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Financial Aid Officer
Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Date Posted 06/22/2022
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Information

Classification Title
MnSCU Academic Professional 1
Working Title
Financial Aid Officer
Hire Types
Anoka Ramsey Community College
Academic Affairs & Student Services
Financial Aid
Coon Rapids, MN
Full/Part Time
Full Time
Employment Condition
Work Shift
Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Posting Details
Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Bargaining Unit/Plan
214, MAPE
Job Description
The aligned Financial Aid Office of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College is focused on providing excellent student-centered service while maintaining compliance with federal and state financial aid regulations. The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for assisting the Director of Financial Aid in administration of financial aid programs, advanced processing, and providing complex information and services to external customers (including all citizens and private/public organizations) in person, electronically, or over the phone. In this position, you will advise students on various application processes, program selection, course registration, eligibility requirements, and participate in enrollment services or financial aid functions. You will participate in orientations, open houses, and represent Financial Aid at outreach events both on and off campus.
This position is in the aligned college’s Financial Aid Office. The aligned colleges have three campus locations: Anoka, Cambridge, and Coon Rapids. The successful candidate’s home campus will be on the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Rapids campus but may be required to work on any of the three campuses, as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree or one (1) year experience working in Financial Aid, Advising, Admissions, Counseling or another role supporting student success.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret Federal and State financial aid regulations and exercise confidentiality.
  • Knowledge and/or ability to learn academic programming to effectively counsel students.
  • Organizational, file management, and computer skills sufficient to process data, and manage and reconcile programs independently.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and provide professional solution-oriented and equitable student services.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work including advocating for students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of all facets of the Financial Aid office operations and federal/state aid programs.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision and make appropriate decisions independently.
  • Willingness and ability to give presentations in orientation sessions, in events on/off campus, and/or open houses to small and large groups of diverse and underrepresented college or high school students and parents.
  • Willingness to take initiative on projects, event coordination, and developing new aid programs.
  • Knowledge and/or use of MinnState’s Integrated Statewide Records System (ISRS).
  • Bachelor’s degree.
Other Requirements
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Anoka Technical College (ATC) provides innovative career and technical education to help our students and communities live and learn well. ATC is located in Anoka, Minnesota.
The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers.
We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success. Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs.
Our college prides itself in our support for students’ holistic needs. We have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, post-traditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQIA. The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.7% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 70.1% White, and 4.7% multiracial and 24.8% post-traditional students. The student population at ATC is composed of 0.7% American Indian/Alaska Native, 5.9% Asian, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.5% Hispanic of any race, 0% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 69.7% White, and 4.8% multiracial and 50.1% post-traditional students. We are committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees composed of first-generation students, employees with disabilities, veterans, and employees who identify as LGBTQIA. Our employee population at ARCC consists of 15% Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Our BIPOC employee population at ATC is 6.5%.
For more information about our colleges, please visit http://www.anokaramsey.edu and http://www.anokatech.edu.

The safety of all members of ARCC and ATC is of vital concern. The Clery Act Campus Crime & Security Report is available to perspective employees at http://www.anokaramsey.edu/about-us/safety-security/ and http://www.anokatech.edu/AboutATC/PublicSafety.aspx. The campus Title IX Coordinator at ARCC is Mike Opoku and can be contacted at mike.opoku@anokaramsey.edu or 763-433-1272. The campus Title IX Coordinator at ATC is Elaina Bleifield and can be contacted at ebleifield@anokatech.edu or 763- 576-4113.
Benefits Info
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Accept Applications
Special Instructions Summary
Please complete the Anoka-Ramsey Community College online application form at https://anokaramsey.peopleadmin.com and upload these documents:
  • Cover letter addressing the required and any preferred qualifications
  • Resume detailing educational background and professional experience
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement (see prompt below)

DE&I Statement Prompt: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work is the responsibility of the entire college, including our faculty and staff. Describe how you would be able to support the efforts of Equity 2030 and the campus work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the position for which you are applying.

Within your application material, please address how you meet all minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

It is our commitment to ensure the selection process for this position is accessible to all candidates. Please contact the Human Resources Office, 763-433-1160, to obtain these materials in an alternative media and/or to request a reasonable accommodation during the selection process.
Posting Contact
Sharon Wolfgram - swolfgram@anokatech.edu - 763-576-4212
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College are equal opportunity institutions and employers.
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