Financial Aid Spartan Fellow

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: Financial Aid Spartan Fellow supports learning by welcoming and providing information to guests in the Office of Financial Aid. Also performs secretarial duties and assists with federal and state audit compliance processes. This is a 6-12 month appointment.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides customer service to financial aid customers by answering phone calls, responding to email requests, and greeting visitors.
  2. Coordinates reservations and confirmation process for financial aid events.
  3. Participates in financial aid workshops, seminars, and other recruitment events as required.
  4. Coordinates and communicates the outside scholarship opportunities using marketing materials and financial aid website.
  5. Assists with coordinating, editing, and designing forms, brochures and website content for Financial Aid department.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree


  • Experience in higher education helpful.


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with a customer service orientation.
  • Spanish speaking skills preferred.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills necessary.
  • Ability to use general office equipment.
  • Ability to handle admissions and financial aid information appropriately.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents and to develop strong working relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, students, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing systems; knowledge of Colleague very helpful.

Special Requirements:

  • Flexibility with an evolving work situation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about campus.
  • Ability to interact via telephone, in person, and via electronic media.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.