Financial Aid Assistant

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2022

Posted: November 7, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 14, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Committee will review resumes immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted December 7 , 20 22, receiving priority consideration


CT State Community College
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
**This position is not remote**

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CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

January 2023

Position Summary:

The Financial Aid Assistant assists in the operational support of the Financial Aid Office.

Funding sources include federal, state and private organizations from which the College solicits grants and loans. These sources have extensive reporting and compliance regulations requiring the use of complex networked information systems.

The position’s role is primarily assisting students and families in applying for financial aid. This is a position designed for individuals who may be new to a professional role in financial aid, or for individuals who are previous student workers in a financial aid office as a pathway to a career in the profession

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in an appropriately related field together with two years of related experience; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for the successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Limited familiarity with federal, state and private funding sources of financial aid assistance programs
  • Demonstrate ability to relate favorably to students, parents and the college community,
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, written, oral, and presentation skills
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree in Accounting.
  • Experience working with student information systems, such as, Banner, Janzibar, PowerFAIDS, etc.
  • Experience as a student worker, faculty, and/or staff at a community college.
  • Experience working in an office setting.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Campus Supervisor, Financial Aid Services or other designated professional staff in the financial aid office, the Financial Aid Assistant is raccountable for assisting in the operation of the institution’s financial aid programs which includes attracting and retaining students and helping to make it possible for qualified students to attend the institution. This accountability is achieved through effective performance in these essential functional areas:
  • Program Operation
    • accountable for participating and assisting in the accurate and proper distribution of financial assistance to the institution’s eligible students
  • Training and leading student workers
    • accountable for assisting in providing work direction and training for student and clerical personnel
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

Anticipated Salary; $51,531 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans ; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance . You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion


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