Admissions and Fin Aid Officer

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Harvard University
Harvard Square, MA
Aug 18, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
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Employment Type
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59282BRAuto req ID:59282BRJob Code:S0156P FSS Financial Aid Officer II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Admissions and Financial Aid OfficerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), including ability to interact with diverse populations and make presentations to large groups.
- Demonstrated commitment to high level of customer service.
- Ability to work well under pressure, strong time management and organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, strong attention to detail, and ability to keep information confidential.
- Problem solving and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to foster and engage in meaningful collaboration, as well as share knowledge effectively.
- Proficiency with office productivity and collaboration tools; access to the Internet for remote work (e.g., application reading) needed. Familiarity with PowerFAIDS preferred.
Additional Information:
In order to be considered for this position, please demonstrate basic qualifications are met. Applicants MUST submit a cover letter in addition to their resume in order for their application to be reviewed.
This position has a 6-month orientation and review period.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
All Harvard employees must be fully vaccinated. Individuals may submit a request for exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions may be found at the University's COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage:

The Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Employment Office of Harvard College is committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. In order to recruit and admit a diverse class, as well as support students' equitable access to educational experiences, we strive toward Harvard University's goal of inclusive excellence. We affirm that a rich learning and working environment can only result from a diverse community where all are supported in being their authentic, true selves and empowered to contribute fully to our shared goals and achievements.
Department:College Admissions and Financial AidPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
- Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
Physical Requirements:
- Work will require sitting, near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time, lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion.
Working Conditions:
- Work is typically performed in an office setting, but may be hybrid, as directed by FAS.
- Travel and night/weekend work may be required.
This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).Position Description:
Financial Aid Responsibilities:
- Calculate financial aid awards for entering and returning students, reviewing submitted forms and taxes to summarize financial circumstances and evaluate financial need using federal and institutional guidelines and methodologies.
- Support a caseload of current students (typically 450), counseling families in-person, online, and virtually about financing options; review, prepare, and present requests for reconsideration to the Financial Aid Committee.
- Serve as a Financial Aid Officer of the Day, answering questions about financial aid via email and phone for current Harvard students and parents
- Participate in the formulation of financial aid policy and procedures.
- Assist with a variety of projects and program administration in support of the financial aid program.
Admissions Responsibilities:
- Provide information and advice about Harvard College and its admissions procedures through information sessions conducted both in-person and virtually. Travel may be undertaken independently or as joint travel with other institutions.
- Conduct interviews of prospective and current applicants.
- Read and evaluate admissions applications from assigned geographical regions. Apply discretion and independent judgment in deciding which qualified students should be presented to the committee for possible admission.
- Handle inquiries from prospective students, applicants, parents, secondary school administrators, and the general public in assigned geographical regions.
- Develop and nurture relationships with alumni/ae interviewers. Devise regional interview process procedure; guide alumni/ae on how to conduct successful applicant interviews.
- Answer and respond to inquiries and concerns of applicants and students both admitted and rejected from assigned geographical area.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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