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Financial Aid Administrator

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University of North Texas
Location
Denton

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Financial Aid Administrator

Department:

UNT-Financial Aid-164860

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

$35,900.00

Department Summary:

The Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) Department is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals by providing financial guidance and assistance within the guidelines of regulatory requirements. Through educational endeavors and student outreach, SFAS remains a vital contributor to UNT’s enrollment success.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for the coordination and day to day operations of multiple financial aid and scholarship processes within a team and provides expertise within these areas of specialization. Serves as a primary contact for others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of student services, student affairs, counseling, advising, or related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. As a condition of hire and continued employment, must be in good standing on all federal student loans and must grant permission for the office to access the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to verify such standing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• In depth knowledge of financial aid processes, policies and procedures or ability to quickly assimilate.
• Ability to problem-solve, multi-task and organize in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
• Ability to effectively communicate.
• Develops and maintains effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Two years of experience within a Financial Aid Office.
* Knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).
* Knowledge of Federal and State rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).
* Working knowledge of the federal regulations that govern the Return to Title IV calculations.
* Customer service experience in multiple settings.
* Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
* The physical ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.
* Ability to problem-solve and make decisions.
* Skill in composing routine letters and preparing reports.
* Skill in recording and compiling material for reports.
* Ability to work independently.
* Excel and Data Analysis experience.
* Strong public speaking skills.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

As a condition of hire and continued employment, must be in good standing on all
federal student loans and must grant permission for the office to access the National
Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to verify such standing.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8-5. Overtime as required.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Financial Aid Administrator

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate

o:

Educates on and determines eligibility for and awarding all aspects of federal, state and institutional financial aid and scholarship. Analyzes and processes financial aid and/or scholarship applications and determines eligibility for all aid programs according to federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and procedures. Assists with implementing and coordinating methods of work activity to assure compliance.

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Serves as a leader and contact for specific team within Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS). Assists in the supervision of team members in the absence of the Assistant Director.

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Maintains and applies knowledge of SFAS Policy Manual and procedures and keeps abreast of information that impacts the functioning of the SFAS department through the reading of related literature and by attending and participating in meetings. Proposes changes to policy, when needed, based on changes to regulations and programs.

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Responsible for communication with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders in the resolutions of complex issues, liaising between parties, educating on relevant policies and regulations, and following up as appropriate.

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Develops training materials and provides training related to financial aid and scholarship processes within areas of specialization.

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Participates in outreach initiatives that promote awareness of financial assistance. Prepares and conducts presentations.

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Serve as leader for Return to Title IV and loan/accounting team, oversee student loan processing and monitor compliance. Review loan reports and resolve issues as needed. Design and create communications to students.

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Accessing, utilizing and updating information into the PeopleSoft system, ImageNow,
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), Common Origination & Disbursement
Web Site (COD) and FAA access. and other associated software programs.

Posting Number:

S2348P

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/47755

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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