Paul Smith's College
Is seeking to fill the following position:
Position: Director of Financial Aid
Status: Regular full-time, exempt
Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Develop, execute, and assess office policies governing need analysis, student budgets, and financial aid award packaging with respect to federal and state laws and regulations.
-Submit the FISAP for funding of the Federal Perkin's Loan, College Work Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs. Due each year by October 1.
-Represent the College to the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA), College Scholarship Service, the U.S. Department of Education, and New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).
-Serve as the committee chair on the Awards Committee.
-Serve as the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer for the employees of the College.
-Keep abreast of current practices in needs analysis and make recommendations for the improvement of student aid procedures/policy to insure equity and compliance for the distribution of student aid funds.
-Reconcile financial aid expenditure totals to those of the financial aid accounting system and students account receivable.
-Maintain fiscal records for office budget.
-Develop and manage the operation of all scholarships processing and record keeping.
-Manage all federal, state, loans, and private funds.
-Performs and processes Pell Grant Validation.
-Certify all New York State Tuition Assistance Program awards for each student.
-Perform verification on selected files assigned by the federal government.
-Establish and evaluate all Financial Aid policies and procedures, proposing modifications as needed.
-Ensure compliance with constantly changing federal and state regulations and program guidelines.
-Prepare and implement agreements and contracts for the operation of federal, state, and private financial aid programs.
-Complete all federal and state financial aid program funding applications, and monitor expenditure of all funds received.
-Award "campus-based" funds to eligible students in accordance with federal regulations and college policies.
-Rule on appeals filed by federally funded students who have failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the College.
-Supervise the maintenance, handling, and housing of all individual student aid records, ensuring that strict confidentiality is maintained.
-Complete federal, state, and internal year end reports on expenditures of student aid funds.
-Cooperate with federal, state, and College-contracted auditing firms.
-Coordinate and oversee the federal and state work study programs.
-Tracking and management of all financial award funds and budgets.
-Process all withdrawals and cancellations, including refunds of aid.
-Conduct High School Parent Night presentations.
-Provide financial aid presentations at Admissions orientations & visitation days.
-Sets awarding priorities, deadlines, and packaging procedures.
-Review and evaluate special circumstances and professional judgment cases.
-Oversee the preparation and maintenance of files, policies, and records:
-For Annual Audit
-For Program Participation Agreement process (every 5 years)
-For Program Reviews (if needed)
-Perform other duties as assigned.
-Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline, Master's degree desirable or a minimum of 3 to 5 years' experience in a similar function, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
-Experience working with and producing reports using PowerFAIDS.
-Experience in managing an office of Financial Aid.
-Superior communication skills required to communicate sensitive, complicated, and confidential information to prospective students, families, and colleagues.
-Knowledge of government rules and regulations concerning financial aid.
-Experience working with Admissions to meet institutional recruitment goals.
-Active membership in professional organizations, including NASFAA.
-Technical expertise related to online resources and processes.
-Physical demands of a routine office environment.
-Some evenings and weekends will be necessary.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Paul Smith's College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal
opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
Location/Region: Paul Smiths, NY (US - 12970)