Financial Aid Advisor (State Title:AD82 Financial Aid Coordinator)
Tri-County Technical College invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Advisor. This position serves students at a multi-campus, progressive technical and community college located in the beautiful, upstate of South Carolina. With many surrounding cities (Charlotte, Atlanta, Columbia) within a two hour distance, this is the perfect place to call home.
We are searching for a passionate, dedicated person to serve as a Financial Aid Advisor at Tri-County Technical College. Functioning with general supervision by the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, the candidate must have knowledge, experience, and be able to interpret federal and state financial aid laws and regulations to make independent decisions to ensure compliance and support student needs.
The employee operates with high-level skills in communication, collaboration, data processing, and computer literacy. This position will leverage expertise in financial aid to ensure compliance with federal, state, college, and department policies and procedures and will provide excellent advising services to all students and parents. Ability to provide supportive and holistic advising for a wide range of student problems and concerns, to include both traditional financial aid as well as financial education/literacy.
- 30% – Responsible for a substantial case load that provides life-cycle processing for their cohort of students. These processes require significant breadth and depth of financial aid knowledge related to packaging, verification, loans, SAP, professional judgments, State Aid, pell LEU, SULA, UEH, default or overpayment issues, student eligibility, and citizenship review.
- 30% – Counsel and assist students and parents in all aspects of student aid eligibility, application, renewal, and financial planning and assistance. Be an effective counselor by being a good listener and communicator. Educate students and parents on regulations, policies, procedures, and processes so that every student understands why we must do certain things and make certain decisions.
- 10% – Complete proactive student and academic division outreach. This includes everything from: supporting FAFSA completion, student outreach, high school nights, orientation, Leading EDGE, GradFest, and in class presentations, and being a partner with academic divisions, serving on student success teams, and regularly attending specified academic division meetings.
- 10% – Has ownership and expertise of current policy, impending policy changes, and running of bulk processes for one of the following (Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Direct Loans or Verification and State Aid). This policy ownership requires the employee to stay abreast with current and pending regulatory changes. Bulk processes require annual updates and per term review of forms and Banner processes. Review, recommend, and be project manager for any necessary policy, procedure, and process improvements related to the administration of your assigned area.
- 10% – Financial Aid lead advisor in understanding both the regulations and available resources when working with and supporting entrance, exit and in-grace counseling. This position will manage and coordinate all entrance, exit and in-grace counseling outreach efforts. Ensure all counseling is completed in a timely manner and take the lead on any student events related to entrance, exit and in-grace efforts.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,838- $46,799
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree plus 1 year related financial aid experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in higher education and with student information systems (BANNER preferred).
The preferred candidate will be able to utilize high-level skills in communication, collaboration, data processing, computer literacy, critical thinking, creativity, organization, problem solving skills, and will possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Close Date: 1/20/2018
For more information and to apply click apply now. (Req# 18E2007).
Tri-County Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a learning environment that fosters inclusion, respect for differences and cultural awareness. View our 10 year vision for our challenging future as a Community College that is Transforming Lives, Shaping the Community at our website. You can play a visible part in the future of our College, have the ability to collaborate across the College, work and think strategically, and positively impact the lives and success of students and our community in dramatic fashion.
Our benefits include:
- State benefits of health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and dependent life insurance, long term care insurance, supplemental long term disability, MoneyPlus
- The South Carolina Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plans, Deferred Compensation Program
- Paid Faculty Non-work days or Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and Holidays
- The College closes at 2pm on Fridays
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Wellness Center located at the Pendleton Campus
- Unique collaborative learning environment on beautiful campuses located in upstate of South Carolina
The Upstate of South Carolina is home to more than 200 international companies, the I-85 "boom belt," and a vibrant quality of life, it's easy to see why the Upstate is one of the fastest growing regions in the Nation. The College is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, and Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC are each only two hours away, while South Carolina's coastal towns and beaches are three to four hours travel.
The Tri-County Technical College service area includes Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. The College is also part of a state-wide system of sixteen technical colleges. More than 7,000 students enroll at the College each year in more than 70 major fields of study, including engineering technology, industrial technology, business, computer and information technology, public service, human services, healthcare, and university transfer programs. Developmental courses are offered for those who need to brush up on basic academic skills. The Continuing Education Division also offers personal and professional development non-credit classes in technical, business, healthcare, and personal interest areas to more than 10,000 community members each year. The main campus is located in historic Pendleton, South Carolina. The College currently has two branch campuses in the nearby cities of Anderson, Easley, and Seneca.
Location/Region: Pendleton, SC