To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Job Description Summary
The Financial Aid Manager position requires an individual who is dynamic, student-oriented, and a critical thinker. This position will perform a variety of financial aid duties related to University, State of Michigan, and Federal aid programs. This position will require applicants to have a genuine interest in promoting student success.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
1. Administer and monitor the Federal Work-Study Program. 2. Serve as the primary office contact/liaison for the Federal Work-Study Program to students, faculty, and staff. 3. Counsel students who plan to study abroad and/or participate in a co-op experience, including cost of attendance and financial aid options. 4. Perform various need analysis functions using financial aid information submitted by applicants utilizing established federal, state and University standards and guidelines to determine financial need. 5. Assist with administering financial aid programs and processes, including but not limited to university, sponsored, State of Michigan, Federal aid programs. 6. Meet with current and prospective students and families as needed and provide excellent customer service and demonstrate empathy, understanding, and care in all student and family interactions. 7. Assist with student loan and scholarship processing. 8. Present and provide coverage as needed for local financial aid information sessions, counselor sessions, financial literacy presentations, and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) nights. 9. Ensure the security and integrity of confidential student data. 10. Represent the Financial Aid office through assigned University committees and collaborative programs. 11. Other duties as assigned. 12. SUPERVIORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Functional supervision may be exercised over student assistants.
• Skill and experience in project management and organizational effectiveness while maintaining strict attention to detail. • Experience using advanced features of word processing and spreadsheet/ database software. • Experience with managing process oriented projects.
Desirable Education and/or Experience
• Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field. • Experience using Banner, Perceptive Content, and/or WebFocus. • Experience working in a higher education setting.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and written/oral communication skills. • Demonstrated knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. • Demonstrated ability to explain and convey complex information. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative to solve problems. • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work assignments independently in a complex work environment. • Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail. • Demonstrated ability to use appropriate judgement when dealing with highly confidential information. • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment. • Demonstrated ability to learn new computer skills and features. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students and staff.
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The work environment is that of a typical office setting.
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Employee Safety Overview
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
Annual Data Security Training
Annual Title IX Training
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Other Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)
Negotiable based on experience. No less than $40,000.
Our scope is international. Our approach interdisciplinary. We work at the intersections of communication, composition, literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies, linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication. Our students develop the communicative, analytic, and cultural knowledge to thrive in all aspects of their future lives.Applications from women and BIPOC scholars are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.