Director of Financial Aid

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Posting Location:

Claremont, CA


Job Posting Title:

Director Financial Aid


Job Description:

Director, Financial Aid


ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY The Director, Financial Aid oversees the comprehensive need-blind financial aid program for Pomona College.  The Director develops policies to increase affordability and access to students, manages operations, and manages case files of approximately 200 students.  This position is responsible for the direction and executive oversight of 5 employees and all of the activities and services provided by them in the Financial Aid office.  Reporting directly to the Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Director, Financial Aid performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the comprehensive need-blind financial aid program for Pomona College.

  • Provide clear direction and oversight of all department activities in order to develop and achieve annual goals, including budgeting, planning and staff development.  Responsible for monitoring and evaluating direct reports, and overall staff performance and daily assignments.  Maintain an efficient, collegial, and proactive work environment within the Financial Aid office and collaborating departments.

  • Develop and implement a student and family-centered customer service model that is timely, educational, transparent, and is grounded in solving problems.

  • Manage a case file load of approximately 200 prospective students to determine eligibility.

  • Work collegially with Financial Aid Officers within The Claremont Colleges.

  • Represent the College to external agencies and groups to maintain regional and national visibility.

  • Provide data and reports for research conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and external agencies such as COFHE, NCAA, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s degree in these or related fields is preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events.  A minimum of 8 years of demonstrable leadership experience in a financial aid office at an academic institution with increasing responsibility in the areas of financial aid and student work planning, budgeting, awards, tracking and counseling is required.  A comprehensive understanding of financial aid (Title IV) policies, regulations, compliance requirements, and state financial aid regulations is required.  Must also have understanding or experience in Bursar Operations.


REQUIRED HOURS:  The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.


ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular, full-time, exempt, benefits eligible.  Starting pay rate: $9,832.00 per month.  All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship.  


TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter.  You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents. 


POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 


Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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