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Financial Aid Advisor

Requisition IDreq1085
Working TitleFinancial Aid Advisor
Position Grade08
Position Summary

 AMENDMENT:  The For Best Consideration Date has been extended to 06/30/2017.

The University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is seeking a customer service and detail-oriented individual to assist with the operations of the Financial Aid Office.

The Financial Aid Advisor position works within a centralized financial aid structure of the UNM-Gallup Campus. The Financial Aid Advisor advises students and parents regarding the financial aid process and provides information on available programs, procedures and eligibility. Evaluates students' financial aid
requests and makes award adjustments and recalculations on less complex financial aid issues. Implements and coordinates specific individual programs and assignments requiring special knowledge in accordance with the overall objectives of the department. The Financial Aid Advisor will deliver presentations as needed to the community and work directly with community members and local high school counselors. This position is best suited for someone who prefers a fast-paced, pressure environment, adapts to change, is highly organized and actively engaged with students and develops new skills.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

List the preferred qualifications within this text box.

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the provision of student financial aid.
  • Strong Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Acquire, enter, edit, and update Student Data in various internal and external systems.
  • Skill in use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to present educational programs, workshops, and/or orientations.
Additional Requirements
DepartmentGallup Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$11.25 To $16.88
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date6/22/2017
Application InstructionsResume and Cover Letter should be attach for a complete application. Provide three (3) supervisory references, which must also reflect the equivalent information as your application. Official transcripts, High School diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.