Financial Aid Specialist (Temporary Assignment)

Ventura County Community College District

Financial Aid Specialist (Temporary Assignment)

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $29.71 Hourly

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: Provisional-059

Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA

Department: MC – Student Learning

Closing: Continuous

Description

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a temporary assignment and not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.

There is currently one temporary vacancy located at Moorpark College. This vacancy will be full-time for 90 days. After 90 days, it will be part-time (34 hours/week).

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Under the direction of the Financial Aid Officer, assist the Financial Aid Officer in coordinating and implementing an effective student financial aid program according to legal requirements.

WHERE YOU’LL WORK
Moorpark College, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a “students first” philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education. Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Set on 150 acres, the campus is nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College has been recognized as an Aspen 150 College for the last two years. Known for transfer of students to public and private universities, Moorpark College has the highest number of Associate Degree for Transfers among California community colleges its size.

Moorpark College has the distinction of being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity in each of the last five years. A Hispanic Serving Institution, it has an excellent reputation for preparing minority and economically disadvantaged students for university transfer and career success. Moorpark College’s signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for our student athletes. Moorpark College has received numerous grants including a $2.9 million Department of Education Title V grant in 2020 for its Project STEM Impacto, which develops student cohorts in biology, biotechnology, and computer network systems engineering. Moorpark College student outcomes demonstrate that education inspires and transforms communities.

More information can be found on the Moorpark College MC Website.

WHO WE ARE

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD’s three colleges – Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College – offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

 

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For the VCCCD, equity-mindedness refers to the perspective or model of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes.


The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

Representative Duties

Assist in coordinating and implementing an effective student financial aid program according to legal requirements. E

Review and analyze documents, compile and verify information to determine accuracy; perform need analysis, make determinations and award financial aid packages to eligible students according to established guidelines and procedures; assure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing financial aid programs and with district and internal policies and procedures. E

Assist students and parents with information regarding the financial aid process and the completion of applications; collect student and parent financial data; determine student budgets and compute financial need. E

Meet with students and parents to resolve issues and discrepancies or to make revisions in awards; discuss a variety of sensitive and confidential information with students, parents, faculty and staff; make professional judgments and decisions regarding eligibility. E

Review, interpret and apply complex regulations and policies governing all Title IV financial assistance and programs administered by the State and federal government. E

Oversee the maintenance of student records regarding financial aid; advise students of program eligibility. E

Assist with the planning and implementation of college and community financial aid workshops; participate in and represent the college at meetings, workshops and conferences relating to financial aid. E

Coordinate awards and other outside resources to determine financial aid eligibility. E

Issue and collect emergency student loans; maintain loan records. E

Prepare a variety of reports and statistical data as requested by State or federal officials; develop office forms for verifying information. E

Provide financial planning information and assistance to students planning to transfer to other colleges; receive and provide a variety of information to other district departments, staff, management, faculty, students, parents, outside agencies and the public regarding the financial aid process and financial aid policies and procedures. E

Review and evaluate students’ academic progress in accordance with the current Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy; review, evaluate and take action on student complaints and appeals relating to financial aid eligibility; keep current with federal and state financial aid laws relating to eligibility and disbursement procedures. E

Use complex student system and financial aid computer software; submit and receive data and information via various financial aid internet sites in compliance with federal regulations; prepare and process a variety of letters and forms. E

Maintain special programs as assigned; coordinate special program activities between the college, private agencies and the public; prepare program reports as needed. E

Provide work direction and guidance to student workers or other staff as assigned; assist with staff training as needed; provide input to the Financial Aid Officer on the evaluation of financial aid staff and student workers; oversee Financial Aid Office operations when Financial Aid Officer is away as requested. E

Work collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and ethnic communities. E

Demonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-mindedness in working with individuals from diverse communities; model inclusive behaviors; and achieve equity in assignment-related outcomes. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND three years of experience in a financial aid office.

OR

Two years of college AND two years of experience in a financial aid office.

OR

A bachelor’s degree AND one year of experience in a financial aid office.

To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/4477698/financial-aid-specialist-temporary-assignment

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