Financial Aid Counselor
Southwestern University - Georgetown, TX

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Southwestern University invites applications for the Financial Aid Counselor position, Job #573. This position works within the Financial Aid Office to support the student recruitment and retention objectives of the University. This is a full-time, entry level position that reports to the Director of Financial Aid.

This position’s primary responsibilities include: providing direct financial aid services to current and prospective students, to include financial aid application review and packaging, financial aid counseling, consideration of appeals and review of special circumstance request; managing the internet-based delivery of services and information including the Financial Aid Office website, electronic communication strategy, maintenance of WebAdvisor and Net Price Calculator; coordination of the University’s student employment program; coordination of the endowed scholarship designation process; assisting with the employee tuition benefits program, including on-campus communication, preparation of necessary documents, school certification and maintenance of information database; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree; familiarity with federal Title IV and state financial aid programs; ability to work independently with complex issues in a fast paced environment; excellent computer skills including WORD and EXCEL; excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail and possess excellent interaction and communication skills. Preferred qualifications include: One plus years of financial aid related experience; experience with integrated student information system databases, Web Publishing, and Ellucian Colleague or Slate information systems.

S outhwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at .

Interested persons may submit letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references, and salary history and expectation to: Financial Aid Counselor, Job # 573, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770 or FAX: 512-863-1880 or e-mail to:

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. Please no third party submissions. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F

Posted April 03, 2014.

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