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Financial Aid Systems Analyst

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The University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS

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Position Overview Student Information Systems reports to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management which includes the following functional units: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Information Systems, and the Office of the University Registrar.

Student Information Systems (SIS) is responsible for the functional set-up, maintenance, and testing of enterprise-wide student systems at the University of Kansas. SIS works with end-users to analyze business practices to determine the best way to meet unit, enrollment management and University goals through efficient, optimal return on investment.

The Financial Aid Systems Analyst in Student Information Systems (SIS) assists in the maintenance and development of the Campus Solutions Financial Aid Module. This position works directly with the Student Financial Aid offices on both the Lawrence and Medical center campuses. This position reports to the Financial Aid Lead Analyst. Job Description25% - Communications
  1. Implements the automated event driven communication capabilities as directed by the Financial Aid Lead Analyst.
  2. Includes all aspects of communication setup and testing including template creation and modification as well as scheduling all daily communication processes.
  3. Works directly with financial aid office staff to determine business needs and changes pertaining to communications.
  4. Validates delivery of communication process for accuracy.
25% - Setup and Production
  1. Under the direction of the Financial Aid Lead Analyst, ensures financial aid issues are identified, reported, tracked and resolved rapidly.
  2. Supports production processing on a daily basis, including the calendaring and monitoring of batch scheduling processes as well as other ad hoc jobs required by Student Financial Aid offices.
  3. Assists with the on-going and changing financial aid setup in production and test databases.
  4. Serves as a liaison between technical staff and functional staff in troubleshooting and problem-solving system issues.
20% - Testing and Maintenance
  1. Assists with the implementation of bundles and fixes with special emphasis on testing for the impact and ramifications of those fixes on the financial aid offices.
  2. Directs office staff and both Financial Aid Directors and their subordinates on testing practices and bundle issues on which to focus.
  3. Conducts testing for self-service financial aid access, including mobile and delegate.
20% - Documentation and Training
  1. Manages the documentation of all FA processing, including flow charts.
  2. Provides end user training to the Student Financial Aid Offices as well as assists with the development and delivery of training tools for the offices.
  3. Assists the Financial Aid Lead Analyst with understanding of current business practices in the Financial Aid offices and the logic for decision making within those offices.
  4. Identify modification and enhancement needs.
10% - Other Duties
  1. Other duties as assigned by the Financial Aid Lead Analyst.
  2. Maintains a close working relationship with Information Technology and Financial Aid, while working as a Functional Analyst on assigned projects.
Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree and 1 year of relevant experience or a high school diploma and 3 years of relevant experience.
  2. Minimum one year of financial aid experience.
  3. Experience with Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel.
  4. Experience that required strong problem solving and organization skills as evidenced in application materials and interview.
  5. Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in the application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience with student financial aid systems.
  2. Ability to understand and organize data.
  3. Evidence of ability to work under extreme pressure while meeting stated goals and deadlines.
  4. Ability to successfully work with organizations that have competing requirements.
  5. Ability to work with a broad range of personality types in a cohesive and collaborative system.
  6. Excellent oral communication skills.
Additional Candidate InstructionsSheri Phillips
[email protected]
785-864-0243 Contact Information to ApplicantsA complete application consists of:
  • A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Application review will begin Monday, August 1st, 2022 and will remain open until a qualified pool has been identified.
Advertised Salary Range$47,500 Application Review Begins01-Aug-2022 Anticipated Start Date29-Aug-2022

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Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

Instruction 

KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

Research 

The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

Service 

The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

Values 

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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