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Information Systems Specialist, Financial Assistance Services

Company: Cameron University
Location: Lawton
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Job Description:

General Position DescriptionThe Information Systems Specialist is a services and support position that is responsible for maintaining the operational technical needs for the awarding, audit, reporting, and automation systems within the Office of Financial Assistance Services. The position also serves as technical liaison between the Office of Financial Assistance Services and Information Technology Services (ITS). This position reports to the Director of Financial Assistance Services.Job Duties of the Information Systems Specialist include but are not limited to:

  • Professionally and efficiently execute Cameron University s commitment to student success.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal, state and tribal regulations in addition to Financial Assistance Services procedures.
  • Performs annual financial aid year set-up.
  • Performs Ellucian job processing to include loading financial aid applications (FAFSAs) and corrections due to verification or other documentation, assigns tracking requirements and sends corrections via the EdConnect Software to the Central Processing System.
  • Manages the assignment of budgets, packaging and awarding of aid and printing tracking and award letters.
  • Disburses financial assistance to student accounts in compliance with federal, state, institutional, and endowment guidelines as needed.
  • Ensures accurate and timely student aid information to prospective and current students, families and members of the public is communicated and supported by technology.
  • Responsible for assessing regulations, evaluating the impact on enterprise resource system (Ellucian-Banner) configurations and working with IT and other staff members to implement and test system patches, regulatory releases, upgrades and new programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies.
  • Develops reports using SQL, COGNOS and/or institutional business intelligence software to assist with preparation of various federal, state and institutional required reports.
  • Advises the Director on existing and future automated processes needed to respond to the changing rules, regulations and procedures of the federal and state financial aid programs, and on significant matters supporting Financial Assistance Services on goals and operational initiatives.
  • Participates in staff development programming, campus functions and serves on University committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Required Knowledge Skills/Abilities
    • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of diverse populations.
    • Demonstrated understanding of educational practices within higher education as well as the regional university mission.
    • Demonstrated critical thinking, evaluation and creative problem solving skills.
    • Ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and effectively; both verbally and written.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective relations with campus and community stakeholders.Minimum Education/Experience
      • An earned bachelor s degree in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Accounting or related field.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically Microsoft Excel.
      • Minimum of two years responsible employment.
      • Demonstrated commitment to student success and excellent customer services skills.Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience working with diverse and varied student populations including low socioeconomic (SES), first generation, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
        • Two years of experience working with business intelligence processes, reports, and database software, or four years directly related experience with Oracle and Ellucian (Banner) systems in an institution of higher education in financial assistance.
        • Bilingual SpanishSalary Range: Commensurate (Budgeted at $28,000/annually).INSTITUTION: Cameron University (www. cameron. edu) is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at www. cameron. edu/ops.APPLYING: Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by March 24, 2019 are assured of receiving full consideration.EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disability

Keywords: Cameron University, Lawton , Information Systems Specialist, Financial Assistance Services, Other , Lawton, Oklahoma

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