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Instructional and Student Support (Financial Aid Officer)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Student Services
Leeward Community College
Date Posted:
January 04, 2018
Closing Date:
January 29, 2018
Additional Salary Information:
PBB; minimum $4,331/mo.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • General funds, to begin approximately 03/18, pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Serves as primary resource person responsible for the management of assigned financial aid program.
  2. Develop and maintain office procedures to effectively administer assigned program insuring compliance with applicable Federal/State/Institutional regulations. Procedures include but not limited to Fund Projections, Reconciliation, Reporting and etc.
  3. Perform analysis of eligibility for financial need and award students based on eligibility for funds in accordance with applicable Federal/State/Institutional regulations.
  4. Recommend office policies to insure compliance with Federal/State regulations. Assist in the annual maintenance of office procedures to evaluate the information reported on FAFSA application pursuant to Federal verification regulations.
  5. Assists in the implementation of office procedures, requirements and guidelines for processing of FAFSA applications.
  6. Monitors and evaluates students continued eligibility for aid based on academic progress as specified by Federal and Institutional guidelines.
  7. Conducts periodic outreach services at high schools, college explorations/orientations, community and civic groups, and affiliated learning institutions (e.g., libraries) to promote financial aid and higher education through Leeward Community College.
  8. Provides general information regarding college student financial aid to public, agencies, University of Hawaii offices and campuses. Provides informational support and resources to high school and college counselors and admission officials.
  9. Provides financial aid counseling/advising to prospective and current student in regards to applying for federal and state financial aid as well as external and private sources of assistance and assists in completion of required forms and applications.
  10. Collaborates in the annual review and maintenance of Banner’s Financial Aid module. Recommend updates to current system setup and office processing procedures to increase efficiency and productivity.
  11. Provides pertinent information and assists in preparing and submitting annual reports and other special reports required by funding agencies.
  12. Provides appropriate information and assists in preparing grant proposals for Federal and State funds.
  13. Serves on College committees, and attends statewide financial aid meetings representing the College.
  14. Attends workshops to stay current on financial aid regulations.
  15. Duties will include evening and weekend hours as required.
  16. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Education, Business, Public Administration, Social Science or STEM field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for financial aid services; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of financial aid as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with financial aid regulations to develop policies and procedures pertaining to the awarding of financial aid, monitor of services, and auditing compliance of programs.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Knowledge of the special needs and unique challenges of students groups to include those that are minorities, socio-economically disadvantaged, disabled, or adult learners.
  10. Experience using a computerized financial aid information system or on-line student information system.
  11. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Some experience working with the UH Banner System.
  2. Experience in work requiring attention to detail and interpreting regulations.
  3. Possession of relevant professional experience in a community college.
  4. Experience in financial aid counseling and program responsibility and/or possession of relevant professional experience in student services, counseling, or admissions.
  5. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of modern office management.

To Apply:
Visit and search for the Job Number 2018-00007 to submit an application.
  1. Human Resources Office
  2. Leeward Community College
  3. 96-045 Ala Ike
  4. Pearl City, HI 96782
  1. 808-455-0326

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