Posted: Mar 22, 2020

Financial Aid Specialist

Application Deadline: N/A

Raritan Valley Community College


Financial Aid Specialist


Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.


The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit


Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of Financial Aid Specialist.


Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the administration of Federal, State and Institutional Financial Aid Programs. Perform varied and involved administrative and computer data entry duties as well as advise students and parents in an accurate and customer friendly manner in the financial aid process, eligibility and procedures. This position will review and evaluate applications and make award adjustments on less complex issues. In addition the Financial Aid Specialist will be responsible for packaging awards, monitoring expenditures and reconciling data.


Primary responsibilities of this position are as follows:

Provide information to students and their families regarding financial aid programs.


Assist students with interpretation of financial aid status and eligibility for programs.


Reviews, verifies, and processes applications and supporting documents in accordance with established guidelines to determine financial aid eligibility in coordination with Associate Director.


Prepares financial aid packages, including grants and loan certification in coordination with Associate Director.


Perform data analysis to identify discrepancies in data and determines action for resolution.


Process financial aid letters and manage data files.


Import financial aid applications using ED Express.


Prepare and review reports including monitoring expenditures and reconciling data.


Serve on the Financial Aid SAP Committee


Serve as back up for maintaining the RVCC Financial Aid website and post notices and announcements.


Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the services provided by the Student Enrollment Center and other College departments in order to respond to inquiries appropriately and accurately.


Maintains ongoing knowledge of Federal, State, and College financial aid/ loan regulations.


Perform Financial Aid presentations on and off-campus.


Perform other related duties as assigned.


Requires weekly evening office hours and Saturday events as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience with ELM, NSLDS, NJHESAA E-Administrator, Banner software applications, ED Express required.
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent human relation skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.


Additional Information:

Physical Demands:

  • Requires sitting, standing, bending, kneeling and/or crouching, walking, and climbing.
  • Looking at and utilizing dual computer monitors
  • Occasionally move and lift up to 25 pounds


Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.


RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.


For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online

We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.


Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.