Position TitleAdvisor 1, Scholarships
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Assistant Director of Scholarships
Position TypeNew position
Job Open Date06/14/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Review Date06/30/2021
Meet with students to answer questions about scholarships, financial aid, and the application process. Award, revise, and cancel scholarship and tuition waiver aid for eligible students. Provide advising and student guidance about aid options for school involving requirements and responsibilities. Create and conduct presentations about financial aid and scholarships. Review weekly and monthly reports to determine awarding accuracy and resolve issues.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Awarding and Re-awarding Aid (Regents, Athletics, SLCC funds, Foundation Funds, Tuition Waivers)
Description: Resolve problems related to scholarship and tuition waiver applications and eligibility and the continuation or cancellation of students’ aid. Assist students in attaining their education goals through the prompt, accurate awarding of scholarship/tuition waiver aid in adherence with all Higher Education Acts and the volume of regulations which accompany this legislation, as well as with state and institutional requirements. Identify student populations for fund allocations and awarding. Coordinate and award aid, including scholarships, grants, book/supply stipends, room/board stipends and tuition waivers.
Description: Review daily, weekly, monthly and other reports to determine outcomes or solutions. Reports include multiple reporting records, non-completion of classes, changes in residency status, changes in enrollment, changes in Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and others. Review weekly account reports to ensure proper disbursement of aid and ongoing funding availability.
Emails/Phone Calls/Meetings with Students/Responding to Inquiries
Description: Meet with students to review scholarship and tuition waiver application questions, assist students with navigating the application process, return voicemails, answer emails and phone messages from current and potential students, donors, and other community members with questions regarding SLCC processes about scholarships and awarding.
Outreach (meetings, presentations, etc.)
Description: Create and conduct presentations concerning scholarships and tuition waivers to diverse groups, both on- and off-campus. In coordination with Student Orientation and Student Relations, conduct financial aid presentations to assist in the recruitment of students. Presentations may be required evenings and weekends.
Duties as otherwise assigned.
• Prefer experience in financial aid
• Bachelor’s Degree
• One (1) to two (2) years in financial aid/scholarships or directly related field.
o Experience can be substituted for education on a 2:1 year basis.
o Part-time experience will be prorated.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of computerized financial aid system, preferably Banner.
• Knowledge of computerized scholarship management software.
• Knowledge of TIV financial aid regulations and procedures.
• Knowledge of general office procedures.
• Data input experience.
• Knowledge of College policies and procedures.
• Ability to organize and set priorities to meet established deadlines.
• Ability to work well under pressure in a stressful environment.
• Effective interpersonal skills and experience (customer services, listening, making decisions based on information received).
• Ability to analyze information and award aid with minimal errors.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
• Assist in office by answering phones, handling paperwork, and preparing for outreach events.
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/benefitsinformation.aspx
Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full time or part time.
Successful completion of a criminal background check may be required for this position.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.