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Staff Assistant - Financial Aid

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Natural Sciences in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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Job Code

403033 Staff Assistant III


USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Staff Assistant - Financial Aid



Salary Grade


Time Status



55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Basic Qualifications

College background with at least two years' work experience in an office environment.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

B.A. preferred with 3 years related office experience. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Highly positive customer service attitude with ability to interact professionally with a variety of constituents. Ability to handle a high volume of complex tasks and projects within deadlines is essential. Ability to respond with flexibility to shifting priorities; must work independently and as a team player. Solid understanding of financial principles; proven experience working with financial issues; meticulous attention to detail. Strong computer skills required; knowledge of Harvard or FAS a plus.

Additional Information

COVID Vaccine Policy: The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID-, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Information . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: .


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Identity

Job Function

General Administration

Position Description

Provide comprehensive support for a wide range of complex administrative tasks in a busy office. Provide general information on admissions and financial aid policies and procedures to students, staff, departments. Respond to a variety of financial aid inquiries from students. Manage student records and files; update database information. Assist with production of reports on federal funds expenditures and reports to major fellowships institutions. Edit and update financial aid forms, publications, and other materials. Process applications, coordinate admissions process activities. Coordinate early arrival process. Maintain calendars and schedule meetings. May provide back-up as needed for other areas of admissions and financial aid; makes on-campus deliveries. Related job duties as required.


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA and will require a weekly on-campus presence.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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