FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNSELOR
Financial Services Counselor OVERVIEW This position is responsible for awarding financial assistance to all students within an assigned alphabet. The employee sends all award letters and missing information letters to students when received from the Associate Director. Incumbent is responsible for verifying students files selected for verification have been checked for accuracy and correcting those found not to be in compliance with Title IV. Incumbent is responsible for counseling parents and students with respect to how their education can be financed. This position is responsible for awarding and reconciling all state funds i.e., HOPE, GTEG, DCTAG, DCLEAP and PHEAA. It is also, responsible for the Federal Work Study Program that assigns students to particular jobs as well as collects and processes time sheets. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure compliance with the U.S. Dept of Education’s regulations. Plan, coordinate and conduct meetings with students and parents. Ensure students are not over-awarded due to receiving additional funds. Review student financial aid packages to determine compliance with federal state, local and institutional regulations. Interact with all other departments that interface with student financial aid on a regular basis to ensure the smooth and prompt delivery of aid to students. Work closely with the Office of Student Accounts. Ensure that student’s files are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Check compliance with institutional policies when awarding financial assistance to students. Our candidate profile will include: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite i.e.,Word and Excel and Access. Must have a working knowledge and ability to run reports via the Banner system. Must have a working knowledge of the Banner System Financial Aid. Use of Lotus Notes and the ability to perform internet searches are essential. Must possess excellent organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills; must be detail oriented; must be able to prioritize and set goals; and the ability to adjust to changing situations. Must be comfortable working in highly professional environment and have the ability to interact with a diverse population, and display diplomacy. Knowledge and understanding of and ability to implement federal, state, local and institutional regulations as they pertain to financial aid at Spelman College are essential. This position requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret federal regulations and administrative procedures; the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, government agencies, lending institutions and various college administrators. Qualified individuals are encouraged to visit our website and apply via our online application: www.spelman.edu. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a campus environment filled with unique opportunities and experiences. Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify.