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Administrative Assistant

Department: Office of Human Resources/Administration
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
The Administrative Assistant supports the mission of the Office of Human Resources by providing administrative support for day-to-day operations in the Office of Human Resources. The Administrative Assistant performs a variety of administrative tasks supporting the Director of Human Resources in areas including recruitment, HRIS maintenance, advertising, new hire orientations, student worker employment, and departmental purchases.

Additionally, the Administrative Assistant supports the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations/Treasurer through efficiently managing his time, providing information necessary for decision making, and monitoring and resolving issues and problems. This position requires a keen awareness of organizational realities and interpersonal skills to relate and communicate with all levels within the College.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

    Office Management

    • Checks, organizes, files, and distributes incoming mail
    • Meters outgoing mail and distributes interoffice mail to the appropriate campus location and offices, including certified mail
    • Organizes office supplies, maintains supply stock and places supply orders as needed
    • Fields questions via telephone, mail and email
    • Checks shared faxes and responds in a timely fashion
    • Makes copies, scans documents and files
    • Posts updates to Federal and State Labor Laws on compliance boards in all campus locations
    • Updates internal templates and designs HR office forms
    • Offers recommendations to improve office organization
    • Reconciles budget expenses and compares to approved budget allocations

    Applicant & Recruitment Management

    • Support the recruiting process including: scheduling interviews, background checks and degree verification
    • Sends the IT New Hire sheet via IT Footprints in a timely manner
    • Processes resumes and electronically files each applicant in a shared folder
    • Reviews employment applications and pre-employment questionnaires to ensure completion
    • Creates New Hire Packets for Staff, Student Workers, and Faculty
    • Compiles applicant information to build and update the Open Job Report
    • Sends Open Job Report twice weekly

    Employee Data Maintenance

    • Employee records are kept up-to-date by filing them in a timely manner
    • Responsible for entry, maintenance, and integrity of data in human resource information system (HRIS) system
    • Compliance with applicable state and federal guidelines
    • Retrieve files and/or information in files as directed. Assists with different audits as directed, helping to retrieve necessary documents
    • Prepares for the start and ending of each academic semester

    Miscellaneous

    • Meeting, greeting and assisting department visitors; answering phone calls
    • Perform various administrative duties that support the Office of Human Resources
    • Works with Department Heads, Student Financial Services, and Accounting to facilitate the New Hire process for Student Workers
    • Responsible for entry, maintenance and integrity of all student worker data in human resource information system (HRIS) system
    • Record and monitor vacation requests of the members of the Office of Human Resources
    • Accept, distribute, and record lost and found items
    • Researches, plans, supports and organizes HR-sponsored events
    • Participates in college wide programs
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Administrative Support to the SVP

    • Managing a complex calendar and using judgment in prioritizing meetings and committing the Senior Vice President’s time
    • Managing a list of contacts to reflect any organizational changes
    • Schedule and reserve room locations for meetings
    • Compile materials and request messenger and/or FedEx services
    • Handling travel arrangements and monthly AMEX reconciliation for the Senior Vice President
    • Process paperwork and work with Accounting to ensure all purchases are processed in a timely manner
    • Record and monitor Vacation requests of the Direct Reports to the Senior Vice President
    • Tracking progress of issues and projects assigned by the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations/Treasurer to final resolution
    • Developing correspondence for the Senior Vice President which may involve compiling reference materials and original writing
    • Keeping files of the Senior Vice President up to date and ensuring that information is easy to retrieve. This is for both electronic and paper files
    • Assisting in preparation of the Senior Vice President for Board of Directors meetings and Finance Sub Committee meetings
    • Managing and distributing recreational tickets to the College community through requests and contests
    • Acting as a back-up for executive office administrative staff if needed

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Minimum of three (3) years Administrative Assistant experience.
  • Multitasking skills with excellent organizational capabilities and superb attention to detail
  • Outstanding customer service skills and desire to assist others; approachable; ability to quickly establish rapport, making people feel comfortable and welcome
  • Excellent writing and editing skills

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Human Resources administrative experience and or experience supporting a senior level executive highly preferred
  • Familiarity with Human Resources processes and procedures a plus
  • Familiarity with HRIS software, ideal

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

Associate Admissions Counselor

Department: Admissions
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
The Associate Admissions Counselor assists the admissions team in recruiting new students, executing prospect management and application management, maintaining an organized office and counseling prospective students about enrollments procedure. In addition, works with and through the Assistant Director of Admissions in any and all areas deemed pertinent.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

