Financial Aid Business Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt II)

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Financial Aid Business Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt II)

Job no: 498312
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Position Summary


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Business Analyst is responsible for providing overall backup support for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship processing systems and their on-going operations. This will include support for both the my.SDSU (CMS/PeopleSoft) and Blackbaud Award Management (BBAM) system.

The incumbent works in close coordination with the OFAS management team and outside consultants/vendors to independently assess complex system/business process issues, research alternative courses of action, make recommendations to OFAS management, and leads with the functionality of the CSU CMS PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Financial Aid Module and also BBAM. The Financial Aid Business Analyst is also responsible for leading staff training and providing support to OFAS end users for the PeopleSoft Financial Aid module and BBAM.

For more information regarding the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is therefore not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with the administration of financial aid and scholarships in a CSU setting.
  • Manage multiple tasks in an environment of competing priorities through the use of effective organizational skills, successfully perform high volumes of detail-oriented tasks, and adjust to an extremely stressful, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and harmonious working relationships in circumstances that involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view, while behaving professionally with tact, restraint, and persuasiveness to achieve understanding and cooperation.
  • Understand the role and use of automation in the delivery of financial aid and scholarships, to increase efficiency and accuracy and to provide excellent customer service.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,693 - $8,489 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 30, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by November 27, 2020.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected].

Advertised: Nov 13, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 27, 2020 (11:55 PM) Pacific Standard Time




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Posted: 11/14/2020
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