The aligned Financial Aid Office of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College is focused on providing excellent student-centered service while maintaining compliance with federal and state financial aid regulations. The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for assisting the Director of Financial Aid in administration of financial aid programs, advanced processing, and providing complex information and services to external customers (including all citizens and private/public organizations) in person, electronically, or over the phone.
This position will advise students on various application processes, program selection, course registration, eligibility requirements, and participate in enrollment services or financial aid functions. Participate in orientations, open houses, and represent Financial Aid at outreach events (both on and off campus).
This position is in the aligned college's Financial Aid Office. The aligned colleges have three campus locations: Anoka, Cambridge, and Coon Rapids. The successful candidate's home campus will be on the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids campus but may be required to work on any of the three campuses, as needed.
Commitment to equity and inclusion work including advocating for students from underrepresented backgrounds
Two (2) years experience working in Financial Aid, Advising, Admissions or another Student Affairs office
Knowledge of and ability to interpret complex Federal and State financial aid regulations and exercise confidentiality
Knowledge of academic programming and student development concepts/theory in order to effectively counsel students
Organizational, file management, and computer skills sufficient to process data, and manage and reconcile programs independently.
Ability to work well under pressure and provide professional solution-oriented and equitable student services
Working knowledge of all facets of the Financial Aid office operations and federal/state aid programs
Knowledge and/or use of MinnState's Integrated Statewide Records System (ISRS)
Willingness and ability to give presentations in orientation sessions, in events on/off campus, and/or open houses to small and large groups of diverse and underrepresented college or high school students and parents
Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision and make appropriate decisions independently
Willingness to take initiative on projects, event coordination, and developing new aid programs
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success.
The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning.
Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.7% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 70.1% White, and 4.7% multiracial and 24.8% post-traditional students.
The student population at ATC is composed of 0.7% American Indian/Alaska Native, 5.9% Asian, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.5% Hispanic of any race, 0% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 69.7% White, and 4.8% multiracial and 50.1% post-traditional students. We are also committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees with 15% of our current employee population being people of color ARCC and 6.5% at ATC.
Our college prides itself in our support for students' holistic needs and we have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, post-traditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQA. For more information about our colleges, please visit http://www.anokaramsey.edu and http://www.anokatech.edu.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is a multi-campus institution and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Coon Rapids Campus is located on the banks of the Mississippi River twentymiles north of downtown Minneapolis. The Cambridge Campus is located on west Highway 95 on the Rum River in Cambridge. Beginning in 1965 with 600 students in a wing of Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Anoka-Ramsey Community College has grown considerably. In 1967 the college moved to the current Coon Rapids Campus of approximately 103 acres. The Cambridge Campus opened in 1978 and has shown consistent growth in enrollment and facilities. In addition, students may complete many ARCC college courses at convenient off-site locations throughout neighboring communities. During the 2008-2009 academic year, more than 11,000 students completed credit classes at the college.