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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director of Financial Aid Overview
Assist in the administration of multi-faced federal and institutional financial aid programs. Determine financial need and awards while simultaneously/counseling parents and student culturally/respectfully on aid programs consisting of grants, loans, and work study opportunities. Essential Duties:
1. Determine financial need for a caseload of prospective/current undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. Create offers of financial aid based on current regulations/guidance and disburse to the student account. Communicate the College methodology (internal/external) and the type/level of awards available/offered in support of recruitment and retention efforts.

2. Create consumer information and publication materials (web/paper), office email/letter templates, and presentations. Develop a detailed/layered plan on how to market this information to students/parents inside and outside the classroom. Create/maintain an office wide communication campaign/calendar to prevent saturation of information and control/influence office flow.

3. Create materials and content for office website and social media platforms. Develop a detail campaign to market information to where students and parents are obtaining electronic information.

4. Create a branded, dynamic, multi-faceted financial literacy campaign that focuses on developing the skills needed for financial planning, creating a budget, tracking spending, learning techniques to pay off debt and understanding/calculating interest on loans through the use of education/interactive tools, guides, and resources focused on understanding true cost.

5. Re-determine financial need for a caseload of prospective/current undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students in light of new or changed information not on original applications. Revise offers of financial aid based on professional judgement utilizing institutional policy and guidance set forth from the DOE .

6. Liaison (Dean’s Office, Admission Office) and point of contact for all aspects of the Multicultural Scholarship Program ( MSP ); including scholarship/books awards and programming. Serve as a standing member of the committee.

7. Serve as a standing committee member on the Academic Affairs Service Excellence Committee. Work collaboratively with other committee members across the division to develop and offer programs focused on a variety of service oriented topics. Marginal Duties:
1. Perform all other duties as may be required. Education and Experience Required
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
• Three to five years of need analysis (Federal Methodology and/or Institutional Methodology) or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
• Progressive and thorough understanding of federal/state regulations governing financial aid programs.
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to take initiative and problem solve
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to communicate succinctly and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
• Ability to multitask
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills
• Strong commuter skills with various applications including Microsoft Office Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number AS458P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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