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Financial Aid Specialist

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Gwynedd-Mercy College Gwynedd Valley , PA 19437

Posted 6 months ago

EOE StatementGwynedd Mercy University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate against any applicant for admission to or employment at the University because of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, color, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law ('Protected Classes'). This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and student programs and activities, as well as to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and termination.

The University will not tolerate unlawful acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student. Description

SUMMARY

The Financial Aid Specialist is responsible for a variety of activities which include performing Federal Verification, managing and administering Federal Grant and Federal Direct Loan Programs, and assisting with Title IV refund calculations. Performs other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Sends financial aid packets with cover letter to all accelerated students requesting

information needed for award processing and verification.

Preps verification files for Award Packagers by performing Federal Verification

for all selected students and applicants, for all campus locations, in accordance with Federal Guidelines. Requests verification documents from all students selected for verification.

Assists with document data entry into the PowerFAIDS System as necessary.

Oversees the electronic processing of the Federal Pell Grant Program including electronic reporting of all awards and monthly reconciliation of funds.

Oversees the electronic processing of the Federal Direct Loan Program including electronic reporting of all awards and monthly reconciliation of funds.

Communicates with COD as needed in order to facilitate the Pell Grant and Direct Loan Programs.

Confirms student eligibility for aid awards prior to disbursement and processes electronic disbursement of all aid awards to the GMercyU Billing Office.

Runs and manages reports as needed from PowerFaids and PowerCampus Systems.

Assists with the completion of annual reports and surveys when necessary.

Assists with periodic audits of the PowerFAIDS system to identify and fix errors in order to maintain data standards.

Assists with Title IV refund calculations for students who withdraw from their program of study and returns funds electronically to COD as necessary.

Works flexible hours at multiple locations depending on departmental needs.

Counsels students as necessary.

Other related duties as assigned

Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education \Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred and 1-3 years of related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong knowledge of Federal Student Aid Regulations especially related to verification and aid eligibility requirements preferred.

Technical Skills

Computer proficiency (PC Windows applications such as Excel, Word) is a must. Knowledge of financial aid software such as PowerFaids is highly desirable.

Must be capable of managing computers effectively. Has the ability to import/export files from one software to another.

Language Skills

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Mathematical Skills

Excellent computation skills and ability to analyze data.

Interpersonal Skills

Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others. Must demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and strong customer service skills.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to handle multiple projects and priorities and work well under pressure.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-Time Shift -not applicable- Number of Openings1 Exempt/Non-ExemptNon-Exempt LocationGwynedd Mercy University About the OrganizationGwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region's powerful and growing life-sciences industry.

Our enrollment of nearly 2,500 students and prime location within minutes of Philadelphia means that we're large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.

Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. In the 2008 edition of the U.S.News and World Report's America's Best Colleges, Gwynedd Mercy University ranks among the top master's-level universities in the north.

Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III men's and women's sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 24 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts.

There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 160 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away to the city excitement of Philadelphia.



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