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Scholarship Advisor

Dallas, Texas Job ID: 201669
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SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Financial Aid, the Scholarship Advisor is responsible for assisting students and applicants with guidance and support in their search for external grant or scholarship funding while advancing West Coast University and meeting student access objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)

Responsible for immediate customer service assistance to prospective and continuing students, parents, and departmental contacts. This includes resolving problems and providing support associated with the application of external scholarship programs via phone, email, text, or in person interactions.

Acts as liaison between our office and faculty/staff, students, and the public to provide information and resources regarding scholarship availability and options. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Represents West Coast University as assigned and presents scholarship and general financial aid information to prospective students and other interested groups

Identifies new external scholarship opportunities for students, and initiates updates to Scholarship Universe database as appropriate.

Assists with departmental communication in promoting awareness of external grant or scholarship programs and eligibility criteria. Creates an online resource center with templates and coaching sessions for successful scholarship application entries.

Special projects:

Including but not limited to assigned committees and outreach projects.

Represent WCU at professional functions and recruiting events.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or Business-related field.

Master’s Degree Preferred in Higher Education Administration or Educational Leadership.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

Experience in advising, tutoring, or other student service in a higher education setting.   Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

qualifications/Skills:

(Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)

Strong team orientation, effective interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to build and steward relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.

Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills and proven results in achieving objectives and goals.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.

Proficient computer skills, particularly word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.

Ability to complete multiple assignments within provided time constraints with minimal supervision.

Self-starter who works well independently, but who also thrives in a team environment, sharing ideas and working collaboratively.

Ability to work flexible hours for evening and weekend student and prospective student support

Must be able to travel independently

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ABOUT US

For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Dallas, Texas Campus: WCU Administration Function: Professional
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My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.

SOPHIE S.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, GEN ED SCI, ORANGE COUNTY
ASSOCIATE SINCE 2017

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