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Financial Aid Assistant IV

Bellingham Technical College   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on July 2, 2024
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Bellingham Technical College invites applications for one full-time, regular classified position as Financial Aid Assistant IV for the Student Financial Resources office. Position is anticipated to begin about September 3, 2024. This position reports to the Associate Director of Student Financial Resources.

The Financial Aid Assistant IV serves as the primary point of contact for students and staff by providing direct customer service at the front desk during business hours; responds to inquiries regarding office policies and procedures in person, by phone and email; assists students with all aspects of applying for financial aid and maintaining eligibility; and may coordinate one or more financial aid or scholarship programs or operational processes. This position requires strong customer service skills, utilizes higher level technical skills while exercising independent judgment in applying financial aid regulations, and under general supervision, performs a variety of more complex clerical tasks.

Required minimum qualifications include High school graduation or equivalent AND minimum three years of applicable experience such as problem solving, managing projects and deadlines, strong computer skills, and customer service; OR Associates degree or higher AND minimum one year of applicable experience such as problem solving, managing projects and deadlines, strong computer skills, and customer service; OR Education and experience equivalent to one of the two requirements listed above.

Effective July 1, 2024, the salary is in accordance with the negotiated agreement with the Bellingham Education Support Team (BEST), Range 7, $4,067 per month ($23.37 per hour, $48,804 annual), with annual increments to $5,114 per month ($29.39 per hour, $61,368 annual) after five years of BTC experience in this position.

The regular work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may be scheduled during the 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. work day; schedule could vary, especially around quarter start and end and peak dates, and may require some overtime hours. The position will be expected to work onsite full-time.

Leave is subject to the BEST negotiated agreement which expires June 30, 2026.  This position receives 8 hours per month of sick leave and starts with 10.67 hours per month (16 days per year) of vacation leave, 24 hours of personal leave and 12 paid state/college holidays per calendar year. The vacation and personal leave are available after successful completion of a 180 worked day probationary period. Benefits also include a Washington State insurance package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability; a retirement benefits package, with choice between the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Plan 2 or 3, up to five days of bereavement leave, depending on relative, up to 5 days birth/adoption leave, military leave per RCW 38.40.060 and paid civil/jury duty. Additional optional benefits include ability to participate in a medical Flexible Spending plan, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending plan, or Health Savings Account; Dependent Care Assistance; auto and homeowners insurance discounts, employee only tuition waiver assistance; and two voluntary investment (not matched) programs - TIAA (403b) or the State Deferred Compensation (457) plan.

Bellingham Technical College is committed to recruiting dedicated employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a welcoming and supportive working environment for a diverse employee and student population with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

For more information apply now.   Closes 5 p.m. PST July 22, 2024.  AA/EOE