Student Loan Representative

Employer
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Location
900 N Portland Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107 United States
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details

Position Details

Req ID:

req9497

Position Title:

Student Loan Representative

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:

637428

OSU Campus:

Oklahoma City

Department:

Financial Aid

Location Address:


900 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Bessie Carter

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

14.31 - 14.31, Hourly

Work Schedule:

varies, may include some, evenings and weekends

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Job Summary:
The Student LoanRepresentative will serve as the campus expert on matters concerning DirectLending and Private Loan eligibility and is directly is responsible forcounseling students and parents regarding student loan eligibility, process,and repayment. The position serves as the liaison between OSU-OKC, thirdparty default prevention agencies, and federal loan servicers. Monitors loan originations and resolveorigination errors or reject. Recommends changes regarding office policies andprocedures concerning federal guidelines governing loan processing. Consistently monitors loan default rates anddetermines strategies for default management and Financial Literacy educationcampaign for OSU-OKC. This position willalso serve as a backup for Financial Aid Specialists during absences and lunchperiods.

Essential Job Functions:

    Resolve processing errors resulting from Direct or Private loan originations.
    Review and updates area procedures to ensure alignment with changing federal regulations.
    Perform monthly direct loan reconciliation.
    Request direct loan funds reimbursement from Accounting Department.
    Provides guidance to staff on issues relating to direct and private loan matters.
    Performs analysis of eligibility for mid-year transfer students.
    Regularly resolves disbursement delays stemming from missing loan requirements.
    Timely review of loan offers to determine a timeframe to rescind offers.
    Counsels students concerning loan debt, delinquency, repayment, and default.
    Participates in workshops relative to Financial Aid Awareness.
    Will operate as a backup for Financial Aid Specialists position.
    Completes all mandatory training and participates in a minimum of two professional development each year.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Associates Degree and/or equivalent experience

WorkExperience:
Experience in post-secondary financialaid administration with an emphasis on federal direct loan processing.

Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:

    Comprehensive knowledge of federal guidelines governing loan processing.
    Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
    A high degree of integrity; ability to work in a sensitive, highly confidential, and professional environment.
    Ability to manage multiple priorities imposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads and public/student contact.
    Ability to work independently and also collaborate within a team environment while effectively managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
    Communicates diplomatically, clearly, and effectively. Verbally and written exchange of information, give/receive instructions, and respond to inquiries appropriately.
    Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
    Work and communicate effectively with all students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
    Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office computers, fax machines, scanners, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
    Work independently and collaborate within a team environment.
    Exhibit problem-solving skills beyond a set of instructions and adapt to changes when necessary.
    Make appropriate recommendations based on logical and justifiable reasoning.
    Analytical and critical thinking skills to interpret written policies and procedures.
    Passion for assisting students with educational endeavors and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
    Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
Preferred Qualifications:
    Associate’s Degree inAccounting
    Experience with Ellucian’sBanner software
    Experience using EDplatforms, COD & NSLDS
    Experience in Federal DirectLending Loans
Working Conditions:

    Must be able to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends.
    Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and various communication platforms.
    Ability to work in a remote environment based on campus and departmental needs.
Physical Requirements:

    During peak enrollment and processing periods must be able to handle high volume of phone calls and student inquiries.
    Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
    Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
    Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


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Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 
 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. osuokc.edu

      

 The OSU Cowboys have a rich athletic heritage, being the home of 50 national championships, a total better than all but 3 schools in the nation, and first in the Big 12. OSU ranks #71 among Best Value universities, receiving top-  billing in the State of Oklahoma (based on in-state tuition totals), according to Kiplinger. The National Security Agency has named OSU a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research ("Intelligence") along with 22 other universities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies OSU as a "High Research Activity campus". 

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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