Follow the application procedures in the announcement. After screening by a search committee, successful candidates will complete an employment application, provided by the university or which can be downloaded as a (.pdf).
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for the position of Financial Aid Specialist at the State University 2 level. The primary responsibilities of this position are to coordinate the university’s counseling and information dissemination efforts to prospective, admitted and currently enrolled students. In addition, the successful candidate will identify training requirements as well as prepare and present appropriate information to meet these needs. This individual will have a primary function in administering several grant and loan programs including preparing and implementing student budget information, identifying qualified applicants for selection of aid, awarding, packaging, reconciling and documenting aid fund expenditures. Other duties will include assuming a lead role in ongoing configuration of financial aid processes in the university’s shared administrative computing system.
The Financial Aid Specialist will represent the Financial Aid Office at freshman orientation, Admission’s open house days or other special events, and perform other related duties as designated by the Director of Financial Aid.
Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree with at least two years of work experience in a higher education Financial Aid Office and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. Thorough knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures and regulations and familiarity with PeopleSoft and PHEAA services is desirable. The candidate should possess excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and mathematical skills.
Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Please send cover letter addressing your specific qualifications for this position, resume and contact information for three professional references to Chris Gay, Search Committee Secretary, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, SOLVE Office, 224 Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or submit electronically to FinancialAidSearch@bloomu.edu.
Completing this search is contingent upon available funding. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. For full consideration applications must be received by January 11, 2013.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer.