Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Job Description:

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid.  The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid but also receives direction from the Associate Director of Financial Aid.

The Assistant Director of Financial Aid will assist in providing leadership and supervision in the administration of federal, state and institutional student aid programs for a diverse population of undergraduate students. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid will provide both students and parents with counseling and guidance with application procedures, eligibility requirements for student aid programs, and completion of the application forms.

The Assistant Director of Financial Aid will manage and maintain prospective and currently enrolled students’ financial aid files. Expectations for this position include providing professional and courteous communications with students and parents, maintaining detailed and accurate records, reconciling federal, state and institutional funds to ensure compliance with all regulations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the awarding and distribution of financial aid that may involve heavy regulations.  This position works closely with student employees and some supervision may be required.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


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Significant experience in financial aid, knowledge of state and federal regulations, and attention to detail are required. Working knowledge of Technolutions/Slate, Ellucian and Microsoft Office or ability to learn new software quickly.  Must have excellent interpersonal and project-management skills, be highly organized, detail oriented, and possess strong communication skills with the ability to interact with constituents within the Allegheny community, and students and their parents.  Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years of student financial aid experience are required.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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