Financial Aid Advisor
Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: February 19, 2021
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.
- 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
- 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
- Provide individualized loan counseling to students borrowing
private, federal, and institutional loans to encourage minimization
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
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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.
- M.A. degree in Student Development or related field is
- Demonstrates a level in:
- The knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures, and
- 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
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