Associate Director-Financial Aid, FAMS**

Albany, NY
Apr 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203

Closing Date: May 31, 2017

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, where critical thinking, and creativity are valued skills in day-to-day processing, then the Office of Financial Aid at Excelsior College is the place for you! Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, virtual, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning is seeking dynamic applicants for the position of Associate Director of Financial for Financial Aid Management System, in the Office of Financial Aid.


The Associate Director of Financial Aid assists the Director in the day-to-day operations of the Office of Financial Aid and coordinates the operation of the Financial Aid Management System (FAMS), PowerFAIDS insuring that procedures and software reflect current federal and state regulations. This position serves as the primary liaison with the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) and holds responsibility for configuring software, trouble shooting software issues, coordinating software releases and utilizing technology to improve efficiency in the Office of Financial Aid.


• Handle procedures related to the administration and maintenance of the FAMS in cooperation with the information technology office.
• Stay current with knowledge and use of financial aid software, i.e. PowerFAIDS, EdConnect, Common Origination Disbursement (COD), and NYSHESC.
• Work with financial aid staff and the information technology office to investigate and solve software issues. Communicate technical issues clearly in understandable terms.
• Maintain and upgrade the FAMS software and coordinate the implementation of new applications.
• Review current practices and procedures as they relate to PowerFAIDS processing and lead process optimization projects that will improve efficiencies in the financial aid office.
• Assist in the development of office policies and procedures and insure that the software complies with the policies and procedures.
• Manage annual PowerFAIDS parameter role and new-year system set-up.
• Participate in the preparation of the annual federal FISAP report, produce reports and provide information to the director of financial aid and assistant vice president for enrollment management.
• Assist in insuring compliance with all federal and state regulations pertaining to the administration of financial aid.
• Assist in the preparation of the Office of Financial Aid's end-of-year annual report and other statistical reports to internal and external parties. Participate in monthly reconciliation of all financial aid programs between the Financial Aid Office and Bursar's office.
• Assist in the disbursement authorization of financial aid funds.

Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-464-8532. Thank you.

Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information at


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