Financial Aid Advisor - 501951 (req174) Richmond, Virginia

Financial Aid Advisor - 501951

The Financial Aid Office is currently accepting applications for a Financial Aid Advisor. This position is primarily responsible for need analysis reviews and awards for all aid applicants. The position provides financial aid program support and provides information regarding the programs and processes to all constituencies.

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  • Reviews aid applications and makes financial aid awards. All review of aid applications and creation of financial aid awards will comply with relevant internal and external guidelines, regulations,  and policies and be performed with the utmost accuracy and timeliness.  
  • Provides advice and explanations to students, parents, staff, and faculty with regard to the aid process and various financial aid policies and procedures. This information will be delivered in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Assists in the management of a number of primary financial aid programs to include the day to day implementation of these programs as well as keeping abreast of changes and making sure the University remains in compliance with external and internal regulations, policies, and procedures. Advisor will have a deep understanding of these programs, be able to implement programs, and perform all relevant accounting and reconciling functions necessary to maintain the success and validity of the programs. Advisor will also assist in administering a number of secondary programs to the extent of being able to perform these duties upon request and acting as back-up when needed. 
  • Assists in liaison duties to various divisions and departments of the University as well as outside agencies and organizations with whom the office maintains successful relationships. Advisor will build and maintain productive relationships with these groups to ensure compliance with all financial aid policies, procedures, and regulations.   
  • Actively participates in the development and administration of the policies and procedures necessary to manage Richmond’s financial aid programs. Also attends conferences and seminars as well as networks with other financial aid officers to expand knowledge in the field of financial aid.
  • Plans, develops, and presents financial aid programs to local high schools, organizations, and other targeted audiences of the University of Richmond. These presentations will be accurate, engaging, and informative. Participates in other community outreach activities such as panel discussions, training programs on financial aid, and FAFSA Days as necessary and required. 


  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Formal presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with individuals and groups to explain and resolve challenging and complex matters.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • An aptitude for numbers.
  • Superior abilities in programmatic management.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as mainframe financial aid system experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Banner preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years of relevant work experience required or proven ability to perform job.
  • Some financial aid experience preferred. 

Pay Grade 5
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

A cover letter and resume are required.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE