Scholarship Coordinator/Senior Scholarship Coordinator
Job no: 501580
Department: Student Financial Assistance
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Enrollment Services
Status: Full Time
The Scholarship Coordinator/Senior Scholarship Coordinator coordinates the awarding and processes of nearly $5,000,000 in departmental scholarship awards each year by reviewing and interpreting the legal endowed gift agreements for over 900 department scholarship accounts to ensure compliance.
The staff member is also responsible for executing internal audits of University scholarship awards to ensure compliance.
This position is eligible for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.
- Coordinates the development of an annual report on University scholarship expenditures for University Advancement, the Provost, and College Deans.
- Acts as liaison with over 80 University departments and 20 outside organizations regarding the awarding of University scholarships.
- Responsible for processing over $250,000 in awards each year for the Paper Science & Engineering Foundation and over $1,000,000 in summer scholarships for graduate students. Responsible for processing, administering, and auditing the Miami Access Fellows program.
- Organizes and manages Google folders/access for over 900 scholarship funds. These folders are used to disseminate scholarship fund balances and procedures to departments and outside organizations. Creates and runs reports for departments as needed. Ensures all departments complete a nomination or expenditure plan each year (funds over $999), which often involves multiple points of contact.
- Responsible for setting up new funds in Banner. Audits (SQL, Access, VLOOKUP) over 2200 funds and inactivates funds as appropriate. Works closely with University Advancement to ensure the set up of funds is in line with the donor’s intent.
- Annually awards over 200 non-renewable funds to students which requires creating/running reports to determine eligibility. Processes RedHawk Replacement report which replaces institutional scholarships with donor funds ($2,000,000+).
- Calculates and awards outside organization scholarships/waivers. Provides student data (multiple times throughout the year) via external organizational portals.
- Responsible for processing requisitions for scholarships, fellowships, and stipends.
- Responsible for maintaining various files, including student and scholarship files.
- This responsibility includes record retention as well as general maintenance and care.
- Develops and maintains department policies and procedures related to the administration of scholarships.
- Assists students, parents, faculty, and staff with financial aid questions including scholarship eligibility and status.
- Functions as a backup for other scholarship staff when they are unavailable. Also serves as a backup Counselor assisting with processing, meeting with families, and presentations.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Three years experience in a financial aid or equivalent office. Associate's Degree with one year of experience or a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Desired qualifications include knowledge of financial aid and experience with the Banner system.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills, proven customer service skills, excellent data entry, effective presentation skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
- Attention to detail, accuracy and problem-solving skills are essential.
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Advertised: 14 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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