• Financial Aid Representative (Two Positions)

    Posted: 01/31/2024

    Rhode Island College invites applicants for the two positions of Financial Aid Representative. These are full-time, calendar year, continuing positions.

    The Financial Aid Representative will provide financial aid counseling and processing services for prospective and current enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and will assist in administrating federal, state, and institutional student aid programs. The Financial Aid Representative will perform financial aid outreach and educational awareness to current and prospective students and their families, school counselors/academic advisors, and the College Community through personalized outreach, group presentations, and extensive follow-up communication, while representing the college with the utmost of professionalism.

    The Financial Aid Office at Rhode Island College administers an extensive program of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study to help students successfully manage education costs.

    Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 6,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high-quality academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other four-year institutions. Rhode Island College highly values candidates who are adept at communicating with and meeting the needs of today’s diverse college communities. Successful candidates will possess the cultural competency and the emotional agility to respond to issues of diversity and inclusion while advancing the College’s strategic pillar of Inclusive Excellence.

    Required qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Knowledge of Federal and state aid regulations
    • Demonstrated ability to represent the College positively and effectively with prospective and current students, faculty, staff, alumni, media, and the public.
    • Knowledge of MS Professional software packages
    • Must have demonstrated customer/student service skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Previous experience in a college/university Financial Aid Office
    • Administration of student financial aid services at an institution of higher education
    • Experience and familiarity with using automated processing systems (i.e. PeopleSoft, PowerFAIDS, Banner, etc.).
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish (fluent in speaking and writing). Previous experience in a college/university Financial Aid Office

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