Director, Financial Aid (Fully remote)
Vice President of Student Affairs
Full or Part-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
1. Administers all financial aid and scholarship programs in
compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and
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
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
12. Accommodates student requests in a timely, accurate and
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.
To apply, visit https://lmc.simplehire.com/postings/3825
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
and nationally acclaimed golf courses
many who visit, choose to stay for our
great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of
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