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K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) Scholarship Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670003540 Student Financial Assistance
Job no: 509852
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Office / Clerical, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Office of Student Financial Assistance is hiring for a K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) Scholarship Coordinator to join their team! This is a mission-critical role within the Enrollment Management (EM) unit as it facilitates collaborative efforts across scholarship awarding colleges and departments. The Coordinator serves as the university’s key administrator for KSN providing day-to-day oversight and guiding the K-State Foundation sourced forms of student scholarships. For the 2019-20 academic year, the university provided more than $ 16.5 M in scholarships, leveraging KSN functionality. The university utilizes a Blackbaud scholarship management system known as Blackbaud Awards Management and branded as the K-State Scholarship Network (KSN). Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Serves as the Office of Student Financial Assistance’s in-house expert in the delivered functionality provided by KSN and provides leadership in facilitating enhanced integration between KSN and the K-State Student Information System (KSIS).
  • Develop efficiencies and closer integration between KSN and other university student systems such as the K-State Student Information System (KSIS) and the university’s Customer Relations Management system, TargetX.
  • Serves as the key liaison between the Office of Student Financial Assistance in providing support and assistance to scholarship administrators across the university’s colleges and departmental units, supporting the university’s enrollment management objectives.
  • Collaborates with scholarship awarding colleges/departments to establish academy-wide scholarship awarding timelines in sync with best practice Enrollment Management’s financial aid awarding schedules.
  • Counsel prospective as well as continuing students on scholarship opportunities afforded by the university.
  • Response (in-person, phone, or electronic communication) to inquiries regarding KSN navigation and availability by prospective and continuing students.

Why Join Us:

The staff members in the Office of Student Financial Assistance serve students and their families now and throughout their time at Kansas State University. To learn more about the Office of Student Financial Assistance visit: https://www.k-state.edu/sfa/

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick, and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in performing accounting tasks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience utilizing a third party, higher education student information system such as Banner, PeopleSoft, Powerfaids, etc.
  • Strong track record of collaboratively working across business units toward common, mission-critical outcomes.
  • Customer service experience requiring the ability to detail/explain complex regulatory/policy rules in an administrative/office setting.
  • 1-2 years providing training and/or presentations to small-medium size audiences.
  • Experience designing, testing, and creating business reports and/or experience extracting data utilizing query or crystal reports.
  • Exposure to a large post-secondary educational institution as an employee or student.
  • 1–2 years of robust understanding and application of federal, Title IV, student financial aid regulations.

Other Requirements:

  • Individuals may not be in default on a federal student loan and/or owe an overpayment on a federal student aid grant – to ensure that the individual may be issued access to various student aid databases by the U.S. Department of Education essential to completing tasks associated with this position.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Rate Range:

$18.75-$23.90 per hour ($39,000-$49,712 annually)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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