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FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST I

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San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Location
San Jose
Closing date
Jul 3, 2021

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FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST I

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 06/06/2021

Campus Location: Evergreen Valley College

Position Description:
POSITION SUMMARY

The Financial Aid Specialist reports to the Director of Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs at Evergreen Valley College. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This position is represented by CSEA (California School Employees Association), Chapter 363.
POSITION PURPOSE
Under the direction of Financial Aid administrator, interview and assist students applying for financial aid; preliminarily assess financial need and provide students with an overview of requirements for program eligibility for work study, loans, grants and scholarships.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Financial Aid Specialist I performs a variety of tasks involved in assisting students who apply for financial aid. Incumbents typically assist students at the counter or by phone in applying for various financial aid programs and assist other Specialists while learning financial aid programs. This differs from the Financial Aid Specialist II in that the latter serves in a specialized capacity for computer systems and/or specific program management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assist students in applying for various types of Federal, State and other financial aid programs and resources; interview students at the counter and assist students in completing financial aid applications.

2. Verify application information and supporting documentation using predetermined methods; identify financial need as required; assure completeness of documents at counter.

3. Explain Federal, State and District regulations, requirements, policies and procedures with regard to a wide range of financial aid programs to students, faculty and staff.

4. Identify financial needs of students, faculty and staff and direct them to appropriate resources on campus and online materials.

5. Assist in performing needs analysis; direct students to online award letters using institutional software.

6. Evaluate and determine fee waivers based on student eligibility.

7. Maintain current knowledge of State and Federal financial aid programs; attend meetings, workshops and conferences regarding changes in eligibility requirements, application procedures and related issues.

8. Prepare and maintain a variety of records, files, and reports related to financial aid activities; may assist in compiling and maintaining statistical data for inclusion in State and Federal reports.

9. Assist other Financial Aid Specialists on specific programs as assigned.

10. Operate a variety of office equipment and machines including computers, peripheral equipment, calculators and copiers

11. Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of:
1. Federal, State and local student financial aid programs regulations and guidelines.

2. Financial problems encountered by college students and parents.

3. Financial and statistical record-keeping techniques.

4. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

5. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

6. Oral and written communication skills.
Skills and Ability to:
1. Work with students/parents from a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

2. Learn rules, regulations, procedures, policies and functions of Federal, State and District financial aid programs.

3. Read, interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures and regulations regarding financial aid programs.

4. Determine eligibility for financial aid through need analysis.

5. Operate office machines including a computer and applicable software.

6. Must be able to perform business math computations and maintain accurate financial records.

7. Work independently with little direction.

8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with and effectively serve students.


Required Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Graduation from high school supplemented by college course work in business, accounting, social services or related field.

2. Two years of increasingly responsible clerical experience involving financial record-keeping and public contact in a services-oriented environment.


Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.


District’s Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $47,952- $58,596 Annual Salary (Range 66: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2019-2020). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

    Benefits:
    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.


    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.





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    With student learning as its primary focus, the San José/Evergreen Community College District provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post-secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the district provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

    In fulfilling this mission, the district assists students in achieving their educational and employment goals including, but not limited to, lower-division transfer and general education, two-year college degrees, certificates, distance learning opportunities, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, economic development, adult non-credit courses, targeted career training, and community services courses.

    Human Resources

    Human Resources serves those individuals dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to the students from our communities.  Our role is to attract the very best for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to students needs and welcoming to all who come to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.

    Human Resources is to safe guard the interests of the District and promote the professional growth, health and well-being of all its employees. The Human Resources Services Group provides direct service and support to individual employees.  We work together with our partners at the colleges and district –wide operations to develop initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

    The employees are the foundation upon which this District realizes the values it upholds through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

    San José/Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to equity and excellence, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success.  We welcome you to our community.

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