Financial Aid Specialist

Financial Aid Specialist


Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-735-5151

Job Location

Goldsboro, NC


$28,056 - $35,070


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, October 1, 2018
Closes: Monday, October 15, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, November 12, 2018

Expected Work Hours

40, full-time

Reports to

Brenda Mercer Burgess

Employment Type

12 months, full-time

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate degree is required.  At least one year of financial aid experience.  Candidate must possess strong written and interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and the ability to manage time, prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; possess a strong work ethic; the ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision; and the ability to maintain confidentiality of student records in compliance with the Federal Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Candidate must demonstrate good interpersonal skills to work with students, constituencies across the institution, including staff at all levels, faculty, and committees.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.  A National Career Readiness Certificate and bilingual are preferred.

Position Description

The Financial Aid Specialist will advise students regarding eligibility for all federal, state, internal and some external financial aid programs. Perform verification for eligibility and ensure accuracy of information for file completion and compliance prior to making an award offer to the student. Import Institutional Student Information Records (ISIR) and run Auto-packager process for awarding; notify office personnel of any Title IV eligibility (file completion, meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, enrolled in an eligible program, etc.). Manage an assigned caseload of student financial aid records, including verification, award administration, and notifying students of revised award offers and monitoring Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of each term. Assist with the maintenance of a federal or state program for compliance and reconciliation; serve on an internal committee to award scholarships. Package aid applicants with the correct amounts of federal and state program funding based on eligibility via Ellucian Colleague. Work with internal and external college constituents for internal and community based financial aid workshops, attend recruiting events and participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of financial aid regulations and processes.  Provide updates on program policy changes or new regulations as they occur. Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, state and institutional regulations and standards to ensure compliance. Perform other duties as assigned.

If selected for employment, the applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening.

INSTITUTION:  Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system.  Located in Goldsboro, NC, the college serves Wayne and adjoining counties.  Wayne Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  A Tobacco Free Campus as of August 1, 2009.

How to Apply

Submit an employment application and all supporting materials, including copies of certifications and post-secondary transcripts via ApplicantOne at  No paper applications will be accepted.  Applications will be screened and the most qualified applicants interviewed.  All applicants will be notified once the position has been filled.

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