SR ASSOC DIR, FINANCIAL AID
Position Summary: The Senior Associate Director serves as second in command for the office and serves in place of the Director's absence. Serves as primary support for the Director, ensures compliance with federal, state, institutional, NCAA and SEC requirements, serves as primary contact with state, federal, and internal auditors, conducts internal audit assessments to ensure the accuracy of processes, maintains fund management reports, provides projections for simulating and awarding models, develops and analyzes data for the development of need-based scholarship initiatives, develops and monitors metrics to support enrollment management activities, provides oversight for office budget administration and backup for payroll processing, coordinates and submits updates to the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Program Participation Agreement, and ensures completion of surveys from federal, external sources, institutional departments within federal, state, institutional and agency deadlines. Coordinates the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) and reconciliation processes for Title IV programs. There are four primary functions of this position: Compliance and Operations, Fund Management, Office and Budget Administration, and Enrollment Management and Reporting.
Responsibilities: Serves as primary support for the Director of Student Financial Aid. Ensures that policy and procedures are in compliance with applicable federal, state institutional, NCAA and SEC requirements. Distributes relevant information and recommends corrective action as necessary. Coordinates activities for general packaging, authorization, and use of institutional funds. Consults with internal or external staff to insure student aid activities are maintained. Identifies problems and coordinates solutions. Coordinates the updates and distribution of the required student consumer information disclosures, and also the required forms our staff must sign annually through our OSFA information website portal. Coordinates and prepares updates to the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Program Participation Agreement and the State Programs Program Participation Agreement. Manages all federal, state and institutional audits, including the Fall and Spring UGA departmental Federal Work-Study audits; works closely with auditors and provides all documentation and regulatory guidance as needed. Represents the University on policy matters to federal and state agencies with administer student aid programs. Serves as the in-house expert on student aid policy. Serves on the OSFA Administrative Management Team that meets to set policy and strategic goals for OSFA, and to monitor and ensure critical timelines are met and/or decisions made regarding operational issues (e.g. processing, funding, system updates, training issues, and any other items that affect the delivery of student aid). Coordinates completion of quality assurance assessments, such as NASFAA's Self-Evaluation Checklists. Coordinates internal audit assessments throughout the year to gauge the accuracy of manual processes and automated systems programs. Awards and revises financial aid packages and counsels students/parents (as needed).
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required. Ten or more years of financial aid experience. Master's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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