    Territory Management

    • Utilizes the travel and event module of Slate
    • Utilizes the data stored in EPS to make recommendations for recruitment
    • Executes visits to high schools and colleges at regional and national fairs during days, evenings and weekends as directed by the senior staff
    • Conducts presentations in high school/college classes
    • Builds and maintains relationships with guidance counselors and fashion teachers
    • Records recruiting data
    • Calculates recruiting expenses
    • Make recommendations for articulation agreements
    • Prepares travel bag for conflict coverage
    • Oversees and/or prepares boxes to be sent to hotel/venue for college fairs

    Prospect and Applicant Management

    • Fields questions via telephone, mail and email and tele-counsels prospects and applicants
    • Fulfills prospect and applicant information requests
    • Interviews prospective applicants and submits written evaluations
    • Updates Database with all student and staff initiated contact information
    • Counsels prospective students
    • Calls applicants to follow up and keep up to date
    • Calls students who have been interviewed to follow up
    • Performs individual review of enrolled student files at beginning of each semester
    • Schedules individual appointments with prospective students
    • Makes applicant file decisions with the review of a senior staff member

    Prepares for Admissions On-Campus Events

    • Communicates on-campus events to prospective students via mail, email, phone and in person
    • Contacts vendors for on-campus events
    • Reserves rooms for on-campus events
    • Physically prepare the building for all Admissions events
    • Presents at on campus events
    • Tours prospective students and families
    • Sends thank you cards to event attendees

    Reports Data and Provides Analysis

    • Calculates weekly application statistics report
    • Reports weekly prospect and applicant communication progress to Assistant Director of Admissions
    • Prepares follow up reports for each type of on-campus event
    • Produces an annual report on territorial management and prospect and applicant outcomes

    Supports Assistants and Data Analyst as Needed

    • Answers main phone line
    • Covers the reception desk in the absence of Assistants
    • Prepares weekly labels and mailings
    • Checks with Student Accounts for enrollments and posts
    • Checks and organizes incoming mail
    • Meters outgoing mail and brings to mailbox
    • Inputs, verifies and logs data for all inquiries via telephone, mail and email
    • Processes and verifies applications: applying, accepting, enrolling, and canceling
    • Processes and verifies applicant letters
    • Assigns work to student ambassadors
    • Organizes office and publication stock room

    Miscellaneous

    • Attends conferences for professional development
    • Participates in all college wide programs
    • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Regular access to a motor vehicle required
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with higher education operations preferably in an admissions or other student services office.
  • Ability to multitask and well organized
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to trouble shoot
  • Good project management skills and independent working skills

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

Associate Director of Employer Management & Alumni Relations

Department: Experiential Education & Career Management
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management and in conjunction with the Recruiting Coordinator, the Associate Director of Employer Management & Alumni Relations functions as part of the Experiential Education & Career Management (EECM) team, whose primary responsibility is to increase the quantity and quality of job and internship leads for LIM College students and alumni, and to act as primary liaison between the Department and the fashion and related industries. The Associate Director of Employer Management & Alumni Relations will also work with Institutional Advancement in planning and facilitating events for both undergraduate and graduate alumni. S/he works with the Career Management team to ensure the department has an adequate amount of job leads appropriate for the different populations of students serviced. This person will work with the Career Advisors in cultivating employer relationships for both internships and full-time job opportunities. In addition, the Associate Director of Employer Management & Alumni Relations utilizes evaluations, outcomes measurement, recruitment statistics, and first destinations survey data to establish and maintain a consistent employer development strategy designed to increase job and internship opportunities for students.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Recruitment Coordinator and Career Advisors to generate internship, volunteer and employment opportunities for LIM College students, graduates and alumni.
  • Systematically communicate job and internship leads with Career Advisors and Educate EECM and College personnel on industry insights to provide employment/industry market updates including current hiring practices, interview styles, industry differences in recruiting practices and emerging technologies within the fashion and related industries.
  • Work with the Department staff to help ensure that employment goals are met.
  • Work as a member of the Department managing the placement of students and alumni.
  • Provide comprehensive reports on employer feedback to the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management. Cultivate long term working relationships with businesses, creating and leveraging opportunities for strategic alliances, collaborations and partnerships with employers in line with Strategic Planning initiatives and paying special attention to employers appropriate for graduate student populations.
  • Manage the Employer Cultivation Process by Career Advisor, academic program and targeted industry.
  • Manage Employer Training programs and employer related events including, but not limited to, LIM College Career Fairs, Lecture Series, Field Trip experiences, on-campus interviewing and other activities or events developed by the Department.
  • Work with Career Advisors to inform students of industry salaries by career path options and required skills, as well as experience to qualify for positions.
  • Effectively network with industry and trade associations, professional associations, and not-for-profit groups within the community surrounding our campuses.
  • Identify and secure student opportunities for global exposure and experience such as internships, job shadowing, mentoring, guest speakers on campus, etc. appropriate for each of our student populations, both undergraduate and graduate while differentiating between MBA students and MPS students.
  • Compile and maintain current and historical data on jobs, placement, employers and salaries for the department for both undergraduate and graduate populations.
  • Assess all new companies that wish to participate in the College experiential learning program, and continually re-evaluate existing industry partners to ensure quality of student experiences.
  • Evaluate existing Career Management short and long-term strategies and goals to ensure growth and effectiveness in securing post-graduate employment for LIM College Alumni.
  • Work in partnership with the Consultant for Career Management & Industry Relations to strengthen existing relationships with industry partners.
  • Partner with the Associate Director of Experiential Education to deliver a solid experiential learning experience.
  • Other duties as assigned or as required by the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management.

