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Financial Aid Counselor

Albany State University
Job Description
Posting Details
Posting Number: 0600794  
Position Category: Student Services Paraprofessional/Professional  
Job Title: Financial Aid Counselor  
Position Code: 00657X  
Position Type: Staff  
Department: Financial Aid  
Nature of Work: The Financial Aid Counselor will assist in the administration of federal, state and institutional student aid programs for a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students. The individual will work closely with prospective and continuing students and families in planning and coordinating the funding of their education through eligible student loans, grants, scholarships and other financial arrangements. The Financial Aid Counselor will provide financial aid counseling and processing for all students.  
Training and Experience: Bachelor's degree required, preferably with course work in higher education, finance, and/or a business discipline. At least two (2) years Professional Financial Aid experience, or relevant work experience in a higher educational environment required (customer service experience in higher education preferred). 
High ethical and professional standards. 

Excellent organizational skills, a high level of attention to detail, and an ability to work in a dynamic work environment, meet deadlines and accommodate a variety of counseling needs. 

Demonstrated ability to provide presentations to small and large groups. 

Effective communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to explain complex ideas and systems to students and parents with a wide variety of needs. 

Demonstrated mathematical agility. 
Experience with online student information systems and personal computers required. 
Knowledge of Banner, COD and NSLDS required. 
Strong interpersonal skills required. 
Ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality of information.  
Testing Requirements:  
Illustrative Examples of Work: Assist with the management of electronic processing, originating, and transmitting records to COD, through the use of EdConnect and Banner Software. 
Perform complex financial aid processes such as: determining student aid eligibility, packaging and awarding, accommodating for overlapping academic and loan periods, and disbursing loan funds, while maintaining accurate financial aid documentation to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. 
Provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding application procedures and eligibility requirements for student aid programs, and assist students and their families with the completion of application forms. 
Represent the Office of Financial Aid at various student recruitment functions, financial aid information sessions, orientation programs, and Federal Direct Stafford Loan Entrance and Exit counseling sessions. 
Assist with the implementation of a default management plan. 
Monitor ASU aid expenditures and aid recipients' Satisfactory Academic Progress according to policy. 
Assist with preparation of Student Financial Aid publications, policies, manuals and forms. 
Attend off-campus workshops, department meetings, and travel to in-state and out of state conferences. 
Perform outreach duties; conduct Financial Aid workshops on campus and at local high schools. Performs other duties, as required.  
Posting Date: 02-08-2018  
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
FTE: 1.0  
Special Instructions to Applicants:  
Funding Source: General Operating (State)  
Number of Openings: 1  
If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: Office of Financial Aid  
Fringe Benefits: Yes  
Salary: $35,000  
Physical Demands  
Facts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Remission after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: 

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, Billy C. Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources, 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  
Disability Statement: Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  
Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter  
Required Applicant Documents: Resume  
Application Types Accepted: Staff Employment Application  
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