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Financial Aid Officer

Employer
Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Job Posting Title Financial Aid Officer Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College) Department Location Financial Aid Office Posting Number C01656P The Institution
About
Founded in 1955, American River College ( ARC ) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.

Our Strengths
The College has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve a career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business and Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing, and Apprenticeship.

Our Vision
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The College seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.

Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The College seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving the ARC student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in the ongoing development of their professional skills. The College thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops, and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. Also, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.

Position Summary
Under direction of assigned administrator, administers federal and state student financial assistance including: grants, loans, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, and consortium agreements. Conducts entrance and exit loan advising sessions. Employs extensive knowledge and understanding of financial aid programs and regulations. Operates a number of computer application software packages including those designed specifically for processing financial aid. Acts as lead to Financial Aid Office staff. For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting click here .

Benefits
Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.

Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 17 days of annual paid holidays, 15 days’ vacation yearly (with increases after 5 & 10 years), and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers extensive professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. You are eligible for the aforementioned benefits as a regular employee with a permanent assignment of 0.50 FTE or greater. To calculate this position’s FTE, take the number of hours per week divided by 40, to get the percentage of hours worked. Then take the number of months worked divided by 12, to get the percentage of work year. Then take the percentage of hours worked divided by the percentage of months worked to get the position’s FTE (e.g., a position that is 30 hours per week with a work year of 12 months: 30/40 = 0.75; 12/12 = 1; 0.75/1 = 0.75 FTE ). For the full LRCEA contract agreement, details click here .

Assignment Responsibilities
Maintains awareness of current trends and legislative activity having financial aid impact; interprets and implements federal rules and regulations required for student aid; and identifies and allocates available resources. Conducts individual and group entrance and exit loan counseling sessions and informational workshops. Explains financial aid policies, procedures and regulations to enrolled and prospective students; and conducts interviews and advises students seeking financial aid. Assesses students’ and prospective students’ financial needs; performs needs analyses, using College Scholarship Service or other applicable system; enters selection criteria into the financial aid computer system; determines students’ eligibility for financial aid; reviews and completes Stafford Student Loan applications; processes student applications using a computerized financial aid system; and coordinates and packages financial aid for applicants. Reviews and determines student eligibility for appeals, consortium requests, special circumstances, and dependency override requests. Conducts review of aid packages for satisfactory progress for continued eligibility; and monitors compliance with financial award conditions. Conducts individual advising sessions regarding debt management. Administers federal and state student assistance grants, scholarships, and consortium agreements; and completes Bureau of Indian Affairs applications. Operates a variety of internal systems including student administration software, document imaging,, and Microsoft Office applications; and operates a variety of financial aid related computer programs including EDConnect, National Student Loan Data System, Return of Title Four program, Webgrants, and PCFAPS . Maintains record keeping and data management systems; analyzes data; and creates and generates reports from existing database using a computerized financial aid system to determine awards. Coordinates the scholarship program with donors and recipients. Develops written materials, brochures, and flyers to publicize financial aid programs and services. Expands outreach efforts to diverse populations and supports recruitment objectives by working with Outreach Center, Admissions, and public interest agencies. Performs related duties as required.

Additional Information
American River College is committed to employees:
  • Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
  • Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
  • Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy.
  • Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences.




Work Year 12 month Work Schedule
10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications
Experience: Three years of experience in a financial aid office, or performing related financial aid tasks, or in a position of equivalent responsibilities; or three years of experience in a social service agency, preferably including work with disadvantaged clients.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, psychology, social service or related fields. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for two years of the required education on a year for-year basis.)

Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)

Education must be from an accredited institution.

Application Instructions
  1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
  2. Resume (recommended).
  3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university (required).
  4. Letter of Interest (recommended).


NOTES :
  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • All applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here .


Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Physical Demands Salary $4,968.96 per month LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Plus shift differential.
Posting Date 09/16/2021 Closing Date 10/13/2021 Open Continuously No Beginning and/or Ending Dates How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during our business hours.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.

Conditions
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Effective October 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must have received the first dose of the vaccine against the virus that causes COVID -19 and effective December 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to:
  • be physically present on District premises for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes
  • or participate in District activities for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes
  • or be inside a building or office



unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation.

Quicklink https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/16458 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form 'Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime', P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form https://losrios.edu/lrccd/shared/doc/hr/forms/p-881.pdf and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
    • No answer
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Comunidad
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • D'Primeramano Magazine
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Instagram
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • LRCCD Resource Group - API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
    • LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • The HUB
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • ZipRecruiter
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Unofficial Transcript 5
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document


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