Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Denver, CO
Jun 23, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Enrollment Management - Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Position #1600 - Requisition #10037

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Assistant Director of Financial Aid position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver provides a vibrant, urban research university experience, with academic programs ranging from the liberal arts and sciences to global energy management, music industry studies and criminal justice among eight schools and colleges. The classroom extends into the city as students study, network and build careers in the surrounding business district. CU Denver unites quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, civic consciousness and driven students-all in the lively setting of downtown Denver. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support for the teaching and/or educational service mission of the university. Functions include academic advising/counseling, student personnel administration, recruitment and admissions, registration, financial aid, faculty affairs, library services, curriculum administration, and others involving direct support of the educational mission of an academic unit.

Assistant Directors have responsibility for projects, functions or processes within a department. These positions may recommend strategy and provide professional support to Directors and may have the authority to act on the Director's behalf. Assistant Directors typically supervise other staff but do not generally control the allocation of fiscal or human resources.

Position Emphasis:

This full-time professional position is responsible for direct supervision and evaluation of a diverse professional financial aid advising staff and student employees, and organizes, coordinates, and supervises the day-to-day operation and activities and work assignments of the advising staff and student employees within an environment committed to customer service excellence. This position will assist the Associate Director in leading, directing, and managing student-facing operations and in the planning and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures that govern work conducted within the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. This position will be responsible for evaluating office advising and processing operations and will be responsible for providing feedback and participating in strategic discussions which lead to changes that improve processing efficiency and services to students. The Assistant Director will collaborate cross-departmentally to develop retention strategies for the University of Colorado Denver as well as partner with the Office of Admissions to allow Advisors and Representatives to collaborate in outreach strategies.

In addition, this position works alongside the Associate Director to ensure staff are receiving on-going training and professional development, and will have responsibilities for reviewing and monitoring the work of staff to ensure compliance and accuracy with all state and federal policies and regulations.

Salary and Benefits:

The the hiring range for this position has been established at $ 50,156 to $55,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in education, psychology, business, public administration, social science, liberal arts, communications, accounting, finance, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including direct responsibility for supervision of professional staff, and interpreting and understanding of Federal and State financial aid regulations.

Substitution: A master's degree in education, psychology, business, public administration, social science, liberal arts, communications, accounting, finance, or a directly related field from an accredited institution may substitute for the bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Banner or comparable student information system.
  • Experience with statistical analysis of data
  • Master's degree in education, psychology, business, public administration, social science, liberal arts, communications, accounting, finance, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.


  • In-depth knowledge of state and federal guidelines and regulations governing financial aid
  • Ability to delegate and direct
  • Analytical thinking and organizational aptitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to Bernadette Boe (

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by October 3, 2017. Those who do not apply by October 3, 2017 may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 60017 - AVCASA-FA Financial Aid

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Bernadette Boe

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00001600