University of Oregon Financial Aid Counselor in Eugene, Oregon

Financial Aid Counselor

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Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management

Department:Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$38,000 - $40,000 per year

Compensation Band:OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Application Review Begins

October 8, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Department Summary

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of Oregon is responsible for monitoring the amount of federal, state, institutional, foundation, and private funds the UO gives to undergraduate students each year. The Office of Financial Aid works to help keep the UO affordable to students who choose the UO.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director for Advising, the Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for a variety of student financial aid administrative functions. It is responsible for the administration and coordination of one or more of the department's programs, and counseling students and their families. In doing so, the incumbent exercises independent, professional judgment beyond prescribed policies and procedures, to carry out the University's mission and policy to recruit, enroll, and retain students. The decisions made by the incumbent commit this office to a specific course of action, carry fiduciary responsibility and accountability for managing the financial aid program expenditures and determine whether or not a student receives financial assistance to attend or continue attending the University. This position provides input to the office management team, that is then used in designing and implementing unit policy.

Counseling and computer-based duties require the incumbent to be on-site during public business hours: 8-5 Monday-Friday. Additional hours may be needed to accommodate fluctuating workload, office or university outreach, or for attendance at training, workshops, and conferences.

In order to access Federal Financial Aid systems, integral to the major functions of the position, the selected candidate cannot be in default for any Title IV Federal Loans.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree and one year's experience in student financial aid, student affairs, counseling, or related fields.

Professional Competencies

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Strong attention to detail.

• Experience and commitment to providing quality customer service.

• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree.

• Work experience in higher education and student financial aid.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:20 Sep 2018Pacific Daylight Time

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