Financial Aid Counselor - Outreach
University of Oregon
Reporting to the Associate Director for Advising, this position is responsible for a variety of student-related and managerial functions. It is responsible for assisting in the administration of awards and counseling students and their families. In doing so, the incumbent exercises independent, professional judgment beyond prescribed policies and procedures to carry out the university's mission and policy to recruit and retain students at this university.
The decisions made by the incumbent commit this office to a specific course of action, carry fiduciary responsibility and accountability for managing the financial aid program expenditures, and determine whether or not a student receives financial assistance to attend or continue attending the university.
This position requires the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Counseling and computer-based duties require the incumbent to be on-site during some public business hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Additional hours will be required to accommodate on and off campus local and regional events, fluctuating workload, office or university outreach, or for attendance at training, workshops and conferences.
As a representative of the university, the incumbent participates in office and university outreach activities, speaking to groups of parents, students, high school counselors, members of the community (local and state-wide), and members of various civic and professional organizations.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcripts required).
- One year of experience in student financial aid, student affairs, counseling or related fields.
- Strong presentation skills are required
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail and desire to use technology to accomplish goals.
- Experience and commitment to providing quality customer service.
- Proficiency with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability related to engaging effectively with individuals and groups representing a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
- Master's degree.
- Familiarity with the college financial aid process.
- Previous experience working in a college student services or high guidance counseling capacity.
- Experience working with first generation, low income, or ethnically diverse student populations.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English).
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