Job Description

Financial Aid Officer

Requisition IDreq5365
Working TitleFinancial Aid Officer
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The UNM Student Financial Aid Office seeks a dynamic and creative professional interested in working as part of the department’s Scholarship Team. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated professional to join a progressive Financial Aid team.

Reporting to the Financial Aid Manager, the Financial Aid Officer is a key member of the Scholarship team and will work in partnership with the Funds Management Team, staff in the Division of Enrollment Management and colleagues throughout the university system.

The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for working as a member of a team to ensure daily Scholarship operational goals are met. The Financial Aid Officer provides support in awarding aid and utilizes strategies to maximize the use of merit aid in support of institutional goals while following internal checks and balances to allow for efficient awarding and disbursement of aid to students.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success and a minimum of one year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and presentation skills; sensitivity to cultural issues; competency for analyzing processes; understanding of the innovative uses of technology in a higher education setting. The Financial Aid Officer must be highly organized, creative, energetic, and possess a strong commitment to superior customer services and an understanding of the importance of financial aid in recruitment and retention.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Customer Service Experience

Excellent Computer Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bachelor's Degree

Banner experience a plus

Additional RequirementsOfficial transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSFAO Administration (454B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$13.62 to $20.43 per hour
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date6/27/2018
Application InstructionsAttach cover letter and resume

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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