Financial Aid Specialist
- Job Class: Managerial and Professional
- Job ID Number: 7649
- Department: School of Professional Studies
- Location: SPS: School of Professional Studies
- Closing Date: MAR 16, 2013
Campus Specific Information
In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of
Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers. Since then, SPS has developed into a well-established school serving New York City's dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative, and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY's first fully online undergraduate degrees and groundbreaking master's degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY's mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. It has launched a dozen degrees - six bachelor's and six master's degrees - since 2006, and there are more currently in development. Enrollments have grown to over 2000 students in the credit-bearing programs, and the School has seen more growth in its non-credit offerings, with a portfolio of grant-funded programs currently accounting for more than $6 million. In addition, the School now maintains an active Alumni Association, has established the SPS Foundation, and will soon occupy its own dedicated space.
The Financial Aid unit assists students in securing grants, loans, scholarships, or other benefits for which they may qualify. Reporting to the Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Senior Registrar, the Financial Aid Specialist will oversee the Office of Financial Aid and interface with the Registrar for academically related issues, and with the Bursar's Office for financial matters. The Office currently consists of one and a half staff. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in the daily operation of the section, supervise staff and will perform other related duties as assigned.
- Administers and supervises financial aid programs and operations.
- Reviews contracts, disbursements, tuition and fees; validates student eligibility for various programs
- Administers, monitors and troubleshoots CUNY financial aid systems as well as Federal and NY State
systems in order to ensure integrity of student databases and timely and accurate delivery of funds
- Assists CUNY staff, applicants, and students/families with advice on financial aid issues and eligibility
- May review and reconcile student payroll processing
- Represents the Financial Aid function at Admissions events; works with academic departments as well as
Bursar, Registrar, Admissions and Computing offices to assure staff understand and implement financial aid
- Assists in the development and evaluation of Admissions processes
- Prepares documentation, instructions, and materials in various media to support financial aid activities
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
- Experience in CUNY systems (SIMS, FAPINQ, PETS, CUDLS, SFA) preferred.
- Four years of financial aid experience preferred.
- CUNYfirst/PeopleSoft knowledge helpful.
- Excellent presentation skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent writing and speaking skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills. Comfort with a range of computer skills and programs
(Internet research and email, Word, Power Point, Excel, Databases).
- Understanding of issues that impact working adult students.
- Ability to work in an on-line environment with on-line students.
- Ability to examine and adapt administrative operations and procedures. Ability to analyze and solve
- Ability to use independent judgment and to maintain and impart confidential information.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
How To Apply
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