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Financial Aid Program Coordinator I - (STA013891)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 23, 2023

Coordinates and administers a financial aid program which awards scholarships, grants, or other forms of student financial assistance. May also coordinate related programs and services that will meet the internship and career needs of students and employers.

Job Duties

  1. Resolves general awards issues by utilizing financial aid management system to analyze applications against criteria and availability, as well as make adjustments, additions, and cancellations.
  2. Communicates with federal and state agencies, as well as potential and existing scholarship donors regarding recipient information, selection process, and other award criteria.
  3. Confers with and counsels students and parents concerning available financial assistance opportunities and ensures awards are appropriately disbursed and credited to students' accounts.
  4. Works with deans and other college administrators and faculty to assure that recruiting and other college goals and student needs are being met.
  5. Reviews financial aid recipients' academic performance for satisfactory progress; takes necessary action if progress is not being met, and reviews appeals.
  6. Participates in career fairs, orientations, and other events as needed to promote awareness of financial assistance available to students.
  7. May work with potential and existing employers concerning job and internship opportunities, including arranging receptions and seminars whereby external entities discuss employment opportunities.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 1 year experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Experience: Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience. Certification/Licensing: None.

Experience will be considered in lieu of education.

Education will be considered in lieu of experience.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following:
  • Higher Education experience.
  • Must be a multi-tasker, extremely organized, and have the ability to work in a highly-pressured environment, with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to clearly interpret and implement policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
The following documents are required:
  • Cover letter delineating the manner in which your work experience applies to the posting.
  • Resume
  • Salary History
  • Transcript
  • Three work references. The hiring department expects you to name current or past supervisors.
NOTE: We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References will be contacted only after the interviewing process has been completed.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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