FT Financial Aid Specialist

FT Financial Aid Specialist


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location


Main Campus - Smithfield, NC


$31,200.00 - $46,689.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Closes: Friday, July 1, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, May 16, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education Minimum:  Associate's degree in a business related field.
Experience Minimum:  One to three years experience working in a Financial Aid Office or in accounting.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Maintains the Financial Aid file room and performs clerical duties to assist with Financial Aid operations.  Performs and assists with the coordination and administration of federal and state grants and other financial aid programs ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and college regulations.


Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Knowledge & Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Greets students and visitors in the Student Success Center.   
  • Assist with student completion of FAFSA, collect scholarship applications and verification documents.
  • Counsels students regarding available financial aid programs.
  • Conducts financial aid informational presentations at meetings, workshops, and events on and off campus.
  • Handles sensitive student information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Prepares outgoing mail and checks, sorts, and distributes all incoming mail.
  • Performs filing, computer data entry and other clerical support and maintenance on all student aid files.
  • Assist with the registration process including day and evening hours.
  • Assists with the disbursement of the financial aid, performing a variety of administrative work to ensure proper accounting and record maintenance.
  • Assists the Director and Assistant Director with the preparation of various reports as needed.
  • Performs a variety of duties within the Student Success Center for all Financial Aid functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Additional Information:

Additional Information
Language Skills                                             

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.   
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                  

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.   
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                                                     

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions furnished in written oral, or diagram form.   
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills                                            
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Physical Demands 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

How to Apply

Please apply directly through our website:  https://www.johnstoncc.edu/employment/index.aspx

Job Post Contact

Human Resources