Financial Aid Counselor
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Division of Finance is responsible for an array of centralized financial functions of the University. Our various departments are responsible for administrative services that support financial accounting and disbursement activities, research administration, external and internal investments, cash and debt management, risk management and student registration and financial aid. http://www.finance.upenn.edu/default.asp
The Financial Aid Counselor will join a large team of Financial Aid Professionals servicing both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. The office provides support student-centered initiatives, provide leadership and counseling and/or guidance to students, families, and the University community.
The position will actively serve students and their families through financial aid related services ranging from educating prospective students about the financial aid process, awarding various aid programs, and educating students about the importance of good financial management.
A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Relevant experience in a financial aid and student services environment; Financial aid counseling experience and knowledge of financial aid systems preferred; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies and procedures; Familiarity with automated financial aid systems; Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), Banner, ImageNow imaging system; Ability to work well with a diverse community and groups with different levels of technical ability; Multi-lingual skills are a plus; The ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with individuals at all organization levels on campus is critical, along with the ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.