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SFS Scholarship Counselor

We are now accepting applications for a qualified SFS Scholarship Counselor at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 

Staff

Internal Job Category

Exempt (Staff)
Full-Time

Department

Student Financial Services

Hours 


Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:
 

The position is responsible for assisting the directors in the management of the flow of scholarship data from/to the institutional departments to SFS.  The position also serves in the role of counselor for students regarding financial aid and scholarships. Assisting the directors in the management of the flow of data from/to the institution and communication with students regarding outstanding documents needed to complete financial aid package. The position will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Financial Aid, participate in the day-to-day administration of outside and institutional scholarships.

Student Financial Services Counselors are committed to providing superior customer service while being cross trained to counsel in all areas of financial aid such as filing the FAFSA, applying for student loans, completing the verification process, and payment options/student accounts.  SFS Counselors strive to exceed the expectations of our Belmont students and families while working to create a positive student experience toward assisting all students in obtaining a Belmont education. 

  • Coordinate and administer the awarding of outside and departmental scholarships within institutional policy and federal and state regulations.
  • Communicate departmental scholarship availability as well as assist departments with selecting and awarding scholarships related to policies and procedures regarding financial aid.

  • Serve as initial contact for Tuition Exchange Program for incoming prospective students.

  • Counsel students and families regarding financial matters.

  • Assist in monitoring accounts receivable.

  • Participate in professional organizations including attendance of professional conferences.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Directors.

  • The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of Title IV Federal and State regulations and institutional scholarship guidelines.

  • Knowledge of Ellucian Banner software preferred.

  • Ability to reconcile and produce reports, spreadsheets, and forms using Argos and other PC based software.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to use professional judgment and make decisions while upholding federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

  • Ability to assume responsibility on given projects and see them to full completion.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills frequently used to convey difficult responses in a positive manner.

  • Excellent project management skills.
  
Required EducationBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.
  
Required ExperiencePrefer one to three years’ experience in financial aid.



The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.