Mission Specialist I (Financial Aid for Service) at Presbyterian Church USA / Jobsxl

Mission Specialist I (Financial Aid for Service)
1. Evaluates applicants and applications in all programs assigned to Financial Aid for Service for eligibility determinations.

2. Advises, guides and educates applicants in all scholarship, grant, loan and loan assistance programs, through application, selection, award, and disbursement, including completion of loan instruments or grant agreements, and payment.

3. Assists with all aspects of grant and scholarship application processes, providing redundancy during peak processing periods.

4. Assists in the development of content and coordination with FAS staff and web services to update PCUSA web pages.

5. Supports communications, research, and relationship management, by developing information and permission for story leads, managing mailing lists, and supporting the production of correspondence, newsletters, and resource mailings.

6. Reviews and processes all student aid, debt assistance, and educational loan transactions in compliance with PMA policies, procedures, and guidelines.

7. As job responsibilities and time commitments allow, provide administrative support for other ministries within TFE.

Essential Position Requirements:

  • BA/BS, AA/AS (college or business school) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three to five years of administrative experience in educational lending, or financial aid or five years of administrative/secretarial experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have organizational and general office skills, including typing, telephone etiquette, filing, and records maintenance.
  • Must have competent computer skills for data entry tasks, generation of reports, and business correspondence.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively assist students in the financial aid process and program requirements.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively foster positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and other outside agencies and organizations.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred.
  • Critical thinking, flexibility, time management, networking
  • Oral and written communication
  • General knowledge of student aid administration, with emphasis on educational lending
  • General knowledge of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) constituencies and institutions service with particular emphasis on any or all of the following: preparation for ministry, the call process, and church planting.
  • Advanced PC skills with a high degree of proficiency in Access, Excel, and Word
  • Attention to detail, assertiveness, dependability, active listening, adaptability, time management, detail-oriented
  • Positive interaction with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Must be able to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Specialized knowledge/understanding of privacy issues and financial aid

With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 400 staff members in several national entities: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and Presbyterian Women.

Position Purpose:

Administrates grant and loan programs assigned to Financial Aid for Service. Responsible for all stages of the application process, guiding students and families to completion, evaluating applicants for eligibility, preparing applications for review by readers, and producing grant documentation. Works collaboratively with peers and provides administrative support to Associate and Coordinator.
We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:

Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.

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