Manager, Financial Aid and Special Programs (Inreach and Outreach)
Manager, Financial Aid & Special Programs (Inreach & Outreach)
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veterans
Time (Percent Time):
Current Work Schedule (days, hours):
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Steps 1 - 6, $95,712 - $108,552 annually
Initial Screening Date:
Open Until Filled:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on February 20, 2019 (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed resume that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
Health & Welfare:
The College contributes $7,930 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.
Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.
Under general direction, plans, directs, administers, supervises, and participates in the daily operations and activities of financial aid, scholarship, and veterans services programs in the Financial Aid Department; plans, organizes, and coordinates the development and implementation of assigned programs and services; provides responsible technical assistance to the Director, Financial Aid; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to the assigned functional area.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from Director, Financial Aid. Exercises direct and general supervision over assigned staff.
This is a management level class in the financial aid functional area that exercises independent judgment on diverse and specialized financial aid, scholarship, veteran services, and other student support services functions and has significant accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibility associated with the work. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day financial aid activities, reporting, and record keeping and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Director, Financial Aid in a variety of areas. Responsibilities include oversight of various financial aid and outreach programs, projects, and activities, in addition to budget and report preparation activities. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Director, Financial Aid in that the latter assists the Director in providing overall responsibility for all functions for the Financial Aid Department.
Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of assigned staff in the Financial Aid Department; trains staff in work procedures; provides policy guidance and interpretation to staff; evaluates employee performance and works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends and implements disciplinary procedures; assists in selection and promotion.
2. Recommends and implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures, and changes to applicable Federal, State, local, and District regulations; establishes schedules and methods for assigned financial aid functions.
3. Monitors services and activities of assigned programs and functional areas within the Financial Aid Department; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements.
4. Determines and recommends staffing needs for assigned programs, services, projects, and activities; participates in annual budget preparation; prepares detailed cost estimates; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine reports of work performance.
5. Assists in developing, evaluating, and modifying programs and services designed to ensure students' access to financial aid and financial aid assistance.
6. Participates in the development and implementation of marketing and advertising strategies to promote assigned programs, projects, and services; plans and coordinates assigned financial aid program workshops, presentations, information sessions, ceremonies, and events.
7. Develops relationships with local high schools and community organizations; serves as primary point of contact for members of the local community and school districts regarding District financial aid programs and services.
8. Researches and analyzes program data; prepares comprehensive technical records and reports; implements findings and takes corrective action, as necessary.
9. Works with State and Federal auditors on compliance surveys and findings.
10. Prepares and presents various reports and other necessary correspondence; supervises the preparation and maintenance of related reports, records, and files; ensures the proper documentation of activities.
11. Attends and participates in professional group meetings and various District committees and advisory groups; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of financial aid programs; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs.
12. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect assigned functions and operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval.
13. Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.
14. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
15. Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and District policies. Attends District mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Prevents discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who bring these complaints forward through recognizing and reporting possible incidents to the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in Human Resources.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
2. Principles and practices of financial aid program development and administration.
3. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
4. Basic principles and practices of budget program development, administration, and accountability.
5. Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
6. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
7. Record keeping principles and procedures.
8. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
9. Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
10. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.
2. Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff.
3. Organize, implement, and direct financial aid programs, services, projects, and activities.
4. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
5. Identify problems, research and analyze relevant information, and develop and present recommendations and justification for solution.
6. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
7. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials.
8. Establish and maintain a variety of manual and computerized files, record keeping, and project management systems.
9. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
10. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
11. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
12. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
13. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
14. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
15. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Minimum Qualifications/ Education & Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in education, counseling, or related field and five (5) full-time equivalent years of directly related experience with financial aid programs or related student services programs, including two (2) full-time equivalent years of lead or supervisory experience.
License(s) & Other Requirements:
Incumbents may periodically be required to operate a vehicle that necessitates possession of a valid California driver's license. Such employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may occasionally work outdoors for assigned events and be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, and dust, fumes, and allergens. Employees may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.
Conditions of Employment:
Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.
Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: https://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/asr_2018.pdf
The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee' under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College's Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].
DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.
TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.
Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or his designee for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees' approval. The start date will follow Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.
Letters of Recommendation
The required letters of recommendation are not required to be confidential but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the reference's name and email address in the fields provided under the “Confidential References” section of the application.
NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.
Conflict of Interest
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College's Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).
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