The Associate Director for Business Analysis and Systems serves Cornell University as a resource for the integration of Financial Aid (FA) operational practices and systems; responsible for the business analysis, maintenance, and coordination of complex business systems and processes that integrate data from multiple sources. This position utilizes student data systems to meet the needs of federal, state, and institutional regulatory requirements in support of financial aid application processing, awarding, and audit controls; coordinates annual operational task lists and systems testing; oversees annual functional set-up and audit controls that support: document tracking, needs analysis, budget formulas, external award load, electronic notifications, federal, state, and institutional processing, item type management, aid disbursement as well as reporting and research.
Other responsibilities include: troubleshooting system support tickets, internal security provisioning, liaison for central IT units, collaboration with campus partners and external vendors (College Board, Heartland ECSI, and the Department of Education).
Creative thinking, self-motivation, accuracy, organization, and attention to detail are all critical in this position along with the ability to work under pressure and challenge the status quo.
Cornell University takes great pride in offering generous benefits to support our faculty, staffand retirees. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, flexibility, and diversity initiatives!
* Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
* Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
* Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.
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Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 5 -7 years programming, business systems administration experience, or equivalent combination. Proven ability to analyze requirements and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise staff. Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to manage multiple assignments in a proactive manner. Experience in the following areas: documenting business requirements; developing project plans and implementing solutions; performance monitoring and tuning of operations processes and business systems; implementing authentication and security controls; troubleshooting end user systems problems. Must be well-organized and attentive to details. Must be able to continuously expand one's knowledge about technology and methods supportive of business processes.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree. Knowledge of financial aid systems and federal regulations. Demonstrated experience supporting moderately complex systems. Experience using PeopleSoft and ImageNow desirable.
No relocation is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Manager Financial Aid
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