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Financial Aid Systems Assistant

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is nationally ranked and recognized as Long Island’s largest private university located in Hempstead, N.Y. When you work at Hofstra, you join a team of talented professionals committed to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow, in an environment that cultivates learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind. The work we do at Hofstra supports the education and well-being of our students, and the workforce of the future. While working towards this mission, employees can take advantage of many enriching experiences on campus. Whether it’s a lunchtime lecture, a Division I NCAA athletics game, a musical concert, a theatre performance, or a visit to one of our two accredited museums, there is always something exciting to do at Hofstra. Enjoy the ease of going to the fitness center, taking a swim, or grabbing a bite to eat without having to leave our beautiful campus! Hofstra University is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Financial Aid Systems Assistant

Position Number:



Enrollment Management


Student Enrollment, Engagement & Success - Office of Financial Aid

Full-Time or Part-Time:



Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Financial Aid Information Systems, this position provides operational support to the Office of Financial Aid through data processing. Candidates must be willing and able to handle all aspects of administration and adhere to rules and regulations of Hofstra University, the Colonial Athletic Conference, and the NCAA. Additional hours, evenings and weekends, will be required in support of special projects and events.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains and monitors computerized student financial aid data.
  • Performs daily technical processes of the office.
  • Imports and exports financial aid data to and from campus systems and external agencies using Ellucian Banner.
  • Weekly communication generation.
  • Completes projects upon request.
  • Assist with outreach efforts on campus.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 0 – 2 years of related experience.
  • Detail-oriented individual with excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Possess strong skills in organizational management and task completion, as well as the ability to multi-task while working independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, accurately, and to collaborate as appropriate.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and administrative skills.
  • Must exhibit good professional judgement, computer skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with computerized financial aid systems, especially Ellucian Banner and previous college financial aid experience is preferred.


Open Until Filled

Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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