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Financial Aid Advisor - Veterans Certifying Official

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Professional/Technical
Role: Financial Aid Advisor - Veterans Certifying Official

 

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; some evenings and weekends

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 14 with a minimum of $49,575. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt

Grant Funded:

No

Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty assisting students and veteran students, in understanding financial aid programs, regulations and processes. Work is distinguished by the ability to explain and evaluate forms to determine the completeness of each financial aid application file and to disseminate financial aid information.  General supervision is received from the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year institution with a minimum of two years work experience in a financial aid setting; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Good knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations.
  3. Good knowledge of Veterans office requirements and the ability to remain current.
  4. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  5. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  6. Considerable skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  7. Considerable skills in verbal and written communication.
  8. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  9. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Determine eligibility of all state and federal aid programs, including federal loans.  Collect appropriate in-district/out-of-district residency information.  Explain loan counseling requirements when necessary.  Re-determine student’s eligibility if enrollment status changes occur.
  2. Determine Veteran student eligibility and assist with applying for benefits. Certify veteran students each semester with GI Bill benefits. Compiling and reporting all required information to the VA.     
  3. Prepare the proper correspondence for students regarding the status of financial aid and document any information submitted by students in the file.  Advise students concerning academic progress requirements for financial aid programs and refer students to academic counselors, if needed.
  4. Keep informed of state, federal, veteran’s and campus regulations that may impact the student’s eligibility for financial aid.  Keep students and parents informed on regulation changes.
  5. Represent ECC Student Financial Aid Office at all high school and outreach presentations.
  6. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
  7. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  8. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  9. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  10. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 08/02/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 08/10/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

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