Advisor, Financial Aid - 500348

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Advisor, Financial Aid - 500348


The Advisor position plays an integral role in the recruitment and retention efforts within the enrollment management process at the University. This position conveys financial aid information to internal and external constituencies, performs need analysis on applications, creates award packages, and manages specific programs.


  • Analyzes aid applications and formulates financial aid awards in accordance with relevant internal and external guidelines, regulations, and policies. Utilizes independent judgement regarding complex special circumstance cases including loss of income, dependency overrides, and Noncustodial Parent Waivers. Provides advice and explanations to students, parents, staff, and faculty with regard to the aid process and various financial aid policies and procedures. Conducts workshops and information sessions to prospective student and parents on and off campus. 50%
  • Manages one or more financial aid programs, including developing subject content expertise, performing relevant accounting/reconciliation functions, and adhering to external and internal regulations, policies and procedures. 30%
  • Liaisons with internal and external groups to ensure compliance with all financial aid policies, procedures, and regulations. 10%
  • Participates in the development and administration of policies and procedures required to successfully manage all financial aid programs. Expands knowledge by attending professional development activities and networking with other aid officers. 5%
  • Cultivates community outreach by creating and presenting engaging and informative financial aid programs to local high schools, organizations, and other targeted audiences. Participates in other outreach activities such as panel discussions, financial aid training programs and FAFSA Days. 5%


  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Formal presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with individuals and groups to explain and resolve challenging and complex matters.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • An aptitude for numbers.
  • Superior abilities in programmatic management.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as mainframe financial aid system experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Banner preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years of relevant work experience required or proven ability to perform job.
  • Some financial aid experience preferred.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

Pay Grade 5 (Hiring Range $37,944.00 to $50,275.00 annually)


At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE




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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time