Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Jun 19 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Senior Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for processing student financial aid files and determining student eligibility for federal and state financial aid funds. They will meet with students to provide information about financial aid programs, as well as assist students to complete necessary applications and forms. The Senior Financial Aid Counselor conducts workshops on and off campus, presenting pertinent information in regards to the availability of financial aid. They will work collaboratively with the Financial Aid staff, as well as other College personnel to deliver student centered services, with an emphasis on customer service and the use of technology to facilitate access to and encourage student retention. This position resides on the Attleboro campus, but may offer support at other Bristol locations as needed.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Financial Aid
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review, evaluate, and assess student financial aid application data to determine eligibility by verifying income and ensuring compliance with other U.S. Department of Education and MA Board of Higher Education eligibility guidelines.
Represent the Financial Aid office at evening and weekend enrollment events.
Review student files for financial aid award package.
Manage the Direct Lending and Alternative Loan programs.
Counsel students and appropriate family members on available financial aid opportunities.
Assist students and families through the FAFSA and verification process.
Provide information and guidance to students and families regarding unique circumstances impacting financial aid eligibility.
Reconcile various award accounts for compliance.
Conduct workshops and present financial aid and financial literacy information at College events, high schools, and community agencies.
Participate and present in Paloozas and other Enrollment events on- and off-campus.
Perform other related duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Master's Degree in Education, Business Administration, Accounting, Human Services, or closely related field.
Two (2) years of experience and/or training involving financial aid operations, or student loan processing; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
Demonstrated experience working with the public in a customer service setting.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Experience in a higher education setting, preferably at a community college.
Familiarity with financial aid forms and procedures.
Experience in a financial aid office.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time, unit position with benefits.
SALARY: $50,499 - $60,843 Labor Grade - 4 - actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu