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Sr. Financial Aid Officer

Dallas, Texas Job ID: 202169
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SUMMARY:

Reporting to the either the Campus Assistant Financial Aid Director or the Campus Financial Aid Director, the Senior Financial Aid Officer performs all functions of a Financial Aid Officer, plus the following additional tasks:  serves as VA Certifying Official for campus, assists with training/mentoring of new Financial Aid Officers, reviews/batches private loan funds, assists Financial Aid Director in general or in the absence of the Assistance Financial Aid Director, reviews International student financial support documents and explains payment plan options, represents Financial Aid Office at campus Orientation or Open House events, as requested by Director, Financial Aid.

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.)

Serves as VA Certifying Official for campus, including monitoring eligibility status for students receiving military education benefits, timely update of enrollment and eligibility details in VA Once software, and responding to student questions or requests for information.

Assists with training/mentoring of new Financial Aid Officers through appointment observations, mentoring, and shadowing activities.

Assists the Assistant Director/Director with quality assurance review of financial aid files as assigned.

Assists Financial Aid Director in general or in the absence of the Assistant Financial Aid Director with general operations and management activities such as monitoring office appointment calendar, delegating activities, managing student (virtual/physical) traffic and generation/compilation of reports or data as requested by the Financial Aid Director.

Reviews pending private loan disbursements and batches, adjusts, or schedules refunds as appropriate, and documents actions in Campus Vue and ELM. 

Reviews International student financial support documents and communicates completeness or deficiencies with students and admissions.  Explains payment plan options to international students and responds to student questions or inquiries regarding tuition, fees, or payment processes.

Represents Financial Aid Office at campus Orientation, workshops, or open house events, as requested by the campus Financial Aid Director.

Adheres to College/University policies and procedures and conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the College/University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and as required to meet the needs of the College/University and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.

Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.

Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.

Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University preferred.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

May not be in default on a federal student loan, or owe repayment of a federal grant.

Consent to audio and video record student financial aid appointments and overviews for training and quality assurance purposes required.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

2-3 years of relevant experience required, with 1 year Financial Aid Experience at West Coast University preferred

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.)

Ability to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and professional ethics in all aspects of the job function.

Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills through active listening, and delivery of information in a clear and effective manner. 

Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills, with a professional, helpful, and positive demeanor.

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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 Dallas 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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