MASFAA

Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Current Job Opportunities

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  • Friday, June 17, 2022 4:12 PM | Louise Driver (Administrator)

    Department: Financial Aid

    Position: Full-time

    Wage: $14.97-$18.72 per hour plus complete benefit package

    Union Affiliation: MFPE

    Posting Date: June 2022

    Description

    The position is responsible for customer service, phones, financial aid advising, assisting students/parents with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion, student file creation, processing aid applications, verification, award packaging, and loan revisions, as needed. VA Certification and Reconciliation. Work with Business Services throughout the year to balance the Pell Grant program/Loan Programs. Daily ISIR sending/receiving as well as Pell/Loan originations and disbursements. Process Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) due to student withdrawals. Other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

    • Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
    • Customer Service Oriented.
    • Strong communication skills and able to have consistently positive interpersonal interactions with students, families, agency representatives, faculty and staff.
    • Must be able to understand and effectively communicate complex policies to customers and staff.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
    • Must be able to adjust quickly to changing job demands.
    • Must be willing to cross-train in duties of other staff members.
    • Must be comfortable using multiple software/database applications.
    • Must be able to be granted access to federal aid databases, meaning cannot be in default on any
    • federal loans.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate large workloads in a timely and effective manner.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Strong documentation, research and resolution, data analysis, and multi-tasking skills.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Proactive self-starter.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 2 years of financial aid experience.
    • Experience at an institution of higher education.
    • Experience with Banner software.

    Application

    Review of applications will begin immediately, but will remain open until the position is filled. Apply online at https://bit.ly/3448FinAidSpec

    A complete application Includes:

    1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
    2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
    3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    For additional information contact Louise Driver at (406) 683-7893 or by email at louise.driver@umwestern.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    The University and Dillon Area

    The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

    Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

    The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

    The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

    Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

    Click here for a printable version of the job description.


  • Friday, June 03, 2022 9:31 AM | Janet Riis

    Carroll College, a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Helena, Montana seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Associate Director of Financial Aid in a fast-paced educational support environment.

    This position provides technical support for the financial aid office by assisting with the management of the financial aid processes in Colleague, including packaging, reporting and audit control. Working as part of the Enrollment team, the Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership to ensure seamless, consistent service to students and the campus from the point of inquiry through enrollment and retention. This position is responsible for counseling students and managing the Federal grant programs. 

    The successful candidate will lead the evaluation, testing, and implementation of yearly set-up, regulatory updates, patches and fixes and system modifications to ensure efficiency and compliance. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, be detailed oriented and deadline motivated, and have a working knowledge of database systems and computer applications software. Bachelor’s degree required. 

    To Apply: For priority consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references.  Please submit all materials electronically to employment@carroll.edu(link sends e-mail) by June 24, 2022.  Position will remain open until filled.   Salary is DOE.  Finalists for the position will be asked to provide a written response to Carroll College’s mission statement, https://www.carroll.edu/mission-catholic-identity/mission-statement

    Carroll College offers a comprehensive benefit package to include unique benefits such as tickets to home athletic events, rental of outdoor equipment, access to the campus workout facility, potential tuition remission and exchange opportunities, and more.  Carroll also offers a very generous holiday and paid leave benefit.  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Carroll College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Carroll Campus

    Dates Posted: 

    6/3/2022 to 6/30/2022


  • Friday, April 15, 2022 11:06 AM | Shauna Savage

    Montana Technological University in Butte, MT 

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    This position is responsible for performing all verification duties as dictated through federal rules and regulations, making all necessary financial aid award adjustments to avoid over-award situations, evaluate pushed ISIRs and perform any necessary follow-up, staying current on Ellucian Banner releases and impacts to our processes, processing all outside scholarships, reconciliation of those scholarship funds, maintain compliance spreadsheet, and maintain website reviews for required updates.

    Priority closing date is April 27, 2022.

    Apply Now 

  • Friday, April 01, 2022 4:13 PM | Thomas Valles

    New Higher starting wage: $18.72 hr

    This position has three primary areas of focus:

    1)      To serve as the primary financial aid representative at the main campus and   the City College site. This position requires exemplary customer service skills, a willingness to listen carefully, above average written and verbal communication skills, the ability to understand complex institutional processes (financial aid, admissions and advising), and be able to work well under pressure.

    2)      As a team member within JSC this position will be cross-trained to assist with the dissemination and collection of general academic information to students; discuss students’ academic progress; assist with City College recruiting/retention activities and events. Assist with the coverage and coordination of the front counter of JSC, including calendar scheduling for other JSC staff.

    3)       This role will provide financial literacy services aimed at educating students and the campus community about healthy financial practices, student loan debt management, repayment options and cohort default rates.

  • Friday, April 01, 2022 4:01 PM | Thomas Valles

    NEW: higher starting wage: $16.21 hr plus full benefits

    This position requires exemplary customer service skills, a willingness to listen carefully, above average written and verbal communication skills, the ability to understand complex financial aid processes, and be able to work well under pressure.   Our customers’ first impression of the Financial Aid Office will often times be based on interaction with this position.   The information provided must be accurate and timely. The functions of this position will be performed at McMullen Hall on the senior campus and at Jacket Student Central at the College of Technology.  Immediate supervision of this position will be performed by Financial Aid Specialist II personnel. 


    Apply: https://employment.msubillings.edu/postings/5377

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