Financial Aid Counselor- 30 hours per week- Full time benefits

Normal Work Hours: 30 hours per week (Mon. - Fri.); Full-time Benefits; Schedule will be confirmed with final candidates
Department: Office of Admission and Financial Aid                                                             
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Financial Aid
Others who assign work: Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 

About the position

Olin College of Engineering seeks employees who are passionate about working collaboratively within and outside of the Olin community to support the College’s mission and vision for the future.

At Olin, we are educating the next generation of engineering innovators and shifting the definition of engineering. Not only do our students ask, “Who are we designing this for, and what are their values?” They also ask questions about the impact of their work on society.

As Olin evolves under the leadership of our new president, Dr. Gilda Barabino, we seek to become a more diverse and aware community, a place where everyone is a learner and where everyone is an educator. Olin will become a place where experimentation—including making and learning from mistakes—will be embraced across the institution, not just in the classroom. Collaboration is key to Olin’s curriculum and culture, and we will work intentionally to reinforce the values and culture to which we aspire.

We are a community that thrives on being together; we value trust. The College supports teams to collaboratively decide how they can best do their work, display a commitment to the community, all while providing individuals with overall work-life-flexibility.

The Olin College Office of Admission and Financial Aid blends both traditional and innovative enrollment strategies to bring intelligent, adventurous, and entrepreneurial students to the college drawing approximately 25,000 inquiries and roughly 1,000 applications annually. We typically attract over 2500 visitors to campus per year with growing engagement in virtual programming. Olin recognizes the achievement inside and outside the classroom of every admitted student through the Olin Tuition Scholarship which covers half the annual tuition for eight semesters of study. In addition to the Olin Tuition Scholarship, Olin meets demonstrated need for eligible US citizens and permanent residents.

Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor will also interact and collaborate with Student Accounts, Student Affairs and Resources, the Registrar’s Office and other college constituencies. The Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for counseling prospective and current students and their families regarding the Federal and Institutional aid process. This position is also responsible for assisting the Director with verification, reviewing appeals, and processing federal grants and loans.

  • Counsel applicants, students, and their families about available sources of financial assistance, eligibility requirements, and application procedures.
  • Manage financial aid paperwork flow and communications with students, including maintenance of financial aid inbox and phone line.

  • Coordinate comprehensive Financial Wellness program for prospective and current students.  Programmatic content developed through professional best practice and collaborative work with college constituencies.

  • Develop, update, and maintain financial aid marketing materials and collaborate on yield opportunities.

  • Support Director of Financial Aid in eligibility review and financial aid packaging.   Additional Financial Aid portfolio responsibilities will be contingent upon experience.

  • May represent the Office of Admission and Financial Aid on College committees and projects.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid and Director of Financial Aid.

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 1-3 years in a student financial aid office in Higher Education
  • Strong technical skills, including Microsoft Office, CRMs, and student information systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Discretion and professional judgment
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Hardworking, flexible and adaptable
  • Capability to see the big picture and reprioritize their work accordingly
  • Ability to work unsupervised and take initiative on projects
  • Team-orientation and willingness to assist other staff when appropriate

Please complete this Interest in Position Form. Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • A current CV or resume.
  • An Olin-specific cover letter. Tell us why you are excited to join Olin and how your experience might contribute to Olin’s community. 

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment—including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.