Financial Aid Specialist

Charles R. Drew University
February 19, 2023
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Position Information

Posting Number 00666

Title Financial Aid Specialist Position Number PS06171 Job Summary

The Financial Aid Specialist will assist the Director and Assistant Director of Financial Aid in the management of day-today activities of the department. The primary responsibilities of this position include assisting students and families with financial aid options and processing federal, state and institutional financial aid applications in accordance with federal, state and college regulations.

Essential Duties

  • Assist the Financial Aid Director in all aspects of financial aid.
  • Assists in the daily operations of the office as necessary including front counter customer service, phones, mailings, data entry and retrieval, and file organization. For all areas.
  • Assists in the administration of all Federal, State and Institutional Aid programs at the College.
  • Ensures the maintenance of federal reports and student financial aid records and files as they relate to the financial aid programs.
  • Remains current in knowledge of and provides accurate information to students and staff related to Federal Pell Grant, Florida grants and scholarships, veterans' programs, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, FSEOG, student loans and federal, state, and college rules and regulations related to financial aid.
  • Determines student eligibility for work-study and processes student awards timely and accurately.
  • Corresponds effectively and in a timely manner with students concerning eligibility, academic progress, and award amount.
  • Processes all payments and disbursements for program funds accurately and efficiently.
  • Maintains accurate and timely fiscal reporting of all program expenditures.
  • Enters student financial records and maintains accuracy of database.
  • Administers and monitors Federal Work-Study program to include processing of placement paperwork with the Human Resources Office and Payroll department, reviewing timesheets on a semi-monthly basis for submission to the Payroll department, and reviewing total expenditures to keep within the Federal Work-Study budget.
  • Responsible for the year-end reconciliation of the Federal Work Study program for submission on annual FISAP.
  • Assists in the administration of all Federal, State and Institutional Aid programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Regionally accredited bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum Requirements

  • One to two year(s) of experience in higher education.
  • One year in Financial Aid or Scholarship Office.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of regulations governing federal, state and institutional policies regarding administration of financial aid, i.e. Federal Direct Loans, NDSL, Federal Work Study Programs, EdFund, Sallie Mae, EdConnect, EdExpress, Cal Grants and Web Express.
  • Knowledge of PowerFAIDS and Microsoft Office (MS Windows, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to analyze and interpret federal and state regulations pertaining to student aid.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse/multi- culture faculty, students, staff and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent proactive communication skills, ability to negotiate, make requests and provide leadership.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to address complex issues.
  • Ability to communicate technological needs to Information Services staff.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Special Requirements

    COVID -19 Vaccination: As a health professions institution of higher education, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science seeks to protect the health and safety of the University community. Accordingly, CDU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all University students, faculty, and staff subject to limited exceptions and exemptions. The University vaccine requirement has been implemented consistent with federal and state law related to medical exemptions for students, faculty, and staff. Requests for disability and religious accommodations from faculty and staff will be evaluated consistent with the law and University policies and procedures.

    FLSA Non-Exempt Category Full Time Grade $21.62 p/h Number of Vacancies 1

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    EEO Statement

    Charles R. Drew University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

    Fair Chance Statement

    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local “Fair Chance” laws.

    Open Date 01/28/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close date if active) Special Instructions to Applicants

    Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a regionally accredited Bachelor's Degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least one to two year(s) of experience in higher education?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least one year of experience in Financial Aid or Scholarship Office?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have working knowledge of regulations governing federal, state and institutional policies regarding administration of financial aid i.e.: Federal Direct Loans, NDSL, Federal Work Study Programs, ELM, EdFund, Sallie Mae, EdConnect, EdExpress, Cal Grants, and Web Express?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you proficient in the current versions of Microsoft Office; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft, Teams, Microsoft Powerpoint, etc.?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do yo have the ability to analyze and interpret federal and state regulations pertaining to student aid?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have strong abilities to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and respond to multiple priorities?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
  • Professional Certifications or Permits
  • Letter of Recommendation or Nomination
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