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Financial Aid Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job No: 520438; 11/3/2022

Student Services Professional II
Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Salary Range: $4,476 - $6,365/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; some evening and weekend hours. Overnight stays if assigned to an off-campus conference/workshop; Temporary appointment expires on or before one-year from date of hire; may be extended; may become permanent; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Advisor provides counseling and advisement to students regarding all aspects of student financial aid programs and processes. Counseling takes place at both on and off-campus locations, during the normal weekdays, evenings, and weekends. The incumbent manages an applicant caseload, applies federal, state, CSU Chancellor’s Office Executive Orders, institutional policies and regulations to ensure compliance in all functions of the awarding financial aid; processes files and reports within the caseload; is responsible for the administration of designated Financial Aid related programs: TEACH Grant; Athletics; Cal Grant; Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Student Loans; Study Abroad, etc.; acts as a liaison with on and off-campus departments and/or agencies; maintains updated knowledge of responsible programs and in turn, updates office staff and provides information to be used in making appropriate recommendations for implementation and compliance; and will participate in professional development activities, attend meetings, university activities and training.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or job-related field. Two years of full-time professional experience in Financial Aid, one of the student services program areas, or in a related field. A Master’s degree in a job-related field may substitute for one year of professional experience. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities required, may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. The incumbent must possess literacy in using personal computers and various supporting software programs; strong counseling skills; current knowledge of federal and state Financial Aid policies and regulations; and sensitivity to students from diverse backgrounds. The incumbent must have the ability to read, interpret, and apply complex rules and regulations correctly and accurately; recognize, analyze and resolve complex eligibility cases; think independently; make professional judgments; use current California State University Los Angeles integrated computer system; multi-task effectively in a high paced environment on a daily basis, and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of CSU and California State University, Los Angeles policies and procedures.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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