Financial Aid Advisor: Advising, Outreach and Financial Literacy

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 20001364


Job Description:

The Office of Student Financial Aid is seeking a full time (100%), Financial Aid Advising, Outreach and Financial Literacy Advisor. The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of financial resources to provide access and to encourage the enrollment and retention of a well-prepared, high-achieving and diverse student body.

Position Overview: Educate and advise students and parents regarding financial aid options, policies, and procedures according to US Department of Education regulations and professional judgment guidelines. Promote financial literacy through individual student meetings and group presentations. A candidate with exceptional experience and qualifications may be hired at the senior financial aid advisor level and will have additional programmatic responsibilities and/or be assigned special projects.

Key areas of responsibility include:


  • Revise financial aid awards according to special circumstance requests, appeals, and professional judgment decisions.
  • Educate and advise parents and current and prospective students in-person, via email, and by phone regarding financial aid policies, procedures, application processes, and federal, state, and institutional aid programs. Counseling involves detailed communication, in sometimes highly charged emotional situations.
  • Represent the Office of Student Financial Aid at outreach events, including the presentation of financial aid information at various workshops, orientation sessions, and Admissions recruiting trips. Information presented to small and large groups (300+) including prospective students, parents and guidance counselors.
  • Assist in review of students appealing for financial aid eligibility who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Go to https://jobs.uiowa.edu/browse-jobs and apply for requisition #20001364. An online application submitted through the University website is required by 2/20/2020.

Job ID: 70489

Posted 13 days ago

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