The Financial Aid Specialist, Information Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing efficient technological advancement for the financial aid department as well as federal and private loan processing. Job duties include, but not limited to; processing student loans, providing information and services to prospective, current, and former students, developing queries, and aiding in improving business practice efficiencies within the department and the student affairs division.
This position will also collaborate efforts between the financial aid, records, faculty, strategic planning and accountability, and office of information technology.
The position may be eligible for partial telework per the Minneapolis College's Telework Guidelines.
Experience working with federal financial aid programming and/or in a Financial Aid department
Knowledge of federal financial aid regulations and websites such as COD, NSLDS, CPS sufficient to review data, query reports and submit reports.
Ability to create, search, and query data tables using Microsoft Access
Ability to manage projects including, design, and configuration in order to improve business practices.
Demonstrate communication skills (written and oral) sufficient to interview students and accurately assess their financial needs train staff and present to groups.
Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines.
Ability to read and understand federal and state regulations sufficient to update and/or revise processes.
Ability to organize and maintain records, materials, and files sufficient to evaluate their effectiveness and recommend and install new methods and procedures for improvement.
Demonstrates an ongoing understanding of cultural fluency. Incorporates culturally responsive practices, and actively engages in antiracism professional development learning opportunities
Current and/or former employees at Minneapolis College must be in good standings for consideration
Minneapolis College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving students in credit and noncredit programs. Minneapolis College enrolls 56% students of color. As a comprehensive public community and technical college, Minneapolis College offers 114 credentials in 44 liberal arts and career and technical programs. The College has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that help fund student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the College's graduates.
Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. With 24 two year colleges and seven state universities. Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fifth largest system of higher education in the country. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota's workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option. The safety of all members of the Minneapolis College campus community is of vital concern. Resources including the current Annual Compliance and Security Report are available at the link Minneapolis College Public Safety or go to https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/public-safety
The State of Minnesota offers excellent benefits for eligible employees.
Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance
Paid Personal & Sick Leave
Retirement Plans, including defined benefits & 401(a) defined contribution
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.