Financial Aid Advisor Sr. University
Company: DONA ANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE NMSU
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: March 7, 2023
Requisition Number 2200823S
Classification Title Financial Aid Advisor Sr,Univ
Position Job Title Financial Aid Advisor Sr.University
College/Division DACC Dona Ana CC
Department 941660-DACC Financial Aid Svcs
Position Number 499876
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title CC Dir, Financial Aid, Lg
Target Hourly/Salary Rate $42,269 - $52,836 target entry to commensurate with qualifications.
Pay Level 05
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment SummaryDona Ana Community College (DACC) is a comprehensive, learning-centered community college dedicated to a diverse population of learners in support of student success, workforce and economic development and lifelong learning. Established in 1973 at the request of the Gadsden, Hatch and Las Cruces school boards, DACC continues to meet the educational needs of county residents by providing instruction leading to associate degrees and technical certificates as well as community and adult education opportunities. As the second largest community college in the state, DACC offers accessible and affordable higher education opportunities to more than 18,000 students annually with eight learning sites county-wide. As part of New Mexico State University, DACC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Job Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee a small advisor caseload. Meet with students, prospective students and others in regards to financial aid opportunities on all forms of student aid (federal, state, scholarship, outside donor, private). Follow state and federal regulations. Present to various audiences on details related to financial aid (applying for, maintaining aid, withdrawing, etc.) Revise existing awards to reflect changes in eligibility or allowable budget changes. Perform professional judgments in appeals, increases in cost of attendance, contribution review, FAFSA filing status and items requiring special circumstances. Complete various reports in regards to unusual enrollment, aggregate limits, over awards, Fall grad reports. Work collaboratively with other departments to resolve student needs. Utilize state, regional and national associations to best answer special circumstances. Assists in training of new staff and works alongside advisor Supervisor to create and maintain an effective training plan.Serve as primary program manager to all NM Workforce Connections offices in NM. Collect and review appropriate documentation from students and/or NM Workforce Connections staying in compliance with information release and FERPA guidelines. Reviews contracts for completion, verify FAFSA completion, verify financial aid funding amounts, verify tuition, fees & student charges, SAP eligibility & enrollment. Post all potential WIOA funding as a financial aid resource. Once agency has been billed through Cashiers, run cleanup for all posted resources. Over the last 3 years participants in WIOA have numbered 2,356 with an average of 785 students per year. Oversee and coordinate the compilation and analysis of activities for various state offices.Serve as the primary point of contact for all outreach events. Serve as primary outreach person for events both in and out of DACC. For events needing more assistance schedule staff for events including FASFA workshops, class presentations, scholarship presentations, etc. Organize a yearly FAFSA Rodeo event to assist students to fill out FAFSA. Serve as primary point of contact to train Avanza staff on financial aid needs as well as serve as the hand off for when Avanza needs to refer a student. Plan all high school FAFSA nights for local and surrounding high schools. Communicate regularly with high school counselors on events, needs & FA related deadlines. Plan a yearly Financial Literacy fair in collaboration with Avanza. Work with other departments to provide rounded customer service. Practice resourcefulness. Serve on various DACC committees and task forces in related to retention, assessment and accreditation.Receives and reviews delinquent and default reports. Assists students, lenders, guarantors, staff and faculty with questions regarding student loans. Promotes financial literacy in regards to student loans, loan repayment, public loan service forgiveness and alternative payment plans. Council students on use of NSLDS, lenders and services provided. Keep semester reports of student loan borrowing and trends. Handles all incoming students with default status. Chairs a newly implemented default management committee across campus.
Classification SummaryResponsible for an on-going specialized function such as Federal Regulatory Compliance Monitoring or Scholarship Coordination. Provides support and guidance as a student's single point of contact for all matters related to financial aid opportunities, including but not limited to federal grants, loans, work study, and state, institutional and private scholarships. Follows federal and state regulations and NMSU policies and procedures in the review and analysis of financial aid applications. Acts as an advisor to students, potential students and families, enforces regulations and policies, serves on appeal committee, creates academic plans for students with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) issues and recommends solutions on how to improve their status. Effectively presents federal, state and scholarship aid information to individuals, small and large groups. Leads policy research, implementation, documentation, and training for entire NMSU-system.
Classification Standard DutiesMeets with students, prospective students, families and community groups to provide information on all available federal, state and scholarship funds, eligibility criteria for each and the application procedures. Perform need analysis according to federal Title IV methodology, review and verify accuracy of applications and complete the packaging of awards for eligible applications. Revise existing awards to reflect changes in eligibility or allowable budget adjustments. Exercise professional judgement in adjusting a student's application to accommodate documented, qualifying special circumstances. Maintains proactive contact with students and creates solutions to potential setbacks that may affect student retention and works collaboratively with other departments to address and/or resolve issues. Participates in the development, implementation, documentation and training of departmental procedures, as appropriate.
KnowledgeExtensive knowledge of all types of student aid, and associated regulations, requirement and application processes.SkillsDemonstrated skill in personal computing, including Microsoft Office products.Research and interview techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying and interpreting factual information.Demonstrated skill in using initiative and resourcefulness to plan work assignments and implement long-range goal planning.AbilitiesTo access specialized systems related to the awarding, disbursement and reporting of student aid. To accurately interpret and make recommendations for implementation of federal, state, institutional and private rules and regulations. To build and maintain excellent working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students and general public. To exercise professional judgement in line with federal and state regulatory guidelines.Required EducationBachelor's degree in a related field.Required ExperienceThree (3) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.Equivalency None
Preferred QualificationsPreferred 2 years plus experience in Student Services, particularly Financial Aid.Required Certification/LicenseSpecial RequirementsOther Departmental RequirementsStandard Work Schedule Shift: Other Shift, Standard (M-F, 8-5)recblid ifxzezp209oyf2mlsf6vyxg6g7yo4q
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