Financial Aid Specialist

Non-exempt Level II
Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Director of Financial Aid
Location: Painted Desert Campus, Holbrook, Arizona
General Statement of Responsibilities: To demonstrate a supportive attitude with students, staff and the general public; to have a positive working relationship with staff; to maintain a high level of professionalism; to ensure accuracy and timeliness of application processing for financial aid.
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills: Office management, workflow procedural skills, ability to multitask and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work closely with others.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively use Microsoft Word and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:
    Associate’s Degree preferred, as well as knowledge of financial aid application processes, sources, procedures, and regulations. Experience with Jenzabar administrative software.
  • Assist students with steps necessary for application for financial aid.
  • Maintain and expedite financial aid files/applications through the processing cycle.
  • Provide information to students on all aspects of eligibility for and availability of financial aid.
  • Determine student financial aid eligibility and award eligible students.
  • Assist counselors and advisers with financial aid information and services.
  • Certify documents for tribal, state and local entities.
  • Monitor student’s satisfactory academic progress.
  • Monitor and assist with activities of students in the Federal Work Study Program.
  • Assist with creating and distributing scholarship information through district wide locations.
  • Assist with providing financial aid information and services to students through district wide site visits.
  • Assist with creating and distributing financial aid information, i.e.; newsletters, forms.
  • Respond to academic calendar of financial aid activities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Conduct financial aid workshops for area groups.
  • Provide routine office functions, i.e.; data entry, processes mail, orders office supplies, answers telephone reports maintenance of office equipment, and prepares correspondence if needed.
  • Attend financial aid workshops/seminars.
  • Assist Director of Financial Aid and Financial Aid Adviser/Technician with various projects assigned.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends, depending on Financial Aid event and during College registration and graduation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform the following physical requirements of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation: sufficient physical dexterity to use a telephone, computer keyboard and other electronic equipment.  Critical sensory requirements include general vision, corrected to 20/20.  Hear and listen in the normal range (corrected) and speak and give directions clearly.  Ability to sit for long periods of time and do repetitive keying at  a computer terminal or computer.

Required License/ Certification:
  • Valid Arizona driver's license.
Compensation: Initial hiring range for this position is $12.04-$13.11 depending on experience.
Closing Date: June 30, 2011

Application Information:
  • Forward cover letter (which outlines how you meet the qualifications listed above)
  • Résumé including dates of employment
  • Copies of transcripts with Degree(s) posted
  • A list of five current professional references with current addresses and telephone numbers
You may submit your application two ways:
  • By postal mail to:
ATTN: Human Resources Department
Northland Pioneer College                                                                                    Job application button
PO Box 610

Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610
  • By internet. Clicking on the "Submit Your Application Online" button to the right.
Please be sure to upload your documents as file attachments for all required
application materials.
We accept PDF files and Word documents.
*** Please DO NOT COPY AND PASTE your application materials
into the e-mail links on this site.***

Submission of ALL required application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required verification document upon hire.

Contact Human Resources by phone at (928) 524-7470
or you can send them an e-mail.

Please DO NOT COPY AND PASTE your application materials into the e-mail link above.

Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resources and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.