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Admissions Advisor (Inside)

Financial Aid Officer

Human Resource (HR) Administrator

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Admissions Advisor (Inside)

Position Summary


Under supervision, responsible for generating prospective students for enrollment in Cogswell’s
academic programs; using established leads, contacts students to obtain their approval to start the
enrollment process; responsible for all phases of the student admissions process from marketing the
program with students to qualifying them for enrollment in a Cogswell education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts telephone interviews to screen initial questions from potential student applicants and
    to set up campus interviews with them
  2. Conducts personal interviews to qualify candidates and to explain Cogswell’s academic
    programs and advises on what they need to do in order to meet Cogswell’s admissions
    requirements
  3. Uses all marketing and recruiting tools to get the Cogswell story in front of all prospects
  4. Effectively addresses students’ concerns to ensure that all prospects receive the full Cogswell
    story and are aware of their career opportunities
  5. Carefully assesses all prospective students to ensure that they have the student potential, traits,
    characteristics, and financial wherewithal to stay-the-course and remain enrolled until
    graduation
  6. Studies course prerequisites, degree equivalents and accreditation of schools and computes
    grade point averages to establish students’ qualifications for admission
  7. Maintains full knowledge of Cogswell’s curriculum so as to be able to fully explain all course
    offerings and to select a program which best fits each student’s needs and aspirations
  8. Completes the applicant qualification process to determine their eligibility for admission by
    reviewing relevant test scores; advises students on placement test scores and arranges for
    additional qualification procedures
  9. Completes the student application process by obtaining all relevant information and assisting
    the student (where required) to complete the application form
  10. Ensures that all required paperwork is completed with each enrolled student in respect to proof
    of education, test scores, transferable courses and other enrollment variables that may prohibit
    students’ enrollments
  11. Understands Cogswell’s financing sources to be able to convey basic program eligibility
    requirements in a manner that complies with Federal, State and other relevant laws and rules;
    refers students to financial aid department so that financial aid can be considered and available
    when needed
  12. Acts in a liaison capacity with other campus departments to ensure that the Admissions
    Department properly interacts with all areas affecting student enrollments
  13. Solicits referrals from prospective candidates to provide a positive flow of student applicants;
    diligently follows all leads in order to provide all relevant information to potential students and
    service them satisfactorily throughout the process
  14. Knows the importance of the student start rate goals for each term and uses effort, ingenuity
    and resourcefulness in meeting the Admissions Department’s student enrollment objectives
  15. Participates as a team member of the campuses Admissions Department by understanding team
    dynamics, rules and principles; works diligently and willingly towards the department’s goals
    and objectives
  16. Utilizes competent administrative skills by getting enrollment tasks done on time and within
    budget; maintains enrollment management records and completes all standard reports and
    adhoc reports, when needed, on time
  17. Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of the Admissions
    Department
  18. Commits the time, work effort and job skills to achieve the enrollment goals and objectives for
    each school term (semester)
  19. Handles related duties as assigned
  20. Adheres to laws and regulations governing student recruitment activities as set out by Federal,
    State and accrediting rules and laws as well as Cogswell College policies, procedures and
    practices

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:

Experience Sales experience helpful but not required.
Domain-specific knowledge Must be intelligent and must have persuasive skills and must understand and properly interpret human behavior. Must have quality voice and pronunciation skills to be able to speak well and be clearly understood. Must be a competent administrator and a self-starter and have the ability to work with little supervision.
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions

Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed Americans with Disability Specifications Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Qualified candidates only -
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Financial Aid Officer

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Reporting Relationship: Financial Aid Director
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary

Advises current and prospective students on financing options. Analyzes and awards financial aid packages, assuring compliance with federal and state requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze and evaluate the eligibility of undergraduate and graduate financial aid applicants, utilizing ISIR data, federal tax forms and other financial documents
  • Ensure new students have completed required entrance counseling
  • Conduct financial aid overview with prospective students
  • Check NSLDS for aggregate loan balances, possible overlapping loan or Pell pay periods
  • Ability to prepare and explain preliminary award letter to prospective, continuing students and their parents (when warranted)
  • Works closely with the admissions department in contacting prospective students needing financial aid assistance

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Experience Two to three years of experience working in the financial aid and/or business office function at a college, university or private post –secondary institution. Demonstrated experience working effectively with students and administration
Domain-specific knowledge Thorough knowledge of FERPA and federal, state, and institutional financial-aid program rules, regulations, and processes
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills. Develops and adheres to consistent structure for document labeling, filing, retention and retrieval, and actively promotes and supports the use of such structure across the organization. Has the ability to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner. Has the ability to work in collaboration with multiple teams, such as Admissions, Student Services, and Student Accounts.
Educational Requirements High School Graduate; Associates degree preferred. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in financial aid or related experience
Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


Interested candidates should complete the online application at: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12706472 and attach a resume. 


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Human Resource Administrator

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Reporting Relationship: Human Resource Manager
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary

Assists with planning, organization and coordination of the company’s human resource function.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain full employee records in the Human Resource Database system. Ensure data is accurate and timely
  • Maintain and safeguard all Human Resource files
  • Identifies, schedules and maintains employee compliance records & trainings
  • Support departmental managers with the recruiting process by posting adds and maintaining requisition and resume database
  • Support departmental managers with candidate reference checks
  • Prepare offer letters based on approved terms, send to prospective employees and coordinate signed acceptance
  • Deliver new hire orientation for the Human Resource Department
  • Be the first point of contact for all HR related queries
  • Coordinate closing with payroll department on all matters relating to wage and hours
  • Manage the company’s benefit enrollment process. Coordinate efforts of 3rd party providers
  • Prepare adjunct contracts and coordinate signatures
  • Assist in preparation of faculty contracts
  • Ensure company maintains current job descriptions for all titles
  • Monitors unemployment claims by reviewing claims; substantiating documentation
  • Prepare employee termination documentation, assist managers with terminations
  • Assist in preparation of HR procedures
  • Attend HR training sessions
  • Provide basic advice and guidance in employment matters
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Experience Prior HR administration experience a plus
Domain-specific knowledge Knowledge of HR rules and regulations a plus
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of employees. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree preferred
Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


Qualified candidates only -
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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.