Financial Aid Officer

Our Motto
Building careers for the future.

The Position: 
Under the direction and supervision of the School Director or designee, the Financial Aid Coordinator will manage and lead all aspects of financial aid, to assure that all student financial aid packages for scholarship programs are delivered in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies. This person is also responsible for developing financial aid content for students in compliance with applicable regulations, and ensuring that financial aid packaging is strategic and supports CIMS’ overall student enrollment and recruitment goals. And, this individual directly delivers key components of the scholarship programs including implementation of computerized systems to facilitate all aspects of the financial aid operation; understanding of financial literacy for students; and cooperation with other administrative personnel in coordinating support services to students.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Financial Aid Administrative Functions.
2. Financial Application Process, Audit, and Fund Oversight.
3. Community Outreach and Financial Aid Counseling.
4. Campus Committee & Governance.
5. Perform Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree (A.A., A.S.). Experience in the processing of federal or state student assistance programs with at least 2 years of related work experience in financial aid and administration in an educational institution; demonstrated knowledge of higher education processes, such as program management, as well as current accreditation and certification procedures; possess knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; must be able to demonstrate exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and be able to clearly communicate information; general knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook (e-mail usage); possess skills in effective problem solving and creative thinking; must be able to work in a fast paced environment; multi-task various assignments given; be able to work with various diverse, cultural and socio- economic backgrounds; must possess high business ethical and moral standards, attributes of honesty and trustworthiness, respectful and sensitive of others, flexibility, and sound work ethics; and demonstrated ability to meet set job related goals, objectives and timelines.

Preference:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs, administration of financial aid programs, and record keeping requirements.
3. Previous supervisory experience.
4. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time, possible Full-time.

Position Availability:
Fresno