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Coordinator, Financial Aid Scholarships

Employer
Community College of Philadelphia
Location
Main Campus

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Position Title:

Coordinator, Financial Aid Scholarships

Requisition Number:

SCA00677

General Description:

Reporting to the Manager of Financial Aid Programs, the Coordinator, Financial Aid Scholarships is responsible for the administration of various scholarship programs available at the College and assists with the administration of the PA State Grant Special Programs and outside State Grants. This position serves as functional lead for scholarship programs and interacts with students and various College departments, outside agencies and other sponsoring institutions. The Coordinator, Financial Aid Scholarships also serves as a backup to other Financial Aid Specialists, as needed.

Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond.

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College Intro:

Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond. Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Administer all financial aid aspects of PA State Grant Special Programs including EAP, RTSS, Path, PA-Tip, Chafee, Fostering Independence, and other programs; completing reconciliations and year end close processes.
  • Coordinate year end closing for all programs with the Controller’s Office.
  • Manages the manual bookstore credit process for the Financial Aid Office by reviewing requests and updating the Bookstore daily of requests to be processed.
  • Oversees all financial aid aspects of internal and external scholarships, Job Corps, and AmeriCorps, ensuring program eligibility as well as program certifications; serves as a direct contact for each agency.
  • Ensures eligibility requirements are met and that awards are accurately posted to the system; adjusting other aid when required and returning excess funds to the correct funding source.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective communication process for the dissemination of information regarding scholarships and state programs; including follow-up communications to all applicants and sponsoring agencies and institutions.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the Promise Scholarship, also known as the 50th Scholarship Award, including managing cohorts of students, to determine initial and continuous eligibility as well as developing and distributing email communications.
  • Develops and distributes email communications and Welcome Letters annually in partnership and collaboration with the Director of Marketing.
  • Ensures the Promise website is current and that any required updates from Institutional Advancement and College Donors are accurately reflected.
  • Completes reconciliation processes in Banner at the end of each semester to verify Promise award disbursements.
  • Attends meetings and maintains effective relationships with other departments (i.e., Student Tuition Services, Finance, Counseling, Institutional Advancement, Nursing Department, Admissions, etc.) to discuss grant and scholarship programs to ensure the success of the scholarship and state programs.
  • Participates in the scholarship selection process, special projects, orientations, workshops and Scholarship Committees as needed.
  • Initiates and completes requests for new scholarship fund codes in Banner, and establishes new scholarship programs after the fund codes are created.
  • Develops and documents standard operating procedures to ensure accurate and timely awarding, adjustments and disbursements of scholarships and state programs; train additional staff, as needed, to assist during peak periods.
  • Collaborates with Institutional Advancement and the Student Tuition Services Office in posting and removing holds on student accounts in Banner and managing selection sets.
  • Assists with FAFSA and other financial aid workshops as needed.
  • Counsel prospective students, continuing students, parents and families regarding the financial aid application process and eligibility for Federal and State aid.
  • Assists the department with verification, summer aid processing, state grants and quality control initiatives.
  • Coordinate Banner setup for scholarships and state programs, resource and exemption processing.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to confidentiality, accuracy and quality of work.
  • Adhere to FERPA regulations as they pertain to maintaining the security and confidentiality of all student records, as well as maintain the confidentiality of other documents on behalf of the work area and the College.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with the mission, goals and core values of the College.
  • Maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional, helpful and courteous manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in student financial aid processing required.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and the Internet required.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills in all media (phone, face to face and email) required to effectively communicate with students, the general public, and College staff and faculty is required.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards daily challenges and ability to process high volumes of work with accuracy required.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team required.
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional service to internal and external customers required.
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed, including evenings and Saturdays; occasional travel to Regional Centers may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Banner or other enterprise-wide system preferred.
  • Previous experience processing scholarships is preferred.
  • Experience in, and appreciation for, a collective bargaining environment is preferred.

Work Location:

Main Campus

Benefits Summary:

Benefits:“Success Starts Here” at Community College of Philadelphia. We recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.Full-time faculty and staff benefits include:· College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance· Tuition remission (for classes at the college)· Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)· 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution with employee contribution 5%· Flexible spending accounts· Paid vacation, holiday and personal time· Partial remote work schedule for remote work eligible positionsAdditional College benefits:· Winter break: 1 week around the third week in December and New Years· Spring Break: 1 week in March· Summer Hours: 4-day work week (closed on Fridays) from the 2nd week in May through the 3rd week in AugustFor More information about the College benefits and eligibility based on employee class, please visit: https://www.myccp.online/human-resources/benefits-eligibility

Salary Grade or Rank:

2

Min Salary/Hourly Rate:

$47,389.00

Max Salary/Hourly Rate:

$78,192.00

Job Posting Open Date:

08/07/2023

Type of Position:

Administrator

Employment Status :

Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested persons should complete an online application.

• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
• Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
• Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.

Organization

Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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