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College Financial Aid Advisor I (2 Positions)

Position Deleted on 1/23/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Financial Aid
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Harold Washington College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Financial Aid
Union Status: Local 1708
Hours: 35 hours per week: Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Salary: $38,825.27
Closing Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

Under general supervision, counsels and provides information to college applicants regarding student financial assistance programs; and performs related duties as required.

Counsels and advises students, parents and other interested parties on the availability of student financial aid programs to assist in meeting college education costs. Interviews students applying for financial aid assistance, answers questions regarding eligibility requirements and informs them of the types of financial aid available including grants, loans and work/study programs. Assists students in completing financial aid applications and reviews submitted applications for accuracy and completeness.

Uses a personal computer to verify student eligibility for Federal, State and college based financial aid assistance programs. Prepares and maintains manual and computerized permanent records and files of financial assistance awarded to students. Monitors student's academic status to insure they continue to meet eligibility requirements for financial aid awards. Refers students for employment placement in work/study program. Maintains records, work reports and time sheets for students enrolled in work/study program; may act as a field liaison explaining work/study program to potential employers.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent plus two years of college supplemented by at least two years of responsible clerical experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some knowledge of applicable financial aid software. Knowledge of financial aid procedures in a college setting. Knowledge of financial aid programs. Ability to operate a personal computer; perform basic math computations; interpret college and financial aid policies and procedures. Good interviewing skills; verbal communication skills; and human relations skills.

How to Apply
Preference given to current and former qualified Local 1708 employees.

For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume, a legible copy of your college transcript(s), if a degree is required(Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.),and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address,type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading, and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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