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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Mohawk Valley Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Salary: $55,976

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues. We seek candidates with: (1) an understanding of the college mission and teaching experience in a comprehensive community college; (2) a focus on student success in a learner-centered environment; and (3) a willingness to use technology to support learning in the academic setting, including on-line instruction and assessment of student learning outcomes.

MVCC is seeking to fill a full-time position in our Office of Financial Aid. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid assists the Director in administering the college Financial Aid programs. Works with Director and staff to establish and maintain excellence in customer service. Is responsible for all Financial Aid Data Processing activities. Acts as the Director in the absence of the Director of Financial Aid.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Works with the Director of Financial Aid to develop policies and procedures consistent with State, Federal, and Local laws, rules, and regulations. Keeps abreast of current and anticipated Financial Aid regulations and ensures compliance;
  • Supervises part-time employees (as assigned), works with, and trains the Financial Aid staff to accomplish program objectives and safeguard the assets of College Financial Aid Programs. Trains staff as needed in the use of technology;
  • Counsels, advises, and assists students and parents with applications for Financial Aid. Works with Financial Aid Director and staff to provide excellent customer service to students;
  • Coordinates with the MVCC Information Technology Department to establish and maintain all electronic data processing associated with Financial Aid activities. Responsible for creation and validation of all necessary tables, rules, and parameters of the BANNER Financial Aid Module. Creates SQL Routines as needed to generate internal and external reports;
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of all Financial Aid electronic interfaces with external agencies and services. Responsible for electronic transmissions of all Federal applications from the Federal processor to the BANNER Financial Aid Module;
  • Responsible for the electronic packaging of Federal and State Financial Aid funds as well as the disbursement of those funds to student accounts;
  • Reconciles all Financial Aid funds with the Department of Education; prepares the annual FISAP Report;
  • Other duties as related to this job description and as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.

Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to transforming lives through learning, and as you help students secure the financial resources to pursue their dreams, you will be critical to the College mission and the student experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of Financial Aid experience
  • Demonstrated ability with main frame relational/integrated databases
  • Demonstrated ability with standard electronic office interfaces with the Federal and State governments

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 7/11/2021

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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