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Financial Aid Coordinator - Financial Aid Adviser

  • March 25, 2020 11:36 AM
    Message # 8857880

    Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 78 undergraduate programs and 83 graduate programs in over 300 fields of study.

    This position relates directly to new student outreach with emphasis on the recruitment of qualified prospective students. The position serves as a liaison with appropriate offices and agencies and conducting public presentations on financial aid programs. The Financial Aid Advisor is involved in the planning and administration of all recruitment and retention activities and programs. This position includes some responsibility for middle school outreach and recruitment of a diverse student population.  

    Required Qualifications:

    1. Any one or combination totaling three (3) years (36 months) from the categories below:

    a. College course work in any field:

    -Associates Degree (60 semester hours) equals one (1) year (12 months)

    -90-semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)

    -Bachelor's Degree or higher (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months)

    b. Work experience coordinating office, business or customer service/relations activities

    2. One (1) year (12 months) of full time (or part-time equivalent) of higher-education, student services, or closely related experience.

    3. If this is a Security Sensitive position or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.  

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Experience in financial aid
    2. Bilingual in Spanish  

    Start date:  May 2020

    Posting Deadline:  April 9, 2020

    For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered. The employment application (not resume/cover letter) will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

    Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application.

    College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can be uploaded in the optional Transcript 1/Transcript 2 document sections. See below for alternate submission options.

    In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline.

    Alternate Options:

    Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the posting close date:

    Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
    Address: Illinois State University
    Human Resources
    Campus Box 1300
    Normal, IL 61790-1300

    The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

    Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

    If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.  


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