Associate Director of Financial Aid
Hyde Park Campus
20105 BSD - Pritzker School of Medicine
About the Unit
At the University of Chicago, in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary scholarship and discovery, the Pritzker School of Medicine is dedicated to inspiring diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity. As one of the few US medical schools located on the campus of a world class university, our medical students have the opportunity to take advantage of the resources of one of our country's greatest centers of learning. Our small size, location on the South Side, sense of community, and commitment to diversity distinguish us from our peers and allow our students, housestaff, and faculty to fully serve our patients.
Design and implement in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and the Senior Associate Director of Admissions the programs and strategies necessary to provide all aspects of the delivery of financial aid to incoming and returning students. Examples of such programs and strategies include the management of the awarding, packaging, and tracking of institutional and outside scholarships, institutional and outside loans, and federal loan programs. Participate in the design and delivery of programs and strategies necessary to recruit and matriculate students in each year's entering class.
- Collaborate with the Financial Aid Advisory Committee to develop policies regarding the awarding of merit and need-based financial aid.
- Lead the medical school efforts to coordinate with the University Bursar, the University Student Loan Administration and IT Services to deliver all aspects of student financial aid awards.
- Manage the packaging of all financial aid awards to Pritzker students.
- Responsible for the coordination of regulatory issues with the University Compliance Office.
- Responsible for the counseling and problem solving of financial aid issues for applicants and current Pritzker students.
- Maintain communication with outside agencies and facilitate nominee selection and application process for various outside scholarships.
- Collaborate with faculty, students and staff in all aspects of the admissions process.
- Serve as an Administrative Interviewer for up to one-fourth of the students interviewed at Pritzker.
- Ability to understand and implement the Federal regulatory policies governing the administration of financial aid programs
- Analytical thinking skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Interactive communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Organization skills
- Excellent professional judgement
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree
- Five years of work as a financial aid professional working directly with students
- Experience reporting to senior management
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other common software programs used in support of administration
- Knowledge of Academic Information Systems (preferably PeopleSoft)
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Regular attendance; occasional nights and weekends
- Must have the ability to travel to various sites on campus
- Must have the ability to represent the school at national conferences/events
- Resume, Cover Letter
(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
Depends on Qualification
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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