Director of Financial Aid-School of Medicine
Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, you will be
responsible for strategic planning, policy development,
institutional leadership, development of a team, and providing a
comprehensive financial aid delivery system that supports $40M in
aid programs. You will work collaboratively with the Executive
Director of Admissions, Associate Dean of Admissions, Associate
Dean of Student Affairs, Registrar, Finance and Administration, and
Development Office to administer federal, state and University
financial aid and scholarships through student recruitment and all
years of medical school as well as post award reporting and
compliance with all federal, state and institutional rules,
regulations, requirements and statutes. You will also be
responsible for leading a team of financial aid professionals and
managing accurate, effective and continuous financial aid
operations that provide superior customer service to students,
colleagues and members of the institutional community, support the
school's mission, improve the educational experience of our
students and guarantee the privacy and security of student and
parent financial aid records and information.
As our Director of Financial Aid, you will supervise a staff of
financial aid professionals and oversee all awarding,
disbursements, scholarship issuance, compliance, projections,
reporting, student counseling, and student financial wellness
education programming. You will be responsible for ensuring
accreditation compliance, driving process improvements, and
forward-thinking strategic planning.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of experience in
financial aid management and supervision or related experience; or
any satisfactory combination of experience and training which
demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the
above duties. Advanced degree preferred
- Broad knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial
aid programs and recordkeeping requirements.
- Knowledge of higher education processes, supervisory and
personnel practices, communication techniques and computer
- Extensive experience with need analysis, counseling, and
- Knowledge of federal and institutional methodologies.
- Ability to exercise professional judgment when reviewing
student files and appeals.
- General knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and
computer systems and applications, including MS Excel.
- Excellent skills in data analysis and reporting.
- Must be able to present effectively at public events, student
presentations, and high-level meetings and conferences.Must be able
to effectively communicate with a diverse group of students,
parents and staff.
- Excellent skill in writing professional, concise, logical and
grammatically correct forms, letters, memos, consumer guides,
financial aid publications, presentations, and work
- Ability to effectively advocate for and support a diverse
- Ability to manage highly sensitive information and maintain
confidentiality in accordance with all Federal, State,
institutional, and office regulations and guidelines.
- Ability to travel to workshops and conferences on behalf of the
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran
Apply online: http://ucla.contacthr.com/91444567