Financial Aid Professional I

Tucson, AZ
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:


Outside of Tucson


1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737-9525 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Financial Aid Professional I. This position will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of scholarship and financial aid administration for the College of Veterinary Medicine under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid and in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. They will work to successfully determine students' level of need and eligibility for financial aid; partner with internal and external constituents to strategically allocate funds and maintain institutional reporting requirements; and assist students and families from pre-enrollment through post-graduation loan repayment. The successful candidate will play a vital role in maximizing student recruitment and retention.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interprets (institutional, state, and federal) financial aid regulations, and implements procedures to ensure regulatory and fiduciary compliance and timely delivery of financial aid.
  • Assists with planning and overseeing activities in the areas of recruitment, admissions, financial aid, registration, records, residence life, advising, and support services, coordinating as needed with central functions, specialists, and/or other University resources.
  • Assists with the coordination of federal, state, institutional, and external financial aid programs and processes, with strong preference given to applicants with knowledge of, and experience with, federal Health Professions loan programs.
  • Assists in preparing and presenting information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment, and grants for various campus groups, high school students, and parents at meetings, group discussions, workshops, and recruitment sessions.
  • Completes scholarship and financial aid verification forms as needed by scholarship donors/foundations, including Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) forms required by Native American Tribes.
  • Collects and/or analyzes data on students to determine scholarship eligibility, and make awards within donor and/or institutional guidelines.
  • Completes work queries and other processes relevant to the eligibility and disbursement of merit/financial aid.
  • Attends professional conferences and actively engages in professional associations in order to remain abreast of changes to regulations, guidelines, and processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience.
  • Experience leading a team, project, program, or function.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with federal Health Promotions programs.
  • Experience with scholarships distribution, as well as other forms of aid.
  • Experience working in admissions and recruitment outreach.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Financial Aid

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Sara Saeed
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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