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Details - Financial Aid Advisor (Student Services Professional II) REVISED

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Financial Aid Advisor (Student Services Professional II) REVISED

Apply now Job no: 540410
Work type: Staff
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Working independently under general supervision the Financial Aid Advisor performs moderately complex professional student service work that typically requires the application of both knowledge and judgment in using the principles, techniques, standards, guides and professional skills characteristic of a student service program or activity. Using an integrated student services model, the Financial Aid Advisor independently counsels and advises a widely diverse population on complex federal, state, and institutional financial and student-related matters. Responsibilities include broad assignments which require some coordination with other functions within the same program area or within other program areas within Student Services. Independently exercise Professional Judgment as a Financial Aid Administrator.
The problems encountered are generally of limited scope with alternative solutions readily available, although changes in regulations, guidelines and procedures can occur; likewise, situations can arise in which judgment must be utilized to apply existing guidelines and procedures to unusual circumstances. The Financial Aid Advisor is expected to use judgment within the area of their expertise to revise existing procedures and to recommend solutions to problems for which precedents may not exist. The Financial Aid Advisor must have a general understanding of the interrelationships and the need for coordinated action within the total Student Services program or the ability to acquire this understanding quickly.

Required Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field.

AND

Two years of full-time professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth.

Preferences:

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills: 

  • Bilingual skills, especially in Spanish, Hmong, and/or Punjabi.
  • PeopleSoft Financial Aid experience.
  • Work experience in an academic setting, ideally public higher education.
  • Experience with outreach presentations to diverse audiences.

Time Base: Full-time- 1.0

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00-5:30. 

CSU Classification Salary Range:  $58,092 - $82,608 per year. 

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a “General Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century. 

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus.  We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

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