Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that
serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students
each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a
community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote
student success and community development by providing affordable
access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher
education and workforce training, including appropriate applied
baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit
and retain a workforce that:
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access
to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to
facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure
the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of
historically underserved and under represented populations. Through
continual strategic community engagement and professional
development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the
college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and
climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a
diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent
professors who help students achieve their educational goals and
are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic
backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a
Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's
faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship,
inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to
equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Specialist, Financial Aid
Job Description Summary:
To provide complex financial aid services to students at the
college and assist in providing technical support in the
administration of financial aid programs.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Additional Job Specific Duties
- Uses databases (Ellucian Colleague, NSLDS, Fortis, FAA CPS
Online, Selective Service, USCIS, etc.) to ensure applicants meet
federal and state regulations before awarding financial aid.
- Creates and runs reports and submits updates. Generate
customized Informer reports for data accuracy.
- Answers student inquiries regarding financial aid processes,
awards and disbursements.
- Conducts financial aid outreach programs and
- Coordinates a variety of financial aid transmissions to student
- Works with other ACC departments and state agencies.
- Attend workshops, presentations, and training relating to State
and Federal Educational Financial Aid.
- Administer, process and reconcile federal aid and grants.
- Reviews and approves or denies Professional Judgment and
Dependency Override requests from students.
- Reviews and facilitates committee decisions regarding student
appeals for Satisfactory Academic Progress, Unusual Enrollment
History, and Selective Service registration.
- May oversee the work of temporary/hourly employees.
- Federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid
- Student financial aid awarding processes and activities.
- Financial aid outreach programs.
- Work-study programs.
- Tax laws applicable to financial aid.
- Maintaining an established work schedule.
- Effectively using interpersonal communications skills including
tact and diplomacy.
- Effectively using organizational planning skills with attention
to detail and follow-through.
- Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and
- Advising students and parents regarding financial aid programs
- Applying federal and state regulations to all aspects of
financial aid programs.
- Reviewing financial aid applications for eligibility.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working
- Determine individual benefit eligibility.
Required Work Experience
- Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and
- Use student information and database systems.
- Two years related work experience.
- Bachelor's degree.
An Associate degree and four years of related work experience may
substitute for this education requirement. Applicants who
substitute work experience to meet the education requirement must
use additional related work experience to meet the years of
"Required Work Experience" for this position. Please note that the
college reserves the right to amend these terms of substitution at
- Must not be on default of any federal/state student loans.
- Work is performed in a standard office or similar
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching,
pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working
conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to
prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices
Coverage of all ACC campuses, including evenings and weekends, is
$33,982 - $48,545
Reports to Associate Director, Financial Aid
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
July 1, 2022
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in
full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible
for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after
their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,
dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement
plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security.
participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and
the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators
Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money
Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity
Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political
affiliation or other protected categories.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are
required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to
report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security
Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided
resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills
and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities
may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add,
change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any
time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform
other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,
reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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