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Associate Director

Employer
University of Maryland
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA), this position will create a university scholarship office to administer the existing state funded scholarship programs and the growing centrally administered endowed scholarships, including the expected $100 million Maryland Promise Program endowment. This role will assist the Director and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management (EM) with strategic and operational planning, leadership, oversight and implementation of new and existing university scholarships and fellowships. This role supports recipients of university scholarships and their parents, and assists in recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse study body. As a key member of the OSFA senior leadership team, the Associate Director directs the daily operations of OSFA administered university scholarship programs that disburse funds from endowments and current use gift accounts to students who meet the specific donor preferences of each scholarship. The Associate Director ensures that staff provide excellent service to prospective and current students and their families, and other constituencies, and will coordinate the vast network of scholarship awarding
departments across campus. The Associate Director additionally serves as the primary liaison with University Relations (UR) in support of university fundraising, scholarship administration and donor stewardship, and will be the primary point person for EM on scholarship reporting to UR, UMCPF and external scholarship foundations. The position works with various offices and other on-campus partners to define, develop, and market scholarship opportunities for prospective and continuing students. The Associate Director assists with research, development, analysis and reporting activities as well as the development of marketing materials. The Associate Director creates,
implements, and evaluates scholarship policies and procedures and serves as an active and engaged member of OSFA and EM. The position supervises an assistant director and a team of financial aid counselors.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree
 A minimum of 7 years of progressive management experience in student financial aid or scholarship administration with a minimum
of 2 years supervisory experience.
 Working knowledge of student financial aid program administration and regulations
 Working knowledge of financial aid and accounting software, to include student information and billing systems
 Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty.

PREFERENCES:
 Master’s degree in a related field, such as Education, Accounting, or Business.
 Experience with Scholarship Universe, Workday
 Fluency in Spanish

BENEFITS:
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health benefits, retirement plan, tuition remission for employees and
dependents, 22 days annual leave, 3 days personal leave, 15 days sick leave, and holiday leave.

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