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Assistant Director of Financial Aid, COM and Graduate

Marian University of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Director of Financial Aid, COM and Graduate

Job Description:

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, the Marian University Financial Aid office has an open position for a Financial Aid Counselor for graduate and online programs. The Financial Aid Counselor will assist the Associate Director of Financial Aid in the administration of the various federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs as prescribed by federal and state regulations and the institutional polices. The Financial Aid Counselor also assists in responsibility for processing student financial aid by maintaining documentation used to determine student eligibility for grants, scholarships, and loan programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Manage student financial aid caseload, including, but not limited to, counseling students and families, performing federal need analysis, application verification, awarding and outreach for graduate and doctoral programs.
  • Perform Return of Title IV (R2T4) Funds calculations.
  • Remain current on all federal regulations, institutional policies, and best practices.
  • Assist with conducting financial literacy training and debt management conversations with students, facilitating both educational seminars and one-on-one sessions.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact professionally with students, parents, faculty, and staff on a consistent basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a number of complex operations and to problem solve on a daily basis.
  • Manage budget adjustment and student appeals process.
  • Coordinates timely responses to all email and telephone contacts from the Graduate Student Population.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of federal and institutional financial aid policies and procedures.
  • Ensures timely and accurate disbursement of all graduate student aid throughout the academic year.
  • Assist in the management of satisfactory academic progress process (SAP).

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college of university.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to the college and community.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must be computer proficient and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Marian University offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Required materials include: Resume, cover letter, the names and contact information of three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Advertising Summary:

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 38 national titles.

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