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong demonstrable Computer Skills especially in MS Office
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Best practice in Career Management and/or industry knowledge
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university career management, human resources, or business development setting

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Prior experience with web-based career resources (including social networking sites) and career services management software/technology desire
  • Fashion and related industry knowledge preferred

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

Experiential Education Assistant

Department: Experiential Education & Career Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
The Experiential Education Assistant is responsible for providing overall administrative support to the office of Experiential Education & Career Management, specifically in the area of experiential education programming, and, as needed, for the College in general. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing, preparing and processing a variety of administrative forms and reports; administering daily operations such as data entry, student inquiries, reporting, making photocopies, office correspondence, etc.; assisting with special projects; and performing other job-related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Providing overall administrative support to the Experiential Education & Career Management Staff that are responsible for Fashion Survey, Industry Exploration, Career Pathing, Field Trip, Senior Co-op, Volunteer Opportunities, and other areas of the College as needed.
  • Providing administrative support for the process of tracking graduate employment data and updating Symplicity CSM system alumni files.
  • Responsible for website content management to include and not be limited to: benchmarking & researching best practices, making recommendations for improvements and changes to reflect best practices, editing, updating & managing content.
  • Maintaining process for student and employer evaluation files through the Symplicity CSM system in conjunction with the Associate Director of Experiential Education.
  • Working in conjunction with Career Advisors under the direction of the Associate Director of Experiential Education in updating and maintaining program literature and materials in both digital and hardcopy mediums.
  • Inputting experiential education activity attendance into the Symplicity CSM system.
  • Researching and implementing best practices for social media account maintenance.
  • Assisting Experiential Education & Career Management staff with projects, as needed.
  • Participating in all college wide programs as assigned.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of administrative experience
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Good interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Solid analytical, creative and problem solving abilities
  • Project Management skills and well organized
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Social Media platform management and experience with Symplicity CSM system

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

 

Instructional Designer

Department: Academic Affairs
Job Type: Full-Time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technology, the Instructional Designer (ID) will work collaboratively with subject matter experts, faculty and other stakeholders to create and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences. The ID provides training and support services to students and faculty, and assists department chairs and faculty with ensuring academic excellence is achieved across face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses. Assures that distance learning courses meet the same integrity and rigorous standards that on-campus courses.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Assists in the conversion of traditional courses into distance learning modality
  • Applies instructional theories and models in the development, implementation and management of on-line course delivery
  • Experienced in designing measurable course objectives and assessments
  • Thorough understanding of educational pedagogy, grading rubrics, ADDIE model, and Quality Matters Rubrics
  • Plans and implements workshops, seminars, training, and other events for faculty, staff, and students
  • Creates and maintains tutorials on processes, tools, and technologies used in the creation and delivery of courses
  • Assures that each instructor’s online orientation and online course material content is kept up to date and is consistent with the LIM College identity
  • Reviews all courses in Blackboard against the checklist and standards to ensure alignment of all instructional materials prior to start of every semester
  • Assists faculty in maintaining and updating online course content based on feedback from students, faculty, department chairs, and other functional areas of the College
  • Provides Level 2 technical support for issues related to Blackboard
  • Demonstrates skills and experience in working with Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, and other multimedia development tools (e.g. Flash, Premiere Pro etc.) in creating interactive learning experiences
  • Participate in all college wide programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the director

