Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Associate Director of Financial Aid
supports learning by assisting in the coordination of financial aid
operations for graduate and undergraduate students within the
university. Serves as the primary Certifying School Official for
the Veterans Affairs Benefits. Assists the Dean of Student
Financial Services with supervising the financial aid staff,
working with Colleague, and administering state/federal
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage
undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to
build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to
achieve lasting personal and professional success.
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Provides individual counseling to prospective freshmen,
transfer, adult, and graduate students; current students; and
parents regarding all aspects of the financial aid process.
Directly responsible for the management and processing of
financial aid applicants including determining aid eligibility,
completing verification, and processing loans in accordance with
federal and state regulations as well as university policies and
Assists in training new financial aid staff.
Responsible for the administration of scholarship/grant
programs from the State of IL.
Responsible for the oversight of the Veteran Affairs Benefits
as the Certifying School Official.
Assist in recruitment and admission for all programs at AU, GWC
and Woodstock by participating in visit days, open houses,
registration weekends, student orientations, and financial aid
events as assigned by the Dean.
Assist in the development, publication, and maintenance of
financial aid materials and the financial aid web page.
Assists with the annual systems set up.
Manages the financial aid portion of the weekly ERMS submission
to Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
- Three to five years’ experience in financial aid required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organization skills.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff,
students and parents, and to develop strong working relationships
with colleagues, staff, administrators, students, and the general
- Flexibility with an evolving work situation.
- Knowledge of spreadsheet systems.
- Knowledge of Colleague desired.
- Valid Illinois driver’s license.
- Ability to travel when necessary to off-campus evening and
weekend events, providing own vehicle.
- Ability to move about campus.
- Ability to interact via telephone, in person, and via
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.