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College Financial Aid Advisor I - Grant-Funded

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023


Malcolm X College is searching for a Financial Aid Advisor. A successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, experience providing administrative support to a fast-paced office, and a desire to help students achieve their academic goals. Under general supervision, counsels and provides information to college applicants regarding student financial assistance programs; and performs related duties as required.

The mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement. To fulfill this mission, we focus on the following core values: accountability, community, diversity, empowerment, learning, and respect.

At Malcolm X College, the Financial Aid Office works closely with students and families to provide financial assistance in the form of grants, loans and work-study from federal and state resources.

This position is funded by the PATH grant. The grant is set expire in 06/2023 with anticipated continuation until 2027.

  • Counsels and advises students, parents and other interested parties on the availability of student financial aid programs to assist in meeting college education costs.
  • Interviews students applying for financial aid assistance, answers questions regarding eligibility requirements and informs them of the types of financial aid available including grants, loans and work/study programs.
  • Assists students in completing financial aid applications and reviews submitted applications for accuracy and completeness.
  • Uses a personal computer to verify student eligibility for Federal, State and college based financial aid assistance programs.
  • Prepares and maintains manual and computerized permanent records and files of financial assistance awarded to students.
  • Monitors student’s academic status to insure they continue to meet eligibility requirements for financial aid awards. Refers students for employment placement in work/study program.
  • Maintains records, work reports and time sheets for students enrolled in work/study program; may act as a field liaison explaining work/study program to potential employers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent plus two years of college supplemented by at least two years of responsible clerical experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Some knowledge of applicable financial aid software. Knowledge of financial aid procedures in a college setting. Knowledge of financial aid programs.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer; perform basic math computations; interpret college and financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Good interviewing skills. Good verbal communication skills. Good human relations skills.
WE OFFER: Excellent health benefits at a low cost; Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan; Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition Reimbursement and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. For a more detailed overview of benefits please visit our benefits page.

For the third time in four years, Malcolm X College was selected as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.

MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges!

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