Financial Aid Coordinator

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Classification:Student Services Professional 2
Grade:Grade 78 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Business/Accounting/Finance, Office/Clerical, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Kuskokwim Campus is seeking a financial aid coordinator to provide support to our students who are seeking higher education!

Duties:

10Track and enter student financial aid and enrollment information.Essential
15Explore new sources of student financial support; confer and meet with agencies. Occasional travel to villages.Essential
15Publicize and inform students individually regarding financial aid requirements, deadlines, and rules; conduct financial aid workshops in Bethel, selected villages, or through the KuC website, Facebook, and coordinate financial aid events such as FAFSA Frenzy.Essential
5Coordinate closely with KuC Students Services, UAF Financial Aid, and federal and regional funding and sources.Essential
55Assist students in accessing financial aid information and services and develop a funding plan for students receiving financial aid.Essential

This position provides support for Student Services and Student Development workforce activities for the Kuskokwim Campus. This position produces reviews and maintains student-related documents pertaining to Financial Aid. Assists with student outreach efforts. Organizes Financial Aid workshops. Provides statistics concerning student financial aid along with various student progress reports for the KuC Assistant Director. Advise KuC students, parents, agencies and the general public on financial aid opportunities and issues.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population. Knowledge of FAFSA and federal, state and other program scholarship, grant and student loan regulations. Excellent interpersonal skills and intermediate level of computer competency, positive attitude, strong sense of initiative and well-developed leadership/team building, public speaking and communication skills. Planning and organizational skills
required. An ability to interpret and apply policies and processes consistently is critical. Ability to maintain a high
level of confidentiality and work effectively under highly stressful conditions.

Preferred: Familiarity with the UA Banner database. Knowledge of rural Alaska issues, experience living and working in rural Alaska. Yup'ik speaker preferred.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

2 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. At least one year experience in a financial aid office.

TYPICAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Bachelor's degree in counseling, education, business or related field and or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

To be considered for this position, the following are required with your online application:

  • Cover letter detailing your experience
  • Resume
  • The names and contact information of three professional references, please include previous supervisors

This is a part-time, Grade 78, minimum $32.57/hr, DOE, 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.  This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on November 12, 2019.   To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 11/11/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the Rural Campus HR Coordinator at 907-474-7143.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:  www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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