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Instructional/Educational Technology, or related field and a combination of related training and experience
  • Proficiency with Blackboard or similar learning management system, such as Moodle or Canvas
  • Distance learning experience and a good understanding of technology in higher education is essential
  • Understanding of instructional design principles, tools for design, and delivery of online courses and programs
  • Demonstrated competence in developing courses in Blackboard or other learning management systems
  • Familiar with video conference technology and equipment
  • Ability to design and execute course development strategies within specific learning management systems platforms
  • Demonstrated experience using best practices in instructional design pedagogy
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the area of distance education required

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience at a higher education institution strongly preferred
  • Preference given to experience using Blackboard

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

 

Marketing Content Coordinator

Department: College Marketing
Job Type: Part-Time

General Description:
The Marketing Content Coordinator is responsible for the researching, writing, producing, gathering, organizing and editing of information for publication throughout various and evolving LIM College communication channels. This position keeps content up-to-date, relevant and of interest to target audiences, interactive, and aligned with the College's overall marketing and communication strategies; also works collaboratively with faculty, staff and students on developing compelling content including creating copy as well as directing, managing and editing photographic, graphic and video content. This positions works under the direction and supervision of the Director of College Marketing.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Develop/write marketing content that demonstrates a strong understanding of the College's brand, target audiences, and the College's message and communication standards.
  • Develop and maintain content for the College's website and intranet, keeping the site fresh and relevant.
  • Write recruitment emails that meet the needs of various prospective student audiences.
  • Partner with stakeholders responsible for their department’s/program’s content areas in the management and maintenance of their site content.
  • Organize, evaluate, and create appropriate and relevant content for the LIM website, social media, portal/intranet, advertising, and other digital and print communications.
  • Edit and proofread content written by others.
  • Develop regular and strategic audits of all LIM electronic content for timeliness and accuracy; initiate updates as needed.
  • Optimize content to improve online effectiveness in search rankings and traffic volume.
  • Bring consistency to how information is presented and help assure that key messages and graphic identity are consistent across platforms.
  • Responsible for monitoring production timelines to ensure all initiatives are accomplished within the appropriate parameters.
  • Assist in the coordination of online marketing strategies, including social media, email marketing and online marketing to align content with the College's overall marketing and communication strategies.
  • Work in close coordination with the Director of Communications as necessary, to help ensure key messages are consistent across the platforms and distributed accordingly.
  • Collaborate with the Web Application Developer and College Marketing Manager as needed, to help ensure content consistency and dissemination across multiple platforms.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, especially for online and e-communications.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in multichannel content development (website, social media, print)
  • Proof of exceptional writing and editing skills (samples required).
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; strong initiative; ability to think creatively and work under tight deadlines.

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in marketing, communication, English or journalism preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency with a variety of desktop publishing, and design software preferred.
  • Experience working with a content management system is preferred.

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

 

Staff Accountant

Department: Accounting
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
Performs the general day-to-day accounting of LIM College and the LIM Fashion Education Foundation. Responsible for the maintenance of the general ledger and real time accounting.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Performs monthly bank, merchant and investment reconciliations for all college accounts.
  • Reconciles, adjusts and maintains all balance sheet accounts including prepaid expenses, petty cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and deferred income accounts.
  • Compiles, enters and posts monthly adjusting journal entries to the general ledger.
  • Monitors and keeps track of capital expenditures, maintains the inventory system and prepares all depreciation and amortization schedules.
  • Assists in preparation of audit schedules and working closely with the external auditors to ensure completion of a timely audit.
  • Assists in implementing internal controls and making sure the college funds are properly handled.
  • Prepares ad hoc reports as needed for the SVP of Finance and Operations and the Accounting Manager.
  • Performing same duties for the LIM Fashion Education Foundation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP principles.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of at least one accounting application.
  • Two to three years of general accounting experience.

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid critical and analytical math skills and problem – solving abilities.
  • Good interpersonal and project management skills, well organized.
  • Exceptional Excel skills.
  • Proficient typing skills.
  • Able to work independently.

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

Student Financial Services Assistant

Department: Student Financial Services
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
The Student Financial Services Assistant plays an important role on the SFS team by processing inquiries and applications, maintaining an organized office, streamlining office operations and communicating with prospective and current students and parents. In addition, works with and through the Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Student Accounts in all areas deemed pertinent.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

Assumes responsibility for the effective performance of all assigned clerical functions as the SFS Assistant.

