Financial Aid Counselor

first_imgOTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that management maydeem necessary from time to time.POSITION IN ORGANIZATION REPORTS TO: Director, Financial AidPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: Not applicableTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, AND PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education.GENERAL SUMMARYThe University’s financial aid counselor position is responsiblefor all aspects of the student financing process. The individualwill counsel students and their families on financial mattersrelating to the cost of attending the university; counsel onpayment options to include federal, state, private, veterans’education benefits, military tuition assistance, payment plans andinstitution aid. This position requires the individual to provide ahigh level of customer service by working closely with admissions,enrollment, financial aid, and finance groups to ensure thatprospective and continuing students/families have a complete andcomprehensive understanding of the institution, cost of attendingthe university and how to pay for their education.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required and 3-5years current experience working in a progressive financial aidoffice or similar offices.Attention to detail and organizational skills are a must.Openet, Powerfaids, NSLDS, and Datatel/Colleague experience aplus.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsrequired.Ability to successfully resolve student issues from request toresolution ensuring a positive student experience.Must be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities in afast-paced environment. Collaborates – Building partnerships and workingcollaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity whenfacing difficult situations.Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of othersthrough honesty, integrity, and authenticity.Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even undertough circumstances.Innovation – Creating new and better ways for the organizationto be successful.Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships anddelivering customer-centric solutions. Counsel students/families on available funding options inaccordance to their need’s assessmentsProvide a generic overview of financial aid programs availableto qualifying studentsProvide a thorough overview of financial aid and veterans’education benefits and military tuition assistance as necessary orrefer the student/family to the proper subject matter expertServe as a School Certifying Official for veterans’ educationbenefits, including completion of required trainingAdvise students/families on how to best locate informationnecessary to complete financial paperwork successfully and to meetany deadlinesGuide students/families through financial aid paperwork tocompletionCounsel students on all matters related to financing theireducation as it relates to enrollment, satisfactory academicprogress, leave of absences, etc., so that students maintain theiraidCommunicate with applicants/students/families via emails,and/or phoneDirect students/families to proper offices for information whenapplicableDemonstrate a thorough understanding of the university as itrelates to admissions, academic advising, registrar, financial aid,and enrollment so that students/families are directed to subjectmatter experts as appropriateOther duties as assignedlast_img read more

3 ways to schedule recovery time for credit union leaders

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: Details Montreal is one of my favorite cities, the art, architecture, friendly people, delicious food, and a great approach to life; Canadians and Aussies are similar in their sense of humor and ability to balance work and play.I recently spent a week in this magnificent city to attend Formula One, wander Old Montreal and enjoy incredible art galleries and eat at way too many delicious restaurants (no calories as I was on vacation… right)?To constantly perform at a high level requires energy, stamina and scheduled recovery. Scheduled recovery is an essential part of every leader’s year and often overlooked. The most successful credit union leaders plan vacation and down time, that means total disconnection from responsibilities, technology and email (not always possible, but often a goal).In Fortune Magazine I was reading Europeans think Americans are crazy because Europeans take off up to 6 weeks of vacation a year and US employees leave 429 million vacation days on the table every year! Interestingly 40% of executives think employees would be more productive if they took vacations. Yet among those same senior managers 72% said if offered unlimited vacation time they wouldn’t take it!Three strategies to help you schedule recovery are listed below for you to consider:Plan early – In the cold months of January each year my honey and I review calendars to plan a variety of trips during that year and might include cars, bikes, pool time or trips back to Australia to see family and friends. It’s a practice we have followed for many years to ensure the majority of vacations are scheduled to give us experiences to look forward to. Can you review your calendar and book time to enjoy something that you love to do with people you love being with?Create variety – schedule a variety of timeframes, locations and adventure and relaxation based on your needs and budgets. I’m not a stay-cation kinda girl – my office is in my home and I would just work the whole time, that doesn’t work for me however many people find these a great solution. Could you be a tourist in your own town to discover local gems? Ask your members for their recommendations. Consider visiting a new spot, driving instead of flying, build in adventure, art galleries visits or a walking tour of a city. With so many online tools to help plan your visit you can leverage community events, support local initiatives and also experience cities and towns in a completely new way.Can you and your family choose a new adventure in the next twelve months that everyone can help plan to enjoy a trip together?Go offline – this is the toughest ask for many of our clients (and me) but its not impossible! Can you create an out of office message that bounces back to manage email providing an alternative person at your Credit Union to help out while you are away? Can you stay off social media and avoid being sucked into the Facebook vortex and instead focus on creating memories with those you love (instead of looking at others lives).Get outside, hike a mountain, wander a national path, collect shells on a beach, fish on a lake; have you ever noticed how much better you feel, how much deeper you sleep and how much healthier you feel on vacation when you invest time to be active while you are relaxing.Recovery time is not negotiable for any leader who wants to excel daily. If you want to accelerate your leadership, be a productive contributor, serve your members with more energy, take time off. You will be more fun to work with, more focused and energized and you will create memories with people you care about, and isn’t that the reason many of us work?Pay attention to what matters. You, your health, and your loved ones all benefit from scheduled recovery, book yours today.last_img read more

