Job Details

College of Southern Nevada
  • Position Number: 1619269
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Position Type: Financial Aid

Senior Specialist Student Financial Aid Counselor

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

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Job Description

The Senior Specialist - Financial Aid Counselorwill be responsible for performing verification on CPS selected and institutionally selected CSN students. They will be expected to work in conjunction with the Financial Aid management team, other Financial Aid Senior Specialists and Advisors to ensure compliance with federal regulations governing Title IV Aid. This individual will advise students and families regarding financial aid programs offered by the federal, state, and local agencies, provide information and interpretation of the rules, regulations, and application procedures for financial aid programs. They will also be responsible for providing guidance on verification, supplementary forms, additional documentation needed for special circumstances, included but not limited to SAP, loss of income, and dependency changes. This person will need to be an active contributor to discussions and recommends when appropriate to better meet the needs of the students and serves as direct supervisor for designated staff. They will provide training sessions on Title IV updates during quarterly staff training events and other campus forums as requested. The incumbent will also be required to complete research and keep informed on all legislation and other information pertaining to student aid issues. Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend any/all training sessions held in Financial Aid & Scholarships or other locations.
  • Conduct Financial Aid Presentations to current and prospective students and their parents.
  • Serve as liaison to academic advisors/counselors as designated.
  • Serve as committee member or representative on CSN task forces, work groups, or other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of related professional experience in a financial aid office or similar higher educational setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a financial aid office in a higher education setting.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven experience with a diverse/multicultural student body and workforce.
  • Knowledge of Title IV regulations governing Federal Financial Aid.
  • Proven track record in reviewing and processing Special Circumstance and Change of Dependency and COA increases.
  • Proven track record in reviewing and processing Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals.
  • Proven track record in resolving C-codes.
  • Proven track record in verification processing and QA best practices.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.
  • Experience packaging and/or repackaging student financial aid awards.
  • Experience working with student Cost of Attendance budgets.
  • Proven track record with Financial Aid outreach presentations and events.
  • NASFAA certifications.

Starting Salary Range

Administrative Faculty Grade C

$48,298 - $55,512


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references

Local Search

Out of Area/State Candidates will not be offered travel reimbursement.


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Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

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About Us
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

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