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Office Specialist- Financial Aid

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, MD

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

Job Details

Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore and courses are offered throughout the City. With its broad range of degree, certificate, and continuing education programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves over 7,500* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that over 50 nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on the annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2023.
Requisition Number: 2024-073
Posting Start Date: 5/28/2024
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: High School/GED
Additional Documentation: OPTIONAL
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Office Specialist- Financial AidDescription/Job Summary

Office Specialists in Student Affairs are responsible for providing direct services to all students during day, evening and on periodic weekend hours. Employees in this classification serve students in-person, through electronic communication, and/or telephone operations. Additionally, the Student Affairs Specialists perform front-counter reception services anywhere within Student Affairs including, but not limited to - Admissions, Advising, Testing, Call Center, Registrars, and other student support areas as assigned. The Office Specialists may also perform back-office functions such as filing, copying, and other like responsibilities.


Must be detailed oriented and possess good organizational and communication skills. Student Affairs Specialists must have the ability to perform multiple functions simultaneously. Basic computer skills (i.e.: use of a keyboard and mouse; familiarity with the MS Office suite) are preferred. Student Affairs Specialists must be able to successfully perform reception, data entry and filing process. This position often downloads and reviews student records to ensure accuracy. This position must always maintain confidentiality of student information and records as detailed by FERPA.

Required Skills

Provide general information to students and others regarding the onboarding and registration processes in place at BCCC. Performing office functions such as making copies, filing, data entry and other back-office functions as assigned. Maintain files/filing systems for the office. Maintain general appearance/orderliness of department office. Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong organizational sills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office software applications required, specifically MSWord and Excel
  • Some experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment
  • Some experience using a multi-line phone system

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410-209-6007.

For more information, view the EEO - Know Your Rights and Pay Transparency Statement.

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Working at Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.

BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree programs and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

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