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ESS II - Financial Aid Advisor

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ALL applications must be submitted via the Virginia Commonwealth online recruitement system. Go to - careers page to apply

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title ESS II - Financial Aid Advisor
Role Title Education Support Spec II - 29143
Job Open Date 02/05/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $24,611 - $29,500 DOE plus state benefits
Agency Germanna Community College (297)
Agency Website
Location Fredericksburg - 630
Sublocation Locust Grove
Position Number 00126
Job Posting Number 1021086
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

Germanna Community College, one of the fastest growing community colleges in Virginia, is seeking applications for the position of Financial Aid Advisor- Educational Support Specialist II. This position is primarily responsible for comprehensive advising and support to students and staff, while also completing processing of reports, supporting the Veterans Center, and covering the offices as needed at the various locations, including evening coverage.

The position will assist students, families, and staff in all aspects of applying for financial aid, submitting documentation, presenting to on and off campus groups, and managing the internal scholarship program (in conjunction with the Foundation Office). Individual must possess a keen attention to detail while staying current on knowledge of federal, state and local financial aid policies and regulations. The successful candidate is expected to be familiar with PeopleSoft system and functionality, which are necessary to perform the duties of the position and financial aid business processes. The applicant should also be familiar with various institutional, state and federal software applications to include, NSLDS, COD, and CPS.

Salary range: $24,611 – 29,500 , plus full state benefit package.

Position is open until filled – First review of applications – Feb. 13, 2017

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree; strong customer service and interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills; experience working with minimal supervision; functional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and other popular software packages.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or higher; experience working in a financial aid office; experience administering a scholarship program; experience with PeopleSoft’s student administration software; and, experience working in a community college.

Special Requirements

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon an acceptable background investigation and reference check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

ALL applications must be submitted via the Virginia Commonwealth online recruitement system. Go to – careers page to apply

Contact Information

Name Liz Hunziker
Phone 540-423-9056
Fax 540-423-9065

Germanna Community College Locust Grove Campus 2130 Germanna Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508-2102

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have experience working in a financial aid office?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Are you comfortable and skilled at making presentations?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * Are you willing to travel to cover college locations and for training?
    • yes
    • no
  8. * Are you able to work independently and in a team setting, while being able to handle multiple responsibilities in a high- pressure environment?
    • yes
    • no
  9. * Do you have work-related experience in an institution of higher education?
    • yes
    • no
  10. * Do you have an Associate or higher degree?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Other Document