Financial Aid Specialist I

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Montana State University Billings
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Fri, 03/01/2013 - Fri, 03/15/2013

As a Financial Aid Specialist, the primary role is to provide students and parents with accurate, helpful information about the university community as well as the financial aid process and to provide all financial aid applicants with the greatest amount of funding possible by awarding waivers, scholarships, and other aid in such a way as to increase our enrollment, diversity, retention, and satisfactions of recipients. This position will be working with all students who are seeking financial aid.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent, with a combination of relevant education and experience. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Good public relations skills (overall customer service and telephone based) and ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse population. Demonstrated fast, accurate keyboarding and up-to-date computer knowledge and skills. Proven ability to prioritize and efficiently perform a variety of complex tasks with constant interruptions. Demonstrated ability in explaining processes, policies, documentation and evaluating solutions. Proven ability to work in a highly team oriented environment and show self-motivation. Must have ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information as well as represent the departments and the University with a high level of professionalism PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. Experience with higher education and/or financial aid Experience with Ellucian Banner system.
Billings, MT
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REVIEW DATE: Applications received by March 15, 2013, will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled. APPLY: Submit: (1) Cover Letter addressing the above qualifications/skills; (2) Resume; (3) MSU Billings Employment Application; (4) a List of Three Professional References including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and (5) the Authorization for Background Check Form (Click here to access the form) (6) Voluntary Applicant Survey Form (Click here to access the voluntary form which is kept separate from your application) to: Human Resources Office/EEO-AA Office Montana State University Billings 1500 University Drive Billings, MT 59101-0298 Phone: (406) 657-2278; FAX: (406) 657-2120 [email protected] Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. (In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.) In accordance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the MSU Billings Crime Statistics of Specified Crimes is available for applicant review online at, or can be accessed in the Human Resources Office, McMullen Hall, Room 310. MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BILLINGS IS AN ADA/AA/EEO EMPLOYER. Qualified women, persons from minority groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with eligible veteran status are encouraged to apply. Contact Human Resources Office, MSU Billings, for more information regarding preference or accommodation (406/657-2278/TTY).
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