Financial Aid Advisor - Student Financial Aid

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jun 11, 2014
Job ID: 10738 Regular/Temporary: Regular GENERAL DUTIES Counsels applicants and students on eligibility for financial aid programs, assisting them in the application process. - Verifies eligibility for Federal and State financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, and guaranteed student loans. - Performs application intake, evaluation, processing and awarding. - Assists in the production of Financial Aid online print material and websites. - Advises students on good academic standing requirements and the appeal process; reviews appeals for dependency overrides and budget adjustments. - Conducts group workshops and represents the financial aid office at various on- and off- campus events. - Serves as a liaison between the college office and Direct Loan Providers. - Performs other related duties as assigned. CONTRACT TITLE Assistant to HEO FLSA Non-exempt CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION Review and update student data using FACTS and the HESC websites and ensure financial aid is in compliance with NY State Education Department regulations and CUNY policy. Perform New York State TAP Roster view with guidance by the TAP Certifying Officer. Complete special projects and related activities as assigned by the TAP Certifying Officer. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree required. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS - Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong multi-tasking skills - Experience related to Information Technology preferred - Working knowledge of Peoplesoft (CUNYFirst) and/or other current automated student information/financial aid systems preferred COMPENSATION Commensurate with qualification ($35,576 - $41,623). BENEFITS CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria. HOW TO APPLY DO NOT APPLY ON LINE AT THIS JOB BOARD. Applications can be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website ( and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Please have your resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. The resume, cover letter, and any other required documents must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. CLOSING DATE The committee will begin reviewing applications on June 18, 2014. The search will remain open until the position is filled. JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.