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CUNY Financial Aid Specialist in Bronx, New York

Job Title: Financial Aid Specialist

Job ID: 21009

Location: Bronx Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSITION DETAILS

Bronx Community College (BCC) invites applications for a Financial Aid Specialist. BCC is an energetic, diverse learning and building community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of its students. BCC bridges the economic and education opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. ASAP was designed to help motivated students earn an Associate degree with a goal of graduating at least 50% of students within three years. ASAP emphasizes enriched academic, financial and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, tuition waivers, MTA Metro-Cards and additional financial assistance to support textbook cost.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Specialist supports the financial aid office process from the beginning to the end for all ASAP students and the general population.

Additional duties to the CUNY Title Overview include:

  • Verify federal financial aid files for those ASAP students who are “selected for verification” by the US Department of Education in accordance with federal regulations, and make corrections, as needed, to finalize financial aid awards.

  • Monitor financial aid documents and verification for all ASAP students in accordance with Federal, State and Institutional regulations governing student financial aid.

  • Provide in-person counseling to ASAP students and parents regarding the financial aid process, the family’s specific situation and various financial aid and financing options available.

  • Represent the ASAP Office at various campus events.

  • Act as liaison between academic and administrative offices.

  • Analyze and report on financial aid activities.

  • Provide timely updates and accurate information to students and staff.

  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

Position includes working evenings and weekends, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required. Related experience in Financial Aid and knowledge of Microsoft suite desired.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Administers and supervises financial aid programs and operations.

  • Reviews contracts, disbursements, tuition and fees; validates student eligibility for various programs

  • Administers, monitors and troubleshoots CUNY financial aid systems as well as Federal and NY State systems in order to ensure integrity of student databases and timely and accurate delivery of funds

  • Assists CUNY staff, applicants, and students/families with advice on financial aid issues and eligibility

  • May review and reconcile student payroll processing

  • Represents the Financial Aid function at Admissions events; works with academic departments as well as Bursar, Registrar, Admissions and Computing offices to assure staff understand and implement financial aid processes correctly

  • Assists in the development and evaluation of Admissions processes

  • Prepares documentation, instructions, and materials in various media to support financial aid activities

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Financial Aid Specialist

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

$49,193 - $65,817; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu and navigating to the following links: Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID #21009. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

For general assistance with your CUNYfirst application, please go to http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsysteminstructions.html for information.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled; with review of resumes immediately.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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