Saint Joseph’s College is conducting a national search for Director of Financial Aid. Reporting to the Dean of Admission, the Director of Financial Aid serves on the management team for admissions and financial aid. He/she is responsible for compliance with federal and state regulations, administering and managing a highly personalized financial aid process for the on-campus and online programs. Along with the Dean and the Director of Admissions, develops strategies to optimize aid resources that will positively impact enrollment and net revenue goals.
Saint Joseph’s College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college, located on the shores of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. The college strives to nurture the intellectual, spiritual and social growth of students of all ages and faiths in a value centered environment. Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Saint Joseph’s College sits on 350 acres and is just 18 miles from Portland, Maine’s largest city. The 1000 on campus students and 2000 online students are offered the opportunity to learn inside and outside of the classroom. All members of the college community work to fulfill the mission:
• Foster a strong academic community dedicated to the pursuit of truth through serious study, integration of knowledge, and an ongoing dialogue between faith and reason
• Encourage all students to explore widely the arts and sciences while they also prepare to live ethical and meaningful lives
• Provide a strong foundation for graduate study, professional service, and career advancement;
• offer in an extension of its Mission to multiple areas of the world, both degree and non-degree programs through distance education
• Enhance students’ awareness of human dignity and the meaning of life;
• Advocate for justice and peace in recognition of each person’s responsibility for the welfare of both humankind and the environment.
The primary role of the Director of Financial Aid includes: providing exceptional leadership to an experienced and dedicated team of four financial aid professionals; administering financial aid programs in excess of $24 million; formulating the needs analysis and packaging strategies for new and returning students (on-campus and online); representing the College on campus as well as externally at both the local and national level; advising the dean on industry trends, financial aid best practices, and strategy development; administering endowed scholarships; collaborating with the Admissions Office in selecting merit-based scholars; partnering with key administrative campus offices (Athletics, Controller's Office, Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Registrar, Development, Finance & Administration, and Information Technology) coordinating the completion of surveys and reports for regulatory agencies and college offices; and serving on the various college-wide committees.
The selected candidate will be a highly regarded strategic thinker on how financial aid can be best utilized to achieve the strategic goals of the College. Other qualifications include: a bachelor's degree with seven or more years of related experience in financial aid, admissions or enrollment management; proven leadership ability and a keen attention to detail; superior analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills, familiarity with enterprise-type systems such as PowerFaids, Campus Café, literacy with MS office and PC applications, experience and understanding of both federal and institutional methodologies; and a strong understanding of emerging technologies and industry trends. Fluency in more than one language is desirable. The Director of Financial Aid will also be expected to lead a highly personalized operation with a hands-on management style.
With an anticipated appointment date of March 1, 2013 (negotiable), consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please complete our online application, at www.sjcme.edu ; click on “Jobs at SJC”. Please include your resume and cover letter, the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references, and read and sign the Pre-Employment Statement.
Saint Joseph’s College is an EEO employer.
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