Financial Aid Counselor

Nevada State College in Nevada

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 18, 2012
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Nevada State College is the first and only four year institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Enrollment has grown from 176 students in 2002 to over 3000 students in FY2012.

Nevada State College offers competitive salaries BOQ, plus excellent benefits, including 12.25% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

Nevada State College invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Counselor.

This position is responsible for assisting in the management and coordination of various federal, state, and private funding programs and processes including but not limited to federal, state, and private funding. This position requires a complete understanding of the federal regulations in terms of packaging, awarding & disbursing funds to the student.

Specifically, this position assists in the outreach, counseling, public presentations, and awards and scholarship functions. The incumbent provides staff training to ensure knowledge is shared to enhance the overall delivery of financial aid service to students. The incumbent performs multiple financial aid workshops for NSC staff and faculty, community groups, and Clark County School District high school financial aid nights.

The incumbent also works closely with enrollment management staff to ensure timely and accurate financial aid counseling to students.

1.) Bachelor's degree
2.) Three or more years of work experience advising students regarding their financial aid
3.) Experience training/mentoring staff
4.) Proven experience preparing and delivering presentations
5.) Computer skills that include: MS Word, Excel and student information systems
6.) Effective written and oral communication skills and proven interpersonal skills
7.) Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment while effectively managing multiple priorities and deadlines
8.) Ability to thrive in a high-paced and dynamic environment
9.) Demonstrated coordination, planning, and organizational skills; attention to detail and creativity

1.) Master's degree
2.) PeopleSoft experience
3.) Compuster skills that include: MS PowerPoint or other presentation software

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Electronic submission is required on

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