Position Announcement

  • January 05, 2018 2:22 PM
    Message # 5663763

    Student Financial Aid Administrator

    Office of Student Financial Aid

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Applications are being sought for a Student Financial Aid Administrator in the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Student Financial Aid Administrator will plan, operate, process and report a wide range of financial aid programs and services provided by the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) to a diverse student population. The Office of Student Financial Aid is responsible for the administration and coordination of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs totaling over $843 million annually and provide financial aid information and services to nearly 45,000 students.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the administration of programs and execution of procedures specified on the Office of Student Financial Aid Program Responsibilities list.
    • Responsible for student awarding, disbursement and reconciliation of federal, state and institutional financial aid; accounting and funds management; maintenance of student records; application in-take and processing; verification of student records; and scholarship administration.
    • Provide advice and counsel to clients of the Office of Student Financial Aid, either in-person, by telephone or through written correspondence (including e-mail).
    • Be knowledgeable of all student financial aid programs and services.
    • Serve as liaison with University offices and other related financial aid agencies.
    • Utilize available resources and provide presentations to large groups as well as work one-on-one with students and their families.
    • Represent OSFA on institutional, state and federal committees and at professional conferences and workshops.
    • Coordinate the staff efforts required to carry out program responsibilities and educate/train other office staff regarding the programs for which they are responsible.
    • Develop a thorough knowledge of legislation governing financial aid programs and federal needs analysis methodology.
    • Exercise professional judgment when financial aid program guidelines do not seem to adequately address a specific situation. 

    Required education, experience and abilities:

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Experience communicating with diverse populations.

    Preferred education, experience and abilities:

    • Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Business Administration or a related field.
    • Successful experience in Student Financial Aid or customer service.
    • Experience presenting information to large groups of people.

     Procedure for candidacy:

    This position is a full-time, twelve-month academic professional appointment and includes an excellent salary and fringe benefits package.  The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date and the salary range is $37,000 - $42,000.  For full consideration, applications should be received by January 21, 2018. Interviews may begin prior to close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until the search closes.  Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of three professional references.  For further information about this position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at 217-300-2734. 

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


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