Financial Aid Manager (Financial Aid, Division of Student Affairs)

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CUNY Financial Aid Manager (Financial Aid, Division of Student Affairs) in New York, New York

Job Title: Financial Aid Manager (Financial Aid, Division of Student Affairs)

Job ID: 20378

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Financial Aid Manager will report to the Director of Financial Aid. This position includes responsibility for fiscal accountability in fund management and disbursement; coordinating technology and information systems; efficient administration of student financial aid funds; discretion, program integrity, and compliance; collaborative integrative and efficient communications with campus constituencies; and effective use of the web, publications, social media, public speaking, or other means to provide information for current/prospective students.In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Financial Aid Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Manages and monitors the NY State Excelsior Scholarship and other NY State Aid programs

  • Manages and administers most aspects of scholarship programs

  • Assesses scholarship needs and opportunities for Hunter students

  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments, Institutional Advancement, and students in scholarship matters; designing a unified approach to all scholarship activities, establishing a policy for selecting and tracking students

  • Manages scholarship software to identify eligible entering and continuing undergraduate and graduate students

  • Maintains and updates the account and scholarship information system and website information

  • Develops standardized reports with regard to structure and submission across multiple offices including the Institutional Advancement and Business Offices and implement committed funds report component into the system

  • Participates in scholarship planning committee events to continuously improve scholarship distribution to students

  • Reviews and reconciles end of year accounts for scholarship portfolio

  • Manages and assists other areas of Financial Aid as assigned

  • Must be able to work some evenings and occasional weekends


­Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.


  • Six years’ experience in a fast-paced financial aid environment

  • A current and comprehensive knowledge of federal and state aid programs, regulatory compliance along with a high degree of proficiency with automated financial aid systems (preferably CUNYfirst/PeopleSoft/Oracle)

  • Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal communications

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office


Plans, develops and implements financial aid policies and processes in accordance with Federal, State and University standards.

  • Manages financial aid activities and represents the office at on-campus and off-campus meetings and forums

  • Manages day-to day administrative and systems operations for optimal efficiency and customer service; manages special processes such as Return of Title IV Aid

  • Provides comprehensive financial counseling to parents and students

  • Implements all necessary processes to support financial aid application, awarding and delivery cycles

  • Oversees the coordination of financial aid activities with those of other College and University offices

  • Implements and maintains web based services

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Financial Aid Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience ($61,394-$87,495).

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin April 16, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.




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Posted: 4/16/2019
Application Due: 7/3/2019
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