Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid (AVP)

New York University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

New York University (NYU), one of the most prominent and respected research universities in the world, invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid (AVP).

Reporting to the Vice President for Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid, the new AVP will provide leadership and strategic oversight of the Office of Financial Aid for New York University for all campuses and student populations. As a strategic leader and manager of people, the AVP is responsible for the disbursement of more than $1 billion aid dollars annually and the management of a team of more than 65 financial aid professionals.

Building and maintaining strong relationships is a key function of the AVP, who ensures cross-engagement of communication and services within enrollment management as well as other university areas, including NYU schools, student affairs and finance to ensure a holistic approach. As the key leader of the financial aid office, the AVP fosters and upholds a culture of group accountability and inclusion, and ensures progressive strategic planning. The AVP will also be a key strategic partner to the VP of Admissions, Financial Aid and Recruitment. The successful candidate for this role will have 10+ years of progressive leadership responsibility in financial aid. A bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred.

Anchored in New York City and with degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai as well as 11 study-away sites throughout the world, NYU is a leader in global education, with more international students and more students studying abroad than any other university in the United States. For the class of 2026, NYU received a record number of applicants for the 15th straight year. With over 105,000 applications, NYU was among the highest universities in the U.S. for number of applications received. NYU students come from nearly every state and 133 countries, and the University draws upon the diverse backgrounds of its faculty, staff and students, ensuring its scholarship and teaching benefit from a wide range of perspectives. NYU takes seriously its role as an engine of social mobility and stands out among the top U.S. universities in its representation of low-income and first-generation students within its community.

Since its founding in 1831, NYU has been an innovator in higher education, reaching out to an emerging middle class, embracing an urban identity and professional focus and promoting a global vision that informs its 19 schools and colleges. Now among the largest private universities in the United States, NYU provides a rigorous, demanding education to more than 65,000 students and undertakes $1 billion in research annually.

Inquiries and nominations may be directed to WittKieffer consultants Lisa Meyer and Kati Sweaney at Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume, and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile available at Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal (, and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.


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