Special Notes to Applicants:
LBCC values a work life balance. Here are some benefits of working
full-time at LBCC :
- 245-day work year (Fridays off in July and August and a week
off at the end of December)
- Eleven paid holidays per year
- Accrual of eleven days of paid leave (vacation) per year
- Accrual of eight hours of sick leave per month
- Tuition waiver for you and your dependents
- Medical, dental, vision insurance for employee and dependents
(premiums paid at 100%)
- Public Employees Retirement eligibility after 6 months ( LBCC
pays the six percent employee contribution)
This position is currently working a hybrid of remote and on-site
work. We are not offering remote work for those who reside outside
As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be
compensated via direct deposit.
LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate
proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally
certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility
to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and
languages other than English are subject to the provisions of
Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more information, please
LBCC Bilingual Pay Incentive Administrative Policy
Classified Association Agreement
Financial Aid Advisor -Bilingual in Spanish Preferred
Albany Campus, Albany, OR
This position provides guidance, information, and assistance daily
to students, prospective students, parents, and agency
representatives regarding student financial aid, including federal,
state, and institutional aid. Bilingual abilities for communication
(written and verbal) and facilitation are preferred in both English
and Spanish. Analyzes, evaluates, and determines federal, state,
and institutional policies and regulations. Coordinates the
Financial Aid Scholarship process, financial aid outreach, and
Education and Experience:
Position requires an AA/AS degree
plus three years of full-time progressively responsible work
experience, two of which are in student financial aid or a related
field; or a BA/BS degree and a minimum of one year full-time,
closely related experience.
In accordance with Federal Family Educational Loan Program
requirements, employees with access to federal and state student
aid database who have any personal federal student loans must
maintain their loans in good standing. Defaults on federal student
loans will disqualify applicants from initial hiring and disqualify
employees from the continuation of employment.
Knowledge and Skills:
Requires considerable knowledge of
financial aid policies, procedures, and operations. Requires
knowledge of federal and state regulations, policies, and
procedures relating to awarding and administering financial aid.
Requires knowledge and skill with a networked financial aid
computer system, such as Banner software. Must have experience and
skills with applicable word processing and spreadsheet
applications. Must be able to work in a challenging environment
with difficult customers.
Requires the ability to independently perform all
of the duties of the position with efficiency, effectiveness, and
with strict confidence. Requires the ability to analyze technical
and complex information and documents and make assessments
according to well-established policies, procedures, and mandated
regulations. Requires the ability to impart technical and detailed
information through one-on-one or group presentations. Requires the
ability to perform data entry and database management duties and
other general record keeping and file maintenance duties. Requires
the ability to communicate both formally and informally with a wide
range of contacts both inside and outside the school setting. Must
be able to work respectfully with individuals of all cultures,
backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.
Preferred written and bilingual skills in English and Spanish and
bi-cultural awareness and sensitivity. Bilingual abilities are
preferred for the translation of public documents and
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Must be able to operate a computer and use of other office
equipment. Must be able to read words and numbers in both English,
Spanish is preferred. Occasional lifting, guiding, or carrying of
lightweight materials or equipment may be required. May sit for
extended periods while working at a computer terminal. Must be able
to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, and over
Work is performed in a standard office environment with minimal
exposure to health or safety hazards. Remote work may be required.
Travel may be required. There may be frequent work interruptions or
changes in workflow. Considerable time is spent working on a
computer. Sensitive and difficult conversations can be stressful
when relaying information regarding disqualification of aid
Evaluates financial aid applications to determine accuracy,
completeness, and financial need level. Uses federal methodology
need analysis criteria for review. Performs review and makes
corrections if needed to the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid ( FAFSA ) Monitors all follow-up procedures required upon
receipt of corrected FAFSA . In some instances, the advisor may be
required to obtain additional information or elicit more in-depth
data from applicants.
Performs verifications and analyzes the information provided on the
FAFSA with verification documents ( IRS Tax Transcript, W-2’s,
state or federal forms, student and/or parent statements,
Packages financial aid awards using Banner (database). Responsible
for checking federal and state databases: the National Student Loan
Database ( NSLDS ) and the Common Origination Database ( COD ), and
the Office of Student Access and Completion ( OSAC ) portal prior
to packaging the student aid to ensure the financial aid (FA)
recipients are not receiving aid from two institutions during the
same payment period.
