Position Title: Financial Aid Counselor

Institution: Corban University

Position Contact Name: Mary McGlothlan

Position Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Contact Phone: 503-375-7105

Job Post Website Address: www.corban.edu

Salary Range: $37,000-$41,000

Deadline or Close Date: 08/15/2020

Job Location - City, State: Salem, OR

Position Description:
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 Assistant 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

•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 and answering 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.

•Evaluate applications to determine students' eligibility for the various financial aid programs.

•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 Assistant Director of Financial Aid and the Director of Student Financial Services.

•On an as needed basis, make group presentations which explain both the various financial aid programs and associated application processes.

•Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Student Financial Aid.

•Other duties as assigned.