The Financial Aid Office at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a Scholarship Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month basis appointment with competitive pay and excellent fringe benefits.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution in a business related field or two years' related professional experience
- Strong interpersonal communication skills: the ability to actively listen, respond with empathy, and write various types of communication to students, parents, and/or campus stakeholders
- Proficiency in the use of personal computer and current software applications including, but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite
- Excellent customer-service skills
- Three years of experience in higher education student services
- Previous experience using Peoplesoft or a similar student information data management system
- Previous experience using third-party scholarship software
- Knowledge of and skills in automated processing
The Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator is responsible for stewardship and management activities involving all scholarships. This individual serves as a liaison between multiple stakeholder groups: Financial Aid, the Foundation, the Academic Colleges, and several scholarship committees; and is responsible for continuous communication and collaboration between the offices regarding scholarships. The coordinator works with the Development Officers to steward existing and new scholarships that are created by donors. This position develops communications, prepares and presents scholarship reports, implements technology to support efficient scholarship processes, maintains records of all scholarships, and collaborates within the financial aid office and with campus stakeholders to assist in creating a forward-thinking student services experience.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The Financial Aid Office at UW-Platteville assists students in financing their educational expenses through state, federal and institutional programs. When administering these programs, our dedicated staff works with all prospective and current students, families, and members of the campus community. We strive to embrace emerging technologies, uphold the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty and integrity, in order to support the overall mission of the university by seeking to enhance enrollment, increase retention and encourage the academic success of our students while still adhering to federal, state and institutional regulations.
To Ensure Consideration:
Priority deadline: To ensure full consideration applications must be received by Monday June 4, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville Careers portal. Complete applications must include:
- Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
- A current resume
- Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
Questions about this position may be addressed to:
John Cage, Director of Financial Aid, 608-342-6188