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looking forward to playing with LeBron James, other new Lakers

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “I’m excited to play with him,” Caldwell-Pope said. “He’s also going to help the young guys out, including myself. It’s going to open the floor. A lot of people are going to get open shots. Lonzo can learn a lot from LeBron as far as seeing the floor and making better decisions.“I think it’s going to be good.” At first glance, and maybe at second or third glance, too, it would seem the Lakers have more playmakers than shooters surrounding James. Rondo is renowned as a superb playmaker, as is Ball. Neither is known for his perimeter shooting, though.Caldwell-Pope isn’t concerned about perceptions of an imbalance.“I feel like we have a lot of shooters,” he said. “Josh Hart shot almost 40 percent (from 3-point range last season), Kyle Kuzma almost shot 40, me at 38, Brandon Ingram was at 39. We have shooters. You want to add more? I’m fine with that. But we have enough, I think.”LAKERS DEFEAT 76ERSJosh Hart scored 24 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, to lead the Lakers to a 96-79 victory over Philadelphia. Svi Mykhailiuk added 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Moe Wagner scored 16 points and Nick King had 15 for the Lakers.Mykhailiuk also had nine rebounds.Zhaire Smith led the 76ers (0-2) with 16 points.The Lakers (1-0) led by as many as 23 points.“The focus the guys had was really off the charts,” Lakers coach Miles Simon said. “I think Josh found a good balance between scoring and passing tonight. He obviously hit some big shots for us. We want him to be a leader in this setting and tonight he set the tone.”Isaac Bonga made his Lakers debut and scored three points a little more than 24 hours after they completed a trade with the 76ers to get him. The 18-year-old from Germany had a few minutes of practice time with the Lakers before taking the floor, according to Simon.“What a great story,” Simon said. “At first, I just wanted Isaac to have fun. He’s 18 or 19 years old. He’s suiting up for the Lakers in front of 8,000 or 9,000 people. There was a calmness about him. You can tell he’s played pro basketball before.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img LAS VEGAS — One by one, they walked into the Thomas & Mack Center before the Lakers’ NBA Summer League opener Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Then they took their courtside seats to watch and cheer and to be cheered by a pro-Lakers crowd.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Rob Pelinka, the Lakers’ general manager, sat next to Coach Luke Walton. Next to them sat Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and JaVale McGee. LeBron James was conspicuous by his absence, having left for a European vacation earlier in the week.Caldwell-Pope smiled broadly when asked about the new-look Lakers. He re-signed with them Friday, accepting a new one-season, $12-million contract that will enable him to play alongside James, a four-time NBA MVP and a three-time league champion.The addition of James, who agreed last Sunday to a four-year, $153.3-million contract, changes everything for the Lakers. The additions of McGee, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson give the Lakers a different and a more unpredictable look for 2018-19 and beyond. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It is completely different, a lot of new faces,” Caldwell-Pope said. “We’ve got a lot of new vets, so I think that will be good. We’ve got LeBron, we’ve got Rajon Rondo, we’ve got JaVale McGee. He won two championships, so he knows what it takes. And Lance Stephenson.“We got great pieces. I commend Rob and Magic (Johnson) for going out and getting them.”Caldwell-Pope said he expects James to serve many roles with the Lakers beyond the obvious.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Carnival Cruises to lay off hundred of workers

