Posted: November 7, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 14, 12-month, tenure track
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,
CT State 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
Anticipated Start Date:
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,
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
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
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is
not limited to the full specifications stated in the job
Anticipated Salary; $51,531 approximate annual plus excellent State
of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe
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
Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.
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.
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'
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
CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F