Working Title: Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Department: Financial Aid
This is a professional and administrative position responsible for coordinating and administering all financial aid services offered to new and currently enrolled students and assisting the Director with overall office operations.
Nature of Work:
This position provides leadership and staff support for the daily administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. These include: grant programs (Pell, SEOG, HOPE); Loan programs (Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans) and Work-Study programs (Federal and Institutional). The Assistant Director oversees coordination and production of all consumer information including application packages, brochures and community presentations and serves as an advisor to the Director in developing procedures and policy that advance the mission of the institution.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Coordinates all aspects of the college student loan program including account reconciliation.
- Implements and maintains specialized processing software.
- Monitors mandated satisfactory academic progress requirements for aid recipients.
- Processes verification of eligibility of students and coordinates placement for the federal work-study program
- Advises and assists prospective and continuing students and parents in matters concerning application procedures and aid availability.
- Exercises a broad range of independent and professional judgment in directing the activities of the office in conjunction with the Director.
- Supervises counselors in daily operation.
- Acts as resource person to the Office of Admissions in recruitment efforts.
- Presents workshops to all campus orientation classes.
- Serves on various institutional committees as required
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Considerable knowledge of regulations and policies relating to USG and financial aid
- Considerable skill possessed with specialized financial aid processing systems.
- Superior public relations
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related area required, Master’s degree preferred; five years administrative work experience in a college or office setting, three of which must have been in financial aid; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
The Assistant Director of Financial Aid reports to the Director of Financial Aid.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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