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POSITION AVAILABLE: January 24, 2023
JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and serves as a member of the Enrollment Management team. The Director works closely with Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Deans, Registrar, Bursar, and other members of the campus community to ensure that the financial aid program meets the needs of the students and the university.
JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee all aspects of the financial aid process, from application to disbursement
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations
- Keep abreast of changes in financial aid regulations and advise the appropriate parties accordingly
- Determine eligibility for need-based and merit-based aid programs
- Maintains records associated with financial aid funds and work with the business office to balance fund accounts and complete reports concerning these funds as necessary
- Uses the federal software programs to keep federal aid accounts and records current with federal processing centers
- Prepare reports on financial aid trends and present them to the Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs
- Administer the Federal Work-Study Program
- Administer student loans, work-study programs and other campus-based programs, and other forms of financial assistance
- Develop and implement policies and procedures related to financial aid
- Manage the financial aid budget and allocate funds to students based on need
- Serve as the primary point of contact for students and families seeking financial aid
- Advise students and families on the financial aid process and assist them with completing necessary paperwork
- Advises prospective students (and parents) of the availability of financial aid, the application/correction process, and needs determination
- Reviews and verifies all student aid reports submitted by students to determine any additional information required and help the student make corrections as needed
- Collaborate with other departments to ensure that students receive the financial assistance they need
- Serve on committees and task forces related to enrollment management
- Supervises staff development and training
- Provide “Financial Aid Program” as requested by area schools, organizations, and instructors.
- Determines eligibility for the student loan programs and completes the school section on the loan application as needed.
- Coordinates scholarship information between the Business Office and those awarding scholarships.
- Create competitive scholarship packages
- Checks satisfactory academic progress at the end of each semester.
- Certifies the enrollment certification and sends invoices for students receiving the following:
- Veteran’s Administration
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Work with the Athletic Director and Faculty Representative for compliance of NAIA rules and regulations regarding financial aid
- Completes the FIS/AP and Program Participation Agreement with the Department of Education
- Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
- Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
- Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible
- Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and
- Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
- Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
- Other duties as assigned by Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs or designee.
The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
- Proven leadership and management skills
- Ability to develop and implement strategic plans
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs and regulations
- Significant experience working in a large, complex organization
- Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs and regulations
- Proven track record of successful budget development and management
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field preferred.
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