Position Title:
Financial Aid Counselor

Corban University

Position Contact Name:
Human Resources

Position Contact Email:
[email protected]

Position Contact Phone:

Job Post Website Address:

Salary Range:
Market rate plus generous benefits, matching retirement, and tuition remission

Deadline or Close Date:

Job Location - City, State:
Salem, OR

Position Description:
Full-time, exempt, with benefits plus tuition remission

MISSION: To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

SUMMARY: The primary duty of the Financial Aid Counselor is to serve students and parents by providing the best possible services related to Financial Aid. Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Aid this position assists with daily operations, offering financial aid counseling and support to students and families while ensuring institutional and federal policies and regulations are followed. Works collaboratively with other departments to provide excellent student-centered service and that contributes in the meeting of University’s enrollment goals.


  • Ensure optimal use of financial aid funds by awarding funds from the various university-controlled programs to students in accordance with established federal, state, and University guidelines.
  • Ensure student and parent awareness of the various financial aid sources during counseling sessions by providing information to them and answering their questions regarding financial aid sources.
  • Assist students in the application process for financial aid by helping them to complete appropriate and required forms; by advising them of their rights and responsibilities concerning financial aid; and by providing them with information about the status of their financial aid applications.
  • Determine students' eligibility for the various financial aid programs by evaluating their applications.
  • Develop students' money management skills by assisting students with financial planning.
  • Contributes to broad based management of the Financial Aid Office by providing input to office policy and procedure decisions.
  • Assist in the preparation of required statistical reports by collecting data and keeping accurate records on programs administered by the Financial Aid Office and by designing and revising forms as appropriate.
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Maintain competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Financial Aid.
  • Strong computer software, data analysis and reporting skills are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft applications a must, PowerFAIDS a plus.
  • Skill in completing duties accurately with attention to detail
  • Ability to learn and implement government laws, rules and regulations relating to financial aid
  • Apply knowledge of state and federal financial aid programs and compliance requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field preferred.
  • 1-2 years of proven success in Financial Aid preferred or a comparable field that requires attention to detail and service to customers
  • Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university’s mission as described in our Statement of Faith
  • Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, engages in global concerns and connects culturally.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Traditional office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.