Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)
Master's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree). At least seven  years of professional full-time financial aid experience to include overseeing multiple financial aid programs in a Higher Education environment (i.e. Federal Title IV Programs, NY State Scholarships and Grants, Athletic Grants in Aid, Foundation Scholarships, Decentralized University Scholarships etc…). At least three  years of full-time professional experience in a Director and/or second-in-command to the Director position of a Financial Aid Office. Experience managing an office's day to day operations. Experience managing professional staff, to include performance management.
Advanced Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree). Experience in a Director position of a Financial Aid Office. Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Banner. NCAA Division I and conference regulation Compliance experience.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Director is ultimately responsible for the administration of all programs, compliance issues and fiscal management of the programs. The Director ensures the integrity of the office by liaising with all university departments. The Director will also provide financial aid counseling and will represent the university at various functions both on and off campus. The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Lead and Implement a strategic vision for financial aid programs and related services in collaboration with the Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.
Direct the operation of the Financial Aid Office, including:
Supervise and evaluate professional, clerical and student staff.
Evaluate the operation of the office through ongoing assessment and implement changes as required with special attention to staffing resources and skills needed in a changing environment.
Manage the office’s operating budget.
Ensure that staff development and training takes place as necessary and on an ongoing basis.
Maintain a customer-service oriented philosophy for the office’s operations.
Develop annual goals and objectives congruent with strategic planning and analysis in the Division of Enrollment and Retention Management.
Develop and coordinate processes and services as well as interfaces to deliver financial aid services to students and staff in special populations or programs, for example:
The Division of Athletics - award grants-in-aid and federal, state, and institutional aid in compliance with NCAA and conference regulations, and in collaboration with Athletics.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) - determine financial eligibility for admission to the EOP program and eligibility for direct EOP, federal, state and institutional aid in collaboration with the director of EOP.
The Health Sciences Center Schools as well as the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine - provides campus-based financial aid funding allocation and processing services in collaboration with appropriate administrators in the HSC.
Undergraduate Scholarships - provides services to students receiving institutional scholarships in collaboration with the Associate Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions and Assistant Director of Scholarships.
Represent the University in liaison with federal, state and community agencies to maintain current information regarding legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures for all financial aid programs.
Respond to yearly audits and/or program reviews conducted by the Federal, State, SUNY, or local authorities in collaboration with the Director of Internal Audit.
Communicate with the campus community and external audiences regarding financial aid programs and services.
Assist the Enrollment Management team with recruitment and retention activities and special events.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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