Financial Aid Specialist

Tarrant County College District
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$21.75
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Financial Aid Specialist

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    Position Information

    Job Title Financial Aid Specialist

    Posting Number F005497 Position Status Full Time Assignment Length This field only applies to Faculty Grant Funded No Category Clerical Class Code 31 Pay Rate $21.75 Location District, Trinity River Department DT Financial Aid Job Summary

    Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid or Assistant Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Specialist works with students and potential students to educate, enroll, and maintain financial aid programs. Collaborates with internal peers and departments to execute financial aid programs and generates reports and written communication for the department.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Performance Requirements

  • Assures compliance with all local, State, and Federal regulations and laws regarding student financial aid
  • Assists in providing direction, guidance, knowledge, and accurate information regarding financial aid, including but not limited to: TCC policies, and regulations of state and federal agencies
  • Manages specialized financial aid programs (reviews, processes, notifies, or reconciles)
  • Creates reports, business correspondence, forms, and presentations
  • Conducts staff training
  • Regularly interacts with faculty, campus and district administrators, technical staff, as well as other colleges
  • Assists the department with its outreach and awareness efforts, including conducting financial aid presentations, for both on and off-campus locations
  • Assist students with financial aid applications and processes
  • Evaluates student eligibility for financial aid awards including scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans
  • Enters and retrieves student information in student management system and Federal student aid databases in connection with the responsibilities of serving financial aid students
  • Collaborates with essential departments to ensure student preparedness and success
  • Service Excellence

  • Participates on behalf of the College in external community organizations and associations as needed to directly support essential performance requirements achievement
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation, and creativity and service to the College
  • Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College
  • Supervision

    Works under the general supervision of Director of Financial Aid or Assistant Director of Financial Aid Systems and Operations

    Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

    The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

    Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree or 60 college hours and two (2) years of experience working in a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification, and related experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a Financial Aid Office
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with computerized and cloud-based systems, including Microsoft Office and other software applications
  • Skilled in excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with diverse populations
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Accommodations

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

    Special Instructions Summary Posted 04/21/2023

    Posting Contact Summary

    Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the following individual

    Contact Lauren Miller

    [email protected]

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