Compliance Coordinator- Pittsburgh Region

Compliance Coordinator- Pittsburgh Region

  • Full Time
  • Pittsburgh region
  • Commensurate with experience  USD / Year
  • Salary: $Commensurate with experience 
Job Description:

Compliance Coordinator- Pittsburgh Region

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Job Description

PHEAA is a nonprofit student aid organization that holds a mission of providing affordable access to higher education.

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PHEAA is seeking a Compliance Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Region to join our team! This position conducts independent, comprehensive field reviews of student financial aid programs at private and public post-secondary educational institutions and is responsible for responding to compliance inquiries from schools and/or PHEAA staff.

Responsibilities include evaluating applications to determine program eligibility, and reviewing correspondence, policy and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state statutes, regulations, and sub-regulatory requirements. This position requires a high degree of professionalism to interact with Compliance Management and post-secondary education staff.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Compliance Management 

Conduct compliance review/testing of post-secondary school student files related to the analysis, processing of data and awarding of aid in the student financial aid programs administered by PHEAA.
Review school policies and procedures with regard to state financial aid program administration to determine if policies are in compliance with PHEAA requirements and to determine if the institution has adequate checks and balances in its administration of PHEAA administered programs.
Observe and appraise school operations and provide technical assistance and advice to institutions to develop revised policies or procedures for the administration and management of state aid programs.
Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with all levels of management within the educational institution to accurately evaluate program review data and resolve program review findings.
Prepare program review correspondence detailing and analyzing program review findings, audit exceptions, and other areas of concern identified during the course of the on-site program review. This includes identifying areas of noncompliance with PHEAA or federal regulations, citing the appropriate PHEAA regulations involved, providing required corrective measures for the institution to resolve the audit exceptions, and assessing the financial liabilities and payments required as a result of the program review.
Review and analyze correspondence received from educational institutions to determine if proper corrective action has been taken by the institution to resolve the audit exceptions; and prepare follow-up correspondence to the institution advising them of any further concerns or required actions.  This must include a final assessment of financial liability to the institution resulting from the program review.
Provide technical assistance to PHEAA staff in matters relating to program reviews or examinations in regard to PA State Grant and Special Programs regulations and requirements. Assistance is also provided in the interpretation of general information concerning an institution’s programs and program review findings.
Conduct comprehensive analysis, investigation, and research of statutes and regulations to determine if the institution’s procedures are appropriate when unusual or unique situations arise.
Collaborate with USDE auditors and related or affiliated federal agencies to provide expert, technical assistance regarding PHEAA procedures and regulations. This may include conducting joint program reviews with USDE officials at institutions.
Research escalated policy inquiries or issues from external customers and recommending a course of action.
Identify potential risk and non-compliance in Agency correspondences and processes. Providing recommendations and guidance to Agency leaders to facilitate necessary changes.

Project Coordination

Collaborate with PA State Grant and Special Programs staff to develop and review departmental procedures for the PHEAA-administered programs.
Represent department interests on agency-wide project teams.
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with or perform training at workshops or conferences related to the Program Review Process.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of post-secondary experience in financial aid administration, or the equivalent combination of experience, training, and knowledge.

Demonstrated advanced analysis and research skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to coordinate projects with moderate supervision.
Strong contractual/regulation interpretation skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Must be an independent self-starter.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial aid programs
Experience with institutional record-keeping and student accounts
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliverables.
Possess a valid driver’s license
This position will support a federal government contract. Applicants must be able to obtain Public Trust security clearance as required of federal government contractors to include a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment for public trust or sensitive positions. For this level of clearance, the federal government requires applicants to possess U.S. citizenship
Required Experience
Bachelor’s Degree

Job Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
State Grant & Special Programs
Position Type
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM



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Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of post-secondary experience in financial aid administration, or the equivalent combination of experience, training, and knowledge.

Application Deadline:

until filled

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