Executive Director of Financial Aid

Executive Director of Financial Aid

Employer

Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-638-7200

Job Location

Craven Community College

800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562

Salary/Grade

$63,000-$67,000/annually

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Closes: Friday, August 5, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Reports to

Dean of Student Services

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or related field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Three (3) years' administrative experience in student financial aid programs. 

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in business administration, public administration, student development, finance, accounting or related field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Experience with IPEDS, FISAP and NCHED.

Community college experience in the administration of student financial aid programs.

Colleague experience.

Position Description

Executive Director of Financial Aid

SALARY:$63,000.00 - $67,000.00 Annually

DIVISION:Students

DEPARTMENT:Student Services

OPENING DATE:07/13/22

CLOSING DATE:08/05/22 05:00 PM

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY:

The Executive Director of Financial Aid oversees all operations related to determination of scholarships and financial aid need and packaging of financial aid awards, financial aid advising, the College's student employment programs, loan programs including default management efforts, and institutional regulatory compliance for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. This position has responsibility for establishing, directing, and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of financial aid policies and procedures that support recruitment efforts and assists the College in achieving its vision and mission of student success and service to the community. The Executive Director develops and implements annual plans, coordinates, and participates in outreach to external stakeholders, identifies and secures resources, conducts research, prepares formal reports for external regulatory organizations, and recommends and monitors a budget.  The Executive Director works with the College’s School Certifying Official to ensure all college processes align with Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina State Approving Agency requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides coordination of the financial aid process for the Office of Financial Aid, including development and implementation of College financial aid procedures and guidelines that are efficient, effective and student-centered
  • Supervises the Financial Aid Office team and the Veterans Affairs School Certifying Officials team to support the mission, goals, and objectives of the College  
  • Directs the financial aid award process in accordance with current Federal and State regulations and College policies and procedures
  • Supervises day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid Office
  • Interprets rules and regulations regarding financial aid issues, policies, and procedures
  • Advises students, faculty and other College staff regarding financial aid issues, policies, and procedures
  • Initiates technological solutions to ensure efficient and effective student-centered financial aid services
  • Ensures compliance with established institutional and departmental policies, procedures, and standards related to data integrity and financial aid regulations
  • Submits reports to governmental agencies and other sources of student financial aid funds
  • Maintains accurate records for State and Federal audits
  • Attends meetings and conferences of the financial assistance community 
  • Represents the College and the Financial Aid Office at on-campus and off-campus events
  • Maintains effective working relationships with various College departments
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement for scholarship awards and other funding through the Foundation
  • Participates in appropriate committees and task forces as assigned
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of the College’s mission, core values and goals

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or related field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Three (3) years' administrative experience in student financial aid programs. 

 

Preferred:

Master's degree in business administration, public administration, student development, finance, accounting or related field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Experience with IPEDS, FISAP and NCHED.

Community college experience in the administration of student financial aid programs.

Colleague experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of state and federal (Title IV) financial assistance programs, compliance, and reporting standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of student financial needs, management methods, practices and procedures
  • Demonstrates knowledge of accounting, budgetary, and management principles, practices, and procedures
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and processes for delivering class-leading customer services. This includes student needs assessment, establishing quality standards and metrics for services, and the evaluation of customer satisfaction

Skills

  • Plans, implements, and monitors budgets in an educational environment
  • Manages personnel resources through motivating, training, developing, and directing people as they work
  • Demonstrates organizational skills in handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and projects
  • Works effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus

Abilities

  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Present information to internal and external customers, top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Handle confidential information with absolute discretion 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally diverse student population, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities and socioeconomic levels

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cravencc/jobs/3634480/executive-director-of-financial-aid

800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
252-638-7335

hr@cravencc.edu

Position #2022-00063
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
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