Financial Aid Specialist - Yakima, WA

Employer: Perry Technical Institute

Job Description:

This is a year-round position with full-time administrative appointment in the Financial Aid Department. This position will report to the Director of Financial Aid.

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Specialist is responsible for providing information and assistance to potential students regarding the financial aid application process and potential funding options.


Duties are performed in an office setting. Working effectively and collaboratively in a team environment is a must.

This is a non-exempt, full-time regular position. Hours may vary depending on the needs of the department. Overtime may be required.

WAGE RANGE: $17.00 - $18.00 per hour

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, prescription, 401(k) with profit share and matching, life and disability insurance, flexible spending plan, employee assistance plan, paid sick leave, vacation, 11 paid holidays, 4 day work weeks and more.


Associate’s Degree or Certificate of Completion from an Accredited Career School.

Experience with Microsoft Office programs.

Will on occasion be required to drive on behalf of Perry Technical Institute. Employee must possess a working vehicle, hold a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and produce proof of insurance.

Must be willing to consent to a drug test.


Bilingual (fluent in English & Spanish language).

Working knowledge of federal financial aid programs.

Experience with financial aid management systems, preferably PowerFAIDS.

Experience working in an academic setting.


Communicate effectively and interface with students and staff in a professional, approachable manner.

Provide, interpret and explain federal and state forms to potential student aid recipients including but not limited to Financial Aid packets, State Grant applications and additional Financial Aid forms.

Serve as primary to greet visitors and assist students with the electronic FAFSA/WASFA application/Master Promissory Notes/counseling sessions.

As permitted attend financial aid nights at local high schools to assist with financial aid applications (travel required).

Import Federal & State Financial Student Aid Reports; review all quality control rules related to importing of records.

Process match record updates from Jenzabar to PowerFAIDS system.

Serve as primary for Work study intake applications and new job postings.

To-Do List student outreach for assigned letter range (calls, emails, texts, post cards)

Coordinate correspondence to potential students regarding missing file information.

Review financial aid offers with students and counsel them on their financing options.

Award and disburse Washington State Opportunity Grant along with maintaining file eligibility requirements by following SBCTC guidelines.

Prepare WA State Opportunity Grant annual application/audits and submit quarterly grant reports as required by the State.

Award, disburse and manage certificate reimbursements, Careers That Work scholarship and all outside scholarships.

Serve as primary to monitor/respond to financial aid inbox and CADENCE texting platform

Coordinate Constitution Day annual activity as required by DOE

General clerical duties such as preparing mail, answering telephones, filing and keeping inventory on FA supply items.

Serve as back up to PTI’s website chat feature and respond to inquiries

Maintain the Financial Aid Specialist procedures in OneNote along with State Grants sections in PTI’s Policies & Procedures handbook.

Other duties as assigned.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $17-$18/hr

Posted on July 21, 2021

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