Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid
New York City, NY
Posted 30+ Days Ago
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Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid (Compliance)
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Associate
Director of Compliance is primarily responsible for Title IV
Compliance oversight and management. This role manages and
maintains the Standard Operating Procedures Manual; provides
regulatory updates to internal staff; and is responsible for
leading the Compliance Reoptimization Committee.
The Senior Associate Director of Compliance provides direct
operational support to the Executive Director; ensures that all
financial aid functions are performed efficiently, effectively and
in accordance with all State and Federal regulations; and performs
related work as required.
They will provide management oversight for major projects
including, but not limited to: COD Reconciliation, Satisfactory
Academic Progress, and Return to Title IV. Additionally, they will
take a leadership role in literacy development, training,
supervision, and professional development.
- Primarily responsible for leading Barnard’s ongoing Compliance
Reoptimization Initiative with strategic and efficient
- Monitors communications from the Department of Education and
professional agencies to stay abreast of current regulations,
policy guidance and best practices as well as identify and report
- Regularly reviews system functionality, regulatory compliance,
and consistency of regulatory applications using internal
- Writes selection sets, runs reports, and queries available
system data effectively.
- Regularly conduct internal reviews and effectively communicate
findings and TIV compliant recommendations to the Executive
Director and relevant points of contact.
- Maintains proficiency with third-party databases (NSLDS, COD,
- Responsible for maintaining the Financial Aid SOP manual and
- Develops and delivers training materials on Federal Student Aid
processes, rules, and regulations in order to fill knowledge or
- Promotes effective communication and change management while
making recommendations for compliance excellence, training and
- Effectively establish and maintain partnerships with peer
offices and critical stakeholders in order to achieve compliance
- Partners with the Office of the General Counsel to ensure
legal, policy, and regulatory compliance and in furtherance of
- Review student records to ensure compliance with federal and
state standards regarding satisfactory academic progress and grade
point average requirements.
- Participate and represent the College at local, state and
national conferences; and represent the Financial Aid Office on
compliance panels or presentations.
- Implementation of best practices and processes to support
institutional TIV eligibility.
Other related duties as assigned.
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent organizational, communication, active-listening and
time management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with
stakeholders at all levels
- Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments and be sensitive
to procedural issues.
- Extensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs
and their regulations
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and highest levels of
- Exceptional conflict management and persuasion skills
- Proficiency with data collection, data analytics and data
- Resourceful problem solver with a penchant for collaboration
- Experienced strategic planning partner familiar with compliance
- Proven ability to employ progressive and creative thinking with
high ethical standards
- Ability to lead major projects involving multiple offices and
- Technical skills with specific focus on PowerFAIDS, Colleague,
Slate and Nelnet systems.
- Ability to ensure data integrity, compliance, and internal
controls across systems.
- Well-developed analytical, and cognitive skills with a
commitment to continuous improvement.
- Maintain a working knowledge of current issues and trends.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- Minimum of seven years progressive experience in Financial Aid
Offices or relevant agencies (i.e. NASFAA, Dept. of Education,
- Advanced knowledge of Title IV financial aid regulations and
- Knowledge of PowerFAIDS
- NASFAA Certifications
- Proficiency in Slate
Salary Range: $90,000 - $95,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to
departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education,
licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range
represents the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the
range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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