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Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service strives to bring excellence to the campus through a variety of backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce. The College offers competitive salaries and benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative community that is deeply passionate about our vision for funeral service higher education and public service. We an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.
New opportunities are posted throughout the year, so be sure to check back often.
Working at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service means being part of a dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding culture. Join us!
Below are our current open positions:
Financial Aid Representative/Instructor
Management reserves the right to change or otherwise modify the functions of this job in order to meet the needs of the company. Additional duties may also be assigned. Consideration will be given to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required to do this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manage and supervise all federal, state, private and institutional financial aid processed through the Financial Aid Offices at the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Monitor federal and state regulatory updates, training manuals, audits, institutional reports, professional aid literature, etc. (e.g., Federal Register, NASFAA and others as needed.)
Under general supervision plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives.
REPORTS TO: Academic Dean – Campus President
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial Aid Representative:
• Provide overall direction for interpretation and implementation of federal, state and institutional policies; and ensure that internal processing procedures are developed to meet regulatory guidelines and requirements.
• Update and prepare training materials and office procedures in accordance with regulatory changes.
• Timely completion and submission of all required federal and state applications and reports.
• Track student aid awards, and expenditures; direct the draw down and disbursement of federal, resources; report expenditures, reconcile annual fund balances, and direct refunds.
• Ensure exception-free financial aid audits and program reviews.
• Initiate controls to limit over-awards, over earnings, account adjustments, etc.; apply academic progress and certification criteria to disbursement and refund programs; utilize student records system to fully implement rules, forms, processes and reports.
• Provide key assistance with the attraction and retention of all students who rely on financial aid in order to access the Pierce College educational programs.
• Develop policies and strategies for utilizing aid resources that assist the institution in meeting its optimal enrollment and retention goals.
• Proactively assist the campus Admissions and the academic departments in their recruitment activities by providing financial aid award packages for the prospective students in a timely way; counsel current and prospective students and their families about the costs of attendance, program eligibility via needs analysis and diverse academic criteria.
• Ensure staff at the Pierce Colleges inform students and families about application procedures, award delivery time frames, payment plan options, long term debt management.
• Develop financial aid materials (e.g. brochures and web pages) that are readily understandable and inform and educate current and prospective students about financial aid opportunities, regulations, and processes.
• Assure exceptional customer service to all constituents, especially students, through prompt responses to all correspondence (e.g., letters, email, surveys, reports, budget forms) and telephone inquiries.
• Develops the syllabus for each course assigned based on GJCFS and Pierce Mortuary College criteria. The syllabus is to include learning objectives expressed in behavioral terms.
• Distributes the syllabus to the Academic Dean, the Campus President and to each student at the first scheduled class session.
• Teaches the depth and scope of class materials as outlined in the syllabus and catalog and relates the instruction to careers and employer expectations.
• Prepare and grade examinations based upon course objectives and published exam schedule and returns all assignments in a timely manner.
• Implements evaluation for outcomes assessment, and achieves established results while maintaining college standards of student satisfaction.
• Works creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
• Begin and end each class at the designated times, providing a full period of instruction.
• Provide tutorial assistance and academic advising to all students when needed.
• Leaves the classroom or laboratory clean, organized, and ready for the next user.
• Submits, at the designated time, final grades for all students on the class roster.
• Accurately maintains attendance records in accordance with the Attendance Policy, maintains a separate record of attendance and grades that is clearly labeled and posted electronically at the end of the term.
• Calls all students who are absent and submits written reports of pertinent information to the Academic Dean or Campus President in Campus Dean’s absence.
• Attends faculty meetings, in-service meetings, graduation and other college events as required by the College.
• Dresses professionally in accordance with faculty dress code.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 to 5 years progressive experience in Financial Aid or a related area, including supervisory responsibility preferred. Knowledge of federal and state regulatory guidelines and requirements, t, etc. Experience with need analysis, counseling and packaging financial aid. Ability to work under pressure to meet timelines and objectives, and deal effectively with a diverse student body. Graduate of an institution of funeral service education accredited by the American Board (ABFSE). Not required for General Education Instructors. Master’s degree preferred. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or the ability to earn a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university within five years of their initial appointment date. (Bachelor’s degree in Funeral Service is a plus). Must hold a current and valid state licenses as a funeral director and Embalmer. Not required for General Education Instructors. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a licensed funeral director and 2 years’ experience as an active embalmer is preferred. For General Education Instructors – a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Teaching experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff, and community from diverse backgrounds and commitment to a culturally diverse work environment.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.