Financial Aid Scholarship Counselor, Student Affairs [R0128232]

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Financial Aid Scholarship Counselor, Student Affairs [R0128232] 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY 

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. 

For more information, visit us online at:  http://www.unlv.edu  

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY 

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 

PROFILE of the DEPARTMENT 

Enrollment & Student Services (ESS) is a dynamic, complex, and innovative department that exemplifies national best-practices in student enrollment-related activities from recruitment through commencement.  Simply stated: this department is the one responsible for the university's enrollment.  With that charge, ESS strives to exceed every expectation to maximize enrollment, because nearly every university-related department or service is directly dependent upon our success for either the actual student headcount or the resources derived from it. 

Within ESS, we utilize strategic and innovating programs, services, and solutions essential for to impact outreach, recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of UNLV students. We are committed to provide the highest-caliber of student service. ESS team members communicate and collaborate with respect, enthusiasm, and empathy for all our partners, while listening and building relationships that exceed expectations in every possible instance. 

Our Core Values include: 

Student-Centered: Begin everything we do with a core commitment to change the lives of students and their communities through higher education. 

Diversity & Inclusion: Value and respect people of all backgrounds and support a diverse campus community and student body. 

Integrity: Demonstrate ethical practice, compliance, and decision-making that builds trust with our constituents at all times. 

Growth: Seek and deploy innovative solutions and technology-driven approaches to improve programs, services, and infrastructure that continuously improves student access and success. 

ROLE of the POSITION 

The role of Financial Aid Scholarship Counselor will be a great fit for someone who enjoys outreach with students and internal constituents, but also has high attention to detail, strong Microsoft Office knowledge and can spend time working independently. The Scholarship counselor works closely with the UNLV Undergraduate Recruitment team, the UNLV Foundation, the UNLV Graduate College, various UNLV Departments, summer orientation programs, Clark County High Schools, the Cashiering and Student Accounts Office, the Nevada Treasurer's Office and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Additionally, the Scholarship Counselor works with external foundations and programs in applying funds provided as scholarships via checks and other means to student accounts. 

The Scholarship Counselor may do presentations or meet with students/families. This position also is responsible for timely processing of scholarship awards and ensuring various scholarship programs disburse according to donor specifications and institutional or Board of Regents policies. The duties of this position are highly visible to others on-campus and in the community. 

This position requires the incumbent to learn Federal Title IV regulations, scholarship administration rules related to a plethora of donor memorandums of understanding, the Millennium Scholarship Program, and other state scholarship/grant programs. 

This scholarship counselor will be required to determine, accurately monitor and interpret appropriate data. 

VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY 

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy , all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage .  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

This position requires a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-3 years professional customer service experience, including public speaking, standard and electronic presentations, working in a high-paced environment with attention to detail. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. Candidate must not be in overpayment or default status for any Federal Student Aid program or award. 

Required skills include liaison and committee participation skills; team building and leadership skills; conflict resolution and problem-solving skills; effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as public presentation skills. The successful candidate must possess the ability to recognize problems before they occur and find solutions and demonstrate high computer literacy and versatility.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Preferred skills include knowledge of federal, state and institutional regulations pertaining to student aid programs. 

SALARY RANGE 

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   

APPLICATION DETAILS 

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on January 17, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu . 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES 

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0128232" in the search box. 

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application. 

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT 

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online. 

EEO/AA STATEMENT 

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

TITLE IX STATEMENT 

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu , by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. 

Job Category 

Administrative Faculty 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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