first_imgCarnival Corp.  One of the world’s largest cruise companies says that it will be forced to layoff hundreds of workers due to the coronavirus.The line’s CEO Arnold Donald made the announcement Friday saying that cutbacks in the form of layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts will be made across the company.Some cruises are scheduled to resume in July, however, as the pause on the industry continues into it’s third month, Donald says these actions are necessary to maintain the corporation going forward.The corporation did not say how many positions it plans to retire, however, they did report that the majority of the jobs that would be affected in the US will be in Florida, Washington, and in California.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017)–The road to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8 will have its first graded stop on Saturday at Santa Anita, as Grade I winning Gormley and recent first-out maiden winner American Anthem head a group of seven newly turned 3-year-olds in the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes, to be contested at a flat mile. AMERICAN ANTHEM: Trained by Bob Baffert, he made a solid run from off the pace to take his 6 furlong debut by a neck on Dec. 3 at Del Mar, earning a Sham-best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 86. A Kentucky-bred colt by Bodemeister, he’ll most likely be forwardly placed in his first spin around two turns. Bred in Kentucky by Winstar Farm, LLC and owned by Winstar and China Horse Club, he’ll be ridden for the first time by “Big Money” Mike Smith. American Anthem–Mike Smith–119Term of Art–Joe Talamo–124Bird Is the Word–Gonzalo Ulloa–119Colonel Samsen–Flavien Prat–121Gormley–Victor Espinoza–124Big Hit–Santiago Gonzalez–119Blabimir–Mario Gutierrez–119First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit                 GORMLEY: A 4 ¼ length first-out maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 4 at Del Mar, this John Shirreffs-trained colt by Malibu Moon took Santa Anita’s Grade I, 1 1/16 miles FrontRunner Stakes by three lengths in gate to wire fashion on Oct. 1 at odds of 10-1. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, he bobbled at the start and suffered his first loss when well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5. Idle since, he’ll again get the services of Victor Espinoza, who’s been aboard for all three of his starts.center_img NEWLY TURNED 3-YEAR-OLDS TAKE FIRST GRADED STEP TOWARD $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY THE GRADE III SHAM STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 7 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PSTlast_img read more

Warriors waste chance against lowly Hawks, plus more takeaways from 104-79 loss

first_imgATLANTA — The Warriors entered Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with an ideal opportunity to earn a much-needed win. Instead, they didn’t give themselves a chance.The Warriors (4-18) lost to the Hawks, 104-79, Monday at State Farm Arena. Coming off a tightly contested game against the Orlando Magic that came down to the final shot, the Warriors also welcomed back center Kevon Looney against a Hawks (5-16) team that had previously lost 10 straight games. They believed they were showing …last_img read more

Roundtripping with DaVinci Resolve

first_imgIn the following video tutorials you’ll learn a color grading workflow to move your project from a video editing app to DaVinci Resolve…and back again.Denver Riddle over at has the lowdown on the best way to get your project in and out of DaVinci Resolve.  Although you can certainly bring in a flattened final video into Resolve for color correction and grading, it severely limits your ability to make future editing changes to the project.  Instead, Denver’s color grading workflow is a much better alternative, utilizing the ability of your video editing application and DaVinci Resolve to input/export XML files.Although some colorists ask for an XML file directly from their video editor clients, a much better solution would be to obtain a media managed project instead.  In the following Part I video, Denver demonstrates how to media manage projects in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Premiere.  Once you, the colorist, receives the media managed project you’ll need to prep it to be optimized in Resolve – delete unused clips and remove effects or filters that might cause potential conflicts.  Here’s how:Video 2 continues this color grading roundtrip workflow by demonstrating how to bring your video editing project in and out of DaVinci Resolve.  Once the project has been cleaned up in the video editing app, you’ll export it as an XML and bring it into Resolve.  Conform and grade your project in Resolve and then bring it back into your video editing app for finishing.  Denver’s DaVinci Resolve workflow provides both the colorist and editor the flexibility to modify the edit or the color grade throughout the post-production process.  This is a color grading workflow worth implementing!last_img read more

