Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid in the Center for Student Success. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid provides direction and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid Office primarily as it relates to the state aid programs, scholarship awarding, and federal financial aid regulations. This position will have special emphasis on compliance, efficient use of technology, communications and customer service. The Assistant Director will manage the daily operations of the Financial Aid Office in the absence of the Director.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Serves as lead financial aid administrator in the absence of the Director; Assists the Director as needed with the annual audits, program reviews, FISAP, final reconciliation and other reports required; Responsible for Return of Title IV calculations of all CPS students when a student withdraws from the institution either officially or unofficially; Assists the Director of Financial Aid in development of creating efficiencies as well as creating institutional policies and procedures based on federal and state regulations as well as university policy; Manages the aid administration of the student population for all state aid programs. This includes current and prospective students on application procedures, eligibility requirements, internal policies and procedures, awarding of financial aid; Manages the awarding and overview of scholarships both from internal and external sources. Collaborates with other offices to administer the College’s endowment portfolio; Participation in state, regional and national professional development activities to ensure a complete understanding of federal and state regulations and remain current on changes to the federal and state aid programs; Must utilize conflict resolution skill set as needed to help students and parents understand the situation and identify potential solutions to issues; Collaborate to foster good relationships with colleagues from other areas of the university including but not limited to: Admissions, Enrollment Management, Academic support, Faculty, Business Office, Registrar’s etc.; Maintain student confidentiality in accordance with FERPA regulations; Other duties as assigned by the financial aid director; Responsible for the supervision of student employees and interns in the financial aid office. May supervise staff in absence of the Director of Financial Aid.
Master’s Degree required; Minimum three-year experience in financial aid or equivalent experience in a similar setting; Supervisory experience preferred.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin on March 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.