Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Primary responsibilities include providing accurate and effective counseling regarding financial aid eligibility and assistance programs; assisting students and their families in completing the financial aid process; acting as point person for all federal and private student loan processing and assisting in the administration of financial aid programs as assigned by the Director.

Responsibilities

  • Provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding all aspects of financial aid process. Make necessary referrals to other student service offices
  • Provide and promote excellent customer service to students and parents regarding all financial matters
  • Manage all aspects of Federal and Private Student Loan processing
  • Assist with technical review of all financial aid applications and preparation of student files
  • Assist with federal verification and resolution of conflicting information
  • Perform detailed review of federal tax documentation including, tax returns, transcripts, business returns, W-2’s, etc. Assist in requesting additional documentation when necessary
  • Assist with professional judgment process on income changes during appeal process
  • Assist in the administration of federal, state, institutional, and outside aid programs including utilization of federal websites
  • Interact with appropriate third party entities in order to facilitate the student eligibility process
  • Assist in ensuring regulatory compliance in all areas of financial aid, including federal, state, and college policies and guidelines.
  • Assist with reconciliation of Federal Pell Grant and Federal Loan funds
  • Review of ISIR data and resolve any conflicting information
  • Assist with transmission of financial aid files to federal government
  • Participate in regular training and professional organizations to keep abreast of new information and program changes to be implemented
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge of student financial aid preferred
  • Familiarity with Powerfaids preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Time management; ability to cope with multiple interruptions and work under pressure of deadlines; attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with high degree of organizational skill
  • Excellent office skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to learn new skills