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Financial Aid Officer

Los Rios Community College District – Sacramento, CA

Under direction of assigned administrator, administers federal and state student financial assistance including: grants, loans, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, and consortium agreements. Conducts entrance and exit loan advising sessions. Employs extensive knowledge and understanding of financial aid programs and regulations. Operates a number of computer application software packages including those designed specifically for processing financial aid. Acts as lead to Financial Aid Office staff. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here].

This position is assigned to the Financial Aid Office.

Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.

Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 17 days of annual paid holidays, 15 days vacation yearly (with increases after 5 & 10 years) and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers extensive professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. (See full LRCEA contract agreement details)

Assignment Responsibilities
  • Maintains awareness of current trends and legislative activity having financial aid impact.
  • Interprets and implements federal rules and regulations required for student aid.
  • Identifies and allocates available resources.
  • Conducts individual and group entrance and exit loan counseling sessions and informational workshops.
  • Explains financial aid policies, procedures, and regulations to enrolled and prospective students.
  • Conducts interviews and advises students seeking financial aid.
  • Assesses students and prospective students financial needs.
  • Performs needs analyses, using College Scholarship Service or other applicable system.
  • Enters selection criteria into the financial aid computer system.
  • Determines students eligibility for financial aid.
  • Reviews and completes Stafford Student Loan applications.
  • Processes student applications using a computerized financial aid system.
  • Coordinates and packages financial aid for applicants.
  • Reviews and determines student eligibility for appeals, consortium requests, special circumstances, and dependency override requests.
  • Conducts review of aid packages for satisfactory progress for continued eligibility.
  • Monitors compliance with financial award conditions.
  • Conducts individual advising sessions regarding debt management.
  • Administers federal and state student assistance grants, scholarships, and consortium agreements.
  • Completes Bureau of Indian Affairs applications.
  • Operates a variety of internal systems including student administration software, document imaging, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Operates a variety of financial aid related computer programs including EDConnect, National Student Loan Data System, Return of Title Four program, Webgrants, and PCFAPS.
  • Maintains record keeping and data management systems.
  • Analyzes data and creates and generates reports from existing database using a computerized financial aid system to determine awards.
  • Coordinates the scholarship program with donors and recipients.
  • Develops written materials, brochures, and flyers to publicize financial aid programs and services.
  • Expands outreach efforts to diverse populations and supports recruitment objectives by working with Outreach Center, Admissions, and public interest agencies.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Work Year 12 month
Work Schedule

7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday Friday

Total Hrs per Week/Day 40 hours per week
Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in a financial aid office, or performing related financial aid tasks, or in a position of equivalent responsibilities; or three years of experience in a social service agency, preferably including work with disadvantaged clients.

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in business, psychology, social service or related fields. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Instructions

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. Resume (recommended).

3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating see resume on the online application will be disqualified.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
  • It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position).
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.

Physical Demands
Salary $4,638.69 LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information No additional salary information to note

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