Director of Financial Aid

Wye Mills, Maryland
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Chesapeake College is seeking a Director of Financial Aid to oversee the administration of all federal Title IV financial aid programs, Maryland State Scholarship programs and the awarding of institutional scholarships.  Reconcile all federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.  Adhere to all federal state and institutional regulations governing financial aid programs.  Supervise a staff of three (3) full-time specialists and two (2) federal work-study students. Provide community-based financial aid counseling.  Team with Admissions, Resource Development and Non-Credit to increase enrollment, increase scholarship dollars and funding options for non-degree seeking students and non-traditional programs, respectively.  Compile statistical data for institution, community, and Maryland State and Department of Education.  Coordinate the transferring of external data within two (2) networks. Coordinate cash management regulations with the Business Office.  Coordinate distribution of all financial aid marketing materials.  Maintain office budget.   Establish financial aid budgets.  Project aid expenditures.  Test financial aid software updates in Colleague test account.  Conduct default prevention measures.   The financial aid director needs a mix of skills including supervision and leadership skills, federal and state reporting regulations, budget management and computer-related skills.  The individual must also possess strong communications skills due to the outreach, and public relations requirements of the position.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in financial aid is required. At least three (3) years supervisory experience at the assistant director level or above of a college or university financial aid office. Strong communication and public speaking skills are required. Budget management ability required. Ability to work effectively with internal and external constituencies (Business Office, Registration Office, Maryland State Department of Educations, etc.). Skill in applying federal regulations governing Title IV aid programs. Knowledge of Department of Education systems.

For best consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than Friday, September 22, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

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Chesapeake College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities and Women are encouraged to Apply