Campus Supervisor Financial Aid
Level: Community College Professional 18, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Friday June 10, 2022.
Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239
**This position is not remote**
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CT State Community College Mission:
Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.
CT State Community College Vision:
CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.
CT State Community College Equity Statement:
The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.
Anticipated Start Date: July 2022
The Campus Supervisor, Financial Aid Services is located on ground at a campus location and provides assistance in the administration and operation of student financial aid for the campus. The position involves detailed work within the institution’s student information system, and additionally involves substantial counseling of students and parents on personal financial management and the student aid application process. The position manages file review and determines student eligibility to receive financial aid awards in accordance with state, federal and institutional regulations. The incumbent additionally oversees, plans, and conducts financial aid and other program workshops for both internal and external constituents. The position supervises and trains staff for the campus to support the goals of the office, which includes the ability to communicate complex rules and regulations to constituents both within the institution, such as faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as students and parents.
Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)
Master’s degree education, business or an appropriately related field with one (1) or more years of related experience; or a combination of education, training, and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Experience with state and federal financial aid rules and regulations.
- Experience with funding sources, their policies, and regulations.
- Experience in the operation of a financial aid office.
- Experience training and assisting staff members in a higher education environment.
- Experience with student financial aid audits at the federal and state levels.
- Experience operating Higher education student information systems. e.g. Banner, PowerFaids, Colleague, PeopleSoft.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
- Four (4) years of related experience.
- Two (2) years of experience in leading or supervising others
- Previous community college experience.
- Experience with Ellucian’s Banner student information system
Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Regional Director of Financial Aid, Operations, and Outreach, the Campus Supervisor, Financial Aid Services is responsible for assisting in the administration and operation of student financial aid for the campus. This may include the development and administration of financial assistance programs. This additionally may include locating and developing favorable relationships with funding sources for obtaining financial assistance funds and for institutional compliance with fund accounting and reporting regulations of state and federal governments through effective performance in these functional areas:
- Counseling students and families on personal financial management and the student aid application process.
- Determines student eligibility to receive financial aid funds in accordance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.
- Identifies and determines special circumstances in order to exercise Professional Judgement in accordance with all federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and procedures.
- Analyzes the financial resources needed within the campus to ensure the equitable distribution of financial aid funds from available sources.
- Provides direction, training, and professional development recommendations for assigned staff to ensure the efficacy of the department and the compliant administration of federal student aid.
- Works with grant, loan, and reporting functions within all federal systems, including COD, CPS, and NSLDS.
- Assists in the preparation and submission of the FISAP.
- Plans and conducts financial aid workshops, information sessions and paying for college sessions and other programs such as “FAFSA Month” for internal and external constituents.
- Maintains an alpha caseload to ensure necessary documents are received and conflicting information resolved to ensure aid can be disbursed.
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description. May involve occasional evening or weekend work.
$67,587 approximate annual* plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $67,587-$122,795. (*New hires to State employment start at minimum of salary range).
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Ndagostino@commnet.edu
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