Position InformationPosting 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:
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
What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications
What You'll Need to Succeed:
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.
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 InformationPosting Date 08/18/2023
Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special InstructionsPosting Specific Questions
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