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Assistant Director of Financial Aid Compliance

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Assistant Director will oversee several operational processes, assist in developing and updating policies and system enhancements, and provide support related to the delivery of financial aid to Elmhurst University students. The position will ensure regulatory compliance of all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. The Assistant Director will work directly with the Information Services office as needed and provide support to the staff in Financial Aid. The position will be responsible for regular reporting, data analysis, and training for staff regarding system changes and upgrades. The Assistant Director will manage batch processes that support the SFS office. Flexible work arrangements such as remote work will be considered.

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Essential Functions
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge of current federal and state financial aid regulations.
  • Responsible for regulatory oversight and prevention of noncompliance related to financial aid.
  • Assists with maintaining core financial aid processes and annual setup within Colleague.
  • Assists with batch processing related to awarding, budgeting, and other processes.
  • Develops and maintains essential reporting to support financial aid processes.
  • Works with Director/Assoc. Director on creating, revising, and applying policies and procedures.
  • Assists Director with audits, surveys, and other data collection and evaluation as needed.
  • Reviews and updates financial aid communication content for the department.
  • Performs ongoing statistical analysis of financial aid programs and processes.
  • Addresses technical needs of the financial aid staff and provides training as needed.
  • Works closely with staff to identify risk and prioritize areas of improvement.
  • Assists with the regular reviewing and updating of the financial aid website content.
  • Attends trainings and conferences in key areas and maintains an understanding of trends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in financial aid administration.
  • Colleague experience strongly preferred.
  • Informer or other reporting experience preferred.
  • Strong communication and technical skills.
Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

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Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.
Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazine’s consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law

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