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Federal Work Study Counselor - SFS

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Federal Work Study Counselor - SFS at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Exempt (Staff)


Student Financial Services



Primary Duties and

The federal work study counselor will provide quality service in the area of Student Financial Services for Belmont's internal and external customers. The work study counselor is responsible for managing the university’s work study program, Belmont student employment processes, and assisting with student loan processes. They are the primary point of contact for student employees, hiring managers, and non-profit organizations that hire work study students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Work Study
- Plan, develop, and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives as related to federal work study and Belmont student employment
- Work with Finance and Accounting to reconcile monthly use of work study funds
- Work with Human Resources to maintain and update the Cornerstone hiring platform
- Plan, develop, and facilitate hiring manager workshops and training, student worker orientations, and the Annual Student        Worker Job Fair
- Hire, train, and supervise a team of three student worker employees to assist with administrative duties
- Responsible for the creation and implementation of the university wide Student Worker Evaluation system
- Serve as an advocate and liaison to various university departments and outside stakeholders/organizations to establish and maintain successful working relationships and partnerships on behalf of the university
- Oversee and coordinate the university’s partnership with Nashville, TN Mayor’s office for the Opportunity Now initiative
- Counsel potential and current students on detailed and general financial aid inquires
- Represent the office at campus-based events as well as local, regional, and national conferences

Student Loans
- Update, review, maintain, and process electronic loan forms
- Assist with Summer Financial Aid Awarding process and with processing student loans throughout the academic year
- Assist with Loan Communications
- Assist with Loan Audit Reviews including adjustments of over-awarded students or students with negative unmet need or enrollment changes
- 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 Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of Title IV Federal and State Regulations, particularly those related to Federal Work Study.
  • Knowledge of SCT Banner and Cornerstone software preferred.
  • Knowledge of institutional payment policy.
  • Ability to produce reports, spreadsheets, and forms using Excel.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for the "final" decision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, frequently used to give difficult responses in a positive manner.
Required EducationBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.
Required ExperienceOne to Three years of experience in high traffic customer service. Financial aid, student accounts, or payroll experience preferred.


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.