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FINANCIAL AID OFFICER

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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FINANCIAL AID OFFICER

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Position Number: 02317573, 02317575

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurship. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students annually and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. Bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Milwaukee. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

Job Summary
The primary responsibility for this position is to evaluate and verify financial aid applications, assist with reporting to facilitate the awarding of financial aid to qualifying students, triage financial aid processes, and award financial aid.

This position is a hybrid position with the ability to work some days remotely during most of the year. During peak traffic times, additional days on campus may be required.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or commensurate experience
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of Federal and State of Wisconsin financial aid regulations


Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with financial aid
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft-based programs
  • Working knowledge of ScholarNet
  • Working knowledge of US Department of Education reporting systems such as COD and NSLDS
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask with frequent interruptions
  • Experience working in a financial aid office at a large public university


Application Instructions
Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills. Candidates selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.

This position is in Salary Grade 19, with an anticipated pay range of $45k - $53k. Salary will be determined by the finalist’s experience, education, training, internal/external pay equity, and other factors. This position also includes a generous benefits package including retirement, paid holidays and vacation days.

This is a continuous recruitment, with an initial review of applications on 8/25/2022. Any applications received after 8/24/2022 may not be reviewed.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/35219


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