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Athletics Financial Aid Advisor II

Employer
Texas A&M University Commerce
Location
Commerce, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title

Athletics Financial Aid Advisor II

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

Enrollment Management

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description


INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process the “My Experience” page has a section provided “Attachments (Resume/CV, References, Cover letter, etc.)” to upload required documents.

  • Use the Upload button to add each document.
  • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
  • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective staff member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

If you need assistance, please contact us at HR.Hiring@tamuc.edu

SUMMARY: The Financial Aid Advisor II – Athletics, under general direction, serves as a subject matter expert for athletic scholarships, awarding and processing. Provides and promotes service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement. Counsels and corresponds with prospective, current and former students on matters pertaining to financial aid & scholarships while also providing students with accurate information regarding the application process, including federal, state, institutional funds and loan programs.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary contact for all student athlete scholarship related tasks including communication with students, parents, and administrative employees.
  • Advise and assist student-athletes, parents, university personnel and/or prospective student-athletes regarding financial aid & scholarship services to include financial literacy.
  • Review student files, collect supporting documentation, and makes adjustments. Awards, revises and/or approves financial aid through the specific controls of program policy and guidelines and monitors NCAA compliance pertaining to financial aid and scholarships for student-athletes. Makes adjustments for compliance issues, and submits corrections.
  • Serve as a trained backup committee member for financial aid appeals and special circumstances
  • Provides assistance and guidance to staff to ensure that processing activities adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Interprets federal, state institutional and NCAA policies, procedures and regulations. Adheres to and provides guidance to Athletic Department staff to ensure adherence to established policies and procedures under federal, state institutional and NCAA procedures.
  • Work with counterparts for sharing best practices, developing and implementing procedures and forms. Monitors new, changed or deleted regulations and impacts to financial aid offices and students, with emphasis on student-athletes.
  • Assist athletics compliance staff in reviewing policy & procedure changes.
  • Works collaboratively with athletics compliance staff to ensure accuracy of reports, certifications of countable aid, and calculations of team and individual aid limits.
  • Attends regular training in student financial aid and NCAA administration to stay abreast of compliance regulations as they pertain to federal, state, and institutional aid.
  • Provide support to the Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships and Assistant Director for Scholarships.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: One (1) year of related experience in either financial aid or NCAA compliance. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of financial aid counseling, verification, rules, and regulations for federal, state, institutional, and NCAA compliance.
  • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work collaboratively with others. Ability to work independently.
  • Requires: Hybrid work option available, stipulations may apply. Some evenings, weekends, and travel. Ability to perform outreach duties as required.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
  • Physical Requirements: None
  • Other Requirements: None

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

Experience in organizing, planning, or in higher education is preferred. Bilingual preferred. Thorough and working knowledge of federal, state, and Texas A&M University-Commerce laws, regulations, practices, and procedures about student financial aid is a plus. Experience with all Department of Education delivery systems. Thorough and working knowledge of BANNER.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS: None

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Organization

We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5080 or HR.Hiring@tamuc.edu.

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