  • Coordinates all SFS office mailings (including Award letters, monthly bills, follow-ups, etc.).
  • Checks and distribute incoming mail.
  • Posts outgoing mail and drop off at mailbox.
  • Creates, monitors, and maintains all SFS student file folders and compile weekly statistics of student application statuses.
  • Monitors SFS e-mail inbox, replying as appropriate and forwarding as necessary.
  • Monitors SFS fax inboxes and distributing to SFS staff as necessary
  • Retrieves messages from SFS office voice mail and forward/follow-up as appropriate.
  • Types and assembles a variety of documents including memos, letters, and reports.
  • Assists in creating and updating SFS operations and procedures manual.
  • Coordinates and organizes materials for office and College events.
  • Coordinates with other College offices and staff in event planning.
  • Orders and organizes office supplies, maintains materials & supplies inventory.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Student Financial Services to supervise Work-Study students.

Assumes responsibility for maintaining effective business relations with customers and external contacts.

  • Fields questions via telephone, mail and email.
  • Calls students and parents to follow up on requested information.

Assumes responsibility for maintaining effective record keeping.

  • Works with Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Student Accounts to assist with data collection, analysis, and report generation.
  • Provides to the Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Student Accounts a monthly report on the number of visitors to the SFS office, their wait-time and transaction time.
  • Checks student status information in SONIS and performs data entry as necessary.

Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

  • Assists the Directors and Counseling staff with projects, as necessary.
  • Attends college wide programs.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Computer knowledge
  • One to Two years of office assistant experience
  • Proficient typing/data entry skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Solid analytical, creative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Project management skills and well organized

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • One to Two years of office assistant experience preferably in a customer service role and in an educational setting

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu

Student Financial Services Counselor (Financial Aid)

Student Financial Services Counselor (Financial Aid)
Job Type: Full-Time
Hours: 35 hours per week

General Description:
The Student Financial Services Counselor plays an important role on the LIM College SFS team, which is responsible for delivering seamless and exemplary financial services to students and parents. The Student Financial Services Counselor actively manages a caseload providing excellent customer service and counseling in guiding students and parents through all requirements and steps in the financial aid and payment process. Also provides a supporting role in promoting LIM College and external scholarship opportunities.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Counseling (in person, via phone, and e-mail) students and parents regarding all financing possibilities (scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study) and processing steps, payment options, and basic student account status.
  • Reviewing, determining and calculating all aid eligibility (including TAP), verifying, correcting (as necessary submit ISIR Corrections) and packaging students in caseload.
  • Completes all necessary follow-up on files. Troubleshoots problem and conflicting information and researches and follows through on solutions.
  • Responsible for originating Pell, ACG and Direct Loans for the students in caseload and others as necessary.
  • Working with the Director to continue developing and enhancing the SFS communications plan and operations timeline. Assisting in writing/editing various financial aid informational materials, flyers, letters and forms.
  • Assisting the Director and Assistant Director of Student Financial Services in planning and implementing systems to ensure students receive effective and timely financial aid communications and counseling.
  • Reviewing a variety of student status reports (i.e. enrollment status, class standing, academic standing, etc.) and makes adjustments to student’s aid, as necessary.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of student financial aid files.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant federal and state regulations governing financial aid.
  • Attending Professional Development Workshops/Training Sessions and sharing gained knowledge and information with the SFS team.
  • Conducting Student Financial Services information sessions.
  • Meets with prospective applicants and their parents at Open House Programs.
  • Participates in all college wide programs.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Candidates must possess strong analytical and computer skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • 1 - 3 years of prior professional work experience in financial aid or related area in higher education (i.e. Student Accounts)
  • Qualified candidates should demonstrate an ability to collaborate successfully with a diverse and challenging group of constituents and have a track record of exemplary customer service.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Solid analytical, creative, problem-solving abilities. Strong project management and organizational skills. Able to work well independently.

General Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior systems experience using PowerFaids is preferred, other relevant financial aid management software experience will be considered.

A comprehensive benefits package includes hospitalization, medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and a 401K plan.

For consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume or C.V. and the contact information of three professional references to:

Carolyn Higgins
Human Resources Coordinator
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5268
Fax: 212-750-3493
Email: hrcareers@limcollege.edu



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