Financial Aid Counselor **Note: The full consideration date has been extended**
Posting Description: *Who we are:* The Office of Financial Aid is a special place to work because of our energy, our vision, and most importantly, our people. We work in teams that aren't bounded by rigid lines, where every door is an open-door, where good ideas and best practices flow freely. Experience dynamic growth, self-directed effort, and a healthy work/life balance among our diverse group of professionals. *What your key responsibilities will be:* * As a Financial Aid Counselor you will be responsible for providing individual and group financial aid advice to students and parents, including adequate loan counseling and financial literacy information. * Also, awards, interprets and explains federal Title IV, state and institutional regulations to clients and the impact of regulations on funding levels, eligibility and processing. * Responsible for maintaining comprehensive up-to-date knowledge of all Title IV financial aid rules and regulations, ensuring that all aid policies and procedures in area of responsibility are in compliance with federal, state and institutional financial aid rules and regulations. * You will participate in training seminars, conferences, committee meetings, etc. for professional development in the areas of Title IV financial aid. * Other duties assigned depending on the counseling team where the position is assigned. --- *What we can offer:* Salary commensurate with experience The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *What you should know:* Position may be required to work evening and weekend hours on occasion. Some travel may be required for conferences and occasional travel to other campuses and high schools in the area. --- *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._ --- The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 492-6475.
Minimum Qualifications: *What we require:* * A BA/BS from an accredited 4 year institution of higher education is required. * One year of financial aid or enrollment services experience in a higher education setting. * Knowledge of Federal Title IV financial aid regulations.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *What you will need:* * Ability to conduct financial aid presentations to both small and large groups. * Experience with a student information system and Microsoft Office applications. * A strong commitment to customer service. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. * Ability to work well with all levels of the organization. * Final candidate must successfully pass a background check and cannot be in default on a student loan either upon hire or while employed in this position.
Desired Qualifications: *What we'd like you to have:* * Two or more years of financial aid experience in a higher education setting. * Working knowledge of federal financial aid data systems including NSLDS, FAA Access, and COD. Knowledge of State of Colorado financial aid regulations. * At least one year of supervisory experience with the ability to supervise a diverse staff by defining goals and objectives, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. * Experience with the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions product. * Ability to communicate in Spanish. _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._