Financial Aid Officer, Graduate and Professional Services
Point Loma Nazarene University
Location: San Diego, California
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: R0003018
PLNU is a Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition, offering quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. We provide higher education in a vibrant Christian environment where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service is an expression of faith. PLNU is an institution that is committed to reflecting the rich diversity of God’s kingdom. We therefore encourage applications from culturally diverse candidates.
We are pleased to offer attractive benefits and resources. This includes benefits such as health, dental, tuition benefits for employees and dependents, competitive retirement matching, vacation and sick time, and 15 paid holidays per year. In addition, we have many opportunities to engage with our community including staff chapel and a robust wellness program.
Assist with the administration of federal, state, and institutional student aid programs and to ensure University compliance on policies, procedures, and regulations. Help execute the delivery process in an equitable manner ensuring conformity and consistency in financial aid packaging.
Performs file verification, packaging, awarding, and revisions of financial aid program funds.
Reviews, evaluates, and verifies federal financial aid applications and all submitted documentation to ensure accuracy and equity.
Advises students and parents regarding financial aid eligibility.
Responsible for administration of a specific financial aid program.
Assists in or presents financial aid information sessions for prospective students, parents, and community groups.
Makes recommendations to the Director on financial aid office policies and procedures, forms development and modifications.
Assist in audits, reconciliations, and federal and state reporting, as needed.
Attends seminars, workshops, and conferences to remain current on legislation regarding student financial aid programs.
Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with all PacWest Conference and NCAA rules and regulations as they pertain to student-athlete athletic financial aid and entitlements and is responsible for ensuring that Student Financial Services is compliant with all rules and regulations.
May represent University at financial aid information nights or Preview Days.
Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledgeable in all areas of financial aid: Federal Title IV and State regulations governing financial aid programs, determination of need, packaging procedures and resolution of problems.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Three years direct work experience in student financial aid or the equivalent.
Computer proficiency required with Word and Excel; PowerFAIDS knowledge preferred.
Understanding of and commitment to the spiritual mission of the University.
Ability to communicate and counsel effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to exercise professional judgment relating to extenuating circumstances and policy interpretation.
Ability to exercise important interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations within the SFS Office and the Point Loma community.
Ability to work independently and assume responsibility for problem solving sometimes under stressful conditions.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.PLNU is a community committed to calling. As a result of our mission to provide whole-person education in the context of our Christian faith, our faculty and staff are known for their excellence, regardless of their responsibilities or field.We believe God calls all of us to participate in bringing about His Kingdom in a unique and deeply personal way. We also believe in pursuing calling together. Excellent work and meaningful relationships all belong to what we call vocation. Being part of a community full of individuals engaged in the same endeavor will set you up for a lifetime of weaving calling into who you are and everything you ever do.Be part of something meaningful. Discover and cultivate your true potential. Be part of Point Loma Nazarene University.