Financial Aid Specialist

SUMMARY 

The Financial Aid Specialist is responsible for monitoring MAP (Monetary Award Program), monitoring the work-study program, counseling students, participating in outreach activities, assisting with the verification process, and assisting with satisfactory academic progress.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Monitor, process, and reconcile the ISAC Monetary Award Program (MAP). 
  • Counsel students (and parents/spouses) on all routine financial aid matters and assist with completing required forms.
  • Monitor all work-study positions and maintain accurate contracts and evaluations. 
  • Assist the Veterans Certifying Official with getting veteran information ready for certification and regularly checking current enrollment.
  • Participate in SCC outreach activities on campus, at the extension centers, and at local high schools.
  • Certify enrollment for students who apply for private alternative loan programs available to SCC students, including completing and submitting deferments and forbearances.
  • Assist with the timely completion of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Assist with the timely completion of verifications.
  • Assist with the timely completion of professional judgments.
  • Scan daily information received (including scholarship applications) into Etrieve.
  • Maintain the de-reg list each semester.
  • Review reports to determine any payment discrepancies and to ensure a smooth reconciliation process.
  • Participate on institutional committees and in other activities as assigned.

 

Perform other related duties which may be requested by the Director of Financial Aid/Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services or the Vice President of Student and Success Services.  Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but that are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s class of work.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business (or business related field).
  • The ability to work with financial analysis and government regulations; strong interpersonal, speaking, and written communication skills; computer literacy; excellent mathematical skills; and the ability to work under own initiative.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in an educational setting, and with financial aid and student loans.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Minimum mathematical ability associated with this job:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure. 
  • Perform the four operations with like common and decimal fractions.
  • Compute percentages.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  Lifting items up to 20 pounds in weight.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Work is primarily in an office/school environment.  Noise levels usually are moderate.

 

SALARY

$41,500 – $44,500


Applying for Positions

A Shawnee Community College application for employment is required for all positions. Official transcripts, a letter of application, resume, copies of applicable certificates, and two (2) letters of reference must accompany the employment application.

Employment Application 

 

Applications should be submitted by email to:

emilyf@shawneecc.edu

or by US mail:

Emily Forthman, Human Resource Director
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, IL 62992

For advertised and/or posted position announcements, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information, contact the Human Resource Office at (618) 634-3223.

The Human Resource Office at SCC is open between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except for holidays.