At Unity, sustainability isn’t a buzzword. It’s the foundation of
our entire approach and has been for more than 50 years.
We apply sustainability principles to everything we do, from our
properties around the State of Maine, to our online degrees offered
to students everywhere, to our enrichment experiences and
entrepreneurial endeavors at locations from northern Maine to
Arizona to Brazil.
Engage with Unity College and you’ll start to ask tough questions,
challenge the status quo, and envision new possibilities. If taking
the lead in creating a more sustainable future sounds like the
future you want, we can make it happen.
The Student Financial Services Specialist (SFSS) supports the
Director of Student Financial and Enrollment Services through the
administration and dissemination of Student Financial Services
policies and procedures for Unity College students. This is a
generalist position that is cross trained to serve all Sustainable
Education Business Units (SEBUs) but will be dedicated to Hybrid
Learning. This position is responsible for working directly with
Unity College students to support them in managing their financial
needs and requirements. The SFSS will manage and use student
financial aid programs, financial aid information systems, billing
software as well as report and retrieve information for program
management and reports. Work will involve using Power-Faids
Financial Aid Management System, CAMS Student Billing Components
Monitor program compliance with federal, state, and
institutional policies through the use of system and quality
Conduct student aid reviews including: needs analysis,
budgeting, billing, packaging, verification, loan processing,
certification, and tracking.
Counsel students individually or in groups on financial aid and
student account matters such as application procedures, borrowing,
employment, outside aid, other funding, payment plans and
Communicate with parents and/or students regarding the student
billing process and payment options.
Coordinate the mailing of lender notifications-entrance and
exit counseling, bills, and award letters.
Create, revise, and update publications, standardized letters,
manuals, and forms used in student aid and student billing
Review and maintain payment plans, and student files.
Perform soft collect outreach to students to assist with
completing paperwork and payment options.
Coordinate the integration of student financial aid and billing
processes for all SEBUs.
Please see attached job description for full list of roles and
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum
of 5-7 years job related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Basic knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs and
a demonstrated commitment to student aid.
Basic knowledge of accounting and billing services.
Must be capable of independent judgement, highly motivated with
strong organizational skills.
Must be flexible with good interpersonal skills.
Able to read, analyze and interpret general business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or
Able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
Able to effectively present information and respond to
questions from students, parents, staff, managers, and the general
Able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and
statistical inference. Able to apply concepts such as fractions,
percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Unity College has its Hybrid Learning campus in Unity, Maine. This
position will be located at 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity,
Unity College offers a generous benefits package which includes
medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term
disability, life insurance, PTO, and a company match on our 403b
retirement plan. Waiting periods will apply.
Interested and qualified candidates should click on the “Apply Now”
button and submit a resume and cover letter.
At Unity College, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate
it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our
employees, our students, and our community. Unity College is proud
to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action