Financial Aid Administrator

The University of Arkansas System eVersity
Job Description

The Financial Aid Administrator is responsible for directing all student financial aid advising, managing institutional documentation and coordinating the administration of all student financial aid awards by creating, organizing and managing business policies and procedures. Current knowledge of all federal and state student aid regulations for institutional compliance is mandatory. Administration may require collaboration with colleagues and the ideal candidate has experience with daily coordination of data and effective communication in sharing information in appropriate format. Job duties and responsibilities include planning, processing, awarding, and managing a strategic financial aid program in nonstandard terms with innovative ideas with an attention to detail that includes complete and accurate record review, processing and retention, demonstrated ability to adapt in changing environment, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as an ability to prioritize a complex workload with a focus on supporting student degree attainment. The Financial Aid Administrator must remain informed and aware of changes in policy, regulations and statute and be able to effectively apply that knowledge and awareness as required to keep institutional key stakeholders informed and in compliance yet also use professional judgment when necessary. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Financial aid experience in higher education