Position title
Assistant Financial Aid Director

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1. Assist the Director of Financial Aid in the administration of a comprehensive Student
Financial Aid program in accordance with federal and state regulations.
2. Assist in the collection, processing, and the analysis of data from student applications in order
to determine student’s eligibility for financial aid.
3. Responsible for assisting students in the processing of financial aid applications, counseling
students concerning financial aid procedures, application deadlines, satisfactory academic
progress requirements, effects of enrollment changes, etc.
4. Responsible for running the Data Load Process, awarding all grants, scholarships and loans.
5. Responsible for verification of student financial aid data by reviewing submitted information
for completeness and accuracy according to financial aid regulations. Make corrections to
student data using Banner computer system and/or "FAA Access to CPS on the Web".
6. Responsible for reviewing student loan applications; looking up enrollment status, student loan
debt and verifying the completion of master promissory note and entrance counseling. Send
loan reduction and/or denial letters as necessary.
7. Responsible for running and completing the post withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds
8. Record and monitor all additional financial resources received by the students and verify
eligibility to assure awards do not exceed need.
9. Maintain proficiency and current knowledge on developments in student financial aid matters
through workshops and professional meetings.
10. Provide and receive information to and from financial aid offices of other institutions of high
education and Department of Education.
11. Advise students on financial assistance in cooperation with other offices or departments.
12. Organize and coordinate institutional scholarships to be reviewed by the OJC Scholarship
13. Provide information concerning the Work/Study Program to appropriate staff members.
14. Coordinate and attend all service area high school financial aid nights.
15. Responsible for scanning and indexing all records into the Banner Document Management
16. Assist in other Student Services functions as needed.
17. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute year-foryear for the degree
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse student populations with special emphasis on
first-generation, low-income, and students of color
• Customer service background/experience
• Ability to understand and follow a variety of rules and regulations
• Strong computer skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to multi-task and follow through
• Knowledge of Banner system
• Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College
and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.


SALARY: $40,000 - $45,000

For consideration, an applicant file must contain:
1. Cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Resume
3. Names and phone numbers of three professional references
4. Copy of unofficial transcripts

Please submit the application file to:
Kelsey Barbee
Director of Human Resources
Otero College
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
719 384-6824
or via email at kelsey.barbee@otero.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled 1st review of applications on July 28, 2023
Applicant must submit to and pass a background check

Job Location
1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO, 81050, USA
Job Type
Employment Type
$40,000-$45,000 Per year
Date posted
July 17, 2023
Valid through
July 28, 2023
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