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Funding Specialist I

Salt Lake City, UT | Full Time | Remote

Job Description

Position Summary

The Funding Specialist I supports retention and degree completion by assisting students to explore
alternative funding options. This role works closely with the Financial Aid Department to process additional funding to cover a student’s remaining gap balance. In addition, they provide financial resources regarding Scholarships and Private Lending options. The Funding Specialist is responsible for advising students regarding eligibility criteria and application procedures for all available federal, state scholarships as well as institutional financial assistance programs. Counsels’ fellow teams regarding status of gap balance funding and/or disbursement details. Reviews students’ documents and applications for accuracy and completeness in order to proceed with processing. Performs consistent and thorough audits of accounts to ensure funding matches the general ledger postings.

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the Gap Funding Team
  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations to processes. · Strong sense of resourcefulness.
  • Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes. · Solid working knowledge of customer service skills and a desire to work in this capacity.
  • Intermediate (proficient) use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook. Knowledge of and willingness to learn and work with technology, such as database management etc.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and graphs is an added bonus.
  • Entry Level Accounting (basic as described above) is required in order to be considered.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide customer service in a courteous, prompt and successful manner and handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1-2 Years Experience working in Accounting and/or Funding
  • 2 Years Experience working with Excel
  • Knowledge of Funding and basic accounting principles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a dedication to accuracy
  • Ability to analyze and manipulate large sets of data
  • Must be able to keep certain financial and employee information confidential
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Must work well independently, within a team, on multiple projects, and within a fast-paced environment

This position is required to attend new employee orientation in person in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 24th through October 27th All travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the organization.

Company Description

Our Mission (not just words on the wall, we live it, love it, and daily contribute to it).

At Nightingale College, our Innovative Education model helps transform rural health landscapes through our blended-distance learning platform. Every person involved with Nightingale College helps to change lives of our learners, our communities and ultimately the world by adding to the quality of healthcare. We are proud to have graduated over 1,000 nurses serving communities in need. We are serious about our outcomes and have a little bit of fun getting there.

The professional and personal development of our learners and our collaborators is our company’s foundation. Not only do we develop strategies that promote a positive work-life integration, but we also create an environment that invites you to become an expert in your field, be it through higher education or professional development. Put simply, we elevate employment, elevate health, and elevate education. We’re so happy that you’ve found us!

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters SALT LAKE CITY, UT
  • Size 100 - 200
  • Founded 2010
  • Type
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About nightingale college

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