Financial Aid Professional I

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

ID: 7076791
Posted: April 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Highlights The University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Financial Aid Professional I. This position will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of scholarship and financial aid administration for the College of Veterinary Medicine under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid and in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. They will work to successfully determine students' level of need and eligibility for financial aid; partner with internal and external constituents to strategically allocate funds and maintain institutional reporting requirements; and assist students and families from pre-enrollment through post-graduation loan repayment. The successful candidate will play a vital role in maximizing student recruitment and retention.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
Interprets (institutional, state, and federal) financial aid regulations, and implements procedures to ensure regulatory and fiduciary compliance and timely delivery of financial aid.
Assists with planning and overseeing activities in the areas of recruitment, admissions, financial aid, registration, records, residence life, advising, and support services, coordinating as needed with central functions, specialists, and/or other University resources.
Assists with the coordination of federal, state, institutional, and external financial aid programs and processes, with strong preference given to applicants with knowledge of, and experience with, federal Health Professions loan programs.
Assists in preparing and presenting information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment, and grants for various campus groups, high school students, and parents at meetings, group discussions, workshops, and recruitment sessions.
Completes scholarship and financial aid verification forms as needed by scholarship donors/foundations, including Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) forms required by Native American Tribes.
Collects and/or analyzes data on students to determine scholarship eligibility, and make awards within donor and/or institutional guidelines.
Completes work queries and other processes relevant to the eligibility and disbursement of merit/financial aid.
Attends professional conferences and actively engages in professional associations in order to remain abreast of changes to regulations, guidelines, and processes.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
At least 1 year of relevant work experience.
Experience leading a team, project, program, or function.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with federal Health Promotions programs.
Experience with scholarships distribution, as well as other forms of aid.
Experience working in admissions and recruitment outreach.


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