Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000


Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($3,099 – 3,874/monthly)



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, May 8, 2023
Closes: Sunday, June 4, 2023

Target Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Director of Financial Aid

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree required.
2. Training/experience with computer software required.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
4. Must be able to work well with students and as part of an office team.
5. Ability to exercise discretion and judgement in handling confidential material required.
6. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends to meet position responsibilities.
7. Must be able to travel overnight to attend workshops and conferences.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Two years experience in the administration of Federal and State financial aid preferred.
3. Training/experience with Datatel and with computer hardware and peripherals preferred.
4. Must be proficient in mathematics and experience with managing budgets is preferred.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Assistant Director is responsible for management of the Childcare Program, the awarding/packaging of Title IV and State Grant Programs, and Veterans Affairs. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with the maintenance and management of the financial aid process and other duties assigned by the Director of Financial Aid and Dean of Student Services.

  • Process verification of Student Status and Financial Aid Information forms for income based housing.
  • Manage institutional and outside consortium agreements.
  • Manage yearly updates of FA Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Supervision of part-time personnel, including Work-Study students assigned to financial aid.
  • Oversee the processing of the FATR prior to each check write date.
  • Manage and track student Exit Loan counseling requirements and counsel students as needed.
  • Coordinate the document imaging of financial aid documents.
  • Manage Transfer Monitoring.
  • Assist Director with the publication of Financial Aid Consumer Information.
  • Assist and serve as backup for Veterans Education Benefits processing and certification.
  • Verify financial aid applications and enrollment status.
  • Intake and counseling regarding financial aid process with students.
  • Monitor student academic progress.
  • Assist students through the request for professional judgment process and prepare requests for professional judgment recalculations.
  • Provide information relating to student financial aid to students, faculty, administration, and the community.
  • Assist Director with planning, developing, and coordinating operating policies and procedures for financial aid programs and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid and Dean of Student Services.
  • Manage the Financial Aid Office in the absence of the Director.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127


Western Piedmont Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.