Director of Financial Aid

Employer
Sul Ross State University
Location
Alpine
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Title:

Director of Financial Aid

Location:

Alpine

Department:

Financial Aid

Posting Date:

04/16/2021

Until Filled:

Yes

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of three (3) years in Financial Aid Programs or related experience; a minimum of Two (2) years supervisory experience. Must possess the following skills and abilities or be able to demonstrate the he/she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities: experience with Banner Student Information System, working knowledge of University policies and procedures, and all state and federal regulations relating to Financial Aid; ability to research, interpret, and summarize relevant laws; extensive background in areas related to financial aid; ability to analyze data and create budgets; extensive experience with award package computer programs and loan processing programs; strong interpersonal and management/administrative skills; skills and abilities to effective communicate both verbally and in written form; skills to effective deal with technical problems or know whom to contact with such issues; ability to meet and work effectively with employees, as well as other faculty and department heads; ability to interact with students in an administrative and supportive manner; necessary computer knowledge and abilities to work with spreadsheet, personnel systems, database, word processing, Internet, and e-mail programs.

Preferred:

Master’s degree; emphasis in personnel services of counseling; combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities with additional years of experience in enrollment management or related fields.

Primary Responsibilities:

To direct all activities of Student Financial Aid for the University.

Manages Financial Aid staff at Alpine and the Rio Grande College Campuses located in Uvalde, Eagle Pass, and Del Rio. As Director of Financial Aid: Responsible for administering financial aid to university students; assists in the coordination of university scholarships; recommends and interprets financial assistance policy and ensuring uniform adherence to established policies; researches, interprets and makes recommendations regarding current state and federal regulations for financial aid; manages all financial aid awards to the university; manages and supervises the staff; determines student eligibility for financial aid; monitors the delivery of financial aid monies and ensures appropriate amounts are awarded to students as appropriate; involved in planning, coordinating, and implementing operating procedures for the financial aid programs; responsible for complete system maintenance as well as implementing new technology; responsible for innovation in process or delivery of financial aid; represents the university at the local, regional, state and national level on financial aid matters.

Prepares personnel schedules; compiles necessary reports and documents for internal and external use; manages and supervises the staff, including conducting performance evaluations and ensures that the Department adheres to state, federal, and university policy and regulations; prepares and monitors all Center budgets; Stays abreast of state and federal regulations for the various financial aid programs; compiles necessary information and materials to administer financial assistance and make judgments about student appeals; monitors students’ financial needs and ensures that financial aid is dispersed appropriately; applies to the state and national granting agencies for renewal of funding for financial assistance programs; sets operations policy for the financial aid office and the university in relation to student financial aid; supervises the staff, including conducting performance evaluations and ensures that the office of financial aid adheres to state, federal, and university policy and regulations; keeps track of total financial aid funds dispersed and submits related reports to state and federal agencies; counsels students/parents about financial aid and makes judgments about their appeals; monitors student records to ensure students are meeting the requirements set forth by the state and federal agencies; researches and makes recommendations regarding student eligibility for financial aid; assists in distributing collegiate scholarships; coordinates activities regarding financial aid and scholarships; coordinates entry and exit procedures for students receiving financial assistance; required to read, review, and interpret state and federal regulations; participates with all university departments in problem solving issues regarding financial assistance; works with university recruiting and scholarship committees to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; reviews and implements weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; required to maintain computer systems involved in the loaning process, as well as remain informed about new technology being introduced; may be required to be directly involved in contributions made to certain foundations within the university; participation in various campus committees, policy recommendations, and student appellant process.

Serves on various University committees and councils. Other duties as assigned. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Other Information:

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.\

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.

See http://www.sulross.edu

Organization

Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
432-837-8243
Location
Box C-13
Alpine
Texas
79832
United States

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