Financial Literacy Assistant
Office of Financial Literacy
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a
full-time, grant funded, Financial Literacy Assistant in the Office
of Financial Literacy and Advising. The Financial Literacy
Assistant provides support to the Office of Financial Literacy and
Advising by assisting with the completion and submission of the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and outreach and
programming of the FAFSA process as it relates to understanding
student loans, billing, and money management.
- Assists with increasing FAFSA response times and completion of
applications of university prospective and current students through
various initiatives such as working with high schools, community
colleges/partners, call campaigns, etc.
- Assists the Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and
Advising with one-on-one support to students both prospective and
current regarding the FAFSA application process and
- Assists with hosting FAFSA workshops for both on campus and
- Assists with providing information to help students
successfully navigate the financial aid and billing processes at
- Works collaboratively with various offices and entities to
ensure students are aware of CCSU resources and able to complete
the necessary steps to fund their education.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those
above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the
- Bachelor's degree and up to one year of working with students
in a higher education environment.
- Good communication and problem-solving skills.
- Experience working with students in financial aid, financial
planning, or business/billing setting.
- Experience with Ellucian Banner.
- Demonstrated ability to use professional judgment and
- Good presentation skills.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable
to the above may also be considered.
The University: The largest of
Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central
currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its
undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being
Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from
Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State
University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles
southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately
72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents,
New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy
reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas.
Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it
is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural
institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and
Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s
population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic
diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the
population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian,
and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial
category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as
Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than
English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant
portions of its population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or
consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or
Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford
provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two
hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also
part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and,
therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and
public institutions of higher education and many cultural
Application and Appointment: For full
consideration, applications must be received by August
To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job
Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html.
Select the job advertisement
for [C21-079] Career Assistant
(grant funded) and click on the Apply button and
submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- Current resume
- Names of three professional references including their address,
email address, and telephone numbers.
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State
University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a
wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid
holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life
insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care,
tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the
Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or
Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits
such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care
Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and
short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact
any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security
number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any
documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security
Number is not listed on any documents
For more information, contact Dr. Gladys Colon at firstname.lastname@example.org
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications from women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with
protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon