Director, Financial Aid

Director, Financial Aid


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

Job Location

Main Campus


Minimum to Midpoint ($3,683 – 4,602/monthly)



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Closes: Friday, December 30, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean of Student Services

Employment Type

Full-Time (12-Month Contract)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education, background, and/or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree required.
2. Two years’ experience in financial aid experience required.
3. Education and/or experience in accounting or related field required.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Experience in supervision and administration in higher education, preferably in a community college.
3. Experience in VA Education Benefit Programs preferred.
4. Experience with Datatel/Colleague preferred.

Position Description

The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for developing and administering a student aid program consisting of scholarships, grants, loans, Federal Work-Study, and Veterans Affairs at the College.

  • Responsible for supervising and directing the day-to-day operations of the financial aid office.
  • Develop, implement and revise policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and college policies related to financial aid and scholarships.
  • Complete federal and state reports pertaining to financial aid.
  • Manage VA Education Benefit Programs.
  • Establish and maintain accurate records regarding aid applicants and disbursement of funds.

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.