Enrollment Services Specialist (Financial Aid Counselor)

Enrollment Services Specialist (Financial Aid Counselor)

  • Full Time
  • University Park, PA
  • $30,012 - $61,500 USD / Year
  • Salary: $$30,012 - $61,500
Job Description:

The Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking an Enrollment Services Specialist (Financial Aid Counselor) to provide consultative services to prospective and current students and their families, determine financial aid eligibility, and evaluate applications. The Financial Aid Counselor will oversee and manage undergraduate scholarships and the awarding of grants for all Scholars in the Honors College. The selected candidate will work with multiple units and departments within the Schreyer Honors College and across campus to provide support to students. This position will report to the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations in the Schreyer Honors College.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

Oversee undergraduate student scholarships and the awarding of grants in eSteward
Chair the Schreyer Honors College Scholarship Committee
Interact with students experiencing challenges and provide empathetic, emotional, educational, and cultural support
Determine the type and amount of financial aid to be awarded in accordance with established federal, state, and University standards and guidelines
Participate in the coordination of admissions and orientation programming for prospective and first-, second-, and third-year Scholars for:
Scholars Day
Accepted Student Programs (ASPs)
Schreyer Honors College Orientation (SHO TIME)
Penn State New Student Orientation (NSO)
Penn State Change of Campus (2+2 Program)
Participate in recruitment events and activities for the Schreyer Honors College
Compile and create reports of student aid awarding and statistics
Provide in-take services, respond to direct requests from individual applicants, parents, and counselors via phone and email
Assist in developing communication strategies for students regarding scholarship and student aid
Act as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, Penn State campuses, and University constituents
Collaborate with the Penn State Office of Student Aid, and other offices and programs across the University on awarding, trainings
The selected candidate is also a collaborative team player who is self-motivated, has high ethical and professional standards, and can interact effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and fostering and maintaining a safe environment of respect for all members of the communities we serve. We actively seek candidates who understand, embrace, and exemplify these principles in every way.


This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position:

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.


For full consideration, please submit:

A complete employment application
Cover letter

About the Schreyer Honors College:

The Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University promotes academic excellence with integrity, the building of a global perspective, and creation of opportunities for leadership and civic engagement and is widely and consistently recognized as one of the top undergraduate programs in the United States. With access to distinguished faculty, smaller honors class sizes, individualized support, and all the resources of a top-ranked research institution, the honors experience at Penn State is designed to position students for success. Its historic mission and vision lead it to be a multifaceted, holistic program that shapes its students to influence the world for the common good. Schreyer Scholars total nearly 2,000 students across the University. More than 15,000 Scholars have graduated with honors from Penn State since 1980.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

G (STFF)-$30,012 – $61,500


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Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Application Deadline:

until filled

Accept Electronic Resumes


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