Financial Aid Counselor

July 31, 2017
SJC Brooklyn
Financial Aid

St. Joseph’s College seeks a full time Financial Aid Counselor for the Office of Financial Aid at its Brooklyn campus. Under the supervision of the Director and Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor will provide excellent customer service and assistance to a diverse population of students, staff and faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing financial aid applications, performing verification and awarding financial aid packages.


  • Counseling students and their families about financial aid options
  • Awarding students
  • Maintaining student files and completing verification
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Representing the Office of Financial Aid at various recruitment events
  • Conducting presentations at on and off campus events
  • Assisting the Director and Assistant Director with special projects as assigned
  • Other various duties as assigned by the Director and Associate Director


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • One to two years of related experience preferred
  • Strong analytical , organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Additional Information:

The position is a full time, Monday through Friday position; however some evening and/or weekend hours are required during peak processing times or for recruitment/outreach events.  Periodic travel for professional development and training will also be necessary. This position will require occasional travel to the Long Island campus when needed.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Vanessa Barrios (, Associate Director of Financial Aid, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.  St. Joseph’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/D/V