Financial Aid Counselor

Job Details

Category:: Professional
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Department:: Financial Aid and Student Records
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: May 11, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 00056
Position ID:: 147459

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.


Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.



Job Description:


Budget Title: Financial Aid Advisor (SL-3)


Salary: $50,148


This position assists in offering guidance and assistance to students and parents in all matters pertaining to the financing of a Binghamton University education, which entails:


  • Processing of applications, verification and appeals in an accurate and timely manner
  • Responding to student/family inquiries that are initiated during on-call hours, via email or phone calls
  • Offering guidance in support of servicing that is student-centered and, whenever possible, delivery of information at the first point of contact

The position requires knowledge, understanding, and interpretation of federal aid regulations in the administration of student federal aid. Therefore, continued learning and attendance at federal student aid conferences, webinars, and regional organization meetings is expected.


This position provides financial aid related presentations both on- and off-campus, as needed.



Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum one year experience in Financial Aid
  • Strong customer service background
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with technology and Microsoft Office tools
  • High energy, strong work ethic, and sense of humor are valued
  • The ability to work as a team member as well as the confidence to work independently is expected

Preferred:


  • Experience using the Banner system


Additional Information:


Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.


Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]


Payroll information can be found on our website https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/payroll/


Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."


Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.


For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:
https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/prospective/dual-career/index.html


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Binghamton University is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws of the State of New York. Binghamton University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.



Application Instructions:


Deadline for Internal Applicants: May 25, 2022


Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.


Persons interested in this position should apply online.


Please submit:


  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp.


Organization

Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DMKyZ37krc&feature=youtu.be    

History

Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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