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Executive Director- Student Financial Aid - (STA013984)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 23, 2024

Directs and leads the overall student financial aid and scholarship department in support of the University's mission, enrollment and retention goals and to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal rules, regulations and statutes.

  1. Directs the University's financial aid and scholarship operations, processes, services and activities in support of the University's mission and to assist students in meeting the financial costs of their higher education. Responsible for the administration of all private and government aid and scholarship programs.
  2. Provides leadership for the oversight and review of all financial aid and scholarship federal, state and local rules, regulations and statutes.
  3. Develops and maintains standards for all financial aid and scholarship policies and procedures and assures that customer service to students and campus clients is provided at an outstanding level.
  4. Responsible for development of strategic initiatives for the Scholarships and Financial Aid Department in alignment with the strategic initiatives of the Division and the University.
  5. Serves in a leadership role in coordinating financial aid and scholarship services throughout the university, partnering in efforts related to orientation, strategic planning, data generation, registration, billing and collections. Develops relationships with and advises the Provost Office, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, deans, directors, administrators, and faculty on fiscal and academic financial aid and scholarship matters.
  6. Oversees the development of a strong communication and marketing plan including publications, announcements, and messages of all information related to financial aid and scholarships.
  7. Provides leadership in the development of required assessment, accounting and statistical data and reports.
  8. Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, and manages the Scholarships and Financial Aid staff.
  9. Monitors the operating budget in accordance with university policies and procedures and federal and state rules and regulations.Serves on a variety of university committees as requested. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 7 years experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly related job experience.

Founded in 1927, the University is the largest public research university in Houston and third largest in the state of Texas. UH is comprised of over 46,000 students and over 2,800 faculty across 276 degree programs and is among the most impactful institutions in the country. Located in the international city whose name it bears; the University of Houston is a dynamic place that mirror’s the city’s diverse profile. The University is both a Carnegie designated Tier One public research institution as well as a top-35 university for social mobility and continues to climb national rankings each year. UH is an innovative and fast-paced working environment and seeks a visionary leader to guide the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in helping serve student needs and, ultimately, drive the University towards its major strategic goals of being a Top 50 public institution.

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid seeks an experienced leader with innovative approaches for pursuing the goal of a fully diverse and inclusive educational environment. The ideal candidate will have a track record of meaningful leadership and effective collaborative leadership across multiple divisions; a forward-looking approach to leadership; subject matter expertise and a visionary outlook for the entirety of the division.

The Executive Director is the chief management and administrative officer for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and reports directly to the Associate Vice Provost of Enrollment Services. The Executive Director is charged with leading the office that disburses over $500 million in annual financial aid and works collaboratively with various leaders and groups at the University on enrollment and student success initiatives.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Executive Director is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the email address below by December 15, 2023, to receive optimal consideration. Application materials should include a current resume/cv and letter of interest.

University of Houston Executive Director Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard - Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219


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