Financial Aid Counselor

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

Bennington College, a pioneering liberal arts institution, invites applications for our Financial Aid Counselor role. Join a collaborative and highly engaged financial aid team responsible for stewarding over $30 million of assistance to students, helping them to achieve their goal of higher education. You will work collaboratively across multiple departments to assure the smooth operation and delivery of a cohesive, high-quality aid program for our student body.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality, student-centered customer service support through face-to-face, telephone and email/mail and represent the College with confidence and diplomacy.
  • Guide students through the application process and assist with the collection of required documentation
  • Originate, disburse, and reconcile student loans
  • Serve as first point of contact for the office; in person, on the phone and via email
  • Coordinate office calendars and appointments

Qualifications

Strong communication and organizational skills are essential. A minimum of two years experience in a fast paced office setting and proficiency with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite are necessary; prior experience in financial aid, lending or federal tax systems highly desired. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, experience with web and social media platforms, a lively sense of humor, and an affinity for Bennington College and its mission. Successful completion of a background check is required.