Financial Aid Office Assistant (Arabic Speaking) (PT)


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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus campus has abundant parking.

Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, HCCC serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream as part of its expanding efforts towards continuous improvement in ensuring student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

The College has been recognized with numerous national and state awards for excellence in student success programming, diversity and equity, educational innovativeness, facilities design, and communications from the Association of Community College Trustees, American Association of Community Colleges, Association of College and Research Libraries, National College Learning Association, National Council of Teachers of English, College Advertising Awards, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and others.

Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all its forms.


Position Summary / Job Description

  • Performs various activities of providing basic financial aid information to students and the college community. Provide excellent customer service for HCCC student population in disseminating information on financial aid.
  • Answer basic questions on financial aid such as the FAFSA application, deadlines, documents needed for file completion, Satisfactory Academic Progress, loan information, and financial aid sites to navigate via in person, emails, and text messaging.
  • Provide support for financial aid specialist with any activity related to completing student files such as verification documents or federal and state funding.
  • Participate in training, webinars, open houses, and any other college function that requires expertise in financial aid information for students.
  • Projects a positive self-image of professionalism, appearance, confidentiality, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, and personal integrity always.
  • Member of various teams relating to document linking, answering phones, emails, or text messaging.
  • Supports a student-friendly environment in addressing student financial assistance issues.
  • Interacts regularly with Admissions, Counseling and Advisement, Bursar Office, to facilitate student financial assistance.
  • Performs other student financial assistance activities, as required. Actively participates in special projects, as required: Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by College and departmental needs.


Required / Minimum Qualifications

Bi-lingual (English/Arabic). High School diploma or equivalent, six months’ experience working in a college environment, office, or customer service position. Familiar with technology such as emails, text messaging, phone systems and student information systems. One year of college and knowledge of the FAFSA application. Proficiency with various computer programs including the Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe, Word, Excel.

Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.



For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references to saitouakrimFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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