St.  Catherine University

Financial Aid Counselor

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Jul 13, 2022
Closes
Sep 26, 2022
Ref
20220340-STAFF
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Financial Aid Counselor
Division
Enrollment
Department/Office
Financial Aid Office

Position Summary Information

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The Financial Aid Office at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Financial Aid Counselor.

The Financial Aid Office administers in excess of $100 million in student financial aid annually from federal, state, institutional, and private sources to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our team collaborates with students to ensure they understand their options, choices and commitments. The Financial Aid Counselor will join a team with long-standing dedication to St. Catherine University and to growing a diverse student body. The Financial Aid Counselor administers and awards federal, state, institutional and private aid to students. For many students financial aid is a critical component of their decision to join us at St. Catherine University. Responsibilities are to:

  • Represent St. Catherine University to diverse student applicants and their families as a collaborative and helpful campus resource, providing excellent customer service to all.
  • Counsel students and parents from a wide array of backgrounds regarding eligibility and requirements for federal, state, institutional, and private student financial aid programs to meet student needs.
  • Review student financial aid applications and determine eligibility following federal, state, and institutional policies.
  • Complete federal Verification and resolve conflicting data.
  • Repackage or revise aid due to student status changes and evaluate applications where there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Prepare and deliver financial aid presentations to the campus community and external audiences.
  • Liaise with community stakeholders for teacher grant and scholarship programs.
  • Collaborate with team members to update financial aid application materials and procedures and regulations and requirements change.


St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of experience working with federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations required

OR
  • Two years of experience working in higher education student services

AND
  • Desire to provide excellent customer service to St. Catherine community
  • Ability and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working as a collaborative team member
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid policies and regulations
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically to resolve complex problems
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make independent decisions
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer mainframe and software
  • Ability to meet deadlines and process a high volume of work with great accuracy


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using BANNER , FAA Access, COD , and NSLDS


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * How many years of full-time experience do you have working in Financial Aid?
    • None to some
    • One (1) year
    • Two (2) years
    • Three (3) years
    • Four (4) years
    • Five (5) years
    • Six (6) years or more
  3. * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation / exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination and booster documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  5. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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