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Financial Aid Advisor/Work Study Coordinator

Department: Financial Aid
Reports to: Director of Financial Aid
Supervises: N/A
Pay Grade: C, Non-exempt; Full-time

Purpose

Advises students and families in all aspects and during all phases of the financial aid application process, adhering to federal, state, and institutional regulations in the timely processing of financial aid. Coordinates the Federal and State Work Study Programs under the Director’s oversight.

Responsibilities

  1. Serves students and their families in the financial aid application process from initial contact through verification, determination of eligibility, awarding and disbursement of aid.
  2. Provides counseling resources to resolve problems and issues regarding the student and family’s ability to pay.
  3. Enters data from Admission and Registrar records in Powerfaids and maintains filing systems for student records.
  4. Collects, analyzes, interprets and reports data promptly and accurately.
  5. Helps to resolve students’ financial aid issues and implements solutions while observing compliance guidelines for federal, state and institutional aid.
  6. Contributes with department staff in sharing the workload.
  7. Communicates and gathers information from other administrative departments including Admissions, Finance, Student Affairs, and Student Accounts.
  8. Coordinates Federal and State Work study programs including:
    • coordinating job placement and creating and maintaining on-campus and web job boards (Kerry Hall and MCC)
    • communicating with external employers, College departments, and students
    • coordinating work study community service programs/projects
    • tracking and reporting student earnings, and preparing timely reconciliation reports
    • serving as work study contact with the Higher Education Coordinating Board
    • working closely with the Director of Financial Aid in work study awarding policy and philosophy
  9. Provides accurate information for institutional, federal, and state audits.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree plus one year of experience in financial aid or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Knowledge of Windows XP and Microsoft Office
  3. Ability to communicate effectively and relate well to a diverse community
  4. Attentive to detail and able to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  5. Ability to remain pleasant and competent under stressful situations
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  7. Ability to do light lifting as necessary
  8. Familiarity with basic office equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with financial aid software and working knowledge of PowerFaids
  2. Experience in a not-for-profit or arts organization

Application Procedures

For consideration please submit cover letter, resume, completed Cornish Employment Application to (Cornish Employment Application can be downloaded at http://www.cornish.edu/jobs/):

Cornish College of the Arts
Human Resources
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

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Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Review of applications will begin immediately, with a start date as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.

Employment Application

Download the form in your preferred format and provide all pertinent information.

Email inquiries and completed applications to hr@cornish.edu.