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COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE Financial Aid Specialist (Program Specialist 2) in SPOKANE, Washington

Financial Aid Specialist (Program Specialist 2)SALARY:$3,294.00 MonthlyOPENING DATE:05/03/21CLOSING DATE:05/24/2104:00 PMDESCRIPTION:Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.SCC is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city center of Spokane. Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport, Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in Spokane is available here: is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults (about 25%), SCC’s comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global awareness at every level of our college.The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Financial Aid Specialist in the Student Services Division at Spokane Community College.GENERAL DEFINITIONUnder general supervision of the Spokane Community College (SCC) Director of Financial Aid (FA), this position processes FA for students while maintaining compliance with federal, state and institutional procedures.This position will advise students, review applications for financial aid eligibility and make professional judgment decisions regarding a student’s special circumstances. This position may interact with the State Board, Department of Education, and Washington Student Achievement Council.CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAct as the liaison between Adult Basic Education’s Ability to Benefit Students, AmeriCorps and National Science Foundation Scholarships. Responsible for the input and reconciliation of all the funds for these programs. *Assist with front end processes such as: tracking incoming documents, answering student email/phone requests and building/maintaining students FA records. *Analyze and evaluate documentation to determine financial aid file completion and student eligibility, perform file review and award federal, state and local FA. This includes using data obtained from federal and state software programs and systems. Analyze and evaluate documentation submitted by student, complete the verification process for selected students