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Assistant Director of Financial Aid - Technology

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Job Summary

Columbus State University has an opening for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid. This position will report to the Director of Financial Aid and will be responsible for maintaining the functional aspects of the Financial Aid module of Banner.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.


Significant responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining the functional aspects of the Financial Aid module of Banner, to include, system setup, implementation, analysis, problem resolution, maintenance, reporting, and regulatory updates; maintaining a working knowledge of current issues and trends occurring in the SIS community as it relates to Financial Aid and reporting; working with the Financial Aid leadership team to improve efficiencies within all functional areas of Financial Aid by using technology to provide systematic solutions to problems and enhancement of existing processes; assisting students in person, via phone, and via email; scholarship processing and updates; and all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of three years' progressive financial aid experience. The successful candidate must possess extensive knowledge of information, practices, and procedures in financial aid to include federal and state regulations; experience in awarding of Title IV funds to include Direct Loans, Pell, SEOG, and Federal Work Study and state funds to include Student Access Loan (SAL), HOPE, and Zell Miller Scholarship; knowledge and experience in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and the Common Origination and Disbursement Database (COD); knowledge of student's eligibility as determined by the Department of Education; a demonstrated understanding of verification, unusual enrollment history, default, citizenship, and satisfactory academic progress (SAP); understanding and ability to process verification through Campus Logic; experience and knowledge of Ellucian Banner 9 financial aid functions; strong public speaking skills for financial aid presentations to faculty, staff, students, and parents; experience writing SQL and running Banner Financial Aid processes; and experience training staff.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected]

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.




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Job No: 221352
Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 11/3/2020
Work Type:
Salary: The annualized salary range for this position is $48,723 - $54,814 and includes full benefits.