Director, Financial Aid
Director, Financial Aid
Posting Number: 0000769
Reports to: Vice President of Student Affairs
Department: Financial Aid
Full or Part-time: Full Time
Plans, organizes, and supervises the Financial Aid department to administer federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds and services. Performs standard financial aid duties such as needs analysis, verification, loan processing and satisfactory academic progress monitoring.
1. Administers all financial aid and scholarship programs in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and policies.
2. Reviews changes in federal and state rules/regulations and integrates them into institutional policies and procedures.
3. Oversees the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Return of Title IV Funds processes.
4. Oversees coordination of student loan processing between students, federal government, and the institution. Oversee Title IV refunds and repayments, including U.S. Department of Education and National Student Loan Data System notifications.
5. Administers appeals process related to SAP and Special Circumstances. Establish appeals committee and appeal guidelines. Trains appeals committee and ensures they follow procedural and regulatory requirements. Notifies students of appeal outcomes and counsel students on available options.
6. Supervises personnel in accordance with College policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; reward and discipline employees or make such recommendations to the appropriate manager; address complaints and resolve problems.
7. Develops and administers financial aid and office administrative budgets.
8. Assesses students’ eligibility for financial assistance and authorizes the disbursement of funds.
9. Reports on the utilization of student aid funds.
10. Performs outreach duties; conducts Financial Aid workshops at high schools and community college events.
11. Communicates effectively with both external and internal constituencies.
12. Accommodates student requests in a timely, accurate and supportive manner.
13. Participates in college/community committees as assigned.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
Under the limited supervision of the Vice President, Student Services, the Director, Financial Aid is responsible for directing and implementing student financial assistance programs. Supervises Financial Aid office support staff. Works collaboratively in an integrative One-Stop Student Services environment.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Three or more years’ experience, of which at least two years are in a supervisory role with experience in providing student financial assistance; experience in and knowledge of federal/state student assistance and advising. Experience with an integrated computerized student information system, namely relational environments, systems migrations and implementation (e.g. SCT Banner).
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Summer hours from May- August
College fully funds health insurance deductible.
Benefits immediately start first day of employment.
Official College transcripts required upon hire.
Open Date: 05/12/2021
To apply, visit https://lmc.simplehire.com/postings/3600
About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.
Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve.
Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.
Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.
LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.