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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Who We Are

For 150 years, the University of Michigan Law School has offered its students one of the world's finest legal educations in a setting of stunning physical beauty. The Law School's faculty (100+) is counted among the most elite, and its strength is fortified by more than 100 business and professional staff. Michigan Law boasts approximately 1000 students, and more than 23,000 alums, who are leaders in law, business, and public service in countries across the globe. Michigan Law is widely regarded as one of the nation's top 10 law schools.

At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

 

Responsibilities*

Under the direction of the Director of the Law School Financial Aid Office, provides support for administering financial aid for students and graduates.

·       Responds to student walk-in, email, and telephone requests

·       Counsels students on the application process for financial aid, loans, financial aid policies, budgeting, and repayment options

·       Produces merit scholarship and need-based aid letters, reviewing files in conjunction with the Director of Financial Aid

·       Processes all external and internal prize and scholarship checks

·       Administers the summer work-study program, tracking time and timesheets for approximately 60 students

·       Provides individual loan exit counseling to graduating students

·       Provides support for the Law School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program, including processing applications; counsels students and graduates regarding same.

·       Presents information to large and small groups of prospective and current students on financial aid and loan repayment options

·       Updates content on the web, as needed, and manages scholarship search engine

·       Coordinates with externship and study-abroad students on budget and financing; coordinates with host school or externship placement on financial matters

·       In coordination with the Admissions Office, recruits and counsels prospective students with respect to financing their legal education

·      Supports other staff members as needed

Required Qualifications*

- A Bachelor’s degree is required.

- A minimum of one year of experience in financial aid is required.

- Office experience stressing organization, attention to detail, and accuracy; experience with administering student financial aid;

- Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills;

- Excellent written and electronic communication skills;

- Excellent verbal and public speaking skills;

- Experience working with and counseling students;

- Strong computer skills, including experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and M-Pathways (financial aid module);

- Demonstrated skill in managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Qualifications*

- Financial aid experience at a professional school;

- Experience assisting students with aspects of budgeting and financial literacy;

- Financial aid experience working with federal loans and certifying private loans;

- Experience using PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.