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Financial Aid Specialist

Employer
North Park University
Location
Chicago, Illinois

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
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Job Details

Department:   Student Administrative Services (Financial Aid)

Reports To:    Director of Financial Aid

Position Summary:     Provides counsel and financial aid to a portion of the undergraduate and graduate student body while ensuring that all aid is distributed within the federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Awards and monitors financial aid for approximately one-third of the undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ensures that students are packaged in compliance to all federal and state regulations.
  • Counsels students regarding financial aid eligibility.
  • Assists with administration of exit counseling. 
  • Assists with disbursement of all outside scholarships and church match money (PIE) to students.  Maintains correspondence with outside scholarship agencies and ensures that students are not over-awarded.
  • Optimize, build and execute social media presence and financial aid literacy and outreach with constituents on and off campus through a variety of platforms.
  • Oversees incoming paperwork, distributes mail.
  • Stays aware of changes in financial aid rules and regulations.
  • Supports the Financial Aid Team by assuming and completing other responsibilities as required.
  • Provides good customer service to families and students seeking financial aid advice.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • An orientation to detail and precision.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, administrators, families and outside constituencies.
  • Ability to coordinate many overlapping tasks.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in financial aid preferred.
  • Personal commitment to North Park’s mission of Christian higher education.

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Organization

Working at North Park University 

Located on the North side of Chicago, North Park University is a comprehensive and Christian liberal arts university that serves nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country and the world. Within a diverse, close-knit, urban community, North Park offers more than 40 undergraduate majors8 bachelor’s degree-completion majors19 master’s degrees, and more than 30 graduate-level certificate programs for continuing professional education. By integrating faith with learning—as it has done since its founding in 1891—North Park University continues to focus on the important task of preparing students for lives of significance and service.

North Park has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest regional universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, and has been ranked among the top 50 Christian colleges and Universities by collegechoice.net. We consistently produce Fulbright award-winning students and faculty. Institutional accreditation at North Park University is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Our campus is a blend of urban life, open spaces, and modern academic resources. Situated in the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods of the city, the University makes its home in one of the most ethnically diverse communities of the country. Through engaging our neighborhood and city, we enrich our campus life and build important connections to the diverse people of Chicago whose roots extend around the globe.

As an employer, North Park offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition benefits for employees and their spouses/dependents. The University welcomes faculty and staff professing the Christian faith, from a wide range of traditions, and is committed to building a diverse, collegial, and supportive academic atmosphere.

More facts about North Park University in Chicago:

  • 6 schools offering professional graduate programs: 19 master's degrees and 35 graduate-level certificate programs
  • 116 full-time faculty; 85% with terminal degrees
  • More than 750 total faculty and staff members (Full and part-time)
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Find Us
Website:
Telephone
773-244-5275
Location
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago
IL
60625
United States
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