Financial Aid Technician 1819-67 (Nevada County Campus)

Sierra College

ROCKLIN, CA

ID: 7057326
Posted: May 16, 2019

Job Description

Sierra College is seeking a Financial Aid Technician to serve our Nevada County Campus. The Nevada County Campus primarily serves students who reside in the Western Nevada County areas of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and its nearby smaller communities. The ideal candidate will join a campus staff who understand that they have a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of residents from these rural communities. As such, the ideal candidate will share the college’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. This includes understanding the socioeconomic challenges that students may face specific to living in this region.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under general supervision of an assigned manager, the Financial Aid Technician performs a variety of specialized and technical duties in support of financial aid programs and services; receives, reviews, and validates financial aid applications, performs needs analysis, and determines eligibility and awards in accordance with District policies and procedures and federal, state, and local requirements; and monitors and reconciles Federal Work Student program expenditures. The Financial Aid Technician is a technical level classification performing a wide range of program and administrative support duties for the Financial Aid program. Incumbents in this classification provide assistance to students in the completion of financial aid forms, reviewing of forms for accuracy, and processing forms upon completion.



 

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