Associate Director of Financial Aid
JOB FUNCTION: The Associate Director of Financial Aid assists the Director of Financial Aid in overseeing a comprehensive financial aid program consisting of institutional, federal, state, and private funds exceeding $50 million annually. They must be knowledgeable about complex regulations and possess the ability to explain these regulations to other staff, students, and parents. Responsibilities include providing assistance to the Director in the administration of federal student aid programs, private student loan programs, packaging, ensuring regulatory compliance, and providing information and counseling to students and parents regarding all financial aid programs.
1. Responsible for the administration of specific programs and/or functions of the office including, but not limited to:
a. Administer the Federal Direct Loan program, including transmissions, reconciliation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
b. Administer the TEACH Grant program, including transmissions, reconciliation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
c. Responsible for Return to Title IV calculations.
d. Oversee private student loans and maintain historical lender list for private education lenders.
e. Oversee summer financial aid processing.
f. Exercise professional judgement for Cost of Attendance appeals and Dependency Overrides.
2. Supports all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with college, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
3. Able to research and interpret federal and state regulations and convey difficult concepts to all stakeholders.
4. Presents financial aid information at admission, orientation, and loan counseling sessions.
5. Participates in recruitment events on and off campus.
REQUIRED SKILLS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred, and 5 years’ experience with the administration of federal student financial aid programs. Preference given for candidates with knowledge of the Federal Direct Loan Programs and experience in utilizing electronic data exchange with the U.S. Department of Education. Experience with current technologies in financial aid processing software along with federal and state processing databases desired. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, organizational and analytical skills are essential.
Contact Barbara Schmitt with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-208-8115.
To apply for this job please visit www.kings.edu.