Advises, students, parents, small groups, or others about financial
aid questions, and policy and procedures about the awarding process
of financial aid to students. Explains reasons for denial or lack
of eligibility, repercussions for missing priority deadlines, the
petition processes, and other relevant issues. Provides customer
service in various methods (phone, email, front count, alert
systems, etc). Facilitation may be needed in English and/or
Assists with updating student forms and consumer publications along
with other materials as a means of keeping interested parties
updated on current federal and state regulations, and financial aid
policy and procedures. Publications may be needed in English and/or
In conjunction with verification and packaging of financial aid,
assumes administrative responsibilities for other federal or state
programs such as the Oregon Opportunity Grant Program, Pell payment
and reconciliation, coordination of the Degree Partnership Program
with OSU, WOU, and OIT . Responsible for staying current with
Federal, State, and College regulations and procedures.
Evaluates satisfactory academic progress student suspension
appeals, and determine future aid eligibility.
Assists director with the interpretation of federal regulations,
policy interpretation, creation of updated policies, and other
matters where direct support can relieve them of routine
administrative duties. Discusses unusual, confidential, complicated
or problem applications, petitions, or requests with the
Conducts presentations of FAFSA application procedures, aid
eligibility, and availability, rights, and responsibilities to
groups of high school seniors, parents, and current students,
either on campus or at local schools. Facilitation and presentation
may be in English and/or Spanish.
Processes Professional Judgments for students on a case-by-case
basis. Explains the Professional Judgment process, completing
in-depth interviews with student to assess if a Professional
Judgment is necessary. Interprets each student’s case and collects
proper documentation according to policy and procedures.
Determines scholarship and aid eligibility and inputs student
scholarship awards from the Foundations, outside scholarships, and
institutional grants (including but not limited to Talent Grants,
Dean Grants. and Athletic Grants) into Banner computer system and
monitors the distribution of funds into student accounts to ensure
accuracy of scholarship payments. Adjusts financial aid awards as
needed based on additional scholarship resources
Coordinates the Financial Aid Scholarship process. Acts as liaison
to the Foundation, faculty, and staff, and students to facilitate
the scholarship development, advertisement, application, and
awarding processes. Access Academic Works (Foundation Database) in
a supportive role to assist with information. Facilitation and
publications preferred in English and/or Spanish.
Reviews transcripts, satisfactory academic progress, and GPA to
determine scholarship eligibility.
Coordinates with advisor for Juvenile Justice program to determine
aid eligibility, awarding of federal and state aid, and acts as the
liaison to the program, faculty and staff, and the students to
facilitate the aid process.
Maintains an Excel spreadsheet for Foster Youth Waivers.
Responsible for all updates and posting of waivers each term.
Shares the spreadsheet with the Business Office.
Logs into the OSAC portal for a list LBCC students for potential
Chafee Scholarships. Responsible for confirming financial aid
eligibility and posting/updated financial aid eligibility. Updates
the OSAC portal with pertinent financial aid information upon
Performs other assigned tasks and duties as requested.
Please complete the online application and upload or attach the
following required documents:
- Cover Letter
- Academic Transcript (if needed to meet min
Position is open until filled. Applicant review will begin February
Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be
accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation.
Please see “
Academic Transcript Information
” on the Employment
Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies
which perform this service.
Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to
be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the
minimum qualifications for this position.
U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form
DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s
Proposed Start Date:
Full-time or Part-time
Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 245-day, Fiscal Year, Contracted Position
Number of hours/week:
Open Until Filled:
Starting annual salary is $48,857 for a 245 day work schedule, plus
. Salary will be prorated for remaining days in the
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
- Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
- Lebanon Express Newspaper
- Latinos in Higher Education
- HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- State Employment Department
- LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
- Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
- Other Online Website (specify below)
- Other (specify below)
- * If you selected other above, please specify the website or
other resource from which you learned of the position.
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Academic Transcript
- U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4
- Academic Transcript 2
- Academic Transcript 3
- Academic Transcript 4