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Financial Aid Advisor

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

The at the University of Iowa is seeking one full time (100%), Financial Aid Advisor. Join us as we help support students with the costs of their educational investments, and assist with the entire financial aid process.

Position Overview:

  • Educate and advise students and parents regarding financial aid options, policies, and procedures according to US Department of Education regulations and professional judgment guidelines.

  • Promote financial literacy through individual student meetings and group presentations.

    Key areas of responsibility include:

    • Revise financial aid awards according to special circumstance requests, appeals, and professional judgment decisions.

    • Educate and advise parents and current and prospective students in-person, via email, and by phone regarding financial aid policies, procedures, application processes, and federal, state, and institutional aid programs. Counseling involves detailed communication, in sometimes highly charged emotional situations.

    • Assist in review of students appealing for financial aid eligibility who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

    • Represent the Office of Student Financial Aid at outreach events, including the presentation of financial aid information at various workshops, orientation sessions, and Admissions recruiting trips. Information presented to small and large groups (300+) including prospective students, parents and guidance counselors.

    • Provide individualized loan counseling to students borrowing private, federal, and institutional loans to encourage minimization of debt.

      For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the listed below or visit: .

      The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to

      • Ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of financial resources to provide access and to encourage the enrollment and retention of a well-prepared, high-achieving and diverse student body;
      • Providing quality service in a confidential manner while ensuring regulatory compliance;
      • Educating students and families about their financial options to promote informed decision-making; and
      • Collaborating with campus partners to promote student success and graduation.

        Education and Experience Required

        • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

        • Experience working in a postsecondary academic setting or in another sector dealing with budgeting, counseling, and/or education, typically six months to one year.

          Competencies Required

          • Demonstrates a in:

            • The ability to work developmentally with students; ability to promote student learning development, and success by applying advising approaches to diverse individual student situations.

            • Knowledge and application of the communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.

            • Preparing and delivering effective presentations; typically demonstrated with six months to one year of public speaking.

            • Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.

            • Knowledge of data gathering and analysis tools, techniques and processes; ability to use these to gather and analyze data for a specific or variety of needs and/or projects.

            • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

              Desirable Qualifications

              • M.A. degree in Student Development or related field is desirable.

              • Demonstrates a level in:

                • The knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures, and regulations.

                • Demonstrates a level in:

                  • The knowledge of and the ability to develop and implement financial aid programs and policies to attract outstanding students and help them finance their course of study.

                  • The knowledge of needs analysis and federal verification along with a basic understanding of Federal Methodology.

                    Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

                    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Keywords: The University of Iowa, Iowa City , Financial Aid Advisor, Accounting, Auditing , Iowa City, Iowa

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