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Job Details: Financial Aid Coordinator

Job Title:

Financial Aid Coordinator

Submitted on:



Commensurate with Experience

Application Deadline:

Open until filled

Start Date:

February 2020


  • Self-directed with effective organizational skills;
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions;
  • Strong computer literacy;
  • Ability to analyze data with assistance;
  • Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to read, speak and understand English well;
  • Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
  • Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible
  • Must be able to lift 30-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking. 


Required: Associate’s degree

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of two years of related experience. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish.



Responsible for assisting in the review of financial aid applications, scholarship programs, and campus-based federal grants. This position is responsible for first-contact with students and parents on a daily basis.


  • Assist students in preparation, processing, and corrections of FAFSA;
  • Advise students and parents regarding eligibility, program requirements, alternative resources;
  • Assist the director of payment of eligible financial aid to student accounts, ensuring accuracy and resolving discrepancies and errors in a timely manner;
  • Complete verification of selected students for accuracy within federal guidelines;
  • Manage the application of academic, athletic, and other outside scholarship programs ensuring accuracy and efficiency of awards;
  • Assist with the selection of campus-based award recipients for federal work study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant;
  • Assist with administering the official and unofficial withdrawal policy including the Return to Title IV process;
  • Assists with the satisfactory academic progress process, conduct semester meetings with committee and communicate results to students affected;
  • Verify and post private loans for students within applicable guidelines;
  • Represent the university at various community and/or high school meetings; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies;
  • Backup Administrative Assistant as needed;
  • Backup Director with reporting and other responsibilities;
  • Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time;
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director or Financial Aid or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Michael Harris, Title IX (sex), Office: SUB 10, Telephone: 580.349.1362;
  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities), Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins (race, color, national origin, age and veterans status), Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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OPSU Human Resources