Under the direction of the Director and Associate Directors of Financial Aid, provide administrative support to the overall operation of Barnard's Financial Aid program.
1. Advise students and their parents on federal, state and Barnard financial aid policies and procedures: communicate effectively with those calling or walking in with questions. Troubleshoot problems that students and parents are having and determine if they need to speak with an aid administrator; schedule all appointments. 2. Follow established procedures (state, federal and Barnard) to ensure consistency and confidentiality of information in the Financial Aid Office. 3. Assist in gathering data, writing and typing reports and disbursing funds to the Controller's Office through Colleague. Assist with the maintenance of the financial aid module of Colleague. 4. Receive and process Grant/Job/Loan Agreement forms and the Scholarship Questionnaires. 5. Work closely with the Bursar's Office in maintaining an Excel spreadsheet and record the receipt of outside scholarships in Colleague and PowerFAIDS. Follow up with students and organizations issuing the outside scholarships to resolve problems or other issues. 6. Responsible for data entry and reconciliation of the office credit card account. 7. Open and distribute mail; keep inventory of office supplies and order replacements; make rooms reservations as needed. 8. Other related duties as assigned.
- BA or BS (preferred) or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.