Director, Financial Aid Technology Services

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The individual in this role will supervise and evaluate Business Analysts in report preparation and data analysis.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Supervise Senior Business Analysts
  2. Build SQL Routines
  3. Use PeopleSoft Query Manager to retrieve data from Oracle database
  4. Create, export and filter data using the PeopleSoft Query tool
  5. Act as the primary liaison between the Financial Aid Department and Office of Technical Support, work closely with appropriate OTS programmers, cooperate with the OTS department, partner with other cross-departmental and cross-divisional functional staff on initiatives for system and data integration and upgrades
  6. Provide product support of tested PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Financial Aid modules; test releases of bundle updates
  7. Create and test queries and reports
  8. Present data findings to Lone Star management
  9. Maintain current knowledge of federal, state, and institutional regulations and guidelines that may impact financial aid processing
  10. Assist Business Analysts to investigate, implement and document new business process flows for functionality in compliance with federal and state regulations, institutional policies and departmental standard operating procedures
  11. Serve on appropriate committees and work teams for PeopleSoft implementation and data integrity issues
  12. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong computer literacy and database management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Knowledge of student information systems, customer relations management systems and databases (e.g. People Soft); NSLDS, EDconnect and COD
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues
  • Ability to work in accordance with policies, procedures, and federal and state regulations
  • Excellent time management, multitasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to utilize multiple platforms for data extraction and report generation
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and functional users during system updates




PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.



WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards




REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of related work experience, with at least 3 years in a Manager- or Director-level position
  • Must be in, and maintain, good standing with the Department of Education for continued employment


Salary

Hiring salary range is $74,380 - $85,537

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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