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Operations Specialist, Financial Aid

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle is now hiring an Operations Specialist for the Financial Aid Office at the Daytona Beach campus. The Operations Specialist will:
  • Provide general support for assistance, compliance, and quality control to the Financial Aid office. This will include interacting with all department staff, as well contact with students, families, and outside agencies.
  • Provide assistance with the awarding, reviewing, and monitoring of State program financial assistance. These programs are in excess of 8 million dollars in student funding.
  • Be responsible for assisting the management team with the reconciliation of state, federal, internal and external financial aid funding resources.
  • Be responsible for the awarding and monitoring of special programs such as ROTC, Yellow Ribbon, waivers, and external scholarships.
  • Work in a professional and congenial manner within the Financial Aid Office, within the University and in representing Embry-Riddle externally.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic composition, and math.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with staff, the public, various government entities and the university community.
  • Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial aid processing and eligibility requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task and be deadline oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Prior financial aid work experience preferred.
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