Financial Aid Advisor
Mamaroneck High School seeks an individual who is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue further education with as little financial burden and as much knowledge as possible. This person understands that access to college is an equity issue and that it is part of the Mamaroneck School District’s mission. This individual will work collaboratively with school counselors over four years to educate students and families about the college process and the financial options families can avail themselves of. This individual understands the financial aid process and has a deep knowledge of the opportunities to make college viable. This person will assist students in the transition to college in order to avoid summer slide and follow up with alumni to provide support during the college years.
LOCATION: Mamaroneck High School
HOURS: 16-20 hours per week (which may increase)
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: September 9, 2021
Provides resources, education and counseling about financial aid and college affordability in the college search and selection process. Ensures that students are knowledgeable about their choices and that they are set up to make educated decisions so they feel empowered. Facilitates all scholarship opportunities for MHS and district students. Work with counselors to ensure that students have access to a range of college programs that support persistence and college completion (ex. Opportunity Programs, QuestBridge applications). Help undocumented, DACA and Visa holders/international students understand the financial aid process and their options. Coordinate summer transition resources for graduating seniors, including “summer bridge” workshops.
Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work preferred Knowledge of the college process Knowledge of the financial aid process Spanish speaking preferred
DESIRED SKILLS: Financial Knowledge regarding: FAFSA CSS Profile TAP NYS Dream Act Excelsior Scholarship Form College Financial Verification Forms EOP/HEOP Financial Forms IRS Tax Transcript Requests Federal vs. private loans Current federal loan interest rates Origination fees Repayment plans and options Implications of aid for DACA, Visa holding and multi-household families
STRONG COMMUNICATION: Develop trust with families Organize speakers, financial aid presentations Write material for distribution to MHS community Maintain financial aid information on the department web page Work collaboratively with counseling staff Maintain strong relationships with donors Develop an alumni outreach program
COMPENSATION: Dependent upon prior experience
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: September 23, 2021