Employment Opportunities

Financial Aid Specialist, #00033

(Education Support Specialist II)


At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students.  We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper.  Reynolds is currently seeking applicants for the position of Financial Aid Specialist which will be assigned to Enrollment Management and Student Success under the Office of Financial Aid on the Parham Road Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road. 


TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Full-time classified position with state benefits.


DUTIES: The Financial Aid Specialist provides exceptional frontline services to prospective students, current students, alumni, staff, faculty and the general public by delivering information and guidance regarding financial aid and general college enrollment services processes.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Working knowledge of student financial aid programs, operations and services; and enrollment services. Working knowledge of federal, state, and educational policies and procedures related to student financial aid. Demonstrated ability to counsel students, parents and college community regarding financial aid matters utilizing a high level of customer service; and to effectively interpret policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to resolve problems and effectively utilize organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working relationships; and to communicate, orally and in writing, and work effectively with multi-cultural populations that support diversity, cultural understanding and inclusion. Demonstrated experience with current software programs. The selected candidate must be able to pass the college’s pre-employment security screening.


QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with course work in counseling, business, or a related field is preferred.  Progressive experience working with a variety of individuals in an advisory capacity and experience working in a college environment are also preferred.



STARTING SALARY: Maximum hiring salary: $34,683, based on related experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until filled. 

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CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email:

Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.

Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia’s capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Additional information is available at the College’s Website:


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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. 


Reynolds Community College Office of Human Resources Parham Road Campus Workforce Development and Conference Center, Suite 121  1651 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 523-5249