Scholarship Coordinator Student Services Professional 2 (8463P2)
The School of Public Health is seeking applications for a full time Scholarship Coordinator to work with student services leadership and staff to manage the scholarship processes for the School.
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-opresion in our missionn and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who below to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
Scholarship Program Management (25%) â— Identify, create, and implement incoming student scholarship goals and objectives in coordination with the Director of Recruitment and Enrollment. â— Lead scholarship spending plan meetings with key staff in development, finance, and student services to strategically plan scholarship awards each year. â— Create awarding policies for incoming, continuing, and specialized scholarships, using historical yield and student profile data to support recruitment impact and retention efforts. â— Advise and assist academic programs as needed on the most effective way to use scholarships to recruit new students. â— Create general processes and new procedures to ensure synchronization across all scholarships and awards operations.
Scholarship Operational Management (35%) â— Manage scholarship operations to ensure scholarship awarding, timely delivery of awards, and adherence to state and federal retention of records policies. â— Review applications for incoming first year, transfer, and continuing students to ensure alignment with particular fund and donor requirements. â— Responsible for the development, interpretation, communication, and implementation of operational policies and procedures for scholarships and awards. â— Review and evaluate scholarship recipient’s adherence to award criteria at the census and end semester to ensure continued award dispersal, and when needed, discontinued scholarship dispersal when the recipient fails to meet awarding guidelines. â— Provide reports to SPH’s Advancement Team and support the stewardship of thank you letter processes. â— Responsible for school-wide scholarship fund review, as well as creating scholarship applications, review pools, and awarding procedures. â— Serve as the primary contact for students, families, programs, divisions, fiscal administration, university partners, the University Foundation, and outside institutions. â— Facilitate and support scholarship committee meetings, including meeting material preparation, scheduling, meeting minutes, and follow-up.
Scholarship Fiscal Management (20%) â— Manage the development of annual awarding budgets. â— Manage the overall fund strategy to project funding levels, forecast funds available, and determine funds to be awarded. â— Direct, supervise, and check the awarding and authorization of scholarships and awards disbursements, communicating with appropriate offices when needed. â— Analyze and monitor the acceptance rates and re-award as needed to spend all available funding. â— Identify, research, assess, and report on year-end scholarship data. â— Resolve any outstanding scholarship issues for audit compliance and year-end closing.
Scholarship Administration for the School (20%) â— Lead collegiate scholarship collaboration efforts with SPH programs and divisions, university partners, and external entities for scholarship and award initiatives. â— Provide consultation and training and serve as the primary resource and scholarship expert regarding scholarship administration in the SPH and for programs/divisions. â— Aid programs/divisions in the assessment and implementation of using scholarships to support their objectives and goals in alignment with the school’s enrollment management plan. â— Serve as the primary contact for the SPH fund report and updates on award recipients for purposes of stewardship and award alignment between fund MOA’s and recipients. â— Serve as liaison between the School and the Office of Student Finance.
Salary range: $54,000-$68,000 depending on level of qualifications and experience.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications â— Bachelor's degree plus at least two years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years. â— Work experience with financial aid processes. â— Outstanding customer service skills, especially as it relates to students. â— Proven commitment to equity and diversity â— Exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills. â— Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. â— Ability to oversee multiple tasks with strong attention to detail. â— Strong planning and implementation skills.
Preferred Qualifications â— Work experience with the Donor Management System, STAR, and other University of Minnesota financial systems. â— Familiarity with the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.
Internal Number: 341000
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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