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Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Lafayette College is conducting a search for an Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Aid.  Reporting to the Director Financial Aid, the Assistant/Associate Director of Financial Aid is a vital member of the financial aid staff.  He/she will be a leader among the financial aid staff and will play a role division-wide in enrolling and retaining a quality student body that meets the goals of the College.

With just over 2500 students, a total endowment of approximately $800 million, and a financial aid budget over $50M; Lafayette is fortunate to be among the best endowed colleges per capita in the country. The College is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need through scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.  In addition, Lafayette was among the first colleges to announce a reduced or no loan policy for low and middle income families, and that commitment continues today.  Approximately 50% of students receive college funded aid, and the average need based package in 2017-18 was $40,100.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary role of this position is to provide exceptional service to students and families in a highly personalized operation. Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Director will be part of the counseling team with the case load of financial aid applicants by performing thorough needs analysis, counseling families, and other financial aid duties.  Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Director will oversee a portion of the programmatic needs of the office based on the strengths and abilities of the chosen candidate. The Assistant/Associate Director will assist the Director and other counseling staff in representing the financial aid office and the College on campus as well as externally at both the local, state, and national levels.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a willing partner in the implementation of the Financial Aid Office’s strategies and goals within the larger goals of Lafayette College. Qualifications include: bachelor’s degree, five or more years of related enrollment or financial aid experience, strong interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, familiarity with enterprise-type systems such as Banner, and literacy with MS office and PC applications.  Additionally, preference will be given to those with experience in Institutional Methodology (IM), Slate CRM, and Cognos reporting tools.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter addressing job qualifications, and the names of three professional references via interfolio at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions should be directed to Greg MacDonald at [email protected]

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.




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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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