The Financial Aid Data Coordinator and Processor is responsible for technical support and managing financial aid related data. The incumbent is also responsible for reviewing all student loan applications, and coordinating and processing summer financial aid with the Assistant Director.
The Coordinator will create and perform scheduled data queries to improve processes and retrieve ad-hoc data and support the Director in various forms of data analysis. This position is responsible for reviewing all student loan applications, determining eligibility, processing student loans, and ensuring all aspects of work complies with federal, District of Columbia, and American University regulations and policies.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Three years’ relevant work experience in financial aid, loan processing, or equivalent in education and training
Experience with data management and analysis
The position necessitates excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to review and reconcile financial data
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and Word is essential
Must be able to take initiative, prioritize, and complete work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented office
Experience in a higher education strongly preferred
Experience with Datatel Colleague and/Informer
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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