Financial Aid Officer Job Careers – Uganda Christian University

Job
Title:        
 Financial
Aid Officer
 

Organization: 
Uganda Christian University 

Duty Station: UCU
Main Campus, Mukono, Uganda

About US:

Uganda Christian
University (UCU) is an authentic Christian institution established by the
Church of Uganda in 1997 in response to a call for quality university education
with a Christian perspective. In 2004, UCU became the first private university
to be chartered or accredited by the government of Uganda. Located in Mukono,
less than an hour’s drive from the capital city Kampala, Uganda Christian
University is one of Uganda’s leading teaching and research universities.

Job Summary:   Approximately 10% of UCU students come with
official scholarships or sponsorships that are coordinated by the Office of
Financial Aid. The job holder will
assist the Financial Aid Office in communicating with students, donors, and
University offices (especially Accounts, Academics, and Faculties) and maintain
records.  The Financial Aid Officer will
be responsible for administration of student sponsorships through maintaining
data, meeting with students, and facilitating communication.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Financial Aid Officer will serve as the first point of contact
    for sponsor organizations.
  • Recommend students for registration and fees clearance during the
    semester based on donor interactions.
  • Maintain accurate records of donor commitments, payments, and
    student records.
  • Receive and process inquiries from students, and organizations with
    interest in obtaining or providing sponsorship.
  • Tactfully assist students who have no resources.
  • Implement University-based scholarships including Work Study,
    Theology, Staff Spouse and Child, and Sports scholarships.
  • Liaise with major donor organizations involved in sponsorships
    including providing reports, accountability, and generally improving
    relationships.
  • Create and maintain publications about scholarship programmes at UCU
    including brochures and website.
  • Serve as Secretariat for the University Scholarships Committee.
  • Coordinate with relevant offices such as Director of Finance,
    Academics, and Student Affairs, Honors College for students’ benefit.
  • Report to Regional Campuses on donations received and assure they
    are credited to regional campus accounts at UCU.
  • Respond to inquiries from sponsors about the status of their
    sponsored students.
  • Write MOUs between UCU and donor organizations to ease operations.
  • Counsel and advice students on financial aid.
  • Follow up with donors on their payments.
  • Seek new scholarship opportunities in partnership with offices
    responsible for University development.
  • Do all such other duties incidental to the advancement of Financial
    Aid in UCU.
  • Supervise staff in the section.
  • Any other official duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal applicant must have a Master’s degree in Business or a
    Management discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or a Management discipline
    from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • Exposure to working under pressure with strict adherence to
    deadlines.
  • Must be a committed and practicing Christian.
  • Knowledge and understanding of funding categories and types.
  • At least five years’ work experience performing similar tasks in a
    reputable organization.
  • Should have a broad knowledge and understanding of Funding
    Principles, with proven analytical, interpretative abilities and report
    writing skills
  • Knowledge and Experience of the ITS System and Financial Aid
    processes.
  • Strong effective interpersonal, communication and negotiation
    skills.
  • Must have budgetary skills and analysis capabilities.
  • Be client service oriented and have sound conflict management and
    time management skills.
  • Must have good computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of financial aid policies, rules and regulations.

How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below.

Click Here – > Select Position Title -> Apply

Deadline: Friday, 27th September 2019.

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