Financial Aid Counselor

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DEPARTMENT/DIVISIONStudent Financial Assistance/Student Development and Support Services

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Financial Assistance, the Financial Aid Counselor will provide advice to students on the financial aid application process. The Financial Aid Counselor will serve as the expert on the Federal Direct loan process including awarding, monitoring and reconciling accounts with the COD and the College’s records.  They will also troubleshoot and resolve discrepancies and/or issues.  All other duties, as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   A Master’s degree in counseling or within a student service discipline as well as two years of experience in financial aid are required.    The successful candidate must possess sound knowledge of all federal and state financial aid programs; experience working with the Federal Direct Loan Program; and experience with automatic packaging and electronic data exchange (EDE and COD).  Computer software experience is required.  Experience educating students and families about financial aid is also required.  The successful candidate must have excellent analytical, writing and oral skills.  They must be detailed oriented and have the ability to work in an interdependent working environment.  Participation in relevant organizations is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS3 years of financial aid experience is highly preferred. PeopleSoft experience is also highly preferred.

POSITION EFFECTIVE: The position will remain open until filled.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The minimum starting salary is $63,570 plus competitive benefits.

TO APPLY:  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Please send a resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation to: [email protected].  Please indicate CODE:IHE  “Financial Aid Counselor” in the subject line of the email or mail to:                                

                                                                                Director, Human Resources

                          Westchester Community College


                                                                                HR Department, Administration Building- Suite B42

                                                                                75 Grasslands Road

                                                                                Valhalla, NY  10595

                                                                                Fax: (914) 606-7838

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONSApplications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by February 22, 2019.

Westchester Community College is committed to providing high-quality, low-cost, comprehensive education to meet the career, transfer, vocational, remedial, and recreational needs of the Westchester community.  Westchester Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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Job No: IHEFAC122118
Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/19/2019
Work Type:
Salary: The minimum starting salary is $63,570 plus competitive benefits