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Financial Aid Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Financial Aid Specialist
Role Title: Education Support Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0180206
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Primary responsibilities for the Financial Aid Specialist is processing financial aid to include resolving student eligibility issues, performing verification, determining eligibility for financial aid, processing awards including all types of student loans, assisting with awarding of general and departmental scholarship programs, and adjusting aid including resolving overawards. This position also provides customer service to students, parents, faculty, staff, and public through in-person, phone, and email counseling. This position will be responsible for program management in assigned areas of responsibilities (i.e. Federal Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, etc.)

Required Qualifications:

This position requires a self-directed person who works cooperatively, adapts easily and quickly, accepts responsibility, ensures a high level of accuracy with attention to detail, and thrives in a high-volume environment. Knowledge and skill requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Demonstrated proficiency with standard office software.
- Must have proficiency in prioritizing and managing multiple competing tasks; strong communication skills, good public speaking and presentation skills; and the ability to exercise sound judgment in making difficult decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working in a financial aid office.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:

As a condition of hire and continued employment, individual must be in good standing on all federal student loans and must grant permission for office to access NSLDS to verify such standing.

How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0180206, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2018.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: $40,000
Department: University Scholarships & Fin Aid
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M - F, 8 -5
Posting Date: 04/03/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/17/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/85239

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc