About Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.

Requisition Number: 2022-042
Posting Start Date: 2/11/2022
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

Senior Financial Aid Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Senior Financial Aid Specialist assists the financial aid staff with federal program maintenance, reconciliation and administration of FSA programs including the Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS and Institutional Scholarship programs.  This position also serves as liaison to the Business Office, Student Accounts and Accounts Payable departments. This position utilizes technology, focusing on aspects of reporting, internal policies and procedures, compliance with all regulations.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assists the financial aid team in meeting crucial deadlines, solves problems, and communicates updates and resolutions with internal and external teams.
  • Sends and receives files from the Department of Education's (ED) Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) system, CPS and NSLDS and the Maryland State (MHEC) Webgrants system.
  • Imports and exports files to/from the financial aid legacy system.
  • Troubleshoots and responds to issues reported by internal staff.
  • Assists with new award year set-up and year-end close out activities which involve running year-end reports and is responsible to research financial aid regulations and develop business solutions and as needed.
  • Document policy and procedures
  • Assists in software testing of new and existing functionality due to software upgrades and critical fixes.
  • Assists in accurately configuring and maintaining run controls for financial aid manual processes and batch automated jobs for the weekly production schedule; assists in identifying database issues and the implementation of a resolution.
  • Interacts with various members of campus including Admissions & Recruitment, Registrar’s Office, Student Business Services, and Information Technology Services.
  • Researches and develops new strategic approaches and solutions.
  • Provides project leadership and assists in writing specifications for needed software, fixes, and modifications.
  • Facilitates cross-departmental communication to ensure flow of data.
  • Collaborates with Financial Aid & Scholarships staff end users to identify needs and develops documentation for new and existing functionality.
  • Works closely with individuals within and outside the Financial Aid & Scholarships Offices to coordinate and improve reporting processes and provide timely customer service.  
  • Provide financial aid counseling for students and parents.
  • Coordinates and performs R2T4: Return of Title IV Funds Program
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in a closely related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, or related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft office: Word, Excel, One Note and Outlook are used on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience in Financial Aid in higher education. 
  • Experience with Banner ERP or similar ERP
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BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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