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Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:04 PM

Los Rios Community College District

District Financial Aid Specialist
Job Posting Number: C00424P
Salary: $4,854.54 per month
Closing Date: 11/28/2017

Complete job description and application available online at:

Position Summary

Under supervision of the Director of Financial Aid Systems and with minimal supervision, provide complex technical and analytical assistance to the Los Rios colleges in support of federal and state student financial assistance. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here].

This position is assigned to the Financial Aid department.

Assignment Responsibilities
• Provides technical assistance to district colleges in support of financial aid related issues including COTOP, grants, loans, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, and consortium agreements.
• Employing extensive knowledge and understanding of financial aid programs and regulations, and system configurations.
• Analyzes and defines student information systems functions, business processes and user needs, and performs functional configuration, testing and maintenance tasks for the district’s student information system modules that support financial aid according to operational and business needs.
• Serves as a technical liaison between departmental end-users and IT staff in the analysis, design, functional configuration, testing, and maintenance of large student information system modules to ensure optimal system integration and performance.
• Interfaces effectively with business process owners and users to identify, define, and document operational needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of system access.
• Works with and maintains large, data files.
• Performs relational database queries, data analysis, interpretation, documentation, and presentation of research findings.
• Coordinates with multiple colleges and departments to develop, implement, and maintain communications management module setup to provide for increased department efficiency.
• Assess students’ and prospective students’ financial needs.
• Performs needs analysis using PeopleSoft Campus Solutions or other applicable system.
• Determines students’ eligibility for financial aid.
• Assists with student information system set up.
• Conducts mass processes including but not limited to: packaging, disbursement, checklist assignment, Common Originations and Disbursement file processing, and communication.
• Conducts review of aid packages for satisfactory academic progress for continued eligibility, and monitor compliance with financial award conditions.
• Assists with the development of the district’s standard practices and procedures for accurate data extraction, analysis, and MIS reporting.
• Monitors financial aid disbursements and maintain accurate fiscal records.
• Assists and coordinates with the establishment of districtwide student financial aid budget requirements.
• Assists with troubleshooting student issues impacting the delivery of financial aid, providing information as appropriate to explain financial aid related matters to students and parents as needed.
• Assists in analyzing and recommending improvements to business processes, ongoing outcomes assessment, program review and integrated planning processes, assuring adherence to accreditation standards.
• Provides recommendations to improve software applications and procedures to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations and policies.
• Works with internal and external auditors in providing records and documents for completion of periodic audits.
• Plans, develops and implements training to support financial aid processes including an annual training plan.
• Develops and conduct training programs for college and district staff.
• Explains financial aid policies, procedures, and regulations to financial aid and college staff.
• Prepares and delivers formal presentations, updates, or briefings.
• Serves on committees, both internal and external, as required.
• Presides over routine staff meetings.
• Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience directly related to the duties of the position.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, psychology, social service or related field.

Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units is equal to 6 months of education; 24 units is equal to 1 year of education.)

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

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