Director, Financial AidJob Title:
Director, Financial AidPosition Number:
CC Financial AidPercentage of Employment :
100%Months of Employment :
12 Months Per YearWork Schedule:
Remote work transitioning to in person August, 2021. Number of days may vary by position. Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)About Us::
Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education. What We Offer::
The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Cypress College student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 0.18% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in creating an inclusive and multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.
Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 and 2020 Best Community Colleges report by Niche.com. Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was awarded a DHSI Title V grant in 2019. The college is also eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.
College employees are guided by the five core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness, centered in Equity. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus.
Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at www.cypresscollege.edu .
• 100% employee medical premium coveragePrimary Purpose:
• Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
• Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
• $50,000 life insurance benefit
• Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
• Retirement Pension Plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
• Abundant Professional Development opportunities
• 18 paid holidays + Paid vacation
• Cumulative sick leave
• Summer schedule (exceptions apply)
• Employee Assistance Program
• Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
• Progressive and innovative culture
Under the direction of the Dean of Student Support Services, this position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the management of the daily operations of a college Financial Aid office and related programs, and assuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Essential Functions:
Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.Job Description:
Provides leadership in the administration, organization and operation of college student financial aid programs; assures implementation and consistency of objectives, policies and procedures with those of the college and the District; assures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations determining eligibility for financial aid and disbursements to applicants. Working Relationships:
Develops and implements plans and policies to facilitate and improve Financial Aid programs and services and identify eligible students; provides information and counseling to students regarding financial aid assistance; assures timely dissemination of information concerning financial aid opportunities and procedural requirements.
Explains and interprets policies and procedures relating to financial aid programs; maintains current knowledge of guidelines, regulations and legislation pertinent to student financial aid.
Prepares and assures appropriate distribution of federal, state, local agency and District mandated reports, financial and regulatory updates, and allocation adjustments.
Maintains communication with District and college staff and various agencies to coordinate program services, exchange information, and refer eligible students; maintains current knowledge of legislation and technology related to programs and services.
Assists in the preparation of the annual Financial Aid Office budget; monitors expenditures; directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding programs, operations, and activities.
Trains, supervises, evaluates and directs the work of personnel as assigned; participates in selection and hiring processes.
Plans, organizes and arranges appropriate training and staff development activities; provides orientation for new employees.
Organizes, attends, or chairs a variety of meetings as required; serves on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinates programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.
Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.
Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.
Performs related duties as assigned.
In addition to the essential functions, the Director, Financial Aid may be assigned administrative responsibility for the veterans affairs, job placement and other related programs and services.
The Director, Financial Aid maintains frequent contact with students, various college and District personnel, and outside agencies.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives Special Requirements:
Knowledge of federal and state laws, guidelines and reporting standards applicable to financial aid programs
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
Knowledge of record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of appropriate software and databases
Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures
Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to work independently with little direction
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing
Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or related field and minimum of three years of supervisory experience in the area of student financial aid programs and services. Desirable Qualifications:
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Possession of an advanced degree in business administration, public administration or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Working Conditions:
Administrative or supervisory experience in a community college or other higher education environment.
Experience working with computer software and other technologies which are utilized in the provision of financial aid assistance to students.
Familiarity with the Ellucian Banner platform, CampusLogic platform, and/or similar systems.
Experience working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience ensuring equity in the duties and areas of responsibility for this position and the ability to address the needs of diverse student and/or employee populations.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require off-site duties and activities.Salary Range:
$109,268 - $138,255 AnnuallyPosting Number:
06/29/2021Special Instructions Summary:
Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure consideration, the deadline is September 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST.
This is a designated classified management position subject to a one-year probationary period.
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.
Minimum Qualifications – Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).
Minimum Qualifications – Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/policies-and-procedures to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.