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Dickinson State University | Dickinson, ND
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Job Description

Accounting/Travel Specialist

Hiring Department: Student Financial Aid

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $37,000 plus/year, Non-Exempt, Full-time, Benefited

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 4:30; non-traditional hours may apply during peak times

We are currently recruiting for two vacancies.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

Qualified internal candidates will receive first consideration.


Position Details: Complete Position Descriptions are available as attachments in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Student Financial Aid Office's mission is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students through budgeting and awarding of Federal financial aid as well as University and external scholarships. The Student Financial Aid office is a fast-paced, high-volume environment that awards over $150 million in financial aid to over 11,000 students annually.

* Develop and maintain written policy and procedures which are in compliance with institutional, state, and federal requirements.
* Monitor financial aid eligibility for students who repeat courses.
* Manage short term loan awarding and communications.
* Monitor and manage students' federal financial aid application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA) loads in to student information system.
* Maintain good standing on federal programs to gain and maintain access to federal databases.
* Assist with Satisfactory Academic Progress documentation, check-in, and communications.
* Assist in monitoring and adjusting students' cost of attendance and financial aid program eligibility.
* Assist with processing external scholarship checks on students' financial aid accounts.
* Coordinate and manage financial aid eligibility for students completing their teaching certification.
* During peak customer periods provide direct assistance to students/ families applying for education financial assistance, and communicate decisions (in-person, email and phone) to students and families about their financial aid options.

Required Competencies:

* Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment.
* Demonstrated willingness and ability to be receptive to new ideas, concepts, cultures, and technologies.
* Work experience which demonstrates self-initiative, integrity and reliability.
* Outgoing personality; displays positivity, high energy and enthusiasm.
* Ability to demonstrate positive interactions with students and colleagues in the workplace.
* Able to model professional behavior, appearance, and job performance in the workplace.
* Able to handle confidential and sensitive information.
* Demonstrated acceptance of and respect for others' diversity, abilities, and gifts.
* Experience working with a team/committee.


Minimum Requirements:

* Associates degree or equivalent years of directly related experience.
* Two years of experience working in an office setting and/or task-related experience.
* Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook with extensive Excel experience.
* Successful completion of a criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with continuous improvement strategies and tools.
* Two years of experience in a university setting.
* Experience with People Student Admin module and Perceptive Content.
* Experience with UND policies and procedures.
* At least one year of experience with Title IV regulations.
* At least two years of work experience in Financial Aid.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran's Preference

North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.