Participates with other counselors, the Assistant Director and Associate Director in the ongoing development and enhancement of the UCR Financial Aid Office processing system (Banner); presents financial aid information both on and off-campus to groups of students, prospective transfer students; Active contributor to discussions and recommends change when appropriate to better meet the needs to the populations served; Use an understanding of the special needs and problems experiences by students from disadvantaged backgrounds and address these needs by offering supportive guidance, options and when appropriate, financial assistance. provide guidance on supplementary forms and explanations needed to meet individual circumstances; Composes correspondence to students and other clients relative to aid eligibility and office policy and procedures; performs special assignments and other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid, Associate Director, or Assistant Director. We are recruiting for one 1-year career (12 Month) appointment with the possibility of extension.
Budgeted range is from $52,100.00 (min) - $61,500.00 (1st quartile)
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.
Must successfully complete a background check through the University's background check agency prior to your start date, and a fingerprint check through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.
Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Licenses License Requirement Valid Drivers License Required
Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business. Required Ability to travel to off campus presentations and workshops during non-business hours. Required Overtime Required Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required Travel Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Minimum Requirements Ability to apply knowledge of policies to individual situations.
Basic knowledge of policies, regulations, and practices for awarding financial aid.
Ability to calculate financial aid with attention to detail and accuracy.
Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Demonstrates written and verbal communication skills. Active listening skills. Possesses customer service orientation skills.
Confident at presenting to large audiences.
Preferred Qualifications Problem identification and critical thinking skills.
Proficiency with standard office software, internet, and email applications. Basic knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Experience using complex databases.
Basic knowledge of University policies, processes, and procedures.
Ability to assess processes and recommend improvements. Good interpersonal skills.
Organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
- UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
- UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
- Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
- Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
- UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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