Financial Aid Advisor

Financial Aid Office

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Position: The Student Services Program Manager I (04) reports to the Director of Financial Aid.  The primary responsibility is to counsel and advise students/parents on the financial aid process and the application procedures.  This position also informs students/parents concerning the eligibility/availability of federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds.  Other responsibilities include the review and verification of data provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the analyzation and interpretation of federal and state regulations, packaging, revising awards, and recalculating financial need based on special circumstances and professional judgment.  The individual will attend financial aid conferences and workshops and participate in financial aid nights and other recruiting/retention programs for the University.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with two to three years’ experience in financial aid or other higher education student services unit required.  Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel Services, Guidance & Counseling, or other related program preferred.  Good computer skills; PeopleSoft experience a plus.  Excellent written and oral communication skills and customer service skills are required.

Rank & Salary: This position is a full-time annual academic staff position.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

University & Community: Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier regional public university with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master’s degree programs.  It offers high quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum.  Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000, is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest.  Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

Application:  Please submit a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, the resume, and three references (names, addresses, and telephone numbers) to:

Search and Screen
c/o: Mary Nimm
Financial Aid Office
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Telephone: (262) 472-1130

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2013 and continue until position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalists will be released.