Mobile Financial Services and mHealth

first_imgPosted on February 1, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The mHealth Alliance and the World Economic Forum have a new publication out on relationships between mhealth and mobile financial services (MFS): “Amplifying the Impact: Examining the Intersection of Mobile Health and Mobile Finance.” The publication uses maternal health to illustrate some of the intersections of MFS and mhealth:Maternal health could greatly benefit from the use of mobile financial services. Along the continuum of the 14-month cycle of healthcare, there are key points where mobile financial access could address key issues in the patient, provider or service, and HR or administrative levels of support.With the MHTF newsletter on mhealth, a briefing in The Economist, and a host of other discussions, mhealth is becoming a hot topic for analysis. Be on the lookout here on the MHTF site for some more in-depth looks at mhealth in the future.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

St. Mary’s All-Age Celebrates 175 Years

first_img The quiet, farming community of Above Rocks in St Catherine, is home to the St. Mary’s All-Age School, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.The Roman Catholic institution was established by Father Joseph Dupont in 1842. The original structure, part of which is out of use, was erected in 1940, with additional buildings erected in 1988.Currently, the school has a population of 263 students, with a staff complement of 16 teachers.Residents of Above Rocks have a close affinity to the institution. Many generations of family members are proud to say they have walked the halls of St Mary’s All-Age and have returned to the school to work as teachers and other members of staff.Among them is Jacquelin Brown-Hope, who is the institution’s vice-principal.“What makes it special for me here is the fact that we are a family,” she tells JIS News.“It has been an integral part of me to ensure that I give back more than what I got as a student, and seeing the children excel and moving from one level to the other has been my greatest achievement,” she notes. The quiet, farming community of Above Rocks in St Catherine, is home to the St. Mary’s All-Age School, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Principal, Simone Gillespie, says the school has been doing well academically. She notes that the institution received a reading room from the Digicel Foundation, which has helped to improve literacy and numeracy levels. Principal, Simone Gillespie, says the school has been doing well academically. She notes that the institution received a reading room from the Digicel Foundation, which has helped to improve literacy and numeracy levels.The facility, which opened in April 2013, caters to students who are below grade level and those who are advanced.Ms. Gillespie notes that focus is placed on ensuring that students are well rounded as “we are mindful that it’s not just academics that make the students become good leaders in society”.“We think that because we have a rounded approach to how we teach and develop our children… they perform well academically,” she says.“That contributes to the academic performance – all those extracurricular activities – because if you are motivated and driven in other areas of life, it naturally spills over into your academics; so we try to take a holistic approach,” she adds.She informs that a programme was created to tackle behavioural problems among boys, which not only resulted in a dramatic improvement in behaviour, but also academics.“We know that… boys are not performing as well as girls right across the board. So here we have a unique approach. We have our Building Outstanding Students for Society (BOSS Club), where we target boys of a certain age to kind of give them mentorship. We have male teachers who mentor them, so that we can drive them towards academic success,” Ms. Gillespie notes.Other clubs and societies at the school include literacy (reading and spelling), mathematics, environmental, and school challenge.St. Mary’s All-age has also been doing well in sports, particularly table tennis. They were all island primary school champions between 2007 and 2014, placing third between 2016 and 2017.With the success of the table tennis team, a number of students were invited to the national junior team, including grade-six student, Shamoy Lamont.Shamoy recalls the joy of representing Jamaica at a regional table tennis competition.“It made me feel very happy because while I was playing, the (team) was encouraging me and I was encouraging them. I was happy and we all worked together and put in effort to make our country place second in the championship, because Dominican Republic beat us by six points,” Shamoy says.Activities to mark the school’s 175-year milestone includes a fun run on February 27; open day and concert on April 24; and a football match on June 17.center_img Residents of Above Rocks have a close affinity to the institution. Many generations of family members are proud to say they have walked the halls of St Mary’s All-Age and have returned to the school to work as teachers and other members of staff. Story Highlightslast_img read more

BC police investigate third deadly targeted shooting within days

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – A 24-year-old man is dead in what British Columbia police say is the third such targeted shooting within a week.Abbotsford police responded to a suspected shooting Thursday in a rural area of the city.Police say Alexander Blanarou of Surrey was found dead of gunshot wounds.The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case and the B.C. Coroners Service is helping to gather evidence.Two men were killed in separate shootings in Maple Ridge and North Vancouver on Dec. 22, including a man who police say was connected with past gang activity.Cpl. Frank Jang says police are looking for witnesses or any information on the latest shooting to come forward.last_img read more