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Financial Aid Counselor
Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Date Posted 09/01/2019
Admin-Financial Aid
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Alverno College is a private liberal arts college with an internationally acclaimed ability-based program and diverse student body. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We provide students with real-life, hands-on experiences in the classroom, in study abroad opportunities and in professional internships related to their major. These experiences, among others, have resulted in Alverno College being ranked higher than any other college in Wisconsin in its "Strong Commitment to Teaching" category for the ninth consecutive year. 

This is a full time exempt staff position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. Alverno College health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and qualified dependents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive.

  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

Share workload with financial aid staff to provide aid processing and counseling services to students and their families. Administer financial aid programs and services as assigned by Director in keeping with federal, state, and institutional guidelines and regulations. Maintain proactive and positive working relationships with other College departments and governmental agencies related to financial aid programs. 


  • Basic knowledge of policies related to awarding of institutional funds and federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak effectively before groups, respond professionally and in a timely manner to questions or requests, and write reports and correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents.

  • Requires strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with frequent interruptions. Must have the ability to professionally respond to variations in schedules and plans and develop innovative approaches and ideas to meet challenges.

  • Requires the ability to work with and maintain confidential information.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and electronic financial aid management/database systems.

  • Preference for experience with database management or other technical expertise.

  • Willingness and ability to occasionally travel and work some evenings and weekends.

  • Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College's strategic plan of inclusion.


Bachelor's degree required. 

How to Apply
Apply on-line at http://www.alverno.edu/jobs

Please attach a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Alverno College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workplace diversity

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