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Part-Time Temporary Financial Aid Administrative Assistant

Apply now Job no: 506847
Position Type: Temporary
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Regional Campuses

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Financial Aid Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid and is responsible for accurate data entry of student financial information. The Financial Aid Administrative Assistant will perform high volumes of data entry and be responsible for the intake of financial aid documents and other confidential materials for incoming and returning students. The FAAA will also prepare scholarship applications to be reviewed by the Assistant Director and will provide administrative support by assisting and resolving inquiries delegated as needed, The Financial Aid Administrative Assistant may also be asked to act as customer service liaison to students and parents in relation to financial aid policy and procedure. The Financial Aid Administrative Assistant will coordinate with other Financial Aid Personnel to ensure that student applications and corrections are processed promptly and properly. The FAAA is responsible for records and to perform additional clerical functions as needed for the campus financial aid office.


Associates degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred, and two years of related office experience. Familiarity with computer systems to include working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge and experience in customer service, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to multi-task.

Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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