Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 05, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid and Scholarships (AVPFAS). This position reports directly to the vice president for enrollment and is responsible for directing the strategic and operational activities for financial aid programs, delivery of financial aid services and scholarships to students, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university policies. The AVPFAS is responsible for formulation and approval of departmental goals, policy development and approval, staff supervision, and budget development and allocation.


A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, the University of North Texas is a place where students from all walks of life push creative boundaries and tap into their imaginations to transform the world around them. UNT continues to reach new heights in serving Texas’ students, enrolling nearly 41,000 students, improving retention rates, and graduating record numbers of students each year. UNT helps power the North Texas region’s workforce with well-educated, highly qualified graduates. Of its 434,000 alumni, 294,000 live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


UNT is home to 239 programs, many nationally and internationally recognized in areas ranging from education to music to political science, which provide a strong foundation for growth. UNT’s world-class faculty merge creativity with technology to make breakthroughs every day while encouraging students to discover new paths and solutions that help them achieve their dreams. Already one of the nation’s largest universities, UNT also is one of the most diverse. This year, the university was designated a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution, better reflecting the population of Texas.


UNT is located in Denton, a city of about 136,000 people only 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area. Denton has a friendly, small town feel with easy access to big-city amenities. The DFW metro area offers a wealth of job opportunities, plus entertainment, culture, shopping, and professional sports.  


The Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid and Scholarships (AVPFAS) is a part of the Division of Enrollment leadership team. In addition to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, the division includes Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, Enrollment Systems, Data Analytics and Institutional Research, and the Welcome Center.



  • Required:
    • Minimum of 8 years of progressive leadership in the field of financial aid;
    • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Preferred:
    • Master’s degree or higher;
    • Knowledge of PeopleSoft;
    • Experience in a large research-intensive university;
    • Record of contributing to the field of financial aid through professional service and/or scholarship;
    • Earned National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) certifications.




The position is a full-time, 12-month administrative position with an excellent benefits package.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


How to Apply


Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting University of North Texas in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.


Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:


Betty Turner Asher

Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC

Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly



Ann Bailey

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC



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The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist, or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


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