Specialist, Financial Aid
Job Number 1908023
Specialist, Financial Aid
Closing Date: 08/30/2019
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Position InformationLocationRound Rock CampusHours40 hours/week as assigned; Must be available to work Monday - Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and some Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm SalarySpecialist 6/118 ($32,662.00 - $46,660.00)FLSA StatusNon-ExemptReports ToCampus Financial Aid SupervisorCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.General Statement of Job
To provide complex financial aid services to students at the college and assist in providing technical support in the administration of financial aid programs.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Uses databases (Ellucian Colleague, NSLDS, Fortis, FAA CPS Online, Selective Service, USCIS, etc.) to ensure applicants meet federal and state regulations before awarding financial aid.Creates and runs reports and submits updates. Generate customized Informer reports for data accuracy.Answers student inquiries regarding financial aid processes, awards and disbursements.Conducts financial aid outreach programs and presentations.Coordinates a variety of financial aid transmissions to student accounting.Works with other ACC departments and state agencies.Attend workshops, presentations, and training relating to State and Federal Educational Financial Aid.Administer, process and reconcile federal aid and grants.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid programs. Student financial aid awarding processes and activities. Financial aid outreach programs. Work-study programs. Tax laws applicable to financial aid.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Advising students and parents regarding financial aid programs and processes. Applying federal and state regulations to all aspects of financial aid programs. Reviewing financial aid applications for eligibility. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Determine individual benefit eligibility.Technology Skills
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Use student information and database systems.Required Work ExperienceTwo years related work experience.
Required EducationBachelor's degree.
An Associate degree and four years of related work experience may substitute for this education requirement. Applicants who substitute work experience to meet the education requirement must use additional related work experience to meet the years of "Required Work Experience" for this position. Please note that the college reserves the right to amend these terms of substitution at any time.
Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Must not be on default of any federal/state student loans. Physical Requirements
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.SafetyWork safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law. DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
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