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Executive Director of Financial Aid

Saint Mary’s College of California seeks a dynamic and collaborative executive director of financial aid (EDFA). Reporting to the vice president for enrollment management, the new executive director will develop, implement, and advance comprehensive financial aid services. The EDFA oversees and leads the implementation of financial aid leveraging strategies, financial aid policies, and awarding practices to assist undergraduate and graduate students enroll and persist to graduation. The executive director will join an enrollment management leadership team consisting of key partners in the admissions, registrar, and enrollment management offices. Saint Mary’s College of California’s Financial Aid Office staff is optimistic, engaged, and eager to attract and support a seasoned leader who will provide exemplary customer service; manage, mentor, and train staff for optimal professional performance; and collaborate fully within a caring and supportive community.

Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Saint Mary’s College of California boasts a highly diverse student population. Additionally, the College enjoys a large community of first-generation students. The executive director of financial aid must exhibit a deep appreciation and commitment to diversity, first-generation college students, and access programs integral to student persistence and retention.


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To Apply

NES is assisting Saint Mary’s College with this search for a Executive Director of Financial Aid If you wish to have a confidential conversation about this opportunity or submit nominations, please contact: Laura Robinson, [email protected], Robin Reynders , [email protected] or Mary Napier, [email protected] To apply, please send the following items: 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references by email to: [email protected]  For assurance of full consideration, please submit application materials no later than February 1. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted. The Executive Director of Financial Aid’s anticipated start date is late May or early June, 2023.


Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

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