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Financial Aid Officer - req# 13826

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 10/7/2020
Job Reference #: 13826
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Financial Aid Officer

Requisition IDreq13826
Working TitleFinancial Aid Officer
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The UNM School of Law seeks an experienced, team-oriented Financial Aid Officer to join our Admissions & Financial Aid team. This position reports to the Director, Admissions & Financial Aid at the School of Law and is assigned to work full-time at the School of Law. This position also provides remote, limited (approximately 2 - 3 hours per week) financial aid support to the UNM Anderson School of Management.

Main duties include: evaluates, approves and awards financial aid to law/graduate students in accordance with federal, state and university regulations, policies and operating guidelines; assesses financial needs of current and incoming students and advises current and prospective students regarding financial aid options, processes and requirements; conducts workshops and presentations to interested parties on financial aid policy and procedures; evaluates student academic progress as it relates to financial aid and grant requirements, and adjudicates academic progress appeals; participates as appropriate in systems/procedures planning and management; manages the collection and reporting of financial aid data; implements and coordinates specific individual programs and/or assignments, such as the allocating, updating and tracking of award data for numerous Law School tuition grants and private scholarships.

The desired applicant will possess:
extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and University policies concerning eligibility and provision of financial aid to students; the ability to develop and present educational materials, programs and/or workshops to prospective law/graduate students; excellent interviewing skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to investigate and analyze information and make evaluative judgments; strong organization and program coordination skills; the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with Law School Admissions team cohorts and a wide range of constituencies within a diverse community; skill using personal computers and related software applications and databases.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior work experience in a higher education setting developing and coordinating financial aid package options for students, preferably at a graduate/professional school level; bachelor’s degree.

Additional Requirements-Official transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSFAO Administration (454B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$13.62 - $20.43 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/16/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please provide a Resume, Cover letter and a list of 3 supervisory references.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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