The entry level financial aid counselor position assists on the front line of the aid office to counsel students, parents and the general public about financial aid policies and procedures. They are empowered to make decisions and solve problems balancing the needs of the student with federal, state and institutional policies and regulations and provide input and advisement on processes, policies and regulations.
The counselor will help students achieve their educational goals by advising them on financial aid options and resources. They will support the mission of Salem State by creating a superior student experience; reducing barriers to success and support strategic priorities around equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University’s mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. It is one of the largest state universities in Massachusetts Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are central to the importance of our work.
Salem State works to foster a university-wide culture of inclusion, accountability, collaboration, and stewardship and was selected as a recipient of the 2017 INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for our commitment to diversity and inclusion across our campus.
Salem State strives to provide an experience where community members feel supported as they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. Salem State’s employee resource groups provide a forum for staff to share common interests, concerns and support one another with the goal of advancing a respectful and caring community (Asian, Black, Family & Caregivers, Latinx, LGBTQ and Women’s ERG).
(E) - Essential Function
Ability and willingness to work both in person and remotely as the university is currently engaged in a hybrid work environment model.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted