Financial Aid Advisor

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Financial Aid Advisor.  The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid but also receives direction from the Associate Director of Financial Aid.

The Financial Aid Advisor will assist in the administration of federal, state and institutional student aid programs for a diverse population of undergraduate students.  The Financial Aid Advisor will provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding application procedures and eligibility requirements for student aid programs, and assist students and their families with the completion of application forms.

The Financial Aid Advisor will manage and maintain prospective and currently enrolled students’ financial aid files, including correspondence with students and families. Expectations for this position include providing a high level of customer service, maintaining detailed and accurate records, reconciling federal, state and institutional funds to ensure compliance with all regulations, among other responsibilities on the financial aid team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the awarding and distribution on financial aid that may involve heavy regulations. Attention to detail and understanding of financial aid process is required. This position works closely with student employees and some management may be required.

Significant experience in financial aid, knowledge of state and federal regulations, supervisory experience.  Required working knowledge of essential software programs or ability to learn new software quickly.  Must also have excellent interpersonal and project-management skills, be highly organized, pay attention to detail, and possess strong communication skills with a focus on customer service.  Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years of student financial aid experience.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


Posted 11/11/2019