Funding Advisor, Financial Aid

  • 175 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Nightingale College is contributing to the future of health care by preparing students for practice by combining current technology and core educational principles. The institution is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Nightingale College specializes only in nursing education. Its current CEO, Mikhail Shneyder, is also a registered nurse and is dedicated to making a positive impact on healthcare in Utah and its communities.

Nightingale College’s staff and faculty are dedicated to preparing future nurses who will elevate the quality of health care in the communities they serve. Staff and faculty are committed to connecting with each student on a personal level to facilitate learning.


Job Description

The Funding Advisor, Financial Aid is responsible for assisting new and current learners at Nightingale College in funding their outstanding gap balances not covered by Federal Student Aid (FSA). Under the direction of the Assistant Manager, Financial Aid, this person assists with ensuring learners find additional funding needed to meet tuition obligations. The incumbent works continually with the student body throughout their program with funding challenges that may occur. The Funding Advisor will be required to establish relationships with new private loan companies, search for scholarships, and write grant proposals.

The Funding Advisor, Financial Aid is responsible for the following:

·         Works with the Advisors, Financial Aid to assist enrolling learners with gap funding;

·         Assists Learner Accounts with any current learners that need additional funding;

·         Continually search for additional sources of outside funding for learners;

·         Establish grants that can be awarded from within the College, i.e. grant writing.

·         Keep up to date and increase knowledge of FSA regulations and accreditation requirements within the financial aid department;

·         Ability to preserve the integrity and confidentiality of information and to use sound judgment to make decisions and resolve problems diplomatically;

·         Attends meetings and conferences as necessary to maintain knowledge of existing and new financial aid regulations, policies, practices, and procedures;

·         Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully establish plans, manage and complete concurrent assignments in a deadline sensitive office;

·         Assists with a variety of tasks spanning the entire financial aid function;

·         Provides support to the Director in special projects and events;

·         Assists in special events such as New Student Orientation, Graduation, etc.

·         Attend meetings and conferences as necessary to enhance existing knowledge of financial aid policies, practices, and procedures;

·         Participates in faculty and college committee activities as needed;

·         Represents the College at community and campus events, in meetings with other college personnel, and during accreditation processes;

·         Promotes the College by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions;

·         Interacts positively with co-collaborators;

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


·         Possess the emotional intelligence, work ethic, accountability, and initiative to effectively perform the duties of the position;

·         Must show a willingness to develop and grow and model the values of the College;

·         Demonstrates knowledge, competence, and significant successful experience in financial aid;

·         Grant writing experience preferred;

·         High school degree required and two (2) years on-the-job experience, in financial aid or a related area; or

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study such as business administration, information technology, finance, accounting, communications, human resource management, etc. and one (1) year on-the-job experience in financial aid;

·         Ability to work well independently as well as within a team, on multiple projects, within an environment that can be fast-paced;

·         Must posess a strong attention to detail and accuracy;

·         Must have the ability to display data and data results for effective decision making;

·         Excellent customer services skills demonstrated verbally and through professional written communication;

·         Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar;

·         Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;

·         Excellent written and oral presentation skills;

·         Above average proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;

·         Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability;

·         Ability to quickly adapt and deploy unfamiliar technologies quickly and effectively;

·         Proficient knowledge of applicable compliance laws (FERPA, etc.) and industry best practices;

·         Ability to clearly and accurately communicate orally and in writing, complex and/or technical information within financial aid and audiences;

·         Ability to teach and develop others in similar or other central roles;

·         Strong time-management and organizational skills;

·         Ability to adapt to change in policy and procedures easily.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position in Salt Lake City, Utah, with an estimated 40 hours per week schedule. The hours can be flexible with supervisor approval but must include daytime hours at the College’s Operations Support Center (OSC). Some travel will be required to other College-related locations and for meetings or training purposes. The work is performed in two primary modes – at the OSC at a desk, using a computer, a telephone, and other means for work productivity and communication and from an approved home-office with similar means for work productivity and communication.


The preceding role description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by collaborators within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of collaborators assigned to this position.