Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Aid or designee, the Coordinator – Financial Literacy Services will assist in the development of financial literacy/education services and programming, will perform outreach programming and services on financial literacy/education in group and individual environments, and process a caseload for the awarding of financial aid grants and loans to eligible recipients.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1.Counsel students and provide educational programming and services on financial literacy/education concepts and available resources for continued financial literacy/education. 2.Counsel students and provide educational programming on financing post-secondary education, both at Essex County College and plan for the same for baccalaureate education. 3.Coordinate and assist other College departments to provide information programming and services on financial literacy/education, and post-secondary education options. 4.Conduct presentations for businesses, community groups and high schools in Essex County on financial literacy/education and on post-secondary financing options. 5.Compile student aid awards using information on needs analysis, eligibility requirements, program funding levels and general application requirements. 6.Review applications, request additional information and determine award eligibility in accordance with federal, state and constitutional regulations, guidelines and procedures. 7.Release award notices and denials of awards to inform students of eligibility, responsibilities and requirements of the financial aid programs. 8.Maintain records of scholarship accounts. 9.Formulate records of withdrawals, deposits and balances of individual student accounts. 10.Compile data for institutional, fiscal, federal and state reports on student aid programs and student aid recipients. 11.Keep current regarding the legislation on student financial aid programs and administrative requirements. 12.Maintain strict confidentiality and security of student records. 13.Perform routine special and ancillary reports as required. 14.Perform other related duties as required.
1.Bachelor's degree, in counseling, social services, or equivalent. 2.Experience in teaching/providing, presentations to groups, as well as individual counseling. 3.Demonstrated experience in student mentorship, student aid administration, academic advising, student training, and human services coordination. 4.Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and college regulations regarding financial aid programs, college admissions, registration and procedures. 5.Working knowledge of microcomputers and spreadsheets software. 6.Working knowledge of presentation pedagogy and software. 7.Working knowledge of development of consumer information. 8.Excellent interpersonal skills. 9.Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. 10.Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
1.Bilingualism or multilingualism highly desired (notably: Spanish). 2.Knowledge of financial literacy programs at the local and state level within the State of New Jersey. 3.Knowledge of major systems within higher education, notably Ellucian Banner, DegreeWorks, Moodle, Blackboard. 4.Knowledge of social media platforms and how to create/leverage them.
Internal Number: 2189
About Essex County College
Essex County College is an open-door public access community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning opportunities at a very affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages students who might not otherwise aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.