Scholarship Coordinator and Financial Aid Associate

  • Full Time
  • Iowa City
  • $45,000 to commensurate USD / Year
  • Salary: $45,000 to commensurate

Website uiowa University of Iowa - Office of Financial Aid

Are you passionate about student success and financial aid operations? Are you looking for an opportunity to support student scholarship programs while also learning about many aspects of a financial aid operation? If you answered “Yes!”, the Scholarship Coordinator and Financial Aid Associate with the Office of Student Financial Aid position at the University of Iowa, may be the career move for you!  *This is a 100% effort position with full benefits.


WHAT YOU’LL DO: You will assist with coordinating the mid-year and annual scholarship reviews, including but not limited to managing scholarship correspondence, reviewing, and processing appeals, and tracking scholarship metrics. Additionally, you track overall number of appeals submitted, and review student persistence in enrollment based on appeal outcomes. In this role, you will assist with scholarship portal (Blackbaud) management, work with the University of Iowa Center for Advancement scholarships and Advantage Iowa awards, and provide support to various Professional Colleges, State of Iowa awards, and aid from external sources. You also will interact with parents and students regarding scholarship policies and procedures, types of scholarships available, and eligibility requirements.

Additionally, you will provide administrative support in updating the office Policy and Procedure Manual, and supports office Managers, Processors, and Advisors as needed with completing any required procedures or processes for students to receive their financial aid, and advising students and parents.

You will also have an opportunity to:

  • review and respond to scholarship renewal appeals for currently enrolled students and work collaboratively with Assistant Director and Senior Assistant Director of Scholarships for decisions.
  • serve as back-up for administering ad hoc scholarship programs (e.g., PTK, All Iowa/All-USA Academic Team Scholarships, National Recognition Programs, and National Merit) in collaboration with the Senior Assistant Director, Assistant Director, and Admissions staff.
  • counsel enrolled students/parents about scholarships and financial aid programs including application procedures and eligibility requirements for selection and renewal.
  • track scholarship metrics including number of scholarships renewed, lost, successfully appealed or denied, and number persisting after being granted a scholarship appeal and number persisting with no scholarship.
  • make intermediate-level independent decisions regarding operational, administrative and financial activities.


*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies expected, please e-mail the contact listed below or visit: Job Opportunities (Org 02 & 35) | Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost – The University of Iowa .


Education, Experience and Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Experience working in a higher education, post‐secondary academic setting or in another sector dealing with budgeting, counseling, and/or education, typically six months to one year.
  • Demonstrates a working proficiency in the following:
    • Communicating for effective relationships: communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail: necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
    • Data gathering and analysis: data gathering and analysis tools, techniques and processes; ability to use these to gather and analyze data for a specific or variety of needs and/or projects.
    • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of experience in a higher education, post-secondary academic setting
  • Demonstrates a Basic proficiency level in:
    • The knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Demonstrates a Working proficiency level in:
    • The knowledge of and the ability to develop and implement financial aid programs and policies to attract outstanding students and help them finance their course of study.
    • The knowledge of needs analysis and federal verification along with a basic understanding of Federal Methodology.

Click here to learn more about the Office of Student Financial Aid!

Application Requirements:

To be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

•         Resume

•         Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days (for P&S) and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal and credential background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.


Additional Details

*NOTE: This position is only able to hire within the advertised salary range (see below).  Reach out to the contact person to learn more about benefitscompensation practices, and career development opportunities.


For questions, contact Tracey Pritchard.


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