Information Systems Specialist II - University of La Verne in La Verne California

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University of La Verne

La Verne, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Utilizing Banner Financial Aid, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, and other software programs to include but not limited to US Department of Education’s College Origination and Disbursement (COD), and EDConnect software programs, perform data import and export activities and manage the flow of data within the Office of Financial Aid and between the University of La Verne departments and external agencies.

Specific Duties

Utilizing Banner Financial Aid, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, and other software programs to include but not limited to Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), EDConnect, data import and export activities, report writing, survey reporting and manage the flow of data within the Office of Financial Aid, other La Verne departments and external agencies.

Download Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) and runs all processes to include admissions status, financial aid periods, tracking groups, budgeting groups, packaging groups, packaging fund assignments, needs analysis, batch packaging, satisfactory academic progress, “C” flags.

Export and transmit ISIR correction data files to the Central Processing System (CPS).

Create Origination and Export Federal Pell records and transmit to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD).

Create Origination and Export Federal Direct loan records and transmit to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD). Resolve any correction and disbursement issues.

Review ISIRs that are in the suspense Banner form for matching.

Generate letters and email messages to students regarding missing information, award notifications, reprints, and disbursement missing information.

Assist students, parents and the La Verne community at the financial aid counter and/or on the telephone.

Generate month-end disbursement reports to Accounting.

Works collaboratively with Financial Aid and IT staff and other departments to resolve programmatic issues, implementation of Banner system enhancements, and establish production schedules.

Monitors current and new module upgrades for availability of new and/or improved functionality in order to enhance business processing for users including BANNER, Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), ELM for Alternative Loans, EDConnect (US Department of Education), National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and Central Processing System (CPS).

Create a Financial Aid Report Library and ensure the continual accuracy and integrity of the library. Verify that reports created and stored are correct and updated when Banner upgrades or modifications are made that affect data parameters in the reports.

Write simple and complex SQL scripts and statements for Banner financial aid population selections and letter generation processes; troubleshoot script failures; analyze output and verify accuracy and integrity of the data in reports; develop and troubleshoot Cognos reports.

Leads the annual “new year setup” with the Financial Aid Director, Associate Director and IT. Obtains and coordinates feedback from the Director amd Associate Director of Financial Aid and performs BANNER set-up; also assists in the development of quality control over the process.

Develops financial aid training materials and provides system training for users within the Enrollment Services department.

Plans, tests and implements system upgrades for computer information system; documents all aspects of upgrades and changes to business processes and procedures.

Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

BA degree in computer information systems or related field.

1 year experience solid understanding of relational databases and complex table environments.

1 year experience with end-user reporting and tools like Cognos, MS Access, and MS Excel.

1 year experience with analysis, flow charting, data collection, and workflow processing.

1 year experience in Banner Financial Aid.

Preferred Qualifications

Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization and with outside vendors.

Possess excellent documentations skills for reports and work flow processing.

Excellent analytical skills to define and re-engineer business process to maximize the capabilities of technology without sacrificing the functional experience, business process flow, efficiencies or effectiveness.

Must be self-motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills. Demonstrate willingness to explore and learn new technologies.

Ability to analyze financial aid business needs and to develop strategies to resolve issues.

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.


La Verne Central Campus

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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