Scholarship Coordinator

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

Job No: 530387; 9/5/2023

Student Services Professional III
Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159/Monthly 

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general direction of the Financial Aid Director and the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the administrative processes of the University scholarship programs, departmental scholarship programs, outside scholarship programs delivered through the campus, and the coordination of student aid with both external and internal organizations. The incumbent is also responsible for compliance of federal and state rules and regulations; chancellor's Office executive orders, and Cal State LA policies; coordinates the awarding of on and off-campus scholarships, grants, stipend awards, and third party payments with financial aid; administering the Cal State LA scholarship program and all it entails including frequent interaction with the University Advancement Office regarding scholarship balances and criteria; the advertising and promoting of program to students; frequent contact with faculty who award scholarships; collecting and inputting of related applications to database, screening and distributing applications to appropriate departments and committees; inputting awards on the PeopleSoft systems; notification of the recipients, and the maintenance of both student applicant files and Cal State LA scholarship files; and maintains scholarship records for numerous scholarship programs administered by the office. This involves preparing monthly scholarship awarding updates to the University Advancement Office, communicating with donors, preparing reports such as the annual General Motors Scholarship report, quarterly reports, selecting and recommending students for various scholarship programs. The incumbent processes off-campus scholarship checks, state grant checks, and tribal checks. This function may require frequent interaction with the external organizations, the disbursement office, and may include the completion of reports and special donor requests. The incumbent is the University's primary contact person for National Service/AmeriCorps program which involves the processing of award vouchers; processes and signs off on "Coordination of Aid" stipends for the Associated Students body, and Athletics Grants-in-Aid; serves as the contact person for the Graduate Equity Fellowship, CSU Scholarship for Future Scholars, Trustees' Scholarship, Honor's College, and other Chancellor's Office-sponsored statewide scholarship programs, and is responsible for their administration. The incumbent assists with the development of new scholarships, and attends scholarship banquets and receptions and is responsible for the dissemination of scholarship information to students. This involves the writing and editing of brochures and booklets, and the advertising of scholarship availability updates via email blasts/communications, bulletin board posting, mailings, flyers, the Financial Aid webpage, and the campus newspaper. The incumbent provides scholarship information for campus publications such as the Cal State LA Catalog and the Eagle Guide. The incumbent also maintains a library of current scholarship directories and scholarship search websites. The incumbent provides scholarship and financial aid information at various informational workshops for students and parents.

Required Qualifications & ExperienceEquivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with preference in one of the behavioral sciences, social science, counseling, education, psychology, public or business or job-related field. The incumbent must have current knowledge of federal and state Financial Aid policies and regulations. The incumbent must have strong counseling skills. The incumbent must have the ability to read, interpret, and apply complex rules and regulations correctly and accurately; think independently and to make professional judgments; recognize, analyze, and resolve complex eligibility student cases and is sensitive to and responsible for the needs of the program requirements; use current Cal State L.A. integrated computer system; literacy in using personal computers and various supporting software programs; and to be sensitive to students from diverse backgrounds. 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. As a part of the interview process, a task will be included.  



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: Working knowledge of methods, procedures, practices and activities of the program management area. Knowledge, ability and initiative to apply the latest concepts, PeopleSoft, customer service based technology systems/and communications strategies. Ability to reason logically; collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate technical data; carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions; interpret and apply university policies, rules, and regulations regarding financial aid; and to compose and appropriately format correspondence and statistical data reports. Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication to students of and from diverse backgrounds. Apply self-initiative in resolving all matters related to scholarship and financial aid processing. 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2023 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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