Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Aid
Title Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Aid Posting Number S00744JP Department Student Aid Job Summary
The Assistant/Associate Director will work with a team that evaluates and distributes student aid while honoring Bowdoin’s three-pillar commitment to need-blind admissions, need-based aid, and meeting the financial need without packaging loans, and adhere to state and federal regulatory requirements and institutional methodology alongside the personal and human-centered experience of access and inclusivity at Bowdoin. Primary responsibilities include evaluating student aid eligibility for accepted first-year students and upper-class returning students, counseling students and families regarding all aspects of the student aid lifecycle, supporting communication/outreach efforts, and being the subject matter expert in regard to the Federal Verification process.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Demonstration of strong verbal, written, analytical and presentation skills, plus creative problem-solving abilities, sound judgment, and an interest in working as a member of a campus community that strives for diversity, equity, and inclusivity. A thorough working knowledge of computer systems and the ability and willingness to learn new systems/processes is required. Familiarity with Institutional Methodology (IM), PowerFAIDS and Banner is a plus.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
For appointment to Assistant Director a minimum of 1 or more years of experience working in financial aid, or closely related field, is required.
For appointment to Associate Director a minimum of 4 or more years of experience working in financial aid, or closely related field, is required.
Overall, one must be able to work independently, demonstrate strong leadership ability and provide a record of successful work experiences demonstrating using the required skills. Additionally, the person in this role will have interest working with populations that represent a variety of backgrounds, varying levels of financial need, and express sensitivity toward the experience of applying for student aid and toward experiencing a residential college as student receiving financial aid.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Some nights and weekends may be required. This is an exempt level position and requires the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 02/25/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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