Job Description - Analyst, Financial Aid Technology
Description View created on 08/29/2014

Analyst, Financial Aid Technology

FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: 18
Job Title ID: 122500
Job Series/Job Family: Student Support & Success Series / Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Family

Reports To

Director, Student Assistance & Veterans

Job Purpose

To anticipate, analyze, develop and implement the financial aid management application system and databases in order to meet the needs of the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs office; to identify their scope, complexity and feasibility; to document and maintain all aspects of the financial aid management system to include the communication module and document imaging workflow.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Creates methods for meeting the needs of the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs offices and improving efficiency using technology.

  2. Researches and prepares reports and statistical analysis in support of the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs offices.

  3. Performs complex analytical and technical work in relation to various computer applications, databases, and systems.

  4. Conducts research and resolves problems in relation to processes, and monitors processes to determine areas for improvement.

  5. Provides training and technical support to department staff to enhance their knowledge of the databases and other appropriate software applications.

  6. Creates and maintains all aspects of the college-wide financial aid database management system including the communication management module.

  7. Responds to request for complex queries from the college database system, gathers, compiles and performs initial data analysis; develops systematic documentation of computer applications written for the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs offices.

  8. Researches and analyzes student data to support and justify the verification sampling for participation in the Quality Assurance Program with the Department of Education.

  9. Counsels the Director of Financial Aid on emerging technology challenges and opportunities with respect to the Datatel system and other system tools to support the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs functions.

  10. Manages the ongoing upgrades and testing of the financial aid management system within the College's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.
  11. Serves as a liaison to the College's Information Technology Department for all Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs software, networks, and systems.  Acts as a consultant to the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs staff and IT staff regarding implementation of new mandates and policies from the Department of Education.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Preferred

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Computer Skills

Required

Preferred

Physical Requirements

Work Experience

Required

Preferred

Education

Required

Preferred

Safety