Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with
a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, is
seeking applications for a full-time Director of Financial Aid to
join our community and to lead the College’s financial aid
- Ensuring compliance with financial aid policies and regulations
and serving as the College’s primary authority on financial aid
- Preparing reports for various governing agencies.
- Directing and assisting with the packaging of financial aid for
new and current students, including awarding and adjusting
financial aid and scholarships from internal and external
- Preparing the annual financial aid budget, forecasting trends,
and yearly balancing of funds with federal and state agencies and
the College Business Office.
- Representing the financial aid office to various agencies,
auditors, high schools, scholarship foundations, professional
associations, and current and prospective students and their
- Assisting and advising the Vice President of Admissions and
Financial Aid on how best to market and utilize limited
institutional, federal, and state funds to maximize retention of
current students and recruit new students.
- Evaluating the satisfactory academic progress of students as it
relates to financial aid.
- Managing, developing, and supervising the financial aid
- Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is preferred.
- At least three years of financial aid experience at the college
level. Previous experience in a private, non-profit college
setting is preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of computer applications and systems (e.g.,
MS Office, financial aid software).
- Strong analytical skills with great attention to detail.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately and
This full-time position has access to a full range of employee
benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance;
retirement plans; a generous benefit time program; and tuition
benefits. Due to the college’s not-for-profit status, employees of
Kentucky Wesleyan may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program of the US Department of
To apply, complete the online application at https://kwc.edu/application-for-employment/.
Review of application materials will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. Kentucky Wesleyan College is
an equal opportunity employer.
An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be
required of the hired candidate, as will a background check.
Incoming employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless
a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons is
requested and approved. The College will not sponsor
applicants for work visas.
About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts
institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United
Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for
excellence in academics and a superior residential experience.
Kentucky Wesleyan earned a #8 ranking in 2017 from U.S. News &
World Report as a Best Regional College in the South, along with a
#3 ranking in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great
Prices,” which measures academic quality compared to cost of
Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13
pre-professional programs. Classes have a 12-to-1
student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D.
or terminal degree. The College is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and
are members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Athletic
teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf,
soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and
The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work
together on a single campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a
challenging and supportive academic experience for students as well
as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees. A
hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan
Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:
- We do everything with honor.
- We always support each other.
- We will compete with integrity.
- We love each other in Christ.
Kentucky Wesleyan College values the unique contributions of all
members of our campus community. As part of our mission to prepare
future leaders intellectually, spiritually, and physically, we
strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages and challenges all
members of the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community to
exhibit an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human
differences. We are committed to being a community that reflects
the diversity of our larger society. We expect all members of our
institution to actively create and maintain an inclusive learning
and living environment that embraces diversity in all forms,
including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic
status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion,
About Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of
Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city nestled on
the banks of the Ohio River. Owensboro is small enough to
promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many
amenities usually only available in much larger cities.
Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily
accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY;
Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.
Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a
state-of-the-art convention center, several new hotels and a range
of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops.
Twenty-five parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which
hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting visitors from
throughout the region.
Additional information about Kentucky Wesleyan College, the
Panthers, and the Owensboro community may be found at: