PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Financial Aid Advisor has primary responsibility for advising and counseling prospective students, current students and parents on all aspects of the financial aid application process and financial literacy. The Financial Aid Advisor has administrative responsibility for various financial aid programs and processes. This position reports to the Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Financial Aid.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Bachelor’s degree; or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability.
One to two years of financial aid or related experience preferred. Knowledge and expertise in federal and state financial aid regulations, systems, and processes preferred, but not required. Knowledge of Institutional Methodology and experience with PowerFAIDs, preferred.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES:
The regular hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Hours may vary due to the needs of the College or the department.
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is a regular, full-time, 12 month, non-exempt level position. Benefits-eligible.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.