Director of Financial Aid

Location
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted
Sep 25, 2017
Ref
DFA
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION SUMMARY:

The director of financial aid develops, coordinates, and provides the financial aid packaging, counseling, and delivery operations for a 167-year old four-year, residential start-up.  Steering the financial aid program through and ensuring compliance with Title IV, the incumbent will develop process and packaging for delivering financial aid offerings to current and potential students and their families while working in support of college values and strategies. 

Antioch College

Antioch College is a 167-year-old start-up, using its re-opening in 2011 to build and scale a model for what the liberal arts experience can be for all students in the 21st century – not a four year retreat from the world, but a deeper engagement with it.

Originally founded in 1850, Antioch has long been an agent of change, having been the only liberal arts college in the country with a required work component for more than 100 years. The cooperative education program reflects Antioch’s critical pedagogical insight that the separation of classroom learning from the world of work is artificial – a philosophy that has produced Nobel laureates, Fulbright and Rhodes scholars, and notables in the arts, government, business, sciences and education. 

The Admissions and Financial Aid team are deeply and strategically engaged in the college’s focus on supporting students who are learning and growing through classroom, community, and co-op education experience. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Engage with and counsel students or their designees regarding financial aid eligibility, debt management, and other questions and concerns in support of a positive and successful financial aid experience
  • Establish and maintain financial aid practices in accord with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) practices, and in support of Antioch standards and values
  • Participate in the development, implementation and continual improvement of compliant system solutions (such as CRM, CAMS, and PowerFAIDS)
  • Develop and implement short and long range goals and objectives for the financial aid office
  • Own the on-going development and management of the net price calculator with support from the admission team, DoE, and Finance
  • Analyze need, and develop and manage awards and communicate the scholarship and financial aid packages to admitted students and their family through a highly personalized financial aid process
  • Formulate the needs analysis and packaging strategies for new and returning students including institutional endowed scholarships and Horace Mann Fellowships
  • Review and verify the satisfactory academic progress and academic eligibility for student aid
  • Read, interpret and evaluate students’ academic credentials and make financial aid and admission recommendations
  • Develop, maintain and administer all federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures relating to student financial aid for the College in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Create budget projections, coordinate the day-to-day management of the Financial Aid Office, and coordinate with Admissions team in support of financial aid needs,
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations as they relate to financial aid policy and processing, and the work of the College
  • Prepare all federal, state, and institutional reports pertaining to aid/scholarships such as  IPEDS, FISAP, and HEI reports; prepare for and participate in annual audit
  • Serve as liaison to state and federal funding agencies
  • Serve as chairperson of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee and is a standing member of other committees on campus
  • Adhere to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines in all work
  • Contribute to the overall success of the admissions and financial aid programs, and Antioch College by continually representing the College and working on special projects and performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Five+ years of relevant experience demonstrating increased responsibility and capability
  • Preference given to applicants who have completed the US Department of Education’s Training for Financial Aid Professionals (TFAP)

NEEDED SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND CAPABILITIES:

  • Strong and broad computer skills:  word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and web; Antioch utilizes Slate, NetPrice Calculator, PowerFAIDS
  • Identifies tangible goals, establishes timelines and key deliverables, works with others to gain buy-in and support to see goals realized
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write professional-level reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, parents and the general public
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Position works extensively in a heated and cooled office environment; seated or standing and utilizing standard office equipment such as networked computers, telephones, copiers, fax machines
  • Occasional requirement to move around campus and in other locations, indoors and outdoors, over paved and rougher terrain experiencing local temperature and weather variations

Application Process

Application materials for the position will be accepted until an appointment is made.  There is no relocation available for this position.

To apply, please submit in one attachment in Word or PDF format:

1) a letter of application, in which you address relevant experience, leadership and your suitability for and interest in the position,

2) a resume detailing your work history and relevant experience, and

3) contact information (name, association with you, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (who will not be contacted without first informing you) to:  hr@antiochcollege.edu  Type position title in the subject line.

By US mail:  Office of Human Resources, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

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