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Financial Aid Specialisrt - Temporary

Clerical and Administrative Support

Tallahassee, FL
ID: 2051-429



** Application Deadline - Open Until Filled **




Financial Aid Specialist




Administrative Services/Financial Aid


$30,643.00 - $33,560.20 annually; all salary calculations to start at the minimum salary


8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Monday ‑ Friday


Human Resources (850) 201-8510 or via email at 

MAJOR FUNCTION:  This a temporary grant funded position, providing responsible work in the distribution of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) funds. The Financial Aid Assistant is a member of the College’s Financial Aid Office.  The Financial Aid Assistant is primarily responsible for, but not limited to the following: Assists with reviewing and awarding eligible students to receive funds from the HEERF Grant. Ensures funds are delivered in a timely manner and meets with students regarding any question on the HEERF awards.  Assists in the development of all HEERF reporting of students awards. Assists with processing paperwork regarding the distribution of HEERF funds.  Assists students with basic financial aid counseling 

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  A Bachelor’s degree in a related area and experience in higher education or closely related area. Experience working in financial aid and/or Title IV program administration is preferred.      

KNOWLEDGE,  SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the Title IV programs and financial aid satisfactory progress for all Title IV recipients. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations as they relate to institutional compliance, processing and awarding Federal and State aid. Knowledge of Federal Pell grant disbursements and reconciliation procedures and U.S.D.E approved software Knowledge of awarding and monitoring clock hour programs. Knowledge of and skilled in use of PC, LAN mainframe access, EDExpress,  EDConnect, COD and Financier. Knowledge of and ability to use principles of correct grammar, spelling and vocabulary. Knowledge of basic principles of accounting. Knowledge of student record keeping principles. Knowledge of Financial Aid awarding procedures. Knowledge of work study procedures.  Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to organize work and coordinate assignments. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in requirements or assignments. Ability to work efficiently in a busy environment with many interruptions. Ability to meet inflexible deadlines. Ability to compose correspondence and draft documents for review. Ability to delegate duties and tasks effectively. Ability to communicate with the public, employees and students in a positive manner. Ability to show discretion and use good judgment in handling confidential matters. Ability to exhibit excellent human relation/customer service skills. Ability to understand job requirements and fill in for various positions in the office. Ability to use various systems to process Title IV financial aid. Ability to counsel students, in groups or individually, on current Title IV policies and procedures. Ability to understand and interpret complex data. Ability to refer students to the appropriate person to address their problem. Ability to compile and edit information for special reports.

Preference is given to veterans and spouses who are eligible under the Veterans' Preference Law. At time of application, submittal of Form DD214 is the minimum requirement for veterans' preference claim.  Note:  Please upload your DD214 as an attachment as part of your application at the time of submission

***TCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer ***

The selected candidate identified for this position will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting.

The College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.  Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer, Room 239 Administration Building, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 201-6074,  

All persons are encouraged to apply.

 If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.


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