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Student Services Specialist - Financial Aid

California Department of Education
Hammond Ranch, CA
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Established in 1957, College of the Siskiyous is one of 113 publicly funded California community colleges. Classes began September 10, 1959 with 67 students and only three campus buildings. Since that humble beginning, College of the Siskiyous (COS) has greatly expanded its programs, services, and facilities. COS is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Fire/Emergency Response Technology Program is approved as an accredited regional academy for the State Fire Marshal's Office. The Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Vocational Nursing and Registered Nursing Programs are accredited by their respective state agencies. COS is located at the base of majestic Mount Shasta (elevation 14,162 feet) in far northern California. Its 250-acre primary campus is centered in the historic lumber town of Weed, named after its founder Abner Weed, and is easily accessible from Interstate 5 and Highway 97. The primary campus offers numerous associate degree and certificate programs in the arts, athletics, humanities, sciences, mathematics as well as career and technical programs in business/computer science, EMS-Paramedic, Fire, and Welding, to name but a few. Students have access to academic counseling, academic assessment, library services and resources, career counseling, personal counseling, financial aid assistance, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Student Support Services (SSS), textbook sales and buy backs, and tutoring services. COS is also one of only eleven community colleges in California to offer students on-campus student housing. In addition to its primary campus, COS operates a smaller campus in Yreka, 30 miles north of Weed, which is the site of the Rural Health Sciences Institute (RHSI) and the Technology Training Center. In Yreka, a variety of transfer, general education, vocational, continuing education, distance education, and lifelong learning classes are available. Similar to the primary campus, the Yreka campus provides complete registration and advising services. Yreka Campus facilities also include a computer lab with full Internet access, general purpose classrooms, multiple classrooms with videoconferencing capabilities, the Law Enforcement Training Center with a firearms training simulator classroom, fully-equipped physical education room, and the Rural Health Scien

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Job Summary

College of the Siskiyous Student Services Specialist - Financial Aid Job# 202200081 Salary: $51,248.00 - $64,920.00 Annually FIRST REVIEW APRIL 5, 2024 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED Complete and application available online at: Under the direction of the Financial Aid Director, perform specialized and technical duties in support of financial aid programs and services; receive, analyze and validate financial aid applications, perform needs analysis, determine eligibility and package awards in accordance with District policies and federal, state and local requirements.

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Requirements / Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Associates Degree from an accredited institution OR • Two years' experience working with college students in an educational setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience with financial aid in higher Ed setting. • College-level coursework from an accredited college or university in business administration, finance, accounting or a related field. • Previous experience in an educational setting. • Knowledge of, and experience with Banner and federal and state electronic processing systems such as EdConnect, Web Grants, FSA Access.

Comments and Other Information

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation. College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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