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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Excelsior University
Albany, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Assistant Director of Financial Aid assists the leadership team in the day-to-day operations of the department and coordinates and manages the operation and execution of (at least one) Title IV program(s), ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current Federal regulations, are effective, efficient and student-centered. The successful candidate will be responsible for the packaging, repackaging and counseling of students within the respective case load, as well as, understanding all regulations that pertain to the accurate administration of Title IV funds. This position primarily focuses on the efficient and compliant management of Title IV programs but involves all aspects the Financial Aid office. It is preferred that the Assistant Director of Financial Aid is based in Albany, New York, or a surrounding vicinity. However, remote work accommodations will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Administer Title IV program (s) for the university including, but not limited to; awarding, verification and assisting in reconciliation in collaboration with other units of the University and Common Origination and Disbursement (COD).
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal Title IV regulations, develop and maintain policies and procedures.
  • Work in collaboration with the Associate Directors and Director to prepare for and engage in the annual A-133 audit.
  • Responsible for remaining up-to-date with changes in regulation as well as interpreting and implementing those regulations within assigned program(s).
  • Responsible for communicating all changes, related to assigned program(s), to all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining process flows for assigned program(s).
  • Work to promote academic success, increase retention, decrease time toward graduation, and improve the overall educational experience of students.
  • Support the development of the whole student by providing excellent customer service and resolution of issues through telephone, email, and preparation of written correspondence for financial aid.
  • Serve as an information resource for all incoming students, transfers, and re-entering students as well as internal staff.
  • Assist with developing, revising, and updating processes of financial aid related to Title IV program administration along with creating and/or editing any required forms and publications.
  • Participate in professional development.
  • Engage in and support the development and administration of Student Financial Services.
  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a financial aid or related student service administration.
  • Candidate must demonstrate experience in student financial aid regulations, financial aid software and proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and strong problem solving skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have experience with PowerFAIDS financial aid management system and demonstrate an interest in promoting distance learning higher education to a diverse adult student population.

The hiring salary range for this position is $46,000.00 - $54,000.00. The hiring salary range above represents the University's good faith estimate at the time of posting. Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.

Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.


Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.


Founded as Regents College in 1971 and chartered as a private, nonprofit institution in 1998, the College was renamed Excelsior College in 2001. Excelsior means “ever upward” in Latin, and it reflects the aspirations of our students and graduates.

Excelsior College is an accredited, recognized leader in removing obstacles to the educational goals of the adult learner. We provide efficient and affordable access to higher education through multiple avenues to degree completion.

An Adult Learner Focus

Excelsior College revolutionized adult higher education by recognizing learning wherever and whenever it occurs.

A leader in online and distance learning, Excelsior College awards degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels in liberal arts, nursing, business, technology, and health sciences, and at the master's level in liberal studies, nursing, and business. Certificate programs are also offered by the Schools of Business & Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Nursing.

Customized Flexibility Makes the Difference

Students have educational paths that are as unique and diverse as they are. Detours and rest stops are a fact of life. Our committed, national faculty members, and caring, professional staff help working adults overcome barriers to achieving personal, professional, and academic success.

As a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge through the application of a rigorous yet flexible and individualized approach, we work with each student to discover how best to avoid back-tracking on their road to success.

Our Mission

Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are - academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.

A Pioneer in Distance Learning

We offer busy students around the world the advantage of both earning credit at a distance and applying previously-earned college-level credit toward degree or certificate programs.

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