Provide high quality leadership and strategic vision for the
department, with emphasis on growth, access, equity, and
inclusivity. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate full-time
employees to assure that policies and procedures are followed and
student needs are met. Ensure all policies and procedures foster an
inclusive and equitable environment for students, staff, and other
stakeholders. Develop and manage budgets for all area supervised to
assure efficient operation and quality service. Supervise Financial
Aid Office staff and its day to day activities; provide in-service
training. Establish and administer policies/procedures for
processing and awarding financial aid, updating with any change in
legislation/regulation requirements. Establish and consistently
follow accepted fiscal/accounting procedures in fund management to
ensure equity and protect the College from liability. Administer
and monitor over 170 different budgets, reallocating funds within
program limitations to ensure full utilization of resources. Remain
current with frequent changes in federal regulations governing
financial aid; rapidly and accurately implement policy/procedural
revisions, including notification to staff, College administration
and students. Also remain current with changes and new program
development within the College to establish and approve new
curricula and sites for financial aid eligibility. Initiate and
supervise expansion of automation capabilities for financial aid
processing and awarding. Provide appropriate communication with
students regarding financial aid. Supervise School of Applied
Technology (SAT) and Financial Aid staff; establish and monitor
campus based award procedures for SAT clock hour
programs. Coordinate and collaborate with other College offices
whose functions interrelate with the Financial Aid Office, i.e.
Enrollment Services, Cashiering, Business Office, Athletics, Data
Center, School Relations, Orientation and Student Success,
Admissions, Institutional Research, and Office of Information
Technology. Supervise extensive data processing functions needed
for award processing; monitoring of satisfactory academic progress
of aid recipients; compilation of statistical and fiscal data.
Prepare and submit annual and other periodic reports for federal,
state and other funding sources. Administer Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act, and ensure the privacy and confidentiality
of all student records according to the law and institutional
policy. Represent Financial Aid Office on various College
committees to provide input and improve policies, procedures and
processes. Represent College in state, regional and national
educational organizations. Coordinate with Development Office in
soliciting scholarships funds from business and community. As
Financial Aid spokesperson, present Financial Aid Office
philosophy, policies and procedures to students, staff and faculty
of College and the community. Review Financial Aid as requested for
correctness and consistency. Complete
electronic FISAP and oversee electronic balancing of Pell
Accounts as required. Participate in yearly audit. Other duties as
assigned. This position is at will.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Ensure adherence to multiple sets of regulations/requirements
for the numerous types and heavy volume of aid administered through
the Financial Aid Office on behalf of students, the College and
funding sources. Ensure proper training of all financial aid staff
on compliance to aforementioned regulations, as well as equity,
diversity, and inclusivity training.
Preclude liability risk for the College through proper accounting,
reporting and management of over 170 different fund accounts.
Accountable to Utah State Board of Regents to ensure that all
requirements for financial aid programs at state institutions are
Accountable to U.S. Department of Education for proper processing
and awarding of the Direct Stafford Student Loan Program, Direct
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan for Students, and
Direct PLUS loan programs. This includes provision of
loan entrance and exit counseling e-signing of Master Promissory
Notes and close supervision of academic progress for every student
with a loan.
Strategic deployment of access and outreach efforts to increase use
and eligibility of federal Title IV funds and other sources of
student aid. Collaborate with Admissions, Orientation & Student
Success, and related departments to promote all sources of student
aid and FAFSA completion.
Accountable to U.S. Department of Education for proper
administration of all Title IV financial aid programs.
Accountable to Business Office for the supervision and the accuracy
of award processing and disbursement scheduling and for provision
of clear and acceptable audit trails for all transactions.
Provide delivery of accessible and equitable financial aid services
by planning, organizing and coordinating all aspects of
Provide courteous, equitable, and inclusive services to student,
visitors, faculty and staff by properly training and by providing
prompt, accurate and courteous response to inquiries and
Manage budgets by accurate evaluation of needs and resources,
together with wise spending to provide needed services and
Cultivate a productive and courteous staff by providing a positive
work environment with appropriate tools, equipment and other
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse
people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good
working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college
students, faculty, and staff, including those with
Job Open Date: 10/28/2021
Priority Review Date: 11/21/2021
Starting Salary: Commensurate with
Job Category: Administrative
Master’s Degree preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Five (5) to seven (7) years’ progressively responsible experience
in financial aid programs;
proven administrative, supervisory and analytical skills;
thorough knowledge of Title IV regulations; basic accounting and
budgeting experience; Knowledge and experience in data processing
applications for financial aid and scholarship programs;
demonstrated skills in writing and public speaking;
ability to communicate well with students, staff, and faculty.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and to adapt to
rapid changes in complex regulations governing financial aid
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or
before the priority review date indicated above.
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:
Successful completion of a criminal background check may be
required for this position. SLCC
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is
fully committed to policies of equal employment and
nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion,
protected veteran status, expression of political or personal
beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected
under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems