Title:  Senior Financial Student Aid Counselor

Division:  Office of Student Services/Registrar
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785 - $50,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2182
Summary

This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a robust Student Debt Management and Financial Wellness Program (presentations, webinars, workshops, individual sessions, printed materials, etc.) that meets accreditation standards (e.g. Liaison Committee on Medical Education, etc.), addresses the financial concerns of students at Baylor College of Medicine, and teaches and promotes sound financial decisions. The position will process, award financial aid in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations as well as counsel both currently enrolled and new students regarding financial aid awards and processes. The position will analyze data, make judgments, and act independently while reporting directly to the Director of Student Financial Aid. 

Job Duties

 

  • Provide information regarding any programs administered by the Financial Aid Office that may be unique to the student’s field of study.
  • Assist students with completing financial application forms.
  • Oversee the development of the financial wellness program for all students; including but not limited to, operations and activities such as classes, workshops, advertising, and special events related to financial wellness and debt management/loan repayment.
  • Develop financial wellness and education learning material and curriculum.
  • Manage student financial wellness program.
  • Coordinate sessions with student leaders to discuss disbursement limits, current interest rates, financial planning, debt management, and borrower rights/responsibilities prior to disbursement of loan funds and upon student’s exit from the College.
  • Educate students on regulations regarding satisfactory academic progress.
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  • Coordinate, participate, present financial aid information during student orientation, and exit sessions.
  • Provide students and prospective students with current information about financial aid and related programs individually during workshops and events.
  • Assist students with identifying additional funding sources that include outside private scholarships.
  • Assist other staff members in preparing financial aid offers and reporting related duties as assigned.
  • Oversee the creation of a communication strategy, including social media presence, to promote financial wellness to the student community.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to individual financial/family issues that may affect financial aid eligibility while respecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Assist in the preparation of various office, institutional and external reports.
Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.

Experience:

  • Required: Two years of relevant experience.
  • Candidates with prior experience working with graduate and/or health professional students and/or federal financial aid experience are desirable.

  • A minimum of two years of related regulatory and/or compliance experience to include accounting/finance, computer technology, and/or customer service.

  • Must have worked with students in financial aid related activities or in a related field.

  • Experience in successfully working in a diverse, complex, fast-paced environment.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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