Financial Aid Counselor
Officer of Administration
Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management
Student Financial Aid and
Appointment Type and Duration:
$40,000 -$44,000 per year
Two positions available
Application Review Begins
August 9th 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional
The primary mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid and
Scholarships at the University of Oregon is to help students
achieve their educational goals by reducing financial barriers to
attending the University of Oregon. This mission is carried out in
an environment that places a high priority on student-centered
service as well as meeting University enrollment goals. We provide
information about financial assistance and scholarships to a
diverse group of students and families, determine financial aid
eligibility and award program funds to applicants in accordance
with all applicable policies and rules, while advocating for
students regarding financial aid issues at the institutional,
State, and Federal levels.
Reporting to the Associate Director for Advising, this position is
responsible for a variety of Financial Aid advising, outreach, and
administrative functions. This position requires the ability to
communicate effectively with students, staff, and other clients
from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The responsibilities of
this position require the incumbent to have the ability to learn
quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume office.
Due to the sensitive nature of financial aid, the incumbent must
have the demonstrated ability to be assertive, while exercising
tact and empathy in communicating information about processes and
Counseling, supervision, and computer-based duties require the
incumbent to generally be in the office from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Additional hours may be needed to accommodate university outreach,
or for attendance at training, workshops, and conferences.
This position has been identified as being local, with daily
commuting to Eugene, but may have a limited option to occasionally
work remotely. All adjusted work arrangements require supervisor
and leadership approval.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of skills,
experience, and education
- One year of experience in student financial aid, student
affairs, counseling, or related fields
- Experience providing quality customer service
- Must not be in default on title IV loans
- Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups
(e.g. low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented
students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared
- Demonstrated strong written and oral communication
- Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability
to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced,
detail-oriented, and time-sensitive environment.
- Diligently attends to details and completes detail-oriented
tasks with a high degree of accuracy
- Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward
without hesitation to resolve issues, problems, or
- Ability to anticipate next steps and execute
- Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar).
Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data
reports, and presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively
with diverse internal and external constituencies.
- Master's degree.
- Experience in higher education and student financial
- Spanish-English fluency, both verbally and in writing, with a
strong preference for native Spanish speakers.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527852/financial-aid-counselor