Financial Aid Specialist #499382, #499381

Lamar University
September 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$28,000
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20112656

Position Title Financial Aid Specialist #499382, #499381 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Student Financial Aid

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role: Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Financial Aid Operations, the Financial Aid Specialist Operations will be involved in all aspects of financial aid administration. The purpose of this position is to evaluate, approve and award financial aid to students in accordance with federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and operating guidelines. This position assesses the financial needs of students, advises students and parents regarding financial aid options, processes, and requirements. Participates as appropriate in systems/procedures planning and management; implements and coordinates specific individual programs or assignments in accordance with the overall objectives of the office, within the division of Enrollment Management.

What You'll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and processes various areas of students' financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process.
  • Reviews for accuracy of financial documents provided by students.
  • Responds to inquiries, researches and resolves problems related to transactions, administrative and operational issues.
  • Oversees the collection, management, and reporting of data in accordance with the objectives of the position; participates in the development and implementation of data management systems and procedures, as appropriate.
  • Implements, coordinates, and oversees one or more specific administrative programs and/or service areas, as assigned.
  • Serves as an operational resource to other staff and/or students on a specific area of Student Aid.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

    Benefits – Job Perks:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

    Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • 2 years of experience working in a process-oriented environment with a high competency of computer skills.
  • Financial aid or higher education institution experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidate.
  • Two years at an institution of higher learning or another highly regulated field required.
  • Must be able to obtain and retain full access to NSLDS (National Student Loan Database System
  • Strong customer service skills that demonstrate a "student first'' environment.
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications:

    In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

    Two years of experience in a financial aid preferred. Two years at an institution of higher learning or another highly regulated field required. Familiar with financial documents and a high competency of computer skills. Strong customer service skills that demonstrate a "student first'' environment…

    Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $28,000 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 08/18/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is the highest level of education have you obtained?
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree
  • Technical School Diploma or Certificate
  • Some College Credits
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of financial aid and/or related experience do you have?
  • More than 5 years
  • 3 to 5 years
  • 1 to 2 years
  • None
  • This position states that you must have the ability to obtain and retain full access to the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS). Can you fulfill this requirement?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate(s)
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Miscellaneous
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