Associate Director of Scholarships

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details



Posting Number A01679 Position Title Associate Director of Scholarships Position Number E00934 Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $57,600 -$76,900.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package. Pay Grade
18 Employee Category Professional staff Department Financial Aid EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary
The Associate Director of Scholarships is a member of the financial aid leadership team and reports to the Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This position manages the Scholarship Unit and oversees the coordination, development, and compliance of all scholarship programs, as well as multiple specialized grant programs.
The Associate Director of Scholarships serves as part of the extended interdepartmental leadership team within the Enrollment Management division, which reviews, develops, recommends, implements and monitors operating policies and procedures within the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships; and for the allocation and awarding of state and institutional scholarship funds.
All duties require monitoring and keeping current of federal, state, institutional, and private donor regulations and office policies and procedures to ensure accurate release of information and program compliance. Prepares and/or assists with various federal, state, institutional and external agency fiscal and data reports.

The incumbent is responsible for the administration of the $10+ million scholarship program. This position along with the Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships determines the allocation of state and institutional scholarship funds.
This person hires, trains, and directs other full-time employees, providing direction in daily work and career development. Duties also include typical financial aid tasks including file review and meeting with families and students, and other duties and projects as assigned.
The Associate Director represents MSU Denver as a professional member of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships within the MSU Denver community and at conferences and special events.
IND208 Duties/Responsibilities
As a member of the financial aid leadership team, this individual monitors and coordinates the scholarship functions in relation to all federal, state, institutional, and private donor regulations, and rules.
Essential functions include ongoing development and maintenance of policies and procedures, review and reconciliation of scholarship funds, development, and implementation of various programs, execute internal controls and processes to ensure compliance.
Develops and presents staff training modules/sessions for new and current staff to stay abreast of changes to scholarship programs.
Working with the senior staff within financial aid to ensure strong customer service and to maintain compliance with print, email, and web communications pertaining to scholarship awards.
Maintains strong relationships with campus and external partners, including but not limited to Bursar’s Office, Registrar’s’ Office, and the MSU Denver Foundation to ensure compliance, engage in the creation of external partnerships, and to provide training.
Works with families and students and reviews financial aid and scholarship applications using federal and institutional methodology to determine aid eligibility.
Support and engage in Anti-Racism efforts pursued by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Enrollment Management Division.

Supervisory Duties:
Supervises other employees including professional scholarship personnel as well as student employees. Is responsible for the hiring, training, and professional development of those who work within the scholarship unit.

Other duties as assigned:
Some weeknight/weekend and holiday work is required. The Associate Director of Scholarships may travel to present and/or attend financial aid workshops and conferences. Other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of financial aid experience, with some program management and supervisory of professional staff
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to write with clarity
  • Experience developing and facilitating staff training programs
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret data, reports, and trends with special emphasis on financial aid
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to respond to questions, concerns from internal and external partners
  • Problem-solver with ability to provide reasonable solutions
  • Experience working in CRM systems and/or other software programs



Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications. Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree
  • FIve years of financial aid experience, with some program management and supervisory of professional staff
  • Two to three years of scholarship experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Banner, AcademicWorks
  • Strong understanding of higher education financial aid awarding process
  • Experience with and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong ability to analyze data for purposes of reporting, creating and developing scholarships awarding plans, procedures, and policies
Work Hours
Monday thru Friday 8-5 with some possible evening and weekend hours. Posting date 07/19/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 08/02/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@msudenver.edu Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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