Assistant Director of Financial Aid
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Assistant Director of Financial Aid
POSITION CODE: A6697
DEPARTMENT: Financial Aid
APPOINTMENT: Administrative, full-time, 12 months
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: 12 months
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately
POSTING DATE: September 21, 2012
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: Responsible for financial aid compliance and regulatory issues; provides counseling and guidance to students, parents, faculty and the public relative to student financial aid eligibility, policies and procedures.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Responsible for all Return of Title IV (R2T4) processing. Minimizes institutional exposure to federal findings by ensuring timely returns and accurate calculations. Interprets and applies all related updates to federal policy and works with applicable internal offices to ensure procedural compliance and education. Works with external auditors as requested.
- Manages the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) process.
- Performs reconciliation of all Federal and State loans and grants for the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business and Education. Oversees origination and disbursement process for all Federal programs, taking appropriate steps to mitigate and address rejected records. Certifies all private alternative loans for the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Manages Federal default rate including development and implementation of effective borrower communications and default management tools.
- Stays current on all financial aid federal and state regulations. Provides training to department personnel on new or updated regulations.
- Oversees the verification of financial aid files, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations.
- Counsels parents and students concerning repayment options, including terms and conditions of various loan programs, debt management, payment and loan options.
- Makes processing decisions.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required plus a minimum of one (1) to three (3) years experience in student aid, higher education administration or in a related field that requires the interpretation and application of public regulations and policies, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Financial aid experience in a higher education environment, with knowledge of rules and regulations as they pertain to Federal Title IV funding strongly preferred. Successful candidate must have a strong working knowledge of systems and data processing techniques for automated systems; possess exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; with organizational management and problem solving skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize with concurrent deadlines; work accurately and quickly with attention to detail. Must possess the ability to work as part of a Team with a strong commitment to customer service. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909/748-8040. Occasional evening work may be required.
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
University of Redlands
PO Box 3080
Redlands CA 92373-0999
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL OUR JOBLINE AT 909/748-8883 OR VISIT http://www.redlands.edu/offices-directories/human-resources/jobs.aspx
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