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Assistant Financial Aid Director
Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado
Date Posted 02/26/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title: Assistant Financial Aid Director

Position #: 400290

Position Status: Full-Time – 12 month

Reports To: Director of Financial Aid

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


Bachelor’s Degree


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
2. Resume
3. Copies of transcripts
4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references


March 5, 2021


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: carol.noll@ojc.edu

Inquiries May Be Directed To:

Carol Noll

(719) 384-6824

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, carol.noll@ojc.edu, 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.

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 Cosmetology

o Crop Production

o Emergency Medical Services

o Esthetician

o Hair Stylist

o Law Enforcement Academy

o Livestock Production

o Nail Technician

o Nurse Aide

o Phlebotomy

o Practical Nursing

o Welding Technology

To learn more about Otero Junior College, visit the college’s website at www.ojc.edu.


To provide quality higher education that is accessible, transforms lives, expands employment

opportunities, enriches our communities, promotes individual and global cultural diversity, and fosters

economic development.

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