Madison, WI
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90208-LI

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Dean, Director, Executive

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 90208-LI

Working Title: Associate Director of Special Awards

Official Title: ASSOC DIR, FIN AID/L(K44FL)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 15, 2017

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary: Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Bachelor's Degree required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 5 years of progressively responsible administrative work and supervisory experience which includes student financial aid functions or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Competency in financial aid legislation (including but not limited to Title IV, VII, and NCAA) preferred.

Demonstrated strong organizational, analytical, detail, and communication skills.

Core Competencies:
-Expert knowledge of how Department of Education policies impact Scholarships and Federal Work Study.
-Experience with Campus Solutions (PeopleSoft), Advancement Resources (Abe), Wisconsin Data Mart for Shared Financial System (WISDM) and Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), as well as the ability to generate reports utilizing these systems.
-Excellent in providing and coaching others in professional, courteous, and tactful service delivery while establishing and maintaining harmonious and effective work relations with students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
-Ability to work under pressure.
-Ability to set priorities and manage multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously.
-Skill in the operation of standard office equipment and related software in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.
-Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information.

Position Summary: The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) endeavors to generate, evaluate, and implement strategic initiatives that create sustainable, long-term improvements to the University of Wisconsin - Madison's financial aid programs and in alignment with OSFA's student-centric mission, vision, and goals.

The Associate Director of Special Awards serves as a senior deputy and principal advisor to the Director of Financial Aid. The position is responsible for setting the Special Awards Unit's strategic direction as well as being an innovative and contributing member of the Director's team that establishes the strategic short- and long-term direction of the Office of Financial Aid. The Associate Director of Special Awards provides assistance and advice on key policy initiatives and establishes, updates and reviews policies and procedures in accordance with University, state, and federal guidelines.

The Associate Director of Special Awards & Student Employment leads, manages and directs operational, financial, and personnel activities for the Special Awards & Student Employment unit of the Office of Student Financial Aid. The position reports directly to the Director of Student Financial Aid, is a member of the Director's All-Reports Team and ensures all federal, state, NCAA, and institutional regulatory requirements are met.

The Associate Director of Special Awards & Student Employment leads the highly NCAA-regulated athletics aid portfolio of approximately $14 million and is a key responsible member for the Big 10 Conference and NCAA compliance. The position seeks to partner with the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association to support the accurate awarding of over 500 funds accounting for over $5 million annually and collaborates with all 20 schools/colleges across the institution to assist in the stewardship of over $24 million of scholarship and award funding annually.

The Associate Director of Special Awards & Student Employment coordinates the office's relationship with the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) ensuring the accurate disbursement of over $13 million in state funding annually. The position is also fundamental to the collaboration between the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center assisting in the accuracy of veterans' benefits reporting and the allocation of over $3.5 million in state veterans' funding.

The Associate Director of Special Awards & Student Employment leads the Student Job Center and coordinates its services and outreach across campus. The Student Job Center website posts over 12,000 student positions annually while providing students with additional information regarding employment and job search best practices. The Associate Director of Special Awards & Student Employment must continually improve the business processes that serve students, their families, and the campus community.

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Division of Enrollment Management and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary, respectful and inclusive behaviors in all of our interactions.

Contact: Ann Bradshaw
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume, a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position and a list of three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 04 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 2 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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