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Workforce Financial Aid / Enrollment Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia
Date Posted 06/10/2021
Admin-Financial Aid
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Workforce Financial Aid / Enrollment Specialist position combines the functions of administering various Workforce Financial Aid Programs as well as secondarily performing Enrollment Specialist duties. This position will require the successful candidate to develop a working knowledge of federal, state, local, and private funding options for students as well as the responsibility for administering/managing these funds.

FINANCIAL AID / RECORDKEEPING ADMINISTRATION: The primary responsibility of the Workforce Enrollment / Financial Aid Specialist is to coordinate and perform the required documentation for federal, state, local, and private funding including student credential attainment. They will also evaluate and assist other OR team members to determine student eligibility for the various funding options. As needed, this position will follow up with students and/or credentialling agencies to verify credential attainment. This position works closely with the Finance and Reporting Manager to verify agency payouts and ensure proper credit documentation on student accounts.

ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST ROLE: A friendly, welcoming, and confident demeanor, as well as a working knowledge of classes, programs and the Workforce class registration system (WES) will be essential components for this position. Enrollment Specialists must be able to assess a customer’s needs/questions and proactively assist them as appropriate, whether it is explaining a class, series, credential, or financial aid programs, registering them for a class(es) or referring them to other Workforce Solution’s resources as appropriate. Excellent customer service skills and a high comfort level with a diverse population in a variety of communication formats including in-person, telephone, email, chat and texting. Will perform other daily operational functions as necessary.

This position is primarily an on-site position with limited telework opportunity.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for the position will commensurate with education and experience; however, the starting minimum for this position is $28,354.00. The position is classified staff and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies. For more information, please visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov.

About Lord Fairfax Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with 4 locations-the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses, the Luray-Page County Center and the Vint Hill Site and outreach sites throughout the College’s service region. The service region includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester.

LFCC’s Middletown Campus and Luray-Page County Center are nestled within the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, historical sites, and a welcoming network of towns and cities where families grow and diverse business thrive. LFCC’s Fauquier Campus and Vint Hill Site are located within the Upper Piedmont region of Virginia. Situated in Fauquier County, and located just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C., this area offers the beauty of country living with easy access to the international community of our nation’s capital.

LFCC offers more than 73 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend and distance learning classes. As one of the fastest growing community colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges, LFCC serves over 8,700 unduplicated credit students and approximately 1,200 employers with business and professional development through Workforce Solutions. In terms of student enrollment, LFCC is the seventh largest of the 23 colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges. LFCC ranks 8 out of Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges in the amount of performance based funding received.

Celebrate with Us

In the fall of 1970, LFCC first opened its doors at the Middletown Campus to begin classes with 577 students. Beginning, January 2020, LFCC celebrated 50 years of cultivating educational opportunity and economic vitality within our community. We look forward to reflecting on our past, celebrating the present and moving forward with a renewed dedication to our community and student achievement.

Fiscal year 2021 is one of the strongest years for Virginia Community Colleges in recent state budget history. The G3 (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back) program, which goes into effect on July 1 2021, allows students who quality for full Pell Grants to get $1,000 grants per semester and $500 during the summer to receive a certificate for studying health care, information technology, manufacturing and skilled trades, early childhood education and public safety. Participants will be required to give back two hours of community service, public service, or work experience for each credit hour in which they are enrolled. The program provides funding for tuition, fees and books and other expenses for eligible low- and middle-income students who are pursuing degrees in high-demand fields, including health care, information technology and computer science, manufacturing and skilled trades, public safety and early childhood education. Lawmakers also allocated an additional $5 million in the upcoming budget year to hire 60 badly-needed new community college advisors to help enroll new students and help them successfully navigate the world of higher education. The legislature also approved money to give state classified workers and college faculty (full time and adjunct) five percent pay raises, effective July 1 2021. VCCS leadership said it will work to ensure that P-14 part-time employees also receive the pay raises.

LFCC continues to prepare for the future; our facilities and campus improvement projects include newly completed Luray Page County Center (Jenkins Hall) in Luray, VA as well as the anticipated Hazel Hall Building at our Fauquier Campus in Warrenton, VA.

Lord Fairfax Community College, located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications for adjunct, part-time faculty (day, evening and weekend) positions for Adjunct Faculty. Positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed. Responsibilities include teaching college level courses, which may include distance learning on and off campus courses during the day, evening and weekends.

Additional Information

Your Expertise. Our Inspiring Culture. Enriching Lives and Community Vitality. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), LFCC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application, interviewing and selection process. Please email eeo@lfcc.edu for further information.

Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The College shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The College also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge: Proficient knowledge of computer technology, specifically Office 365 including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and other Microsoft apps as well as Google apps. Position requires knowledge of efficient use of spreadsheets and other methodology to track and manage funds. Position will require a working knowledge of federal, state, local, and private financial assistance options for non-credit students. This position will coordinate and manage the application processes. Understand the importance of continuous improvement.
Skills: Position will require experience creating and using Excel and Google Spreadsheets to track and manage, students, enrollments, payments and completions. Excellent communication and Customer service skills are necessary to assist a variety of clients. Must be able to proactively and independently assess a client’s situation, challenge or problem and determine an appropriate response and solution the meet their needs.
Abilities: Ability to multi-task despite constant interruptions in a high-intensity, high-volume work environment. Strong attention to detail, particularly when reviewing student, college and state documentation. Ability to manage a project/process from beginning to end and break it down into manageable components, effectively explain and delegate to team members as appropriate. Ability to take on new program initiatives with limited guidance and short notice. Ability to use Training Management / Registration Software to access information and manage financial aid.
Required Qualifications:

Associate Degree or equivalent education and experience.
Experience in an office environment and ability to work cooperatively with others to accomplish goals

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience.

Experience in financial management.

Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online at: https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/34627

Kristin Iden
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