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Financial Aid Technician - Temporary
Glendale Community College | Glendale, California
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Job Description

Conducts meetings individually with students, in a confidential setting, regarding financial issues. Complies with federal, state and institutional polices and regulations in determining appropriate distribution of financial aid for students. Exercises professional judgment to make adjustments to federally processed data and determine student eligibility for federal and state funds.


Supervision is received by the Associate Dean for Financial Aid.

Provides work direction to lower-level staff. Supervision is exercised over student workers.

Examples of Duties:

Processes applications for federal and state student aid programs, distributes aid applications, reviews processed aid application and documents, and prepares requests for documentation and the packaging of financial aid awards.

Assists in the coordination of day-to-day office operations and recommends office procedures to best handle student flow and application processing.

Analyzes complex application documents and corresponds with students and families regarding family income, asset, and other confidential matters required to determine financial aid eligibility.

Interprets and applies federal and state regulations related to financial aid programs and recommends changes to current office policies and procedures. Responsible for verifying student eligibility and interfacing with non-educational federal agencies, such as, INS, Selective Service, IRS and Social Security Administration.

Packages financial aid awards in accordance with standard need analysis criteria and federal and state eligibility regulations and current office policy.

Exercises professional judgment within federal guidelines and office policies to determine appropriate financial aid eligibility for students in special circumstances.

Assists in the administration of specific programs and reporting for special programs.

Acts as a liaison to other campus offices, such as Student Employment and EOPS, to provide technical assistance on the financial aid application process and regulations.

Evaluates student academic records to determine if student is meeting financial aid satisfactory academic progress standards.

Attends professional meetings and conferences to maintain current knowledge of federal and state regulations.

Organizes and analyzes data for research projects relating to financial aid recipients.

Performs internal audits to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws governing financial aid programs.

Conducts financial aid workshops for students, campus staff and outside groups or high schools.

Selects, trains, evaluates and maintains schedules of student workers.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

Current federal and state regulations, requirements and procedural guidelines pertaining to student financial aid programs.

Financial recordkeeping.

Office practices and procedures.

Computer systems in the areas of student financial aid or accounting.

Word processing, spreadsheet and database computer software.

Ability to:

Work effectively with students on a one-on-one basis to determine eligibility.

Communicate effectively with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, outside agencies and the public.

Work independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.

Manage a high volume workload and work under pressure.

Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations and program procedures.

Gather and compile statistical and financial data.

Develop and present clear and concise oral and written reports.

Analyze a variety of data and make appropriate recommendations.

Interview, train, and provide work direction to student workers.


Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in specialized and complex financial aid services requiring knowledge of federal and state regulations.

Additional Information:

Application Process

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

* Current Resume
* Transcripts showing required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application, and must identify graduate level coursework.

Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant.

Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed. Those applicants deemed best qualified will be invited to the college for an interview.

Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as - see resume) or missing documents will not be considered. If you have additional questions please call 818-240-1000 ext. 5921.

Selection Process

All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the college for an examination. All candidates will be notified by e-mail of their final disposition in the selection process.

About the College

Glendale Community College (GCC) is nestled in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, centrally located at the intersection of three major freeways, just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Glendale is affectionately known as Jewel City, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southern California region. A vibrant hub of economic activity and cultural diversity; it is an exciting place to work and live!

GCC is recognized throughout the state as a model of shared governance and collegiality. Known for excellence and rigor, we have one of the highest transfer rates to the UC system and other California four-year colleges. Additionally, the college offers a broad range of vocational programs and takes pride in providing outstanding student services and curriculum to help prepare students for success in the 21st Century.

GCC is committed to maintaining an environment which provides opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of talents, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and student population to better serve the college and surrounding communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Glendale Community College District provides all applicants for district employment with equal employment opportunities and provides present employees with training, compensation, promotion, and all other attributes of employment without regard to a person's race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, veterans' status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity or disability.


Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the application, testing or interviewing processes should contact the Human Resources Department at the time of application submission.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.


Dr. Armine G. Hacopian, Ann H. Ransford, Dr. Vahe Peroomian, Anthony P. Tartaglia, and Yvette Vartanian Davis


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