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The Department of Financial Aid at South Dakota State University invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Financial Aid Counselor.  This 12 month, full-time position is responsible for providing exceptional assistance to students and parents regarding federal financial aid.  SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide quality financial aid counseling and service to students, families, and the university community.  Assist with the administration of federal student aid program eligibility.  Assist in the other financial aid duties such as the return of Title IV funds and Professional Judgement determination.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
– Bachelor’s degree;
– Experience working with financial aid, customer service, or related field;
– Effective computer application skills;
– Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in financial aid, customer service or related field;
– Minimum of one (1) year of experience with student information systems and Microsoft office;
– Demonstrated communication and collaboration to achieve desired results.

SALARY:
Commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by
May 10, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:  https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted.   Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or HR@sdstate.edu if you require assistance with the electronic application process.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Cheryl Glazier at (605) 688-6550 or Cheryl.glazier@sdstate.edu.

To apply for this job please visit yourfuture.sdbor.edu.