Careers at Virginia Tech

Financial Aid Advisor & Business Operations Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: University Scholarships & Fin Aid
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Clerical, Other, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

The Financial Aid Advisor will provide excellent customer service to students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public through phone counseling, providing support to the federal work-study program, and assist with document management. The advisor will assist in resolving student eligibility issues, performing verification, determining eligibility for financial aid, processing awards, reviewing appeals for recalculation of aid, adjusting aid and resolving over awards. Additionally, this financial aid advisor will provide administrative support to the Director and the office.

Required Qualifications

This position requires a customer-focused person who works cooperatively, adapts easily and quickly, accepts responsibility, ensures a high level of accuracy with attention to detail, and thrives in a high-volume environment. Knowledge and skill requirements include: Demonstrated proficiency in providing excellent customer service; ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing tasks; strong listening and communication skills; public speaking and presentation skills; demonstrated proficiency with standard office software; ability to exercise sound judgment in making difficult decisions; and, ability to respect and protect confidential information. Experience in office administration; higher education; or in a financial aid office.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

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Salary Information

Salary commensurate with experience up to a budget max of $40,000

Review Date

Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 4

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

This position is not visa eligible. 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at  during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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