Part-Time Specialist III, Financial Aid

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Houston North Fairbanks

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Houston North Fairbanks is located at Highway 290 and West Little York Road, near the Sam Houston Tollway. The Fairbanks location provides a variety of services to students including advising, registration, counseling, and tutoring. Academic programs include basic transfer courses, developmental studies, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

The location address is 14955 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The PT Spec ialist III, Financial Aid is responsible for the timely completion of all financial aid applications, including FAFSA and scholarships and documentation. He or She a ssi s t s with guidelines and documentation for satisfactory academic progress. He or She i nform s students of their Financial Aid Application status, help s students complete all necessary documentation/processes to assure the disbursement of the funds they're eligible for, and identif ies any special circumstances that might qualify students f or any additional Financial Aid.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist students with the completion of all necessary documentation/processes
  • Analyze documentation being turned in by students to ensure it is accurate and complete
  • Record and scan documents that are received by the office to ensure our system office is aware and able to proceed in reviewing students account
  • Inform students of their Financial Aid Application status including visiting classrooms to provide financial aid information
  • Assist with demographic corrections; i.e., date of birth, name, or social security number
  • Analyze fee charges for attendance
  • Prepare appeals for the committee
  • Identify any special circumstances a student might be enduring that could qualify him or her for any additional Financial Aid
  • File and organize documents received to the office
  • Stay up to date with the latest Financial Aid upgrades, terms, and conditions to be prepared for the annual Financial Aid workshops offered by our Institution to our community
  • Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines
    • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Commitment to promoting diversity in the work environment
    • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service, and providing dynamic climate for lifelong learning
    • Ability to understand and perform complex oral and written instructions with little or no supervision
    • Ability to perform detailed work rapidly and accurately
    • Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects, and assignments
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a demanding work environment


    PHYSICAL ABILITIES :

    The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

    • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
    • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Must be in good standing with the Department of Education


    Salary

    Hourly Pay Rate is $13.19

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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