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

JOB NO.: 90212-LI

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Dean, Director, Executive

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 90212-LI

Working Title: Assistant Director of Special Awards

Official Title: ASST DIR, FIN AID/L(K44LL)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 15, 2017

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary: Minimum $70,000 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: Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible administrative work and supervisory experience which includes student financial aid functions or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Strong organizational, analytical, detail, and communication skills required.

Experience with Campus Solutions (PeopleSoft) and Scholarship Application Software highly desired.

Core Competencies:

-Knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and other Department of Education policies regarding Scholarships is required.
-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 in the University of Wisconsin - Madison's financial aid programs and in alignment with OSFA's student-centric mission, vision, and goals.

The Assistant Director of Special Awards serves as deputy and principal advisor to the Associate Director of Special Awards. Working independently to manage staff, the Assistant Director of Special Awards will collaborate with the Associate Director to establish and oversee the strategic direction and operational objectives of the Special Awards Unit. The Assistant Director of Special Awards also serves an as expert resource person within the Office of Financial Aid and as a liaison to the campus community on various key administrative policies and practices.

The Assistant Director of Special Awards reports directly to the Associate Director of Special Awards, is a member of the Office Leadership Team and assists the Associate Director in ensuring that all federal, state, NCAA, and institutional regulatory requirements are met. The position is the primary liaison with all 20 schools/colleges across the institution to assist in the stewardship of over $24 million of scholarship and award funding annually.

The Assistant Director of Special Awards oversees the unit's relationship with the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) ensuring the accurate disbursement of over $13 million in state funding annually. The position also assists in 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.

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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