Financial Aid Counselor/Coordinator of Special Projects

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, ME
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description

Position Title: Financial Aid Counselor/Coordinator of Special Projects Campus: Portland City, State: Portland, ME Department: Financial Aid - PFIN Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 03 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., evenings & weekends as necessary Statement of Job:

Excellent opportunity for someone with a desire to support students at USM, who has a comfort with numbers and strong people skills.

Financial Aid is one of the backbones of University service to students. Specifically, serving students in financial aid allows you to appreciate the direct impact of your work-to appreciate the accomplishments and life-changing opportunities you've helped make possible.  We have an opportunity at the University of Southern Maine (USM) for applicants who understand our service promise of Student Focused Every Day to join our financial aid team as a Financial Aid Counselor/Coordinator of Special Projects.  

The Financial Aid Counselor's primary responsibility is determining student's eligibility for financial assistance through review of applications and other pertinent data for further processing, analysis and packaging of assistance. The counselor will practice and adhere to policies and procedures to assure that all students interested in applying for financial aid are informed, advised and assisted in the process. Our Financial Aid Counselors help ensure that financial aid reflects a commitment to diversity and the inclusion of all students. Additionally, the Coordinator of Special Projects is responsible for coordinating outreach services, including workshops for open houses and other recruitment efforts as well as other projects.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.    

USM is located in Portland Maine's metro area that is home to over half a million people with a lively, livable community nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, beautiful beaches, and amazing food. Over 60 languages and dialects are spoken in the greater Portland area alone!

We are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, those in our LGBTQI communities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Qualifications:

Selected candidates will have the following required qualifications:

  • Associates degree and at least one year of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex policies
  • Ability to perform duties accurately under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills
Other Information:

Starting salary for this position is $41,481 (non-negotiable). The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes paid time off (holidays, vacation, and sick), health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, a tuition waiver program for employees and eligible dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan and more.

Benefits Information Summary

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To apply:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. In your cover letter, please highlight your experience with and/or commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

All required materials must be submitted by May 18, 2021.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.  

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

Application Details

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The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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