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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

Posting Number: SRGV5803
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Financial Aid
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To assist the Associate Director or Director, Financial Aid in planning, administration and management of all assigned federal, state and local financial aid programs; and to manage key areas of the office, including support of customer service functions and major programs. Responsible for assisting in the administration of various financial aid programs and related functions of the Office of Financial Aid.

Description of Duties:
• Supervises, trains, and provides technical assistance to professional and support staff, and evaluates employee performance.
• Reviews and interprets business analytics and statistical data to determine data driven informed decisions.
• Makes packaging recommendations to improve the strategic use of financial aid programs.
• Responsible for managing federal and state programs.
• Seeks new and/or additional funding sources from federal, state, institutional and private organizations.
• Collaborates with internal and external departments and organizations to accomplish financial aid and enrollment management objectives.
• Makes recommendations for enhancing departmental operations, including the establishment and implementation of short and long-term goals.
• Provides leadership and direct support in overseeing the daily operations of the office, acts on behalf of Director or Associate Director.
• Interprets, implements, and maintains compliance of the complex federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations.
• Supervises packaging, cancellation, and maintenance of student financial aid in accordance with program guidelines, regulations, and policies.
• Serves as liaison with campus departments and off-campus agencies and represents the Director at meetings, seminars, and/or conferences.
• Manages reporting requirements for assigned programs and for analysis/forecasting.
• Serves as point of contact for customer service escalations through the student services center and executes professional judgment for students in special circumstances.
• Represents the office and the university at public affairs events and university functions.
• Facilitates public relations for the office and develops financial aid information for university and external constituencies.
• Reconciles financial aid program accounts with the financial aid accounting office.
• Executes special tasks and projects assigned by the Associate Director or Director.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Supervises assigned professional and support staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University.

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree in Business or a related field from an accredited University.

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
Three (3) years of progressive professional work experience in Student Financial Services or a closely related field.

Preferred Experience:
Supervisory experience preferred.

Equipment:
Proficiency required in the use of personal computers, computer systems, attached devices, and standard office equipment

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office environment.

Other:
May be required to work evenings and/or weekends. Occasional travel will be required. Must have strong organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail as
well as excellent oral and written communication skills with individuals and in a group setting. Possess superior interpersonal skills; strong customer service orientation and ability to impart those skills to members of the staff. Requires ability to multi-task and solve complex problems and work effectively with diverse constituencies, both internal and external and flexibility to handle a variety of duties and projects throughout the year.

The guiding principles of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley place the highest priority on student success. As such, the Office of Student Enrollment is organized to be student-centered and keenly focused on student success. The Office of Financial Aid will work closely with the Student Services Center to meet student needs.

Physical Capabilities:
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experiance
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 04/06/2022
Grant Funded Position: No
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/33470 jeid-8802183bf0e0be46a7aa24c96ff6bdf2
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