Grant Program AdministratorWest Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia Invests Grant Program Administrator
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education are seeking applications for the position of West Virginia Invests Grant Program Administrator. This position will be responsible for the day- to- day coordination and administration of the West Virginia Invests Grant Program, also known as the free community college program.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Program Administrator is responsible for the identification of major program issues and resolutions. This position is responsible for awarding, disbursing and monitoring scholarship funds. The Program Administrator will coordinate distribution of program information and all legislative changes to interested parties; coordinate the processing and notification of West Virginia Invests Grant awards and denials; evaluate student eligibility for financial aid; review, evaluate and respond to West Virginia Invests Grant appeals and deferments. Develop, coordinate and manage all communications regarding state-level financial aid programs for the Division of Financial Aid.
Respond to general and specific state-level financial aid program inquiries from students, parents and counselors, as well as assist all financial aid staff in responding to general federal, private and institutional grant inquiries. Conduct training sessions for institutional financial aid staff, high school counselors and other interested parties regarding the West Virginia Invests Grant and other state level financial aid programs. Prepare, distribute and interpret financial aid reports for Commission and Council staff, the West Virginia Legislature, the West Virginia Department of Education and other interested parties. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to speak in public is required. Ability to prioritize, make decisions, and work independently. Familiarity with state and federal student financial aid processes and programs is strongly preferred. Understanding of research design and the ability to access, analyze and disseminate student financial aid data. Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
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