The Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for an assigned caseload of undergraduate and graduate student aid applicants, applying professional judgment to complex and unusual student and family situations. The Counselor provides general and specific information related to financial aid programs, explains policies and procedures, and assists students with developing payment plans for attendance at the University. The Financial Aid Counselor coordinates Study Abroad aid eligibility, consortium agreement aid processing, and the R2T4 processing.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-An earned bachelor's degree
-Thorough knowledge of federal financial aid regulations.
-Professional experience in an automated financial aid office
-Knowledge of basic accounting principles and record keeping.
-Two to five years' financial aid experience required
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Functional expertise with PeopleSoft Student Administration System.
-Excellent interpersonal and public communications skills.
-Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.
-Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
-Ability to grasp complex issues and use good problem-solving techniques.
Required Applicant Documents: (online submission only)
Names and contact information of three references
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled - Review of applications will begin December 20, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Only Internal Professional Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience, anticipate hiring salary of $48,000-$53,000 with 3-5 years exp.
Apply online only at: https://jobs.uml.edu