Assistant Director, Financial Aid Counselor

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Assistant Director, Financial Aid Counselor Position Number 083741 Department Office of Student Financial Aid & University Scholarships - 240500 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, as well as one year of general administrative experience involving public contact in a higher education setting. Demonstrated experience with strong customer service skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, are required.

The Division of Enrollment Management is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse University community that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing diversity and dedication to recruiting and serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways.

License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director advises prospective and enrolled students, parents, and community members on all aspects of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid; determines eligibility for and awards financial aid to students in accordance with federal, state, institutional, and private guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations; and performs other administrative functions relating to awarding, certifying, and establishing eligibility for various federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. In carrying out the duties of this position, public speaking is often required in a variety of capacities. This position may involve supervision of permanent and/or temporary employees in one or more functional areas within the office. An additional requirement of this position may be to review and enhance both written and visual forms of office communications.

Suggested Salary Range $40,000-$45,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university office area.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of 3 References with Contact Information
AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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