College Financial Aid Advisor I

Location
Malcolm X College
Posted
Oct 09, 2019
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and ResponsibilitiesFINANCIAL AID ADVISORMALCOLM X COLLEGE
Are you a people-person with a talent for quickly solving problems and achieving results? Do you have a desire to work in a welcoming environment making college a reality for a large, diverse student population? If so, this is the opportunity for you! 
Malcolm X College is searching for a Financial Aid Advisor. A successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, experience providing administrative support to a fast-paced office, and a desire to help students achieve their academic goals. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Administers Veterans Affairs Programs, including but not limited to; Review eligibility, authorize payment, follow Federal rules, regulations, and guidelines. 
  • Counsels and advises students, parents and other interested parties on the availability of student financial aid programs to assist in meeting college education costs. 
  • Interviews students applying for financial aid assistance, answers questions regarding eligibility requirements and informs them of the types of financial aid available including grants, loans and work/study program. 
  • Assists students in completing financial aid applications and reviews submitted applications for accuracy and completeness. 
  • Monitors student’s academic status to insure they continue to meet eligibility requirements for financial aid awards. 
  • Maintains records, work reports and time sheets for students enrolled in work/study program; may act as a field liaison explaining work/study program to potential employers.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred 
  • Experience awarding federal aid in compliance with VA and DOD regulations is preferred 
  • Some knowledge of financial aid software, programs, and procedures in a college setting 
  • Good verbal communication demonstrated through interviewing skills 
Malcolm X College was selected as a 2019 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication. MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. 
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.Thank you for your interest in City Colleges!

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: Malcolm X College
Job Posting: Oct 8, 2019, 3:56:21 PM

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