Financial Aid Coordinator

Job description

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a non-benefited, part-time Finance Coordinator. MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. Entities within the college's domain include the Graduate School Education, Ricks Center for Gifted Children, Fisher Early Learning Center, several Institutes & Centers, and grant funded research projects.

The Budget & Planning Department within MCE is responsible for providing high-quality financial information that supports divisional strategic initiatives, and directs the budget, planning, actuals reporting, discounting policy, and compliance monitoring process. Additionally, the department is responsible for divisional accounting transactions, including: hiring/position management, payroll, accounts payable, deposit management and reconciliation, accounts receivable & tuition billing for schools, collections, grants accounting, and financial aid awarding.

Position Summary

The primary duties of this position include managing and processing the division's financial aid transactions, including grant and school activity; documenting financial aid policies and procedures, and monitoring compliance regarding use of divisional resources within budget or plan. Additionally, advising students and families about various financial aid information.

Essential Functions

Provide Professional Advising Services

  • The Financial Advisor works with prospective students and their families, continuing students, and members of the DU community in a personalized way on the financial aid application process, merit scholarship awards, disbursement and institutional policy. The Financial Advisor works with DU students to craft a financial plan to make the University of Denver affordable.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of financial aid topics including cost of attendance, award package, types of aid offered, how to apply for outside scholarships, payment options, financing options, billing, disbursement dates, timelines/deadlines and Morgridge policy and procedures.
  • Develop and implement communication plan to all MCE students around scholarship offerings and impacts on cost of attendance, policy changes and pertinent deadlines and procedures around aid.

Manage gift/endowed awards and Scholarships

  • Manage posting and maintenance of all Morgridge controlled scholarship funds. Awards must be posted and removed in a timely manner in coordination with the office of Admissions and main Office of Financial Aid to meet various DU and Morgridge deadlines. Be able to accurately adjust scholarship awards based on student requests or changes.

Financial Processing

  • Administer billing and fee collection, in conjunction with the University Bursar's office when appropriate, for tuition, before and after-school programs, Institute materials and conferences, and all other fee-generating components for the Ricks Center.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to think and plan strategically, ability to analyze various sources of data and problem solve, ability to work in Excel at a sophisticated level, ability to collaborate, communicate with members of the University.
  • Clear written and oral English communication ability required with the ability to explain complex information to a wide variety of people from varying backgrounds in an open, unintimidating, and accessible way.
  • Solid mathematical skills and general familiarity with accounting methods required with a solid understanding of Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and develop potential solutions.
  • Ability to interact and engage a variety of people from varying backgrounds in a welcoming and inclusive manner.
  • Proven ability to manage complex payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivables.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively under tight deadlines.
  • Effective time management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Strong accounting and finance background.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking.
  • Ability to work in MS Excel and MS Word at a sophisticated level.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in finance and/or accounting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with financial aid or scholarship awarding.
  • Experience working in a university setting.
  • Experience and demonstrated competency with the Banner (ERP) system.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 800850
Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour