Director of Financial Aid

Job description

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits.  Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University.    The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City.  The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

Stockton University has a full-time position open for a Director of Financial Aid. We are looking for a person with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and a high degree of attention to detail are also essential. The position also requires strong database management and technology skills, including experience with integrated financial aid/student information systems. This position reports to the Chief Enrollment Management Officer and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University’s Financial Aid Office


  • Knowledge & Management of federal, state, and institutional aid programs
  • Monitors and reports on the distribution of financial aid
  • Ensures compliance with financial aid regulations of applicable agencies
  • Coordinates work with other University departments
  • Ability to focus on details and see multiple complex projects through to completion
  • Provide direction and management to the operation of the Financial Aid Office by overseeing the application, awarding, and disbursement of all federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid
  • Ensure that students of the University have adequate counseling resources related to their financial situation and their application for financial aid
  • Ensure all regulations related to aide sources are followed in a consistent, equitable, and timely manner
  • Research additional aid resources on behalf of the University in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans
  • Handle all escalated customer service issues as they relate to the Financial Aid Office
  • Provide outreach to local high schools to deliver financial aid workshops
  • Serve as the audit coordinator for internal and external financial aid audits
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree is required
  • Knowledge & Management of federal, state, and institutional aid programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in financial aid administration in a higher educational setting.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: Job ID: #1583 / #000023
Posted: 2/19/2019
Application Due: 4/20/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience