NCC Employment Opportunities
Financial Aid Advisor  
Adjunct Faculty  



Basic Function:            
Advise students, parents, faculty, staff, and other constituents on financial aid, and administer financial aid programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.



Required –  Bachelor’s degree.


Preferred –  Experience in higher educational setting or related business/financial field. 


Copies of all academic transcripts are required.  Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application.  Upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment, a complete set of original transcripts will be required.


Desired Qualities and Characteristics:

  1. Must deal courteously and tactfully with the public, both over the phone and face-to-face.
  2. Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and demonstrate attention to detail.
  3. Demonstrate ability to work under extremely busy conditions while maintaining accuracy and meticulous records.
  4. Demonstrate ability to work independently with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and have good problem solving skills.
  5. Demonstrate computer proficiency and skills in written and oral communications, proofreading, and spelling.
  6. Demonstrate ability to work effectively within a team environment.


Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  1. Assist students, parents, faculty, staff and other constituents with the financial aid process, the completion of appropriate forms, and use independent judgment to advise accordingly.
  2. Maintain familiarity of federal and state regulations and College policy and procedures in order to administer campus financial aid operations in accordance with same.
  3. Assist in the authorization of aid eligibility, recording, processing and disbursing of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs and ensure compliance.
  4. Conduct appropriate follow-up contact with students to resolve data discrepancies as required according to regulation and policy. 
  5. Verify student file information and make corrections with federal processor prior to awarding in accordance with regulations and College policy and procedure.
  6. Assist with the management process of daily office operations.
  7. Disseminate general financial aid information and forms.
  8. Manage all financial aid forms and documentation to ensure accuracy and maintain appropriate quantities.
  9. Assess the accuracy and understandability of publications, internet and literature to assure that adequate financial aid information is provided and distributed to students in compliance with federal requirements.  Make revisions and /or create the publications and literature to ensure that the information is maintained and up to date.

10.     Record, process, and maintain accurate records in the computer system(s).

11.     Balance and reconcile accounts for year-end reporting.

12.     Draw down electronic loan guarantees and EFT loan disbursements and according to federal timelines, send appropriate communication to notify students.

13.     Assist in administration of the financial aid probation/suspension policy to determine student probation/suspension status, notify students, and record appropriately.

14.     Manage work-study job descriptions and ensure that they are updated and accurately recorded.

15.     Coordinate the recording and reconciling of all sponsorships with the Business Office.

16.     Monitor and maintain information on scholarship recipients, the award amounts, and the continual eligibility of scholarship recipients.

17.     Assist in the preparing of various federal, state, and institutional financial aid reports in a timely and accurate manner.

18.     Coordinate Entrance and Exit Interview reporting requirements so completed in appropriate time, and mail Federal Exit Counseling requirements to applicable students within the federal deadline.

19.     Assist in the development and presentation of internal and external financial aid presentations.

20.     Coordinate and implement default reduction plan.

21.     Develop new ideas and initiatives to enhance and streamline office operations.

22.     Assist in the development of department goals.

23.     Serve on College committees as appropriate.

24.     Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Wage/Salary Range:  $28,000 to $31,000 annual salary


Application Closing Date:  Applications accepted until position is filled; review of applications to begin immediately.


Anticipated Employment Date:  February 2010






Northwest Iowa Community College is continually seeking adjunct faculty. Masters degree or equivalent required. To apply for adjunct Arts & Sciences faculty positions, submit the following to the Dean-Arts & Sciences Division, Northwest Iowa Community College, 603 West Park Street, Sheldon, IA 51201:

• Adjunct Job Application Form application
• Cover letter indicating which courses you are qualified to teach;
• Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable at this time. Upon receipt of a conditional officer of
  employment, you must provide a complete original transcript of credits.
); and

• References.

For more information on adjunct positions, contact Dr. Rhonda Pennings, Dean, at 1-712-324-5061, ext. 188, or e-mail



Download the NCC Application for Employment (Microsoft Word file) and the Employment Policy Statement & Equal Employment Opportunity Survey and e-mail completed application to or mail to Human Resources Office Northwest Iowa Community College 603 West Park Street Sheldon, IA 51201.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on the stated closing date.  If submitting by mail, allow sufficient time so that it is received by the closing date.Application screening and interviewing will not be done until after the closing date unless noted otherwise.

A Northwest Iowa Community College application form must be completed and submitted by the specified time. A resume may be included, but will not take the place of a fully completed application form. Do not state "See Resume" in place of completing the respective information requested on the application form. Please remember to sign your application. When indicated, copies of all academic transcripts must be included.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Applications will be reviewed by the appointed selection committee.  Only applicants with completed materials will be considered.  Appointments will be scheduled with those applicants selected for interviewing.  Interview travel costs are at the applicant's expense unless stated otherwise.  All applicants will be notified in writing once the position is filled.

For information contact: Human Resources Office Northwest Iowa Community College 603 West Park Street Sheldon, Iowa 51201 712-324-5061, ext. 113, or 1-800-352-4907 or e-mail:

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Northwest Iowa Community College

603 West Park Street
Sheldon , Iowa 51201




Updated 1/5/2010