Position Title: Assistant Financial Aid Director
Position #: 400290
Position Status: Full-Time – 12 month
Reports To: Director of Financial Aid
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
The Assistant Financial Aid Director is responsible for the following:
1. Assist the Director of Financial Aid in the administration of a comprehensive Student
Financial Aid program in accordance with federal and state regulations.
2. Assist in the collection, processing, and the analysis of data from student applications in order
to determine student’s eligibility for financial aid.
3. Responsible for assisting students in the processing of financial aid applications, counseling
students concerning financial aid procedures, application deadlines, satisfactory academic
progress requirements, effects of enrollment changes, etc.
4. Responsible for running the Data Load Process, awarding all grants, scholarships and loans. .
5. Responsible for verification of student financial aid data by reviewing submitted information
for completeness and accuracy according to financial aid regulations. Make corrections to
student data using Banner computer system and/or "FAA Access to CPS on the Web".
6. Responsible for reviewing student loan applications; looking up enrollment status, student loan
debt and verifying the completion of master promissory note and entrance counseling. Send
loan reduction and/or denial letters as necessary.
7. Responsible for running and completing the post withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds
8. Record and monitor all additional financial resources received by the students and verify
eligibility to assure awards do not exceed need.
9. Maintain proficiency and current knowledge on developments in student financial aid matters
through workshops and professional meetings.
10. Provide and receive information to and from financial aid offices of other institutions of high
education and Department of Education.
11. Advise students on financial assistance in cooperation with other offices or departments.
12. Organize and coordinate institutional scholarships to be reviewed by the OJC Scholarship
13. Provide information concerning the Work/Study Program to appropriate staff members.
14. Coordinate and attend all service area high school financial aid nights.
15. Responsible for scanning and indexing all records into the Banner Document Management
16. Assist in other Student Services functions as needed.
17. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.
See Human Resources for a complete job description
Ability of work effectively with a diverse student population
Customer service background/experience
Ability to understand and follow a variety of rules and regulations
Strong computer skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task and follow through
Knowledge of Banner system
Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community
College and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.
$37,000 - $42,000 with excellent benefit package including retirement, health, vision, dental and life insurance
12 month position
For consideration, an applicant file must contain:
1. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
3. Copies of transcripts
4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references
March 5, 2021
POSTION START DATE:
April 5, 2021
Submit Application Packet To:
Otero Junior College
Attn: Carol Noll
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
FAX: (719) 384-6947
Or Email To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applicants must submit to and pass a background check before an offer of employment can be extended.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Otero Junior College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or
the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not
discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran
status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or
educational programs and activities. Otero Junior College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English
language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
The College has designated Carol Noll, Director of Human Resources, as its AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA), OFFICER,
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO), AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights
compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Marlene Boettcher, Director of
Human Resources at 719-384-6824, email@example.com, or 1802 Colorado Ave. MacDonald Hall Room #221, La Junta, CO
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal
Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.
The Federal Cleary Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make
available to prospective employees the agency’s Annual Security Report/Campus Crime Statistics. A paper copy of this report can be
obtained at the Student Services Center upon request or at: http://www.ojc.edu/content/marketing/catalog.pdf. This report includes
statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Otero Junior
College, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campus.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in
lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application packet
Qualified protected class individuals are encouraged to apply
Otero Junior College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired you will be required to provide documents
to show your identity and authorization to work. In addition, Colorado fiscal rules require direct deposit for all new employees.
ABOUT OTERO JUNIOR COLLEGE:
Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is a state two-year community college with approximately 1500 students (1250 FTE)
made up of traditional, non-traditional and international students. The college is governed by the State Board for Community
Colleges and Occupational Education. OJC is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta,
Colorado. The college is a full-service campus with dormitory housing, food service, men’s and women’s varsity intercollegiate
athletics, and state-of-the-art educational technology. The city of La Junta has a population of approximately 8,000 and is located
on Highway 50, sixty miles east of Pueblo. The college serves the residents of Otero, Bent, and Crowley counties. This rural
geographic area in southeast Colorado is primarily agriculture based and has a population of approximately 33,000 people.
Students at OJC can earn degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General
Studies or an Associate Degree in Nursing. Students who wish to pursue vocational occupations will find over a dozen one- and
two-year certificate programs available. Career and Technical Education certificate programs at OJC include:
o Agri-Business Management
o Agricultural Production
o Applied Technology
o Artificial Insemination
o Community Health Worker
o Crop Production
o Emergency Medical Services
o Hair Stylist
o Law Enforcement Academy
o Livestock Production
o Nail Technician
o Nurse Aide
o Practical Nursing
o Welding Technology
To learn more about Otero Junior College, visit the college’s website at www.ojc.edu.
OJC MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide quality higher education that is accessible, transforms lives, expands employment
opportunities, enriches our communities, promotes individual and global cultural diversity, and fosters