Position TitleFinancial Aid Specialist
Starting Salary Range$39k - $52k
Excellent benefits package. Click here to view our benefits summary.
This is one of eight (8) full time positions that operates as a team to administer all of the student financial aid programs for the College. The Financial Aid Office (FAO) supports the College by helping students access available and appropriate sources of financial aid to attain their educational goals, while at the same time, enabling the College to reach its enrollment goals. All staff in the FAO are responsible for assisting students and parents and processing Financial Aid applications. Staff members may be assigned to focus on a specific area of responsibility and may be asked to take on special projects.
This position has five key areas of accountability:
1. Providing high quality customer service to students who visit the FAO.
2. Verifying and Packaging of Title IV Funding
3. Contributing as a team member to the success of the FAO.
4. Maintaining the confidentiality of information submitted by students and their families.
5. Ensuring completeness and accuracy of student records.
1. 70% of Mott students receive some form of financial assistance which represents over $40 million annually.
2. Approximately 5,000 students receive $16 million in Pell grants annually.
3. Approximately 4,000 students receive $22 million in Federal Student Loans annually.
1. Bachelor’s Degree
2. Three years of prior financial aid or directly related student services experience
3. Must demonstrate accuracy on all aspects of Title IV verification and packaging
4. Must be able to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
5. Able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
6. Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from students and the general public
7. Able to obtain authorization to NSLDS and other federal financial aid processing sites.
8. Pay attention to detail
9. Demonstrate ability to multitask
10. Experience with MS Word and Excel
11. Communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, college employees and business partners
12. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages. Must be able to apply concepts of basic algebra
13. Able to make presentations to the public
14. Able to concentrate on task while surrounded by multitude of distractions and noise.
15. Able to meet deadlines
16. Must be able to analyze data and produce information to support decision-making and project planning
17. Demonstrated ability to successfully utilize time management and priority setting in a high stress, multiple task environment while consistently producing timely, high quality work
18. Able to deal with stress and schedule of peak seasonal workload
19. Able to work independently with minimum supervision, but also have the ability to function effectively as a team member
Additional Desirable Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Public Administration
2. Experience Administering Title IV funds
3. Audit and/or analytical work paper preparation experience
4. Experience with income tax preparation and an understanding of the tax code
5. Completion of NASFAA University credentials
6. Experience with collection of accounts
7. Datatel experience
8. Prior financial aid experience in the community college environment
9. Prior default management experience
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
1. Must be able to remain in a stationary position to process files
2. Needs to occasionally move about inside the office
3. Constantly operates a computer
4. Constantly converses with students and their families regarding the financial aid process
5. Frequently carries items up to 10 pounds in weight; occasionally carries items up to 25 pounds
6. Requires close vision and ability to adjust focus while processing aid forms in hard copy and on computer
Full-time, 40 hours per week/52 weeks per year. In order to meet operational needs, position requires the ability to work a schedule that includes some evening hours and occasional weekends.
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Degree must be conferred by application deadline.
Visa sponsorship is not available.
The College is unable to assist with travel and/or relocation expenses.
Selected candidates must submit to a drug test and criminal background check.
Additional Application Deadline Information
The College reserves the right to extend the application deadline or reopen the search if a sufficient pool is not established. Notice of such a decision will be indicated in the posting.
The College reserves the right to cancel the search at any time.
Equal Opportunity Statement
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.