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Lead Financial Aid Systems Analyst

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Lead Financial Aid Systems Analyst
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180105
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:

Troubleshoots Banner system issues and, in conjunction with the Application Information Systems team, schedules, creates, tests, and executes upgrades to the system. Creates formulas and processes for monitoring the university’s student financial aid systems and builds and monitors the system rules and operations. Prepares Banner for the start of each financial aid year and for special projects. Reviews user needs on requests for system enhancements and develops proposed solutions, project plans, and timelines, as necessary. Researches new regulatory requirements and identifies methods for the university to meet compliance through the current system. Develops and maintains various reports and electronic mailing lists to meet department needs. Maintains a working knowledge of current issues and trends occurring in the Banner community and utilizes those resources to research, identify, and propose process improvements. Performs other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Information Technology, or other related field and significant training and or experience. Expertise with the Microsoft Office suite of applications; demonstrated in-depth experience working with relational database designs and writing SQL; and, demonstrated ability to work independently in a complex business environment. Must also be able to work as a part of a team with strong communication skills and the ability to multi-task and successfully complete assignments and projects under tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in information systems, computer science, or a related field of study. Working knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations. Significant experience working with Banner Financial Aid; COD, CPS, SAIG, NSLDS, and ELM. Web programming experience using HTML, Javascript, and/or PGP; and,SQR.

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

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.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to

Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $50,000 - $60,000 DOE
Location: Blacksburg
Department: University Scholarships & Fin Aid
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 - 5, M - F
Job Posting Date: 04/10/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/24/2018
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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least 3 years of Banner Financial Aid work experience?
    • No
    • Yes
  2. * Have you written SQL as part of your work experience?
    • No
    • Yes
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
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    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
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    • 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
Optional Documents
  1. List of References