George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 11-Jun-2018 to 01-Aug-2018 (PST)
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • $35,937 - $53,905
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator Position

Purpose of Position:

The financial element plays a large role in families' decision making process and the ability for a student to persist to graduation. A financial aid counselor's role is to help enroll and retain students by financially equipping them while also communicating the value of a George Fox education. Their ability to successfully help students enroll and retain directly impacts the universities net revenue as well as helping to make it possible for the university to pursue our mission and vision.

Job Summary:

George Fox University's Financial Aid team is looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual to serve as a Financial Aid Counselor. In this role, a counselor will equip students and their families with the knowledge needed to navigate the financial aid process while helping them understand the value of George Fox. Exceptional customer service, initiative, proactivity, and attention to detail are qualities of Financial Aid Counselors at George Fox University. As a counselor, you will have the opportunity to build relationships that greatly impact student's experiences from the point of admission through graduation. The ideal candidate will believe in the value of a George Fox education and understand the power of financial aid. They will be able to use their own experience and story to connect and encourage students through this process, while displaying compassion. In our highly collaborative environment, this person will be able to partner with admissions and student accounts to advocate and creatively problem solve to do whatever it takes to make a George Fox education possible and deliver the Be Known promise. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we always encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented among our faculty and administration.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Communicating the value of a George Fox Education.
  • Creatively finding financial aid resources for all students.
  • Moving students efficiently through the financial aid process.

Associated Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to management of the financial aid office by providing input to office policy and procedure decision.
  • Assists in maintaining compliance and keeping accurate records in the financial aid office.

Responsible Processes:

  • Within the parameters of federal and institutional regulations and guidelines, determine awards and monitor student financial aid eligibility.
  • Track and process related paperwork such as verifications, special circumstances, external scholarships, and loan applications.
  • Answers questions, inquiries or requests from students or parents in person, by phone or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility
  • Assists in the preparation and presentation of information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment and grants during various campus events.
  • Analyze student FAFSA, admission, and awarding information to find opportunities to maximize student's aid.

Minimum Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience required
  • Full Time Position Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits

We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.

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