Financial Aid Counselor - Yakima, WA

Employer: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Job Description:
Description
Recruitment Period: 08/24/2022 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time
Salary Information: Annual Minimum Salary-$37,100-Annual Maximum Salary-$55,700  

Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degrees of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Master of Arts in Medical Science enrolling over 550 students annually with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit.

General Summary:
Assist in the administration of federal, state, and institutional student aid programs for a diverse population of students. The individual will provide financial aid counseling and processing services.

Essential Job Functions:
Serves as initial contact for inquiries and information request from applicants
Must be able to provide accurate and relevant information
Assists and conducts financial aid workshops and loan entrance and exit counseling
Disseminates policy and procedure information to students and staff
Advises students on financial aid options and financial planning
Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and
procedures to meet or exceed such standards
Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
Other duties as assigned 
Data Maintenance:
Maintains and reviews financial aid files for completeness
Process financial aid packages and performs verification as necessary
Will initiate follow-up of items requiring clarification
Processes and adjusts aid eligibility based on enrollment, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and professional judgment
decisions

Requirements
Education:
• Required: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization 

Experience:
• Three years of appropriate experience
• Experience in financial aid a plus 
• Familiarity with federal policies and procedures; able to document and implement policies and procedures
• Computer proficiency a must

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct workflow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; and ability to schedule activities and/or meetings.

To ensure full consideration submit:
• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three professional references

The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.

Contact Person: Rosa Solorzano
Phone: 509-452-5101
Email: HR@pnwu.edu
Location: Yakima, Washington
Application Method: Email HR@pnwu.edu
Base Pay: $37,100

Posted on January 06, 2023

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