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Job Title:

Loan and Veteran Benefits Counselor   

Wkly. Hrs./Weeks:   

40/52

Pay Grade:

 

Department:

Financial Aid

Classification

 

Reports To:

Director of Financial Aid

Effective Date:

07/20/17

 

Summary

Processes all Title IV aid and informs individuals regarding financial aid awards, payments and documentation regarding verification.  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate technical processing in the office
  • Oversee Direct loan processing
  • Pell Program
  • Cal Grant Program
  • Private Lending
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Electronic retrieval of student information from Federal Student Aid Programs
  • Utilize the PowerFAIDS package in data collection, interpretation and distribution
  • Counsel students and parents regarding loans and loan counseling
  • File processing which includes:  verification process, packaging of aid, and counseling students and parents.
  • Provide service excellence to the campus community and prospective students and families
  • Research, develop and implement programs to increase our service to students in the areas of loan counseling, financial aid workshops and financial planning.
  • Function as liaison between the Office of Financial Aid and other offices on campus.
  • Participation in the professional community
  • Maintain an intellectual curiosity of state and federal issues in higher education
  • Pursue opportunities for professional development. (FSA, NASFAA and PowerFAIDS Conference’s) 
  • Establish and maintain positive professional relationships throughout the education sector.
  • Regular attendance is essential
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Competencies

  • Computer proficiency and well as basic mathematics and accounting knowledge is necessary.
  • Acumen for conflict resolution and servant-leader qualities are ideal; the sensitive nature of the position requires a high degree of professionalism coupled with mild temperament, self-control and grace.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, vendors, students and other community members of diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to be clear and concise in verbal and written communication is essential; excellent oral and written command of the English language is required.
  • Must be detail oriented and accurate with good organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask in an environment with many distractions is a must.

 

Qualifications

  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a demonstrated commitment to the doctrinal position of TMUS and a continuous exhibition of a desire to minister and serve others in varied capacities.
  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience:  3+ years administration in an educational institution preferred
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality, good judgment and discernment is imperative.
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation.

 

Working Conditions

  • Working Environment: Mostly indoors in a typical office environment, with an occasional need to visit other areas on campus. 
  • Physical Demands: Must be able to lift, pull, push, grasp and bend while lifting up to 30lbs.
  • Repetitive motions on a keyboard and looking at a computer monitor for an extended duration of time is required.
  • Travel: Some travel involved including overnight stays.

 

Additional Information

Minimum Conditions for Beginning Employment:

Prior to beginning employment, in accordance with The Master’s University & Seminary policy and/or under federal or state law, all employees must: 

  1. Sign and return an offer of “At Will” employment.
  2. Present verification of their identity and authorization to work in the United States. 

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening please contact the Human Resources department.

 

The Master’s University & Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, veteran status or prior military service, medical condition, or any physical or mental disability.  We are committed to practicing principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity based upon sovereign Biblical principles.

 

Application Process

In order to be considered for a position, a completed Application for Employment must be submitted to the Human Resources office.  The application may be picked up in person in the HR office or is available to be downloaded as a PDF from the web at http://www.masters.edu/campuslinks/employment.aspx.  Your completed application may be dropped off in person, sent via fax (661.362.2717), email (humanresources@masters.edu) or regular mail (21726 Placerita Cyn Rd Box 41, Santa Clarita CA 91321).

 

Selection Process:

All applications are reviewed by the Human Resources department and where appropriate are forwarded for further consideration.  Selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview at The Master’s University.  Any expense incurred in connection with these interviews will be the responsibility of the candidates.

 

Application Procedures:

All documents included in your application remain the sole property of The Master’s University & Seminary and will not be returned.   Your file for this opening will not be considered unless all requested items are submitted and are complete.