Detailed Job Description
The Financial Aid Advisor counsels and advises students, parents, grandparents, guardians, faculty/staff and other interested parties on a wide variety of financial aid matters. Administers federal aid funding and resolves financial aid issues.
Additional Department Summary:
The position of Financial Aid Advisor is one of multitasking; where they must balance financial aid consumer information duties with those of a federal aid administrator. Advisors are responsible for financial aid decisions relating to federal funding by considering such factors as fund availability, extent of demand, and needs of students. Advisors conduct interviews to obtain pertinent information in order to evaluate the financial needs of applicants to apply knowledge of Federal Title IV Student Assistance Programs and advice. Problems most frequently encountered by the incumbent involve staying current with, dealing with and applying the myriad aspects of changes that relate to federal student aid programs.
Required Minimum Qualifications
A minimum of a bachelor's degree and one year of experience. Related student employment experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed in the employment section on the application.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge:
This position requires the ability to provide a sound basis for establishment of priorities, selection of appropriate courses of action for pursuit or recommendations; must adapt and deal with a myriad of changes and adjust accordingly to resolve conflicts; communicate effectively with people from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy; establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees, students, and associates; effectively convey and exchange information; read, comprehend, and comply with federal, state and institutional regulations, and policy pertaining to the provision of student financial aid. Must have excellent public speaking skills, good verbal communication skills, possess effective listening skills, be able to meet and address diverse publics and effectively work with concerned clients. This position requires superior organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Computer skills required for this position include word processing, spreadsheet and/or database management.
Prefer a bachelor's degree in business, public relations, marketing, communications, education, or counseling and experience working in financial aid at a major university to include a basic knowledge of federal student aid programs. 56 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 29120.04 Midpoint - $ 40767.96
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.