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Financial Aid Counselor of Student Financial Planning

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
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Four-Year Institution
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Financial Aid Counselor of Student Financial Planning

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Key Responsibilities :

The Financial Aid Counselor of Student Financial Planning assists with planning and coordination of financial aid programs, services and office operation. This position also oversees the federal grant programs, endowed and annual scholarship programs and federal student loan programs.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for awarding, counseling and processing all aspects of financial aid for upper-class returning students. This includes reviewing & calculating needs analysis of the FAFSA, renewing award packages, as well as meeting one on one with students & families and counseling them on the financial aid process and affordability of the College. Must have a working knowledge of Federal, State & Institutional regulations for processing aid.

Accountable for processing & disbursing all Title IV Federal (Pell, SEOG, Teach) Grants. Also responsible for processing, disbursing & reconciling all Federal Direct loan funds with the US Department of Education, as well as the Juniata College Bursar’s Office. This position is responsible for processing withdrawals of current students and the return of Title IV proration of funds.

This position is responsible for daily processing of electronic file import/exports from the Department of Education, Slate, Power-Faids and Colleague. It is also the primary liaison for monitoring special programs such as Eagles Abroad Scholars, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and assists the Admission office with processing prospective international awards.

Accountable for processing & awarding Juniata College Endowed/Annual Scholarship, as well as serve as the Bursar’s Office liaison for the Financial Planning Office.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and abilities normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Two years of progressively responsible experience in financial counseling or other student counseling sufficient to demonstrate competency with PC software for managing financial aid or loan programs, accounting and loan, loan management, personal finance counseling and public speaking.

Supervision Required/Given:

This position reports directly to the Director of Student Financial Planning.

Physical Demands:

To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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