Financial Aid Counselor

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: Financial Aid Counselor
  • School/Department: Financial Aid
  • Reports To: Executive Director of Financial Aid
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

Under the leadership of the Executive Director of Financial Aid, this position counsels the vibrant CalArts student population in matters relating to financial aid such as scholarships, grants, loans, and on/off-campus employment opportunities.  This position specializes in one or more financial aid programs and serves as the primary contact for students regarding eligibility for those programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Manage the administration of California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) funding
•    Review student financial aid applications, determine eligibility, and prepare files
for awarding, including, but not limited to:
    o    verification of data and making corrections as needed;
    o    resolving Federal Database C-codes and mismatches by communicating with students and/or the responsible agency [i.e., U.S. Department of Education Processing System (CPS) and National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)];
    o    identifying and resolving conflicting information;
    o    reviewing financial aid history;
    o    evaluating student statuses, such as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and transfer monitoring
•    Complete recalculations/revisions related to enrollment, special circumstance appeals, SAP appeals, additional sources of aid, over awards, and overpayments
•    Monitor and reconcile funds on a monthly, semester, and yearly basis with various offices on campus, U.S. Department of Education, and State of California
•    Understand that student aid eligibility and programs are highly regulated
•    Remain abreast of and adhere to current and forthcoming financial aid policies, rules, regulations and procedures
•    Communicate effectively with students and parents regarding financial aid eligibility and awards
•    Develop and implement outreach methods to assist students with obtaining financial aid
•    Maintain confidentiality in all pertinent matters
•    Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements

Required
•    Demonstrated analytical and communication skills
•    Ability to work efficiently, independently, and collaboratively
•    Self-starter, student service-oriented
•    Exhibits effective reasoning
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe applications

Preferred
•    Prior experience with Ellucian Colleague software
•    Familiarity with U.S. Department of Education databases

Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s Degree; OR Associate’s Degree with 2-years professional work experience
•    Minimum 2-years financial aid experience

How to Apply

This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please follow this link to apply apply.interfolio.com/73902

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentFinancial Aid
Reports ToExecutive Director of Financial Aid
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements
Required
•    Demonstrated analytical and communication skills
•    Ability to work efficiently, independently, and collaboratively
•    Self-starter, student service-oriented
•    Exhibits effective reasoning
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe applications

Preferred
•    Prior experience with Ellucian Colleague software
•    Familiarity with U.S. Department of Education databases
Education and Experience
•    Bachelor’s Degree; OR Associate’s Degree with 2-years professional work experience
•    Minimum 2-years financial aid experience
Instructions
This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please follow this link to apply apply.interfolio.com/73902

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.