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Scholarship Coordinator - UW - Platteville

  • September 18, 2018 11:22 AM
    Message # 6674963
    The Office of Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville invites applications for the position of Scholarship Coordinator. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

    To view the position description and apply online please visit: http://careers.uwplatt.edu/cw/en-us/job/494133/scholarship-coordinator

    The review of applications will begin in mid-October.

    Please contact John Cage with any questions.

    Position Summary:

    The Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator is responsible for stewardship and management activities involving all scholarships – Institutional, Private, Foundation, and select state-funded scholarships. This individual serves as a liaison between multiple stakeholder groups: the Financial Aid Office, the Foundation, the Academic Colleges, the Cashiers Office, Students and Families, and several scholarship committees; and, is responsible for continuous communication and collaboration between the stakeholder groups regarding all scholarships. This position develops communications and prepares scholarship reports, implements technology to support efficient scholarship processes, and collaborates within the financial aid office and with campus and external stakeholders to assist in creating a forward-thinking student services experience.



    ·         Works collaboratively with the offices of Financial Aid, the Foundation, the Academic Colleges, and several scholarship committees to select and distribute Foundation scholarships.

    ·         Works collaboratively with the offices of Financial Aid and Admission to select and distribute Institutional scholarships.

    ·         Works collaboratively with the Cashier’s Office and students/parents to document and disburse the receipt of externally awarded scholarships.

    ·         Manages the Peoplesoft awarding and disbursement process for approximately $4.9million in scholarship funds from all sources (internal/external) utilizing the financial aid and student financials modules.

    ·         Counsels students and families in person, via email, and via phone regarding all matters pertaining to scholarships from all sources, to include: institutional, foundational, external, and state.

    ·         Counsels students and families in person, via email, and via phone regarding all matters pertaining to financial aid, to include: verification, satisfactory academic progress, award processing, timelines, disbursement, and general eligibility requirements.

    ·         Participates in the verification of student financial aid files per federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

    ·         Participates in the proration and awarding of fall-only/spring-only graduates.

    ·         Conducts presentations, to include: financial literacy, scholarship, new student registration, and panel presentations as required.

    What You’ll Need to Succeed:

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ·         Bachelor’s degree 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 externally to students and parents, and internally to 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



    Preferred Qualifications:

    • ·         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; AcademicWorks or a similar product
    • ·         Knowledge of and skills in automated processing


    Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

    Department Information:


    Campus Information: 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.


     Application Deadline:

    Priority deadline: To ensure full consideration applications must be received by Monday, October 8, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


    How to Apply:

    The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

    • ·         Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
    • ·         A current resume
    • ·         Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

    For questions regarding this position, please contact:

                John Cage, Director of Financial Aid: cagej@uwplatt.edu


    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.


WASFAA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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