Counsel and advise students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money management and financial planning. Individualize information to the particular needs and situation of the student.
Collect and/or analyze family financial data to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, state, donor and/or institutional guidelines.
Evaluate unusual/mitigating circumstances from documentation provided by the student. Exercise professional judgment by making adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, need, or dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.
Answer questions, inquiries, or requests from students and parents, verbally or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility. Prepare and present information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment and grants for various campus groups, high school students, and parents at meetings, group discussions, workshops, and recruitment sessions.
Analyze various system-generated reports such as academic transcripts and enrollment status or award status to verify compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal, state and institutional guidelines. Notify students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
The Division of Enrollment Management is a dynamic organization striving to provide superior service to internal and external public in order to maximize RIT's potential for attracting new and servicing existing student populations. The Division of Enrollment Management implements its goals and objectives in direct support of RIT's mission, goals, and objectives.
RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students and their families in identifying sources of financial aid to help meet the cost of a quality education.
Required Minimum Qualifications
At least four years of demonstrated financial aid experience or relevant higher education experience.
Must demonstrate knowledge of or ability to learn federal student aid regulations.
Must have strong counseling skills, presentation skills, written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy, analytical and problem solving skills.
Must be highly flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, high energy work environment that emphasizes measurable work outcomes.
Must have intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office.
Must have willingness to learn the following applications: ProSAM (Financial Aid Management System), PeopleSoft Student Information System, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation Systems, OnBase document scanning system, US Department of Education Systems.
Preferred: BA/BS preferred
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Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for Search Openings. In the key word search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .