Director of Financial Aid

Selden, New York
Apr 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College


Announcement is hereby made for the full-time position of Director of Financial Aid on the Ammerman Campus.  This is a Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers.

 Job Description:

The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Services and is responsible for the supervision and management of the campus Financial Aid Office.  Duties will include:

 1. Manages the day-to-day operation of the Ammerman Campus financial aid operation, including the implementation of all federal and state programs, policies, services and regulations. This requires the director to maintain a working knowledge of all current and pending federal and state regulations.

 2. Coordinates all financial aid student advising; the dissemination of pertinent information to the campus community; assists with financial aid and emergency loan applications, bookstore roster updates, and the Satisfactory Academic Progress rules and regulations.

 3. Coordinates the processing of financial aid applications, the collection of all required documents and data, verification of applicant data, the determination of awards, and the disbursement of awards. Supervises appropriate case review and record maintenance.

 4. Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the Financial Aid Office.

 5. Manages the department budget and makes recommendations during the budget planning process.

 6. Assists students with resolving financial aid difficulties. Responsible for financial aid program pursuit and progress appeals and professional judgment issues, e.g., income adjustments and dependency overrides.

 7. Collaborates with Enrollment Services and other departments in the planning, developing, and coordinating of enrollment and retention programs.

 8. Provide community outreach activities and presentations at high schools, libraries and other locations as required. 

 9. Coordinates assessment efforts and record-keeping and generates reports of students served by the Financial Aid Office. 

 10. Establishes annual goals and assures that Financial Aid services are carried out in accordance with institutional priorities, policies, and divisional goals.

 11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Student Services.


A Master’s Degree is required.   A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in financial aid within a college or university setting is required.  At least four years’ experience providing leadership, management and supervision is preferred. Strong technical skills, BANNER experience and public college experience is preferred.   Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. 


This is a 12-month Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers.


Suffolk County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran, marital or domestic victim status, or any other status that is prohibited by law. The College makes available to the general public information required by the Campus Security Act at the following web address: