Student Support Specialist
General summary/purpose: The Student Support Specialist will be part of a team that serves as the primary points of contact in providing quality customer experiences for students, parents, call center staff and other stakeholders seeking guidance for financial aid, registration, and student accounts services across Johns Hopkins University (JHU). This position requires attention to detail in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and will deliver high-quality, student-centered advice and support through multiple modalities (email, in-person, and pho ne). The Student Support Specialist must have a pleasant disposition and a positive attitude. Working on a team grounded in the principles of excellent customer service, the person in this position will be responsible for meeting quality customer service metrics and assessments. The person in this position should have an in-depth understanding of or exceptional familiarity with financial aid, registration, and student accounts processes and policies. The specialist should also have extensive knowledge of Title IV compliance regulations ensuring adherence to regulatory compliance with financial aid applications and eligibility. Minimum qualifications (mandatory): High School Diploma/GED required A minimum of three years of strong customer service experience. Job Requirements:Specific duties & responsibilities: Serve as the first point of contact for student enrollment services, specifically financial aid, registration, and student accounts, to the university community in a new shared services organization. Provide exceptional customer service to all Johns Hopkins University constituents including students, internal staff and faculty, external stakeholders, parents, sponsors (third party payers), and all parties in contact with the university. Provide general information to solve issues related to financial aid, registration, and student accounts. Liaise with the contracted call center staff and university operational staff in support of front-line issues and troubleshooting. Manage the student case management queues in the Salesforce database to ensure timely triage, escalation, resolution and processing of incoming cases. Execute ongoing communication with students, parents, and staff while maintaining a high-level customer satisfaction in all digital modalities, including via email and phone. Counsel, advise, investigate, problem-solve, and resolve issues from current and former students, parents, faculty, staff, sponsors and other third parties. Explain financial aid packages and eligibility for institutional and federal aid awards and give helpful instructions on using financial aid self-service tools to students and parents. Provide payment details, account information and helpful instructions on using student accounts self-service tools to students and parents. Provide registration details and give helpful instructions on using registration self-service tools to students and parents. Identify to management potential inefficiencies to promote operational excellence and coordinate process improvements of service to students and the university community. Participate in professional development and training opportunities to stay abreast of institutional, federal, and other regulations. Perform other duties as assigned.