Colorado State University is a Carnegie research extensive land grant university committed to the ideal that educated and motivated people can make a difference in the world. Colorado State expects its graduates to become active, responsible citizens who excel in a competitive world. In Fall 2011, Colorado State University had 26,735 students. The number of financial aid recipients for 2011‐2012 was just over 18,000.
Student Financial Services is part of the Division of Enrollment and Access at Colorado State University. Student Financial Services provides student‐centered assistance by working under Federal, State, and University guidance to enable students to enroll, manage their finances, achieve their academic goals, and graduate in a timely manner.
Colorado State University seeks applications for the position of Counselor for Special Programs in the Department of Student Financial Services. The Counselor is a full-time, twelve-month, permanent administrative professional position in the Student Financial Services Office.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education At least one year of experience in a higher education environment Demonstrated experience working with database software tool
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of and experience using Ellucians Banner Financial Aid or similar product One year of full-time experience working in a Title IV Financial Aid office Excellent verbal and written communication skills
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Assistant Director for Special Programs, the Counselor is responsible for the coordination and processing of financial aid applications for students enrolled in Study Abroad programs or programs offered through the Division of Continuing Education. This function is accomplished by performing duties that include:
Ensuring the security of student records and compliance with FERPA regulations. Provides financial aid counseling to students enrolled in Study Abroad programs or programs offered through the Division of Continuing Education, including group presentations when needed. Serves as the primary liaison between Student Financial Services and Study Abroad. Monitors, evaluates, and processes financial aid packages for students enrolled in special programs; this includes repackaging of aid due to changes in enrollment and changes in program of study. Creates and verifies budgets of students on Study Abroad and analyzes financial resources as they relate to educational expenses. Works closely with members of the Operations team to ensure that the unique processing needs of students enrolled in Study Abroad programs and in programs of the Division of Continuing Education are met so as to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and institutional policies. Serves as member of the Special Programs team and works collaboratively with the Associate Director for Operations and Assistant Director for Special Programs to creatively and strategically address processing needs of students managed under the Special Programs purview. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
SALARY & STARTING DATE: Salary range begins at $35,000 annually. Twelve‐month full‐time Administrative Professional University appointment with full University benefits package. CSU offers Domestic Partner benefits. For more information, please visit the CSU Benefits website. Projected start date no later than mid-summer, 2014, but is negotiable to start sooner.
The Student Financial Services Special Programs Counselor search committee will accept applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 12:00 p.m. NOON (MDT), Monday December 9, 2013. An electronic application via email to email@example.com with a ONE‐document attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format is preferred. You will receive e‐mail confirmation when your application materials have been received.
A complete application consists of: A letter of interest addressing job responsibilities and qualifications as listed in this position announcement Resume Names, postal and e‐mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Sherry at listed email.
Travel funds to a maximum of $350.00 will be available per candidate for interviews.
We use a national student loan database in this office. Federal regulations will not allow anyone access to the system who is in default on a student loan. If we were to offer this position to you, one of the prerequisites would be for us to run a database search with your name, SSN and DOB to check for defaulted loans and a review of your student loan payment history. A credit check will be performed with the University background check.
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