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Financial Aid Counselor

Posted: 06/26/2022

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Job no: 500488
Department: Regl Financial Assistance - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Advising, Counseling
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No
Website: https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/500488

Job Title: Financial Aid Counselor

Job Summary:
Financial Aid Counselor provides knowledge of financial aid processes and counsels students and families regarding Federal, State & University financial aid information. Verifies accuracy of student aid records and processes reports to ensure timely payment of funds to maintain student retention.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The Financial Aid Counselor processes and reviews student aid reports; performs necessary adjustments to student aid packaging to align with both federal student aid guidelines and university policy; evaluates student aid appeals including, Satisfactory Academic Progress, special circumstance, and dependency overrides; adjusts student aid utilizing professional judgment adhering to university and federal guidelines; counsels students and their families regarding state, federal, university, and private funding options; prepares student aid account data utilizing data and systems to identify specific patterns to aid in the improvement of office process efficiency; provides information on federal, state, and private financial aid in a community setting to local high schools and relative community partners to increase student financial education and awareness; maintains relationships with the Office of Student Financial Assistance as well as other affiliated departments to facilitate student success.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; one year of customer service related experience.
  • Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates who have one year of experience in higher education; experience in student financial aid or student accounts/billing in a higher education setting; knowledge of and experience with Miami University, including institutional and unit policies, procedures, and processes; demonstrated project management and public speaking skills; working knowledge of Gmail, Google documents, and student records software such as Ellucian Banner; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse backgrounds. Must have the ability to think critically and perform complex tasks.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Inquiries may be directed to Kelli Bray at braykd@miamioh.edu

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin July 11, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

 

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 27 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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