Reporting to the Dean for Enrollment Management, the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Financial Assistance is an integral member of the senior leadership team and will participate in the development and implementation of the enrollment marketing and recruitment plan.
The University of Miami (UM), located in Coral Gables, Florida, is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. Founded in 1925 by a group of citizens committed to developing an institution of post-secondary education for their young and growing community, today there are more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every state and 116 nations around the world enrolled at UM. The University’s 12 colleges and schools offer 180 undergraduate majors and programs, and the Coral Gables campus houses seven schools and two colleges. Donna E. Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration, became the University’s fifth president in 2001. The University of Miami participates in Division I athletics.
Reporting to the Dean for Enrollment Management, the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Financial Assistance is an integral member of the senior leadership team and will participate in the development and implementation of the enrollment marketing and recruitment plan. The incumbent will provide overall management and the strong leadership necessary for the effective administration of the University’s student financial services programs including, but not limited to, financial aid processing and disbursement, financial counseling, billing, and clearance. The Associate Dean is responsible for the administration and reporting of federal, state, and institutional financial aid, including scholarship, endowments, and grant budgets in excess of $340 million annually. The Associate Dean is responsible for the efficient and effective daily administrative and organizational functions of the office, and develops and/or recommends policies and procedures for financial aid administration while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations. The incumbent will develop and execute a departmental vision and strategy for leveraging financial aid resources and meeting student financial needs while supporting the University’s enrollment goals, monitoring and reporting on the University’s discount rate, and ensuring accepted standards and enrollment budget projections are met. With accountability for daily operations, the Associate Dean will lead, mentor, and develop a full-time staff of approximately 38 professionals in the Office of Financial Assistance Operations, the Enrollment Document Management Area, and the Office of Enrollment Technical Operations. Supervising, training, and providing professional development opportunities as well as organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling office assignments will be a priority for the new Associate Dean. The incumbent serves as a senior member of the Enrollment Management Leadership Group, and is expected to work with senior administration to develop and implement short and long-range plans and strategies for student financial services.
A bachelor’s degree is required (advanced degree preferred). Eight or more years in a progressive management role in student financial services, financial aid, and/or bursar services in a higher education setting—including working knowledge of enrollment management and excellent managerial skills are required. The Associate Dean must be organized, creative, energetic, assertive, and a hands-on leader who maintains a forward-looking vision, possesses an unwavering commitment to superior customer service, and an understanding of the importance of financial aid in recruitment and retention. He/she must be sensitive to cultural issues and have the ability to relate effectively and consistently with a diverse student body. Evidence of excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with numerous internal and external partners will also be considered in the selection of the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management/Executive Director of Financial Assistance.
Review of applications will begin November 13, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
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University of Miami – Associate Dean for Enrollment Management/Executive Director of Financial Assistance
Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate
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