One Stop Counselor/Native American Student Success Financial Wellness Specialist

Job Title: One Stop Counselor/Native American Student Success Financial Wellness Specialist
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 328744
Qualifications

The University of Minnesota Morris, One Stop Student Services, seeks a One Stop Counselor/Native American Student Success Financial Wellness Specialist. This is a 12 month, 100%/40 hour week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, and includes some night and weekend responsibilities with occasional travel. This position will report to the Assistant Director of One Stop Student Services. The qualifications are as follows:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
BA/BS degree with at least two years of experience in a customer/student service related field, OR a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years. Familiarity/experience in working with Native American students and families, tribes, communities and/or organizations. Availability to attend outreach events, which will include some evening, weekend hours, and travel. To create and maintain a safe learning and working environment a successful background check is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree and one or more years of direct experience in working with Native American students, families, tribes, communities and/or organizations. Related skills and experience in student financial aid, financial planning, and/or financial literacy.

Appointment may be considered at the One Stop Counselor 3, job code: 93513C, classification for candidates with the following qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and at least four or more years of related experience. Familiarity/experience in working with American Indian tribes, communities and/or organizations. Skill in interpreting and effectively communicating rules and regulations to a diverse audience, both in one-on-one sessions and group presentations; sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding to work effectively with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Working knowledge of Microsoft office and Google suite of applications. Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license. To create and maintain a safe learning and working environment a successful background check is required.

About the Job

POSITION SUMMARY
This position counsels, advises, investigates, and resolves student cases in the areas of financial aid, billing and payment, registration, records, student employment, and veteran services The position provides direct One Stop support for Native American students attending the University of Minnesota Morris.

The position provides direct support for Native American students as a part of the Native American Student Success (NASS) program and works collaboratively with other campus offices and programs in building of a culture of success. The position will work to build strong working relationships with American Indian tribal educational staff. The position will support and foster financial literacy and wellness for native students.

The position requires a sensitivity, knowledge and understanding to work effectively with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This is a 100% position reporting to the Assistant Director of One Stop Student Services with responsibilities to the NASS Director.

The position is funded 50% through One Stop Student Services. The additional 50% of the position is funded through University of Minnesota Morris’s US Department of Education Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program (NASNTI) grant. The project is funded through September 30, 2020. Morris intends to apply for future U.S. Department of Education NASNTI funds.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Percent- 50% Functions- One Stop Student Services Counselor

  • Counsel, advise, investigate, and resolve student cases in the areas of financial aid, billing, payment, student employment, registration, student records, and veteran services. Provide in-depth counseling to students and parents/guests.
  • Provide direct One Stop support for all Native American students.
  • Explain federal, state and university policy and procedures and exercise authority to implement changes.
  • Participate in One Stop program development and serve as the lead on assigned projects.
  • Conduct one-on-one financial literacy and wellness meetings for students and parents/guests. Develop partnerships with campus departments to promote One Stop financial wellness initiatives/programs and provide presentations and workshops.
  • Serve on committees and participate in related meetings, as required by the One Stop Assistant Director.
  • Attend One Stop related training, conferences, and professional development programs.
  • Assist with related programs and other duties as assigned.

Percent- 50% Functions - Native American Student Success (NASS) Financial Wellness Specialist

  • Collaborate with NASS project director to meet the Native American Student Success program objectives and timelines.
  • Provide one on one holistic One Stop, financial literacy, financial wellness, and economic health support for all NASS students.
  • Develop and introduce a series of new financial literacy /economic health modules – targeting 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year NASS students.
  • Assist with tracking NASS program participation and outcomes.
  • Serve on committees and participate in related meetings, as required by the NASS director.
  • Attend NASS related training, conferences, and professional development programs.
  • Assist with NASS related programs and other duties as assigned.
How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Application review will begin on March 4, 2019 and be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

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Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M



The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines a rigorous, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications -- U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers. Among University of Minnesota campuses, Morris has the highest proportion of faculty in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating.