Financial Aid Counselor

McKendree University is accepting applications for a Financial Aid Counselor. This position is responsible for administering daily system processing within financial aid software, ensuring office compliance with state and federal regulations, managing alternative loan process and federal aid processing with Department of Education.  The Financial Aid Counselor will be responsible for evaluating financial aid applications to determine student eligibility, awarding and processing, and record retention for their case load. In addition to counseling and advising students and parents on various federal, state and institutional financial aid programs in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.

Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree and at least two to four years of experience in a financial aid office required along with comprehensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid rules and regulations.  Candidates must also be able to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.  They must also possess exceptional customer service and organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and the desire to work closely with a diverse student population, university employees, and other constituents of the University.  Knowledge of computer software systems including Ellucian/Colleague, Department of Education Software, Microsoft Access and VAONCE is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel is required.

Responsibilities and job title commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of application referencing job #FIN15 along with a current resume including three references to: Shirley A. Baugh, Director of Human Resources, hr@mckendree.edu.  Qualified women and other minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  EEO/ADA