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Financial Literacy Assistant (grant funded)

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 28, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Financial Literacy Assistant (grant funded)

Office of Financial Literacy and Advising

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, grant funded, Financial Literacy Assistant in the Office of Financial Literacy and Advising. The Financial Literacy Assistant provides support to the Office of Financial Literacy and Advising by assisting with the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and outreach and programming of the FAFSA process as it relates to understanding student loans, billing, and money management.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Assists with increasing FAFSA response times and completion of applications of university prospective and current students through various initiatives such as working with high schools, community colleges/partners, call campaigns, etc.
  • Assists the Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising with one-on-one support to students both prospective and current regarding the FAFSA application process and completion.
  • Assists with hosting FAFSA workshops for both on campus and external communities.
  • Assists with providing information to help students successfully navigate the financial aid and billing processes at the university.
  • Works collaboratively with various offices and entities to ensure students are aware of CCSU resources and able to complete the necessary steps to fund their education.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and up to one year of working with students in a higher education environment.
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with students in financial aid, financial planning, or business/billing setting.
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner.
  • Demonstrated ability to use professional judgment and discretion.
  • Good presentation skills.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by December 17, 2021

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
The Financial Literacy Assistant is compensated at the Administrator 1 salary level in accordance with the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please visit

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Gladys Colon at

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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