Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland's most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.
Job Title Financial Aid Specialist (S03398) Job Description Summary Montgomery College, Office of Student Financial Aid, has need for a full-time, Financial Aid Specialist position #S03398. This is a bargaining, non-exempt, Grade 23 position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm including some evenings and weekends and traveling between the three campuses.
Under supervision and/or direction, advise students about general financial aid regulations, policies and procedures, and assist students in completing the application process. Award financial aid to student and work with files and folders for awarding federal, state and institutional programs.
Work consists of performing administrative and technical activities of the financial aid programs. Duties encompass a variety of processes and methods. Follow established office procedures and assist counselors. Contacts are with the general public, students, parents/family representatives, college staff, and external agencies.
Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College. Job Description
Duties include but are not limited to:
Processing, verifying, and awarding financial aid using established guidelines to eligible students during peak and non-peak times; verifying student enrollment, and adjust student awards accordingly, and documenting all actions.
Meet personally with students and parents to advise them on financial aid availability, application procedures, specific program requirements and limits, and academic progress requirements.
Collect personal information necessary to resolve conflicting data.
Facilitate loan entrance counseling sessions.
Answer oral and written inquiries from students, parents, faculty and staff about the financial aid process.
Make referrals, as necessary, to other Montgomery College offices and outside agencies. Contacts are with the general public, students, parents/family representatives, College staff and staff of other colleges/universities and external agencies, including lending institutions and government agencies.
Assist with on and off campus financial aid workshops and other outreach services.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Associate's degree. Training in general financial aid office procedures in one or more aid programs including Federal, State, County, or outside scholarship programs.
Minimum of two years of experience working in a Financial Aid Office.
Thorough knowledge of automated processing, government rules, regulations, guidelines and procedures related to financial aid.
Proficiency in using a personal computer and software applications including Microsoft Office Suite.
Skill in oral and written communication, interpersonal relations, organization, multi-tasking, and simple calculations accuracy.
Ability to pay close attend to detail.
Ability to multi-task.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Experience working or assisting with any of the federal, state or institutional programs.