Financial Aid Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 16, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Financial Aid Manager oversees certain aspects of the college's financial aid office. This position supervises staff as well as implements policies and procedures related to student financial aid. Incumbent is responsible for the overall administration of the state and federal financial aid programs and the Veterans Benefits programs.

Essential Duties:
Supervises and directs the work of subordinate staff.
Develops policies and procedures to ensure that the college is in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Manages the financial aid Verification process and Financial Aid Portal.
Assist the Banner Specialist with conducting Banner data extraction and analysis for Financial Aid. 
Oversees the delivery, disbursement, and record keeping of financial aid.
Prepares institutional, state, and federal financial aid reports as required.
Assist with all financial aid compliance audits.
Collaborates with other offices on campus to carry out the mission of the college and its recruitment and retention efforts. 
Provides leadership to and supervision of the financial aid staff. 
Prioritizes workloads within the office of Financial Aid.
Performs system maintenance and integrates improvements as needed.
Manages the college's various funds related to Financial Aid.
Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Strong oral and written communication and listening skills.  
· Must have a detailed knowledge of state and federal financial aid regulations and reports.
· Requires the ability to implement and maintain the BANNER Financial Aid Module or similar integrated systems and utilize the Common Origination and Disbursement System.
· Must have excellent communication and supervisory skills.
· Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.   
· Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others.
· Requires the ability to determine individual benefit eligibility.
· Requires the ability to manage or administer grant funds.
· Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.
· Requires the ability to manage the budget within the assigned department.
· Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
· Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
· Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.  

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Licenses
Bachelor's degree required for this position. Master's degree preferred. Minimum five years of financial aid experience or in a related field required at the director or assistant director level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

AMSC is an equal employment opportunity employer. AMSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.

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