Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator

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Posting DetailsPosting Number: 0601257 Position Category: Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator Job Title: Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator Position Code: 00657X Position Type: Staff Department: Financial Aid Nature of Work: Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator will manage the ASU Foundation scholarship application process, Institutional, Third Party, and State grant/ scholarships. This position requires the
ability to learn, understand, and educate others about federal financial aid. The Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator will be responsible for posting all scholarship offers on student's financial aid awards, and in charge of the reconciliation of all State scholarships/ grants. The individual will also serve as a liaison with the Office of Financial Aid and scholarship committees on campus, facilitate all scholarship communication,
coordinate the scholarship notifications, provide reports on privately funded scholarships, and serve as main contact for scholarships for students and families. Occasional travel is
required in collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions. This position will involve significant interaction and collaboration with all Financial Aid staff, as well as various other departments. The Scholarship Coordinator must have strong communication skills, be detail-oriented, and assume a high level of responsibility and
initiative. Training and Experience: 1. Bachelor's degree in a business-related field is required.
2. Familiarity with student information systems and customer relations management systems and databases (e.g. Banner, People Soft, NSLDS, EDconnect and COD.), preferred.
3. Have an understanding of cost of attendance, budgets, award adjustments, to remain in compliance
4. Demonstrated ability to work in accordance of policies, procedures, and federal and state regulations.
6. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize tasks; possess excellent time management and organizational skills and complete high-volume workloads and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
7. Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills are required
The ability to conduct presentations is required Testing Requirements:Illustrative Examples of Work: 1. Manage the State, Institutional, Third Party, and Foundation scholarship/ grant portfolio.
2. Provides advice and counsel about available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process to students and parents; analyze and evaluates
financial aid eligibility for students.
3. Counsel students regarding their financial aid application procedures.
4. Assist with scholarship decisions, awarding, revisions, and renewal.
5. Administer, manage, and reconcile State aid programs which may include but not limited to the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship and/or institutional scholarships.
6. Support a caseload, package/award students with appropriate scholarship awards, process student loans, and complete Federal Verification review for selected students.
7. Develops and implements policies and procedures as guidelines for the scholarship committees in determining Foundation scholarship awards; serve as a member on the
ASU Scholarship Committee.
8. Facilitate the setting of year-to-year scholarship award amounts, monitor and ensure compliance with donor agreement guidelines, and work with University Advancement to
negotiate changes to guidelines when appropriate in order to award scholarships.
9. Serve as the liaison between ASU Information Technology Department and Academic Works client representative and support units.
10. Provides oversight and supervision of ASU Foundation scholarship programs by reviewing, approving, and managing the acceptance and filing of fully executed donor
agreements, auditing documentation of existing Foundation funds to ensure all donor agreements conform to ASU policy, and monitoring active scholarship accounts to ensure that scholarships are awarded within established guidelines.
11. Manage and maintain the Banner scholarship portal that encompasses retrieval and review of the scholarship applications to determine eligibility.
12. Determine the amount of Foundation scholarship awards by evaluating account balances and fund sustainability. Also, by investigating each student's merit and/or need from
information in Banner, for example: EFC, GPA, student balance, and other awards (Pell, HOPE/Zell Miller, Loans, and Scholarships).
13. Coordinates the scholarship notification and donor thank you processes by notifying students by email of the thank you letter process, coordinating receipt and review of thank
you letters from students, and mail thank you letters to donors.
14. Provide the Student Accounts with a database of eligible scholarship recipients to complete financial aid award disbursements.
15. Assist the Departmental Chairs within the respective Colleges to determine student scholarship eligibility and award allocation.
16. Package/Award students with appropriate scholarship/ grant aid awards.
16. Assist with New Student Orientations, Freshmen Experience courses, FAFSA Completion Workshops, and Financial Literacy Workshops.
17. Assist with recruitment events such as Open Houses, and Accepted Student Days.
18. Works closely with the staff in the Cashier's Office, Undergraduate Admissions, University Advancement, and various other offices on campus.
19. Monitor scholarship award recipients to ensure adherence to the scholarship criteria to maintain the award. Manage the Scholarship Reinstatement appeal process and present
appeals to Scholarship Committee for consideration to reinstate the award.
20. Respond to scholarship queries submitted via the ASU Scholarship email address.
21. Assist student and/or their families with scholarship inquiries.
22. Execute scholarship outreach activities.
23. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Posting Date: 04-06-2021 Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled FTE: 1 Special Instructions to Applicants:Funding Source: General Operating (State) Number of Openings: 1 If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: State Funds Fringe Benefits:Salary: $35,000 to $45,000 Physical Demands The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stopping. Facts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement:

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, Suite K-111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442 Disability Statement: Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229.500-2026. EEO/AA employer. . Optional Applicant Documents:Required Applicant Documents: Resume
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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time