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Financial Aid Advisor

North Hennepin Community College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

MnSCU Academic Professional 1

Working Title

Financial Aid Advisor

Hire Types



Student Affairs Administration




Financial Aid


North Hennepin Community College



Full/Part Time

Full Time



Employment Condition


Work Shift


Work Schedule/Hours/Days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

Wednesday 10:00am – 6:30pm

Option to telework two days per week

Posting Details

North Hennepin Community College, one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota seeks an experienced professional to serve as a Financial Aid Advisor (MnSCU Academic Professional 1).

Salary Minimum


Salary Maximum


Salary Type


Bargaining Unit/Plan

214, MAPE

Job Description

This position provides financial aid advising to prospective, new, and current NHCC students to assist with academic success, persistence, graduation, and transfer. This position assists the Director in administering federal and state financial aid programs. This position will meet with students, parents, and community members to promote financial aid awareness. This position participates in awarding and verification processes. This position will correspond with various government agencies as well as other duties as assigned. This position will participate in outreach activities both on-campus and in the local community.

Required Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree or two years of experience working with federal and state financial aid programs
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills are required to maintain positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex regulations and technical requirements
  • Experience working with a diverse population of students, staff and faculty
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team and on an organization wide basis
  • Possess presentation skills to effectively promote and represent the college
  • Personal computing/technology skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office software; experience with and comfort utilizing multiple types of technology to provide advising services
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of experience coordinating federal and state financial aid programs
  • Experience in counseling, career, or academic advising
  • ISRS experience
  • Experience with data collection and analysis using Access
  • Experience using student service database programs, Department of Education software and web-based programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of college student development and various learning styles
  • Experience working for a state two-year community college
Other Requirements


Choose to work at North Hennepin Community College ( NHCC ) and you will be joining a vibrant, and diverse professional community who believe in the power of education to change lives. NHCC welcomes their students and values their employees.

Join our NHCC community and help us create opportunities for students to reach their academic goals, succeed in their chosen professions, and make a difference in the world.

Benefits Info

Employee Benefits Link:

State of Minnesota Health and Dental Benefits:

The State Employee Group Insurance Program ( SEGIP ) provides comprehensive health benefits and excellent medical and dental coverage.

Life Insurance:
The state offers basic group term life insurance and the option to purchase additional coverage for the employee, spouse or dependent children.

Disability & Long-Term Care:
Optional plans to protect your income and assets are available for purchase.

Pre-Tax Benefits:
Benefit eligible employees have the option to enroll in pre-tax accounts (flexible spending accounts) such as a Medical/Dental Expense Account ( MDEA ), or a Dependent Care Expense Account ( DCEA ).

Retirement Plans:
Minnesota State offers a mix of mandatory and voluntary retirement plans that help you save for the future.

Employee Assistance Program:
The Employee Assistance Program provides, expert, confidential, personal consultation for concerns including financial and legal matters, relationship challenges, and personal and family problems.

Health & Wellbeing Programs:
Services are designed to address most aspects of wellbeing, such as personal, family, physical, financial, legal, work life, etc.
North Hennepin Community College also has an on-site Wellness Committee that provides training and wellness events for employees.

Tuition Waiver:
Minnesota State offers a tuition waiver benefit to eligible employees which provides the cost of tuition and, in some cases, certain fees. Along with tuition waivers North Hennepin Community College also offers Staff and Faculty Professional Development Funds for Employees.

Posting Detail Information

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Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Accept Applications


Special Instructions Summary

Salary range(s) are contractually set and not negotiable. You must meet all minimum qualifications at the time you apply. Please attach the following documents below to your online application in order to be considered for this position. • Cover letter, which addresses the position qualifications and your specific interest in working at North Hennepin Community College. • Resume. • Unofficial transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Posting Contact

Michelle Kiffmeyer (763) 424-0849

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an associates degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 1

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