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Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Office

Vacancy Number 300434

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 06/16/14     Closes: 07/15/14

Salary: $43,000 - $54,000

The Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for ensuring quality financial aid counseling and service and timely delivery of student financial aid to a diverse constituency.

Help coordinate and implement financial literacy programs for UB students, with strong emphasis on retention and reaching degree completion with minimal loan debt

Ability to deal with students who have high financial need and difficult life circumstances.  Provide quality one-on-one counseling and financial advice for all students.  Aim to make a UB education affordable for all students.

This position directly supports the Assistant Directors and the Associate Director, and is always the first staff member to meet with students and families.  By providing knowledgeable financial aid information and counseling, the Assistants and Associate Directors can focus on their areas of specialty to advance the Office of Financial Aid, and can further provide the supervisory level of intervention and support to this position as needed.

Counsel and advise all students regarding financial aid services.  Predominantly in-person contact (other staff is responsible for telephone and email contact).  Exemplary customer service skill.   Comprehensive knowledge of all federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.  Ability to deal with difficult people and situations and to remain calm and professional.  Help coordinate and implement financial literacy programs for UB students, with strong emphasis on retention and reaching degree completion with minimal loan debt.

Work as a team with other Financial Aid office staff to review such  things as:  Satisfactory academic progress, verification, enrollment, budget adjustments, professional judgment – always under guidance of Assistant or Associate Director.

Represent the Office of Financial Aid at admissions or other campus events as required, to discuss and explain the role of financial aid at UB.  May also participate in off-campus events with an Assistant or Associate Director.

Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree
Required Experience:  2-3 years of experience in higher education financial aid programs; 2 years of direct experience dealing with students and families.

Preferred Experience:   Demonstrated knowledge and skill using PeopleSoft Campus Solutions – financial aid module

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word programs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment.
Calm and professional demeanor at all times with excellent student/customer service skills

Some evenings and weekends are required.

We appreciate your interest in the Financial Aid Counselor  recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.  Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your cover letter and resume. 

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Please read and print the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

Save a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

B - ENTER DATA ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

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above and below the required data for the four categories shown above.

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

1. Current and Prior Employment/Work Experience:

•Enter employment information relevant to your position of interest.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•After you enter your work experience, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

2. Education/Education History and References:

•Use the dropdown to enter your highest education level.  Entering this information is required.
•Then, only college and university information is required. Click the plus sign to the left of the “Postsecondary Education” link to enter that information.
•For country, enter USA or click the hourglass to select another country.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•Click the plus sign to the left of "References" to enter two professional references.
•After you enter your education information and references, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

3. How did you find out about us/how did you find out about the job?

•After you enter this information, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

4. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

C – SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

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My Applications
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

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  • Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.