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Lynn University
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
21 days ago


Student Financial Services Application Specialist

Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 25 national championships (and counting!)

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently recognizes us as a "Great College to Work For" with high scores in compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation, and more.

As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of SFS Application Specialist.

Job Summary

The SFS Application Specialist provides student information system analysis, development and support for different application systems as it relates to student financial aid and student accounts. Duties include but are not limited to: maintaining and troubleshooting a variety of computer hardware and software programs, analyzing student data, report writing and assisting users (both internal and external to SFS) with functionality/questions. The SFS Application Specialist serves as the SFS department liaison with all data systems in addressing issues involving department technical procedures. The SFS Application Specialist is responsible for PowerFAIDS, FNIS, Jenzabar, Perceptive Content, COD and other third- party systems.

The SFS Application Specialist engages the financial aid team to determine document management relationships required to maintain an effective document management process (report writing using MS Access or SQL). The SFS Application Specialist coordinates Perceptive Content Training Sessions for SFS Teams. Provides detailed analyses, develops and implements technical solutions, creates and maintains documentation, reviews, analyzes and evaluates business systems and user needs in the Office of Student Financial Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor ISIR, correction ISIR data, and export ISIR corrections from the federal data system for federal programs.
  • Manage data import/export from the federal data system for federal programs.
  • Assist the Director of SFS Technical Operations for data exchange system with PowerFaids, Jenzabar, FNIS, Perceptive Content, COD and other third-party systems.
  • Transfer of Admissions data to our PowerFaids system.
  • Transfer of data fields from Registrar Module to our PowerFaids system.
  • Conduct yearly review of PowerFAIDS letters and maintain content.
  • Assist the Director of SFS Technical Operations in the yearly Parm Roll, including review and maintaining packaging formulas, algorithms and NetPartner configuration
  • Follow an established financial aid electronic processing schedule.
  • Assist in maintaining computer hardware configuration information and related software and hardware compatibility issues.
  • Maintain a file system on the network for SFS programs and reports.
  • Support and follow the department software/networking guidelines and trains departmental users.
  • Assist in installing upgrades, tests and maintain the departmental software and hardware upgrades and maintenance.
  • Assist in managing software copyright compliance, version control and related issues.
  • Maintain accurate business process documentation.
  • Develop queries and produces reports on data as requested.
  • Serve as back-up to SFS work-study Data/Scanning Processor performing all the essential duties and responsibilities of that position: Scanning documents, files, and linking workflow.
  • Research and prepare reports and statistical analysis in support of the Financial Aid office using SQL Server Reports Services.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations by developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures for need analysis, packaging, and the overall delivery process.
  • Perform related duties as requested by the Director of SFS Technical Operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor's degree.
  • Must have strong verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Must be detailed oriented with excellent organizational, technological and follow through skills.

 Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free. 

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Strong verbal communication and customer service skills. Detailed oriented with excellent organizational, technological and follow through skills.

Knowledge of electronic processing programs used by Accounts Receivable and Financial Aid departments: PowerFaids, Jenzabar, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and outlook. Knowledge in basic SQL functions and WorkDay experience a plus.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59648761
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Student Financial Services Application Specialist
  • Company Name: Lynn University
  • Industry: Education / Administration
  • Job Function: Systems
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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