Specialist IV – Student Centric Financial Aid Coordinator

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Specialist IV – Student Centric Financial Aid Coordinator

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$3,128 – $4,568 per month

Occupational Category:



Financial Aid

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Two years relevant specialist experience or experience in a related field. Experience in Higher Education is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs highly advanced specialist duties for Financial Aid under the Division of Enrollment Management.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs highly advanced specialist duties. Accountable for the execution and follow through of complex and technical responsibilities. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and monitors programs or services. Responds to information requests. Oversees and manages day to day needs for the Student Centric area related to Financial Aid and Scholarships. Collects, reconciles, and maintains complex data. Coordinates and implements departmental processes. Monitors projects and reports. Develops, coordinates, tests, and implements assigned processes. Provides assistance with and interprets policies and reports. Develops, builds, and executes processes related to student centric process. Assists in technical projects linked to Financial Aid processes related to Student Centric model. Manages and monitors Cost of Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Return of Title IV funds, All F’s, and Federal Aid Eligibility Validation reports. Analyzes drop report and modifies as needed as it is related to students in a student centric model. Assists with appeals. Develops processes and maintains and updates manuals, policies/procedures. Makes modifications as needed to maintain best practices. Represents the university and Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at specified regional and national professional association conferences and professional development workshops. Participates in consulting calls to improve or update processes related to Financial Aid. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Requires detailed knowledge of university infrastructure, policies, and procedures. Requires thorough knowledge of office systems. Must have the ability to solve operational problems and make suggestions for process improvement. Must be able to communicate effectively. Will be required to contribute ideas, implement, and test processes. Must be able to analyze data. Ability to work independently on complex tasks. Must be able to work effectively with a team.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time



EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/24/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time