Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Financial Aid Advising, the Assistant Director of Financial Aid has primary responsibility for specific program, training, and monitoring needs. The assistant director also develops a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid topics to counsel students and parents about receiving financial aid at DU with primary responsibilities of student support for online education programs and program support for online education partners, and provides professional advising service. When requested the Assistant Director evaluates and assesses documented changes in financial circumstances that occur in a students family during the course of an academic year and exercises professional judgment in making adjustments to data elements in the formula that determines ability to pay.
Program Responsibilities and Leadership
- Designs, implements, and maintains financial aid programs for students with an emphasis on graduate students.
- Maintains supportive, and positive relationships with DU's graduate units by working with enrollment, scholarship, and financial aid personnel in academic units across campus.
- Participates in meetings with graduate partners and serves as the main contact regarding graduate education matters.
- Regularly engages with DU's graduate online partners and serves as a liaison to discuss and resolve and financial aid matters.
Professional Advising Services:
- Works with prospective students, continuing students, and members of the DU community in a personalized way on the financial aid application process, eligibility, need analysis, awards, disbursement, federal/state institutional policy, and the rights and responsibilities of receiving financial aid.
Financial Aid Knowledge
- Assesses a family's ability to pay for educational expenses by evaluating income and assets reported on the FAFSA, CSS Profile, federal tax returns, and other financial documents. The Assistant Director serves as an expert in need analysis, federal and institutional methodologies, and can explain complex financial aid calculations, as well as the results and rationale behind financial aid awarding, in an easy to understand manner. Routinely responsible for reviewing current financial circumstances of DU students and applying professional judgment for special circumstances appeal cases.
- Bachelors Degree.
- Proficient knowledge of financial aid processes, guidelines, and procedures including five years of higher education experience.
- CPA or Masters degree may substitute for experience.
- Masters Degree.
- Five years or more of direct financial aid office experience with preference for work in an office using institutional methodology.
- Supervisory experience.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.