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Associate Director for Financial Aid

Employer
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Location
Bronx, New York
Salary
Based on experience
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. The College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study.

At Mount Saint Vincent, a student’s education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students.

Job Description

The Associate Director, reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, will evaluate, approve and award financial aid to students in accordance with federal, state and college regulations, policies and operating guidelines. The Associate Director will develop effective relationships with other key offices at the College in order to improve customer satisfaction. The is a full-time, exempt, on-site position. The working hours for this position are 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the development and coordination of yearly activities including the development of new materials, forms, Banner Roll, FISAP Reporting, Monthly reconciliation including Pell & Direct Loans, Perkins reporting
  • Assess financial need of students and advises students and parents regarding financial aid options, process and requirements
  • Evaluate student academic progress and facilitate the appeal process
  • Perform standard and customized report writing for Banner and Excel
  • Troubleshoot Banner issues within the office to help increase efficiency
  • Assist in daily processing of COD and CPS when assigned
  • Coordinate mass email communications with prospective and current students
  • Assist with the development and coordination of additional communication and outreach activities
  • Work with programs such as HEOP, VESID, etc.
  • Closely works with 1st generation college students and families
  • Prepare documentation with Director for Uniform Audit (A-133) and other federal and state reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Must have advance knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Must be detail oriented and possess analytical abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures and eligibility requirements
  • Banner, Argos, ED Connect, COD, NSLDS, Microsoft Office, FileZilla experience preferred
  • Secondary Language preferred but not required such as Spanish, Mandarin, and French
  • Experience providing excellent customer service

Abilities:

  • Able to maintain a positive, upbeat, and have a proactive attitude in a seasonally fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to create and maintain an environment that fosters team solutions across various departments on campus
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and evaluate procedures and make recommendations that are appropriate to improving productivity
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively
  • Ability to sit at a desk and/or look at screens for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to use Google Suite and Gmail

Newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and must provide proof of vaccination upon request by the College. Requests for potential accommodation shall be considered in accordance with applicable law if and at such time as a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not provide any medical or genetic information with their application.

AA/EOE

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

Benefits:

  • 20 Vacation Days, 12 sick days
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Enhanced Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% employer sponsored Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Contribution in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
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