Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid in the Financial Aid Office. Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Assistant Director is primarily responsible for analyzing the financial needs of student applicants, developing an appropriate financial aid package, and awarding funds. The Assistant Director assists the Director in meeting the administrative needs of the office: 1) Program Management, 2) Personnel Development, 3) Fiscal Management, 4) Public Information, and 5) Long-Range Planning and Development.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise professional and/or support staff.

Position Responsibilities:

Serves as primary financial aid advising administrator, reviewing and processing student financial aid applications; performs verification as required by awarding agencies, federal and state regulations, and University policies. Serves as a liaison with parents and students, campus faculty, and administrators, and other interests to provide students and the University with effective and efficient service.

Effectively administers state, federal, University, CCSU Foundation, and other financial aid related programs to meet the needs of students and the University. Provides diligent administration of university aid programs to prevent over awards of scholarships, guaranteed student loans, and work-study earnings.

Meets the information needs of the University’s students, faculty, and administrators by providing information to students, parents, and other publics concerning financial assistance programs at CCSU and other sources of financial assistance. Assists the Director in the overall coordination, administration and planning of the office. Assists the Associate Director with the maintenance and administration of the software required to administer and deliver financial aid programs.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above that do not alter the basic responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in financial aid administration.
  • An advanced degree in Counseling, Student Development, or Accounting is preferred.
  • Must possess well developed written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated ability to exercise tact and judgment with a diverse population in a service-oriented environment, knowledge and understanding of financial aid practices with ability to work independently and knowledge of SCT and/or Banner computer systems or comparable higher education system.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit .

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment : For full consideration, applications must be received by December 11, 2020.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care, deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Sarah Leone at 860-832-2207 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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