Coordinator, Pell Grants

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Coordinator, Pell Grants position. The Coordinator, Pell Grants is responsible for administration of the federal Pell Grant Program. The Coordinator assists in the enforcement of institutional illegal repeat, maximum and remedial credit policies, and monitors attendance for financial aid recipients. Other responsibilities include assisting, as needed, in the administration and processing of the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, researching financial aid payment problems, interacting with the Student Tuition Assistance Office, the Finance Department, and the Office of Records and Registration, counseling students and parents on financial aid, reviewing, verifying and awarding financial aid, representing the College at on-campus and off-campus events and assisting in the supervision of the office's federal work-study students.

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Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

• Three (3) years relevant experience in federal financial aid programs including Pell grants in a higher education environment required.

• Demonstrated knowledge of financial aid federal and state regulations required.

• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet required.

• Demonstrated experience working with enterprise-wide systems required.

• Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills in all media (phone, face-to-face, and email) required.

• Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills required.

• Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines required.

• Commitment to the mission of an urban community college required.

• Must excel in working as a member of a team, model exceptional service to internal and external customers, and work to facilitate change.

Preferred Qualifications

• One (1) year's experience in PHEAA State Grant processing preferred.

• MS Access proficiency preferred.

• Banner by Ellucian experience preferred.

• Experience in and appreciation for, a collective bargaining environment preferred.


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