FAFSA Specialist

Rutgers University
May 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20 - $25
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Working Time:Part time
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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title FAFSA Specialist

Posting Number 23TM0078 Department Center for PreCollege Programs Overview

The Center for PreCollege Programs (CPP) administers pre-college and career readiness pipeline programs designed to educate, inspire, and prepare students to be future-focused and 21st-century ready. Our commitment is to effectively support students by providing opportunities for them to achieve and grow.

CPP serves more than 2,000 students and parents annually through the facilitation of a variety of programs. The Center for PreCollege Programs houses our three TRIO programs of Talent Search (2) and Upward Bound, the Abbott Leadership Institute, Youth Media Symposium, Dual Enrollment, University-Assisted Partnerships, a College Success Center, the Tutoring Spot, and the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, in addition to other special interest programs

The Center for PreCollege Programs' Core Values are to Educate, Inspire and Empower through the Operating Principles of: Fostering Community, Cultivating Innovation, Modeling Professionalism, Promoting Success and Making a Difference. To that end, culturally relevant leadership and pedagogy is essential to foster meaningful and educational experiences for students grounded in diversity, inclusion, and equity. Our center foci are to nurture a culturally relevant educational environment that provides student support through the affirmation of identity and ethos.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking a FAFSA Specialist. The Center for PreCollege Programs administers precollege and pipeline programs designed to educate, inspire and prepare students to be successful in secondary and post-secondary education while promoting a college-going culture.

This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:

  • Advise and counsel about available financial aid opportunities and eligibility requirements
  • Assist students before, during, and after the financial aid process
  • Guide students about the application process
  • Meet and assist students and parents with the accurate completion of the application
  • Follow established federal guidelines regarding eligibility, to reconcile, complete, and award student files.
  • Review student files and transcripts ensuring accuracy and eligibility standards are upheld
  • Stay abreast of available aid opportunities, grants, or awards available for students
  • Learn, update and apply aid process, requirements, and all related necessities
  • Understand and apply university processes and guidelines for aid/awards/grants
  • Collect, maintain, and update data as appropriate for compliance with university systems and requirements
  • Additional duties or special projects may be assigned
  • This position is contingent upon the continuation of grant funding.

    Position Status Part Time Hours Per Week Up to 19.5 Daily Work Shift Day Work Arrangement

    This position requires a fully on-site work arrangement.

    FLSA Nonexempt Position Salary $20 - $25hr Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly


    Minimum Education and Experience

    •Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. •Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, good communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

    Certifications/Licenses Preferred Qualifications Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Equipment Utilized

    desktop, laptop, web browsing, FAFSA.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Open Date 02/14/2023

    Posting Close Date 05/14/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

    This position is contingent upon the continuation of grant funding.

    Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark City Newark State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// uhr.rutgers.edu/non- discrimination-statement

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Ph.D.
  • How many years of administrative experience do you have?
  • 0-1
  • 2-3
  • 4-5
  • 6+
  • Do you have experience working in Financial Aid?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
  • Optional Documents

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