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Riggins Urban Barber College is seeking a Financial Aid Administrator to join our family! Our culture creates a uniquely hands-on learning environment that attracts the most qualified staff team members who always put our future professionals first.

Financial Aid Administrator

 

The Financial Aid Office works collaboratively with the admissions office through enrollment. The administrator works to ensure all admitted and continuing students have adequate financial resources available to attend Riggins Urban Barber College. The administrator provides outreach services, counseling, eligibility and verification determination, budgeting, awarding, reconciliation of payments, and federal, state, and institution reporting. 

 

The Financial Aid Administrator position is empowered to serve every financial aid customer (prospective students, current students, and families) at every stage of contact with Riggins Urban Barber College. Administrators must adhere to policies including federal, state and university regulations to determine appropriate allocation of aid awards, authorize exceptions, and provide individual counseling on non-routine, sensitive aid issues. 


 

What We Are Looking For

 

The ideal candidate provides daily operations support for the Financial Aid & Scholarships office. These tasks include significant amounts of student contact and the consistent application of federal, state and institutional financial aid policies to ensure program compliance, integrity and sound fiscal procedure. 

 

Qualifications

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform in the position. Qualifications listed below are preferred, but not required. Training will be provided for this position if necessary.

  • Experience with evaluating student need; analyzing and verifying student eligibility for financial aid programs; monitoring student academic progress for continued aid eligibility; preparing and processing awards to eligible students; reviewing student appeals and/or special circumstances.

  • Experience in financial aid with a pattern of progressively higher levels of supervisory responsibilities.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and supervisory experience with all aspects of the financial aid operation.

  • Professional knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations, policies, and experience with the administration of Title IV funds in compliance with all such regulations and policies.

  • Experience in the administration of financial literacy, debt management, and default management programs.

  • Experience with maintaining records for the authorization, disbursement, and reconciliation of all the federal, state and local student aid program funds.

  • Experience with and the ability to communicate effectively with students from various social, economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in reviewing and screening applications for grants, loans and scholarships to determine eligibility.

  • Knowledge of and experience with laws, regulations and policies governing financial aid programs.

  • Knowledge of and experience with applicable sections of State Education Codes.

  • Experience in preparing documentations for annual Internal Audits and/or federal program review.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Duties/Responsibilities

 

The Administrator needs to engage actively in retention and attendance activities by performing and being responsible for the following duties (others may be assigned).

  • Maintains accurate and current academic records.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of the school’s SAP policy, school rules, grading policies and criteria, practical requirements, and state regulations.

  • Enforces rules and regulations of the school NACCAS, BPPE, BBC, DOE and other agencies.

  • Simplify processes and improve understanding of financial aid program requirements and benefits for students

  • Mediate student disputes regarding financial aid

  • Oversee the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Return of Title IV Funds processes.

  • Exercise sound judgment in reviewing and screening applications for grants, loans and scholarships to determine eligibility.

  • Maintain records for the authorization, disbursement, and reconciliation of all the federal, state and local student aid program funds

  • Complete work in adherence with institutional, state, and federal guidelines and communicate such policies effectively to students/families and Riggins Urban Barber College staff and administration

  • Handle information in a confidential and professional manner

  • Counsels students and parents who have complicated situations on financial aid/personal matters with sensitivity to emotional situations which may occur

  • Counsel and advise students (and parents) regarding financial needs and problems, and recommend financial aid opportunities, academic progress, eligibility and procedures

  • Analyze and evaluate financial aid packages. Provide advice and counsel regarding available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements and the application process.

  • Monitor, approve, and/or revise all financial aid packaging for all qualified applicants in accordance with federal, state, institutional, and other policies and procedures.

  • Complete federal, state, and institutional reports including applications for federal funding and reports the expenditures of funds allocated, such as the FISAP.

  • Coordinate reports to reviewing entities, such as auditors, program reviewers, Department of Education and accreditation teams.

  • Develop and conduct financial aid presentations and participate in outreach activities, such as New Student Outreach, High School Outreach, financial aid workshops, etc.

  • Authorize release of funds to students and prepare required records and reports.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Skills/Competencies Required

  • Excellent organization, coaching, and communication skills

  • Skills in supervision, teamwork, documentation, and return on investment

  • Solid work history with verifiable references

  • Honesty and professionalism

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information

  • Enter data and maintain computer records relating to financial aid programs

  • Vision sufficient to read computer screens and handwritten and printed documents.

  • Bending and reaching to obtain or replace files and records

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to use a variety of office equipment, computer keyboards and manipulate paper

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

 

Education/Experience

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: completion of a Bachelor's degree majoring in business administration or related subject area and six years in business

  • Three years of experience working in the Federal Title IV student aid program. (Preferred)

  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment.
     

Computer Skills 

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Google, Gmail, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Strong technology skills with financial aid management software systems.

  • Knowledge of Genesis is a plus

  • Ability to learn software programs and database systems used to track, approve, monitor and disburse financial aid.


 

Job Type: Full Time - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

 

Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour *Starting Pay*

 

Benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Annual pay raise

 

Schedule

  • Tuesday to Saturday

  • Day and night positions available

 

Work Location: 220 Euclid Ave, Suite 120. San Diego, California 92114

 

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Company Instagram page:

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Riggins Urban Barber College is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons and to provide educational and employment opportunities free from discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, gender identification, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disabilities, and other physical or verbal conduct. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the School District's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504/ADA Coordinator.