Director of Financial Aid

Marian University
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Posted Date
Feb 4, 2023

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

Position Title:            Director of Financial Aid

Department:              Financial Aid

Reports To:                Vice President for Enrollment Management 

FLSA:                         Exempt

This position promotes and supports the learning experience of Marian University students by administering Title IV found for the institution and providing overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the Financial Aid Department.

Essential Functions:


Assist in ongoing development of policies and procedures for financial aid Oversee all Title IV, Perkins, state and institutional financial aid resources Managing cohort default rates and default prevention plan

Oversee and participate in the process of meeting with prospective and continuing students to apply for and secure financial aid to cover educational expenses

Counsel students and parents regarding financial aid eligibility and ensure all students are provided with accurate information in regards to financial aid, resources, and their obligations regarding said resources

Responsible for the prompt and appropriate delivery of federal and institutional financial aid

Oversee the maintenance of student financial records Responsible for internal audit controls at the campus level and ensuring Marian University is in compliance with regulatory bodies

Accountable for Department of Veteran Affairs audits and all regulatory reviews of the campus financial aid

Oversee the operation of the PowerCampus and PowerFAIDS financial aid modules and that all required updates are timely and compliant

Provide technical financial aid support to the staff and work closely with the campus IT department Maintain a financial literacy program to serve students Work with 3rd party servicing as needed

Recruit, hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate financial aid staff, manage department budget Interface with the financial aid community, lenders, and miscellaneous funding sources Interact effectively with all campus departments and participates as part of the campus management team

Research and create the necessary processes and procedures to serve online students and Competency Based Education (CBE) related 

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

Five years of progressively increasing responsibility in a complex financial environment with progressive experience in a financial aid operation in higher education strongly preferred

Bachelor's Degree with related Master's Degree preferred

Demonstrated supervisory experience and demonstrated success in promoting and fostering a student-centered team

Demonstrated success in planning, organizing and managing the operations and maintaining compliance with Federal, State, and Institutional regulations and policies

Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize databases, word-processing, spreadsheets and enterprise financial systems – knowledge of Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) system and PowerCampus Financial Aid system strongly preferred

Ability to communicate throughout the organization with effective interaction across departmental boundaries

Ability to incorporate financial aid into the overall enrollment strategies for the University


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to Please use ‘Director of Financial Aid’ in the subject line of the email.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.



Transforming lives through academic excellence, innovation and leadership. Marian University is a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.



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