S980 Financial Aid Advisor

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – Plainview Campus

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: Office of Financial Aid

SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director of Financial Aid

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Financial Aid Advisor assists prospective and current students with all aspects of the financial aid process and serves as primary liaison for external campus Financial Aid Advisors and students. The Financial Aid Advisor is responsible for reviewing financial aid applications, student/parent documents, and determining financial aid eligibility in accordance with federal, state, and institutional policies. 

SPECIFIC TASKS AND DUTIES: 

  • Analyze financial aid applications along with other confidential financial data to determine eligibility for student financial assistance from institutional, federal, state and other programs. 
  • Advise students and their families about costs, financial aid policies, procedures, programs, funding limitations, and options in a skillful, timely and professional manner by appropriate means.
  • Review and respond to special circumstance review requests.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and policies, which requires extensive knowledge of current federal and state regulations and monitoring of federal legislation for changes to ensure institutional compliance.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director of Financial Aid.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Financial Aid.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • High school diploma required. Bachelor Degree is preferred.   

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience in office setting is preferred.
  • Experience in Financial Aid is preferred.
  • Experience with PowerFAIDs preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to be a positive advocate for students and parents through outstanding customer service.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with a team or independently.
  • Intermediate level (or higher) skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have no delinquent or have defaulted on any Student Loans.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses. Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.