Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 10/13/21.
Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity
DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE (Administrator
Salary Range (From $ to $)
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the
individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed:
$115,000 per year).
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
Number of Positions
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)
M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Hours Per Day
8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the
Days Per Week
5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
This position is responsible for the administrative and fiscal
oversight of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. The Director
provides leadership and strategic direction for the department and
is responsible for ensuring compliance with policies, procedures,
laws, and executive memorandums related to Federal, State, and
institutional administration of financial aid,
scholarships, and student employment.
For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1478-Position-Description
MANDATORY VACCINATIONS :
Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff,
and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized
against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious
exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
. Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(staff and management positions) or email@example.com
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
Thorough knowledge of:
- All regulations and requirements for management of student
financial aid programs, delivery of financial aid, and fund
reconciliation including, but not limited to:
- Title IV of the Higher Education Act, the Code of Federal
Register, the Blue Book, the CSAC Operations Manual for Grants and
Loans, and the State Educational Opportunity Program Grant
Guidelines are regulatory sources which must be used on a daily
- Sound management practices; time and personnel management
- Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Sound management practices and fiscal accounting
- Public relations skills for both in-house and public
- Advanced writing skills and oral communication skills.
- Group dynamics and discussion techniques.
- Participation and leadership in professional activities outside
- Staff development and management skills including motivational
- Evaluation processes.
- Collective bargaining rights and responsibilities.
- Sensitivity to members of a diverse workforce.
- Effective communication and dissemination of information; must
provide leadership and training to keep staff current in the
Incumbent must possess:
- Evidence of a strong personal commitment to diversity.
- Management and leadership skills with the ability to be
creative, make informed decisions and inspire staff.
- Advanced analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking
skills within a complex work environment.
- Advanced skills in special event coordination, organization,
- Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to
work effectively with all levels in a demanding environment.
- Excellent written and verbal skills and the demonstrated
competence to effectively present information in either
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Independent judgement and critical decision-making skills.
- A high degree of initiative, integrity, and openness.
- Demonstrated skill with accomplishing goals through
Incumbent must have the ability to:
- Ability to promote diversity goals and work effectively with a
changing student clientele and workforce financial aid-related
software, PC software (spreadsheet, word processing); financial aid
- Ability to maintain a productive, cohesive, efficient workforce
in a dynamically changing regulatory environment.
- Provide leadership and motivate students from diverse
- Advise students individually and in groups on complex
- Anticipate needed changes and improvements in programs
- Use teamwork and positive working relationships to gain
acceptance of program operations.
- Delegate effectively to plan and direct the work of
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of members of the
- Work collaboratively with internal and external communities,
including executive administrators, academic personnel,
- students and community agencies.
- Analyze complex situations and adopt effective courses of
action while understanding the broader impact on the
- campus community.
- Use well-developed conflict resolution skills.
- Use various research methods to collect and analyze data, draw
conclusions, and make recommendations.
- Handle sensitive and/or confidential matters with diplomacy and
- Maintain composure and respond pro-actively to safety and
- Manage diverse work teams and multiple customers.
- Adapt to the dynamics of organizational, procedural and policy
- Organize resources to meet program goals.
- Listen to other opinions and incorporate those ideas into work
- Perform assigned duties.
Required Education and/or Experience
Must have the education and experience required to perform the
duties of the assigned position.
- Fiscal experience overseeing and shaping multiple and
- Demonstrated success in supervising management-level
- Experience in policy review and revision.
Additional Requirements for this Position
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they
may be considered specialized skills:
- Financial Aid and Scholarship information technologies.
- A breadth of enrollment management and student affairs programs
- CSU financial aid and enrollment management policies and
- Preference may be given to applicants with a master’s degree in
addition to the above-listed areas of expertise.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
- California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU
policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a
background check (including a criminal records check, sexual
offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming
this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the
background check may impact the job offer or continued employment
of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified
as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position
based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety
and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1
protected data. This is confidential information that is in most
cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal
- The person holding this position is considered a “Limited
Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a
condition of employment.
- The duties of this position will include participation in a
decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the
incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the
California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the
incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of
Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair
Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category; Financial Aid –
- This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations
Act ( HEERA ) designated managerial position and comes under the
Management Personnel Plan ( MPP ) of the California State
University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at
the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from
the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary
service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This
position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act ( FLSA ).
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential
job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable
accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a
stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods
of time and frequently moving about inside the office. Must be able
to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings
WORK ENVIRONMENT :
Work is performed in a typical office environment operating
standard office equipment.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick
leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU
benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a
period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than
half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU
benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an
appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum
of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works
an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement
period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash
only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and
residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution
( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU
system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse
cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half
identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and
undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences,
exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement
opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is
brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and
co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students
to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of
environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will
become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the
state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San
Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers
year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a
thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are
mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally
occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we
recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land
and the waters that run through campus.
CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who
reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities
of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values
predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of
achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse
populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and
activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable
learning and working environment.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color,
ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition,
National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status,
or any other protected status.
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- Optional Applicant Documents