling students and their families; experience processing payments.
Required Prior Work Experience:
To apply, please visit: www.emerson.edu
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