Financial Aid Outreach Advisor

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  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Financial Aid Outreach Advisor – South Campus

PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position reports to the
Campus Financial Aid Manager. It is a professional position in which the employee must execute the goals of the College’s strategic plan
related to financial aid and scholarships outreach. Employee is required to seek and build relationships within the community such as area
high schools, community centers and organizations.  In addition, the employee must assist in the development and delivery of on and off
campus events and programs to promote financial aid and scholarship applications. The employee will spend a large portion of their time at
high schools and return to the Financial Aid Office to assist students at other times.

Essential Job
Functions:
     

  • Carry out the goals of the College’s strategic plan and the department’s outreach plan. This is to
    be achieved by: using all available recruitment methods – face to face, events, public relations, direct email, and web among others. Use
    software to be able to track the successes of outreach and recruitment efforts, be able to recommend new strategies and identify new
    markets.
  • Represent the Financial Aid Department at schools and community agencies, college fairs, agency partners and other
    locations throughout the year. Develop and direct outreach programs that describe advising goals and processes to parents and other College
    constituencies. Frequent local travel.
  • Develop presentations and plan and implement new programs and workshops on and off campus.
  • Provide support to assigned high school populations by conducting financial aid/scholarship workshops. This includes weekly
    follow-ups and enrollment monitoring.
  • Foster relationships with service area high schools.
  • Assist students and families
    with all financial aid options and processing federal, state, and institutional financial aid applications in accordance with federal, state
    and college regulations. This includes verification concerns.
  • Uses professional judgment to evaluate dependency and special
    circumstance appeals.
  • Work cooperatively with counterparts on the other campuses to achieve the College’s annual goals and
    objectives.
  • Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, financial aid regulations, new
    programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer
    requirements, and state and federal mandates.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate the College values
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal
    skills, and presentation skills required.
  • Frequent local travel required as well as evening and weekend hours.
  • Texas and/or
    other valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.  
  • Must be capable of carrying and setting up recruiting displays
    as well as relevant equipment & materials.
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously and to develop as well as complete new
    projects & programs with little supervision. 
  • Ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information from intentional or
    unintentional disclosure. 
  • Must possess outstanding customer service skills and have the ability to work with multiple projects and
    within deadlines.
  • Possess personal computer literacy and good organizational skills. 
  • Possess the ability to work well with
    students, student groups, college faculty and staff within a diverse college community, especially in the development and administration of
    programs within Student Services and throughout the college.  
  • Serve as department liaisons and on college committees as
    requested
  • Ability to generate and identify opportunities to improve present programs and/or operations.
  • Must have the
    ability to assist students and parents with completing FAFSA/TASFA. 
  • Must be able to assist student with competing the SJC
    Foundation scholarship application.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement targeted financial aid/scholarship application completion events
    and activities at local high schools, in the community and on campus.
  • Must adhere to the highest principles of ethical behavior and
    strive to ensure the fair, objective, and impartial treatment of all persons with whom they deal.
  • Marketing, social media and
    related networking strategy skills.

Required Education:  

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally
    accredited institution

Preferred Education: 

  • Degree in education, human services,
    communications, or related fields preferred.

Required Experience:  

  • Personal computer
    literacy 
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Proven customer service experience

Preferred
Experience:
 

  • Experience working in financial aid, student recruitment, admissions, enrollment services, testing or
    other student services.
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Experience working with a Customer Relationship
    Management system.
  • Experience working with Banner software.
  • Experience working with students toward pursuing higher
    education.  
  • Employment within an institution and/or system of Higher Education.  
  • Bilingual
    preferred.

Note: This position has opportunity for limited remote work arrangements with appropriate approvals and in
accordance with the policies, procedures, and needs of the College.

Salary Grade: 21

Salary is based
on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req3794

Posting Close Date: 8/19/2022

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