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CUNY ACE Financial Aid Coordinator: York College/CUNY in Queens, New York

ACE Financial Aid Coordinator: York College/CUNY

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York College

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York College, founded in 1966, is a center of academic excellence in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. One of the eleven senior colleges in the City University of New York, the college’s mission is to enrich students' lives by fostering an environment where they’ll grow into passionate and engaged learners.

York’s academic programs are housed in three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business and Information Systems, and The School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies. Over sixty baccalaureate programs from across a variety of disciplines, including accounting, aviation management, business, computer science, journalism, social work, teacher education, a dual BS/MS degree in Occupational Therapy, and one of the top-ranked nursing programs in New York State, provide students with opportunities to study liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The college also offers five graduate programs: Aviation Management, Clinical Trials Management, Pharmaceutical Science and Business, Physician Assistant, and Social Work.

Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in New York State, the college enrolls 7,000 students from over 95 nations. Nine out of ten students are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

The 50-acre campus encompasses seven buildings, including science and computer labs, music and television studios, a Performing Arts Center, and a Physical Education Center. It recently completed seven major constructions projects, with more scheduled for the future. In addition, its neighborhood is at the center of a renaissance fueled by economic revitalization.

York College is committed to fostering integrity, diversity, intellectual discovery, and civic engagement to benefit its students, the community, and the world.

ACE (Accelerated Complete and Engage) program at York College is a comprehensive program designed to help students complete their academic journey to the bachelor’s degree on time. Modeled after CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), ACE provides a range of financial, academic and personal supports, including intensive academic advisement and career counseling as well as tuition, textbook and transportation assistance.

The ACE Financial aid coordinator will provide comprehensive support to ACE staff and students. Reporting to the ACE Director, the ACE Financial aid coordinator will perform, but not be limited to, the following duties in addition to the CUNY title overview:


  • Serve as a liaison to work with ACE program staff on all student financial aid matters, run required reports to determine appropriate student financial aid actions and/or increase FAFSA and TAP application completion

  • Coordinate financial aid documents and assist students selected for verification in accordance with Federal, State and Institutional regulations governing student financial aid

  • Provide one on one counseling to ACE students and parents regarding the financial aid process, various financial aid and financing options available

  • Assist ACE program staff with new initiatives as well as provide financial literacy & financial aid workshops for ACE staff/students

  • Conduct campus-based ACE student financial aid orientations and attend and participate in workshops, ACE staff meetings, information sessions and trainings

  • Represent York at all CUNY ASAP|ACE Financial Aid meetings, councils and conferences

  • Assist with special projects and job-related duties as assigned

This position includes work during some evening and weekend hours.


  • Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • A minimum of two years related experience.

  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in a higher education setting highly preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs, procedures and regulations, strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of ACE policies and procedures, and student financial aid challenges, preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access functions, and queries and proficiency working with large sums of data, preferred.

  • Exceptional organizational, writing, and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and part of a team are preferred.

  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Coordinates financial aid procedures and activities and provides financial aid information.

  • Schedules workshops, reviews applications, establishes pay cycles, disburses funds and resolves disbursement problems, and records awards, disbursements and returns

  • Coordinates, verifies and resolves problems regarding the disbursement of scholarships and grants by verifying student eligibility, establishing pay cycles and reviewing pay-outs

  • Reconciles accounting and disbursement schedules

  • Provides data for financial aid and donor reports as needed

  • Supports the College's enrollment management efforts by providing financial aid information to prospective students, their families and their high school counselors

  • Serves as liaison between the college and direct loan providers

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Financial Aid Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

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.

The position is hybrid and requires some on-site work and is subject to change.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The salary range for this appointment is $47,861 - $57,517


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

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York College/CUNY is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.


The job posting will close April 12, 2023.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.