Senior Financial Aid Specialist
Instructions to applicants:
Submit letter of interest, resume, contact information for three referencesJob Title:
Senior Financial Aid SpecialistLocation:
Financial AidPosting Date:
Bachelor’s degree; Two years of responsible student financial aid experience. Two years of management of employees, and supervision of task. Knowledge of financial aid; ability to utilize computer technology including mainframe and PC dual systems; effective oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with a diverse population; ability to work independently.Preferred:
Masters Degree. Experience with Banner. Knowledge of computerized financial aid delivery systems.Primary Responsibilities:
Essential: Manage and create correspondence with students; manage letter generation for awards, loan notifications, loan returns, for both ALP and RGC. Review of applications, file verifications, award processing; advising students; supervise Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) notification emails for ALP and RGC; assist with development of forms and brochures; participation in recruiting; maintenance of student records in compliance with federal regulations. Manage SAP compliance process, monitoring students’ progress. Scholarship Coordinator, involving communication with ALP and RGC scholarship committees and students, manages the process and posts ALP awards in Banner and supervises posting of RGC awards in Banner. Assists with daily student file imports/extracts; daily jobs/processes; monitor student loan programs; lifting of SAR C-Flags. Assists with state, federal, and athletic reports, maintains FA web pages for Alp and RGC and processes financial aid staff travel and work authorizations.
Non-Essential: Data entry; process mail correspondence.
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
Position is Security Sensitive.
Usual: Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Exempt from overtime provisions. Some travel is required as is some weekend work very occasionally. Position is Security Sensitive.
Special: During registration may work 10-12 hours per day.
Any qualifications to be considered in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of the Human Resources Director and the President.
Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.
At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.