Lead Financial Aid Coordinator
- Laredo College
- Location: Laredo, Texas
- Category: Admin-Financial Aid
- Posting Date: 05/21/2020
- Application Deadline: 05/29/2020
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Lead Financial Aid Coordinator directly supervises the day-to-day technical processes and general operations of the Student Financial Aid and VA center; provides training and support to assigned staff; and ensures compliance with relevant regulatory requirements. The Student Financial Aid Lead Coordinator is expected to complete required supervisory training; orient, train and develop subordinates; provide appropriate coaching, guidance and supervision to subordinates; and assist in the completion annual performance evaluations. Under the direction of the Student Financial Aid Director, supervises the operation and activities of assigned functions within the Student Financial Aid Center; assists the Director in planning and implementing departmental procedures; serves as acting supervisor in the absence of the Student Financial Aid Director.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the Student Financial Aid Director in the administration of financial aid programs, which includes planning and implementing policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day operations of the Student Financial Aid Center.
Participates in the setup of Default Aversion Solutions Management Services, through Loan Science.
Works collaboratively with Registrars and IT departments in the timely submission of the NSLDS Enrollment report.
Conducts verification of financial aid applications following US Department of Education and IRS regulations.
Assists in the supervision, training, evaluating, and provides work direction and guidance to assigned staff; participates in the selection of personnel; and reviews and monitors the work of staff to ensure compliance and accuracy with all state and federal policies and regulations.
Assists in the development, updates and presents financial aid information through the use of brochures, literature, and workshops directed toward students, parents and community groups.
Participates in college outreach activities with an emphasis in financial aid advising and services to current and prospective students.
Conducts need analysis and determines individual student eligibility for various aid programs.
Advises students regarding academic and career objectives in relation to financial aid; reviews student status to determine continuance or increase/decrease of financial aid awards.
Provides support of financial aid and other Student Services activities as necessary, during evenings and weekends.
Assists in the formulation of operational plans and program budgets; assists in administering approved budgets.
Maintains current knowledge of regulations, policies, application requirements and eligibility criteria for financial aid and scholarship programs.
Assists in maintaining compliance standards for federal and state financial aid programs; ensures conformance to federal, state, and College's policies, procedures and regulations.
Attends and participates in professional groups, seminars and/or conferences.
Resolves and/or assists in the resolution of problems and/or complaints and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director to fulfill departmental goals and responsibilities.
NOTICE: Required Documents
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s). If recommended for this position an official transcript(s) will be required. If a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.
At least two years College or University Student Financial Aid experience and/or in Enrollment Management (Admissions, Advising, Registrars, Testing, Recruitment.) Bursars, Business or Accounting areas.
Experience working in a higher education (College or University) business setting with an emphasis on management.
Experience using Banner student information system.
Financial Aid program management experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Self-initiative and self-direction are needed.
Must be able to interpret and implement guidelines.
Must possess an understanding of the LC admissions and registration process.
Should understand principals of student financial aid.
Must be able to meet deadlines and handle work by priorities.
Federal, state and local programs that provide financial assistance to students.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and evaluation.
Principles of individual appraisal, including interviewing and advisement techniques.
Planning and organization skills.
Various software programs and data systems as they relate to financial aid.
Budget preparation and administration.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.
Must be willing to work weekends and travel.
Organize, coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operation and activities of the student financial aid center.
Ensure timely and efficient delivery of student financial assistance to qualified applicants.
Work with students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Demonstrate proficiency in the management of financial aid need analysis, packaging and required revisions.
Interpret Federal and state financial aid regulations and determine appropriate course of action.
Monitor and award federal and state financial aid programs.
Demonstrate analytical, organizational and supervisory skills.
Gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and College administration.
Mentor, train, develop, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Perform consistently under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands and work cooperatively with others.
Student Financial Aid Classified Staff, Part-Time Staff and Work-Study Staff.
Director, Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Services.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Required to work safely and follow safety rules.
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo Community College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service. http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Foreign_Credential_Evaluation_Services/ http://www.naces.org/members.htm
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.