Director of Financial Aid
Category:: Administrative Positions
Department:: Financial Aid
Locations:: Springfield, OH
Posted:: Feb 20, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.:: 1-85025-50101
About Wittenberg University:
Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
The Office of Financial Aid is recruiting for a Director. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director has primary responsibility for leadership, resource management and administrative oversight of financial aid operations. The Director will work in a collaborative and professional manner to problem-solve issues regarding college affordability, access, student support services, financial literacy and retention strategies.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Leadership and Supervision
- Provide oversight for the division's policies and daily operations.
- Lead division staff meetings, share information as appropriate, encourage teamwork and promote the development of ideas for improved service and efficiency.
- Provide regular and timely feedback with each direct report through regularly scheduled meetings.
- Provide direction to the division for the development and implementation of efficient and high quality services.
- Lead or serve on teams, committees and task forces as needed to fulfill the goals of the university.
Communication, Collaboration and Service
- Promote collaboration with all divisions of the university to support student success.
- Develop and conduct financial aid presentations and participate in outreach activities and financial aid workshops on campus and throughout the region.
- Provide training and materials to university staff regarding the financial aid process.
- Facilitate coordination and communication between respective departments as they relate to the Office of Financial Aid's role in creating a positive educational experience for students.
- Integrate efforts to maximize Financial Aid's role in the recruitment and retention of students.
Compliance and Risk Management
- Develop, implement and revise policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and university policies related to financial aid and scholarships.
- Monitor, approve, and revise all financial aid packaging for all qualified applicants in accordance with federal, state, institutional, and other policies and procedures.
- Supervise the Satisfactory Academic Progress and review student withdrawals to ensure compliance as it pertains to the return of Title IV aid.
- Oversee coordination of student loan processing between students, federal government, outside agencies and the institution.
- Coordinate all relevant aspects of endowed scholarships to ensure they are awarded properly and meet donor intent.
- Provide oversight for compliance audits (Single Audit, NCAA, Department of ED, ODHE) throughout the division.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
A bachelor's degree is required and 7 to 10 years of relevant experience.
We are especially interested in applicants proficient in Ellucian Colleague & Informer.
Some evening and weekend hours to provide presentations for prospective students on campus and throughout the region will be required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination on our website.
To apply, please set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:
- A cover letter
- Name, address and phone number for three professional references
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at (937) 327-7517.