Financial Aid Counselor - Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481

United States

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Position Summary:

The Financial Aid Counselor assists in the planning, organization, and administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs for college students, including grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. This position also counsels students and families regarding financial aid eligibility and policies, application procedures, aid programs, and indebtedness. The Financial Aid Counselor must understand federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations related to aid eligibility, awarding and disbursement.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Counsel prospective and current students and their families with accurate information in all aspects of the aid process;
  • Serve as secondary point of contact for walk-in, email, and phone traffic to Financial Aid Office; 
  • Collect, review, and evaluate student financial aid applications and financial aid forms and documentation;
  • Analyze and process financial aid applications, including file review, needs analysis, and federal verification, and C-code and ISIR reject resolution;
  • Responsible for area(s) of specialization for an internal or external program such as work-study, loans, Pell grants, state aid, or institutional scholarships, etc;
  • Oversee and/or complete special projects assigned or directed by the Director of Financial Aid or designee;
  • Participate in events requiring a Financial Aid presence such as Open Houses, Orientations, Financial Aid Workshops, etc., which will require occasional weekend and/or evening hours;
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge in all aspects of financial aid, including changes to federal and state regulations, participating in annual trainings, professional organizations, and conferences to keep abreast of new information and program changes to be implemented;
  • Other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Services, Sociology, or closely related field;
  • Two (2) years of experience and/or training involving financial aid operations, or loan processing; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • Working knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations and policies;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency with computerized financial aid applications in a network environment: PeopleSoft and Powerfaids experience preferred
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Ability to establish rapport with a diverse student population;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Commitment to student service.

Education:                 Bachelor’s degree required        

Salary Range:           $42,900 - $66,718.50, commensurate with credentials and experience and subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Classification:            MCCC Unit Professional

Source of Funding:   State Appropriation

To Apply:                   Please complete our online application by visiting the following URL:
Include letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications.

Deadline:                   April 10, 2016 or thereafter until filled. 

Massachusetts Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or handicap in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any inquiries or complaints concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 or Section 504, may contact Robin Nelson-Bailey at 781-239-3000 ext. 3171 who is the College coordinator for those statutes.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA  02109.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Keyword Phrases

  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Counselor
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 2 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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