Financial Literacy Advocate
Berkeley College - New York, NY

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Engage directly with students to provide information and counseling services related to financial literacy and proper student loan repayment management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct entrance and exit student loan interviews, both in groups and individually, to provide information to students on loan rights and responsibilities and answer questions related to loan management.
  • Deliver information sessions, both in groups and individually, to educate students on concepts related to financial literacy and debt management.
  • Perform outbound telephone calls and letters to delinquent loan borrowers with the goal of finding and assisting delinquent borrowers, thus averting defaults. Advocate is responsible for tracking, call follow-up and working with borrowers and lenders to provide solutions to cure delinquencies.
  • Develop and maintain individual relationships with students with the goal of providing financial literacy and loan management resources to better prepare students for responsible financial management.
  • Provide information to students on loan consolidation and loans purchased by the federal government through the PUT program. Work with borrowers to simplify repayment via single billing.
  • Work with supervisor to challenge institutional cohort default rates on an annual basis. Verify cohort borrower data to ensure accurate reporting to the Department of Education.
  • Monitor student enrollment data on an ongoing basis to ensure accuracy of NSLDS data.
  • Maintain professional expertise through participation and attendance at conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Travel to Berkeley campuses to meet with students and answer questions and provide information related to loan management and financial literacy.
  • Other duties as assigned by unit Director
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required; will consider Associate degree with related work experience
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated counseling experience
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Experience in related area

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