Coordinator - NAU Foundation and Scholarships
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Financial Aid
posted on July 10, 2012
• Northern Arizona University is seeking a Program Coordinator, Sr. who is committed to the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs values of student service, integrity, valuing human difference, engagement, sustainability, responsibility and excellence.
• This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of the organization. It is expected that the employee demonstrates behavior consistent with University Policies and Financial Aid Office core values (Service, Empowerment, Professionalism and Honest and Respectful Communication) and supports the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs strategic plan.
• Will involve heavy workloads during peak operations in the office, requiring work beyond normal hours.
• This is a dual report position to the Assistant Director of Scholarships and the NAU Foundation.
• Develops, implements and evaluates the highly visible Northern Arizona University Foundation Scholarship program.
• Responsible for the overall coordination of the Northern Arizona University Foundation Scholarship program totaling over 600 scholarships.
• Oversees the activities of subordinate supervisors and classified staff as it relates to the Northern Arizona University Foundation scholarships.
• Communicate with donors regarding scholarship criteria and stewardship activities, both verbally and written.
• Will supervise two students.
• Coordinate available resources to best achieve areas goals and objectives.
• Responsible for budgeting.
• Will be responsible for coordinating marketing, publications, program development and specific projects related to Northern Arizona University Foundation Scholarships.
• Implements goals and objectives and evaluates effectiveness of program or area, based on completion of these goals.
• Recommends and/or initiates actions involving discipline, promotion, transfer and motivation of employees.
• Must be available for evening and weekend travel and Northern Arizona University Foundation events.
• Represents the Scholarship area in all student, parent, and donor and department communications in a professional manner. Acts as a resource for all inquiries regarding scholarships and general financial aid questions.
• Processes all foundation scholarship awards, and posts awards to the PeopleSoft system.
• Requests additional information for any incomplete or inconsistent award requests received from the foundation.
• Participates in the planning and organization of the awarding process to ensure compliance, maintain quality control and provide for accurate and timely processing.
• Assists in the preparation and administration of the online financial aid scholarship application.
• Assists with the coordination of the university scholarship committee, and serves as an active member of same.
• Assists in the preparation and administration of the online financial aid scholarship application. Answers questions, inquiries or requests from students, parents, donors or staff in person, in writing or by telephone regarding scholarship eligibility and awards.
• Ensure that scholarships are awarded and disbursed in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with established terms.
• Re-awards Scholarships as needed.
• Is proactive with identifying students for scholarships if no one applied in Stars.
• Assist with Orientation, Discover NAU, and other recruitment activities.
• Assists in the development, maintenance and implementation of all scholarship procedures.
• Runs and works appropriate scholarship reports on a regular basis.
• Required to adhere to cash handling procedures.
• May require working nights and weekends.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Associate's degree in a field related to area of assignment AND one year experience in financial aid processing environment, OR;
• Three years of directly related experience; OR,
• An equivalent combination of experience, training and/ or education approved by Human Resources.
• Ability to work efficiently in a team environment.
• Skill in effective communication.
• Prior experience in Financial Aid or a Scholarship office.
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Proficient in Excel and Word.
• Prior experience with PeopleSoft.
• Ability to multi-task.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of automated financial aid processing.
• Excellent Customer Service Skills.
• Knowledge of government rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures related to financial aid and/or scholarship programs.
• Skill in entering data accurately.
• Attentiveness to detail.
• Skill in making simple calculations.
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to work with a wide range of people, including Native American students.
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
• Supervisory skills and experience working with students.
• Ability in establishing priorities. Maintain a positive attitude that will promote a healthy cultural climate in financial aid scholarships and grants.
• Demonstrated capacity to adapt to change.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$40,000 - $48,000.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
Open until further notice.