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Director, Financial Aid

Harrisburg Area Community College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary: The Director of Financial Aid will provide administrative oversight of the Financial Aid Office in adherence to the college's overall vision and mission. The Director ensures compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies, procedures, and regulations that pertain to eligibility determination, awarding, and disbursement of financial aid, as well as effective service to students in all financial aid offices. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of post- secondary financial aid management experience, including 2 years supervisory/management experience.*

*Or a combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements: Valid Driver's License

Hiring Range: $72,731 - $92,732

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience creating and/or contributing to a strategic enrollment plan.
- Knowledge of financial management systems software.

Job Specific Task List:

1. Ensure the accurate, timely administration of institutional, federal, and state financial assistance; develop, review and update guidelines and processes to ensure effectiveness and best practices and implements a plan for awarding and distributing funds to eligible students. - (Essential)

2. Stay current with changes in financial aid policy to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations; develop exceptional expertise in content area; remain current on new and innovative practices in the field; develop and maintain a network with colleagues through professional organizations and other types of professional alliances; attend state, regional and national conferences; and benchmark with peer institutions. - (Essential)

3. Ensure the creation and successful implementation of policies, procedures and activities related to Financial aid, consistent with HACC’s overall mission and strategic plan; identify and resolve problems; ensure consistent application of rules and regulations and handle complex and high-level complaints or issues consulting with other college leadership as necessary; develop and implement a plan for awarding and distributing funds to eligible students in a timely, accurate, and equitable manner. - (Essential)

4. Provide leadership and direction to all financial aid offices to ensure we maximize excellent service and communication to current and prospective students; maximize use of technology to promote efficiency leading to better overall student service. - (Essential)

5. Hire, train, develop, motivate, supervise and evaluate staff consistent with organizational and strategic goals. - (Essential)

6. Prepare reports, annual audits, and program reviews required by federal and state agencies and works with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with federal and state rules; routinely review financial aid forms and oversees the creation and revision of these forms. - (Essential)

7. Ensure timely, accurate communication to ensure prompt responses to inquiries and provide robust outreach programs including workshops, information sessions, and awareness events; ensure accurate, current and accessible information is available to potential and current students via multiple media sources, including print materials, college website and publicly managed information sources. - (Essential)

8. Develop and implement regular systems of data collection, reporting and analysis, using information to inform functions and improve performance; create and implement a performance management program to measure the performance and effectiveness of all recruitment activities and staff. - (Essential)

9. Collaborate and work in partnership with the Foundation and Student Accounts to administer all internal and external scholarships in a timely, efficient manner. - (Essential)

10. Develops a budget and prudently manages finances throughout the fiscal year, adhering to state, federal, and HACC fiscal policies and procedures. Direct the preparation of departmental budgets, financial reports, and grant-related budgets; monitor revenues and expenditures for best use of resources. - (Essential)

12. Travel to all HACC locations regularly, conduct regular group and individual meetings with Financial Aid staff, represent the Financial Aid Office college-wide, respond to requests from HACC leadership and consistently receive feedback from stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness of all Financial Aid activities; build and maintain effective communication and relationships with staff and academic leaders; including global education, health careers, non-credit, and College leaders. - (Essential)

13. Perform other duties as assigned. - (Standard)

Job Type: Full Time 12 Month

About Us:

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our Diversity Statement: As an institution of higher education, HACC recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment that affirms the diversity of people and ideas.

HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC’s commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

Our Core Values:

  • We set high goals and achieve them.
  • We consistently perform above our own and others’ expectations.
  • We provide exceptional service to all.
  • We challenge the status quo.
  • We continually strive to develop new and creative approaches to the education and training needs of our communities.

  • We promote respect, collegiality, diversity and empathy in all we say and do.
  • We nurture awareness and cultural sensitivity to create a climate of trust.
  • We create a learning environment that appreciates diversity.
  • We respect the shared governance decision-making process.
  • We behave in a manner consistent with our core values.
  • We are honest, open and truthful in our statements and actions.
  • We provide the most accurate information available in all communication.

Advertised: Nov 05, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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