Director, Financial Aid
North Orange County Community College District
CC Financial Aid
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
12 Months Per Year
Remote work transitioning to in person
August, 2021. Number of days may vary by position. Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and
weekends will be required to meet the needs of the
Provides leadership in the administration, organization and
operation of college student financial aid programs; assures
implementation and consistency of objectives, policies and
procedures with those of the college and the District; assures
compliance with federal and state laws and regulations determining
eligibility for financial aid and disbursements to
Develops and implements plans and policies to facilitate and
improve Financial Aid programs and services and identify eligible
students; provides information and counseling to students regarding
financial aid assistance; assures timely dissemination of
information concerning financial aid opportunities and procedural
Explains and interprets policies and procedures relating to
financial aid programs; maintains current knowledge of guidelines,
regulations and legislation pertinent to student financial
Prepares and assures appropriate distribution of federal, state,
local agency and District mandated reports, financial and
regulatory updates, and allocation adjustments.
Maintains communication with District and college staff and various
agencies to coordinate program services, exchange information, and
refer eligible students; maintains current knowledge of legislation
and technology related to programs and services.
Assists in the preparation of the annual Financial Aid Office
budget; monitors expenditures; directs the preparation and
maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and
files regarding programs, operations, and activities.
Trains, supervises, evaluates and directs the work of personnel as
assigned; participates in selection and hiring processes.
Plans, organizes and arranges appropriate training and staff
development activities; provides orientation for new
Organizes, attends, or chairs a variety of meetings as required;
serves on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinates
programs and services as appropriate with other District and
Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g.,
computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in
an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities
and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic
backgrounds of students.
Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the
diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement
gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and
Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population
of students and employees through the development of
interculturally competent and equity minded management and
leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in
this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific
Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and
Performs related duties as assigned.
In addition to the essential functions, the Director, Financial Aid
may be assigned administrative responsibility for the veterans
affairs, job placement and other related programs and
Under the direction of the Dean of Student Support Services, this
position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative
and supervisory duties related to the management of the daily
operations of a college Financial Aid office and related programs,
and assuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Director, Financial Aid maintains frequent contact with
students, various college and District personnel, and outside
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and
Knowledge of federal and state laws, guidelines and reporting
standards applicable to financial aid programs
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
Knowledge of record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of appropriate software and databases
Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies
Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective
course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to work independently with little direction
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing
Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible
transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your
application will be deemed incomplete and removed from
consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the
required minimum qualifications must be from accredited
post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist
and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be
required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human
Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required
documentation at that phase of the recruitment.
Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business
administration, public administration or related field and minimum
of three years of supervisory experience in the area of student
financial aid programs and services.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to
demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to
successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Possession of an advanced degree in business administration, public
administration or related field from a regionally accredited
Administrative or supervisory experience in a community college or
other higher education environment.
Experience working with computer software and other technologies
which are utilized in the provision of financial aid assistance to
Familiarity with the Ellucian Banner platform, CampusLogic
platform, and/or similar systems.
Experience working with students from diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience ensuring equity in the duties and areas of
responsibility for this position and the ability to address the
needs of diverse student and/or employee populations.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with
colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to
provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent
interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to
2-3 hours); may require off-site duties and activities.
$109,268 - $138,255 Annually
Number of Vacancies:
Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19
Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be
replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your
continued interest in working at North Orange County Community
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
However, to ensure consideration, the deadline is September
30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST
This is a designated classified management position subject to a
one-year probationary period.
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human
Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable.
The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide
the following: official transcripts and verification of experience
prior to the first duty day, identification and employment
eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act,
fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue.
NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this
recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not
submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional
materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete
all questions and sections of the application. For questions which
may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms
such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is
three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of
employment phase of the hiring process.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost
confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college
community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure
an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise
and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be
required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee
will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview
will be required of candidates selected as finalists.
Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is
equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per
week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted
to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the
experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of
part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full
Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year
of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally
accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit
to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See
our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications
for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the
position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link
when completing your application.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be
requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in
advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/4757