Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Athletic
Office of Student Financial Aid & University Scholarships -
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
A Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or
university. Strong customer service skills, as well as excellent
oral and written communication skills, are a must.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The primary purpose of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to
assist students and families in securing the financial resources
necessary to attend college. The major activities of this unit
include assisting students in completing required applications and
meeting eligibility guidelines for various financial aid programs,
evaluating all requests for eligibility, and administering all
scholarships, grants, loans, and student work programs that are
available to Appalachian students.
The Assistant Director of FA and Athletic Aid
This includes program administration for Athletic Grant-In-Aid.
This staff member will have the responsibility of financial aid in
coordination with the Athletics Compliance Office. They will be
supported by the Sr. Associate Director of Financial Aid (or other
While working with the Athletic office and coaching staff to ensure
compliance with NCAA, Sun Belt (or applicable conference), federal
student aid, state aid, and institutional regulations:
- The incumbent will provide and maintain records and controls in
conjunction with Athletic Compliance to ensure the appropriate aid
levels are applied to each student-athlete.
- The candidate will support the office in counseling students,
parents, and other University partners regarding federal, state,
institutional, and private financial aid eligibility;
- Provide policy and procedure updates relative to programs and
maintain appropriate documentation for tasks.
- This position determines eligibility for and awards financial
aid to students in accordance with federal, state, institutional,
and private guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations; other
administrative functions relating to awarding, certifying, and
establishing eligibility for various federal, state, and
institutional financial aid programs.
- In carrying out the duties of this position, public speaking is
often required in a variety of capacities.
- This position will be required to attend night and weekend
events as needed to support students.
- This position may involve the supervision of temporary student
The Division of Enrollment Management is committed to seeking and
sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse University community
that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. Successful
candidates will demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing
diversity and dedication to recruiting and serving students with
diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other
distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and
Suggested Salary Range
$40,000 to $45,000
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of professional position within university
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or
attach a List of References with Contact Information
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university