Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic institution committed to excellence through inclusiveness, invites applications for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid. This position is responsible for counseling students and families on various financial aid topics, awarding scholarships in accordance with applicable policies, representing the Financial Aid office at presentations and various public forums, determining eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program, overseeing the awarding of endowed scholarships, managing documents and outside scholarship information on the Financial Aid website, serving as a School Certifying Official (SCO) to support students receiving veterans benefits,  awarding of all on-line programs, and overseeing the office document imaging process.

Qualifications include an Associate’s degree with a broad educational background including advanced verbal, written, and mathematical skills.  Must have two years of experience working in a comparable setting exhibiting key skills, mindset, and core competencies of technology, communication, and customer service.  Candidates must be able to work independently, research and interpret federal, state, and institutional policies to convey information to a variety of audiences, problem solve, develop reports, and perform comprehensive calculations.  A bachelor’s degree with experience in a college or university Financial Aid Office is preferred.

Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

About Gannon University

Founded in 1925, Gannon University is a four-year Catholic university committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with faith-based, liberal-learning student outcomes.

Gannon has strategic university-wide initiatives that focus on and bring its purpose to life: Transform lives by creating environments for extraordinary moments and

everyday connections that inspire others to become their best selves. These initiatives have fostered an inclusive, welcoming community that many refer to as the Gannon family.

Gannon University earned its first-ever Honor Roll status as a 2021 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. It is one of 42 institutions across the country to earn Honor Roll distinction, and was recognized in categories including Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; Faculty Experience; Mission & Pride; and Professional Development.

Gannon University was also ranked a top school in the nation by Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings; and ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2022.”

Gannon University’s home campus is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the state’s fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon University’s unique location in downtown Erie and exceptional learning environments on campus create a special atmosphere conducive to education, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.

Located right next door to Gannon’s downtown campus are government agencies, hospitals, and local organizations and businesses that are active partners in helping Gannon students receive a hands-on education. The University’s partnerships with downtown Erie neighborhoods, Erie County, and the Diocese of Erie strive to support the local community through numerous initiatives driven by students and employees.

For more information, please visit to learn more about Gannon’s campuses and the many attractions and accommodations within the surrounding regions.

Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure:  Submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled.  For more information about Gannon visit  Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled.

Application Deadline:

until filled

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