Financial Aid Specialist- Honors & Special Programs
John Jay College (CUNY)
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 24710
Financial Aid Specialist- Honors & Special Programs
John Jay College
ABOUT JOHN JAY COLLEGE
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor???s and master???s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Financial Aid Specialist will:
Manage all financial aid duties and responsibilities associated with the Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program at John Jay College.
Assist the Associate Director with the review and awarding of college scholarships.
Work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions and the SEEK Program to recruit, identify, screen, and advise all potential SEEK-eligible students.
Serves as the chief financial aid advisor for all SEEK Program students.
Administer and analyze financial aid awards related to the SEEK program.
Conducts verification of parent and student income documentation for federal aid purposes.
Provide support with evaluation and certification of NYS State Aid Programs such as TAP, APTS, and the Excelsior Scholarship.
Serve as primary point of contact to the Macaulay Honors Program @ John Jay and John Jay Honors Program; provide financial aid advisement to students in the Macaulay and John Jay Honors Programs.
Represent the college at University Special Programs Council and MHC Sub-committee meetings.
Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office, and this position is based in New York, NY.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purposeas being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
??? A demonstrated commitment to providing quality student service in a diverse college is expected.
??? Knowledge of Federal and State Student Financial Aid regulations, programs, practices and procedures preferred.
??? Knowledge of PeopleSoft, CUNYfirst, and related Student Financial Services software (NSLDS) desirable.
??? Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Administers and supervises financial aid programs and operations.
Reviews contracts, disbursements, tuition and fees; validates student eligibility for various programs
Administers, monitors and troubleshoots CUNY financial aid systems as well as Federal and NY State systems in order to ensure integrity of student databases and timely and accurate delivery of funds
Assists CUNY staff, applicants, and students/families with advice on financial aid issues and eligibility
May review and reconcile student payroll processing
Represents the Financial Aid function at Admissions events; works with academic departments as well as Bursar, Registrar, Admissions and Computing offices to assure staff understand and implement financial aid processes correctly
Assists in the development and evaluation of Admissions processes
Prepares documentation, instructions, and materials in various media to support financial aid activities
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Financial Aid Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$61,188 - $66,670.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
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Review of applications to begin August 3, 2022.
Posting closes on August 10, 2022.
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally-recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent of students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.