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Advisor II, Veterans Benefits, Financial Aid Services

Posted: 08/29/2021

Advisor II, Veterans Benefits, Financial Aid Services Top Message Join our SCF Financial Aid Team! SCF offers many benefits to our employees from obtaining tuition scholarship for employees and eligible dependents, paid Life Insurance, matching Florida Retirement System (FRS) contribution, complimentary access to Wellness activities, paid sick and vacation time, access for eligible dependents to our on-campus Collegiate School and many more! Visit our for benefit details. Job Summary: The Advisor, Veterans Benefits certifies students for U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) educational benefits; assures compliance with federal, state and college directives in relation to veteran/dependent educational benefits, acts as liaison with Veterans Administration, and co-chairs the College’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Team. In collaboration with Student Development Advisor monitors veteran student enrollment to ensure class registration is appropriate to a veteran’s declared degree program. Provides proactive financial aid outreach, and recruitment programs, and assists with verification, documentation, and awarding of aid for selected applicants. Job Description The following listing of essential job duties indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job. This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job. Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties: 1. Utilizes in-person, written and web-based resources to provide information and guidance to potential students, current students and the college community in the areas of the veterans' educational benefits and eligibility, educational objectives and degree/vocational opportunities. 2. Assists students in applying for a wide variety of DVA programs. 3. Prepares and reviews appropriate documentation necessary for certification of student's veterans' education entitlements to DVA benefits. Interprets and applies federal and state regulations to all aspects of veteran student aid. 4. Serves as a liaison and resource for veterans affairs with faculty and academic administration, educational records, academic student development advisors, and administrative personnel; provides assistance in resolving problems in relation to veteran student issues. 5. Reviews and monitors academic evaluations, enrollment, and student requirements to ensure compliance with DVA regulations and CSM policies. Monitors veteran students' academic progress, course enrollment, and other reporting requirements. 6. Acts as a liaison between DVA Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist and disabled veterans; controls the issuance of forms used to cover educational costs. 7. Ensures the College is in compliance with state and federal agencies by maintaining a current knowledge base of veterans' affairs policies and procedures. Prepares and submits reports 8. Communicates with the appropriate state and federal agencies to resolve issues as identified. 9. Coordinates the process for clearing students in overpayment status with DVA. 10. Designs and conducts financial aid literacy workshops; informing students on the availability of educational funding, the process by which to apply for and maintain financial aid, and advises on how to operate within personal budgets. 11. Assists with on and off-campus and evening recruitment and outreach efforts by providing financial aid information at student orientations, Open House events, and/or community outreach programs. 12. Facilitates group discussions and workshops with specific student populations to ascertain effective outreach efforts. 13. Supervises campus Veterans Affairs Student Assistants. 14. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree required and three to five years experience working in a financial aid, student services, or Veterans Affairs office in a postsecondary institution; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications Leadership experience preferred. Special Instructions to Applicants All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college. This position is a career-level position and is eligible for veteran preference. If you qualify, please complete the Veteran Preference section of the application and attach a copy of your DD214. Pre-Employment Screenings Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks. Department Name: Financial Aid Office Campus: Bradenton Work Schedule: 12 month Work Hours From: Work Hours To: Total Hours Per Week: 37.5 Requested Start Date: ASAP Job Type: Benefits Eligible: Yes Hiring Range: $35,200 - $43,200 FLSA: Exempt Job Open Date: 08/20/2021 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled: No To apply, visit State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. 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