Director, Financial Assistance
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-15
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CORE JOB SUMMARY
The Director, Financial Assistance oversees all aspects of the financial aid process for assigned division(s) within the University. More specifically, the incumbent provides leadership and mentoring to the financial assistance staff and empowers students by facilitating financial assistance opportunities. Further, the director, financial assistance operates with the goals of providing exceptional outcomes for students and their families while ensuring compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Instructs and guides students and parents on the financial aid application process. Makes decisions on awarding scholarships, grants, and other monetary assistance. Maintains current in-depth knowledge of available private, state, and federal financial aid programs. Audits financial aid accounts. Oversees the critical flow of all grant, loan, agency, and scholarship dollars to proper entities. Monitors applicable financial aid database systems to ensure they are functioning properly. Designs and maintains an efficient organizational structure for the accounting team. Establishes and enforces internal controls. Ensures the timely and accurate preparation, delivery, and analysis of financial statements, budgets, and forecasts. Establishes and continuously assesses the effectiveness of the internal controls within the unit and compliance with University policies and procedures. Ensures employees are trained on controls within the function and on University policy and procedures.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required, Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred
Certification and Licensing:
Certification in relevant specialty or field
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
- Knowledge of business and management principles.
- Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
- Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
- Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
- Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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