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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Triton College
River Grove, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Position Type:

Mid Management


Student Affairs

Essential Function:

The Assistant Director, Financial Aid will possess a strong knowledge of all aspects of financial aid services and provide training and supervision to the Financial Aid team. The Assistant Director will assist with research, interpretation, and implementation of federal and state regulations and lead technical operations; maintaining data integrity of all Financial Aid Student Information Systems records, and process improvements and enhancements utilizing existing applications and software.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Computer Science, Business, or related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in financial aid; experience supporting a technical system; experience in supervision and training; and experience with Ellucian Colleague a plus.
Knowledge: Knowledge of federal and state regulations as they relate to financial aid, financial aid software, proficient in reporting platforms, queries, database reporting tools, and other technical functions.
Skills: Ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, and community members to facilitate funding opportunities for students; ability to train, supervise, and evaluate staff members; a strong detail orientation and organizational skills; effective written and verbal communication skills; the ability to maintain confidentiality; and the ability to lead innovation.


1. Trains, supervises, and evaluates Financial Aid team members.
2. Provides departmental training on web-based systems used in the administration of aid from the State of Illinois and the Federal Government including the Illinois GAP System and MyZone; the U.S. Department of Education’s COD, NSLDS, SAIG, and CPS; and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VAOnce.
3. Develops and provides training and guidance to Financial Aid Office staff and other college personnel on financial aid processes.
4.Reviews student eligibility, performs federal verification and professional judgments, packages awards, monitors eligibility, and manages correspondence to students based on designated case load. Assists with Special Circumstances and Dependency. Overrides as needed.
5.Audits student files for accuracy and compliance of federal, state, and institutional regulations.
6.Assists the Financial Aid Office in program reconciliations, Return to Title IV Funds calculations, outreach initiatives, loan certifications, Standards of Progress processing, enrollment reporting, veterans’ benefits processing, work-study processing, and scholarship initiatives as needed.
7.Participates in ongoing training and professional development activities in order to keep current on federal and state regulations and best practices in financial aid.
8.Provides functional leadership for the Financial Aid Office as liaison with the Information Technology Department in monitoring and integrating the operation and processes of the Financial Aid Module of Colleague and scholarship software.
9. Serves as financial aid process analyst and assists with the design, development, and submission of reports that meet specific financial aid needs including FISAP, Gainful Employment, Net Price Calculator, default management, budgets, enrollment reporting, etc.
10. Tests customizations in the training/test environment in preparation for installation into the production environment of Colleague.
11. Coordinates end user technical/financial aid support for the Financial Aid Office.
12. Designs and creates queries for managing batch processes, identifying audit issues, quality control, Standards of Progress, etc.
13. Assists with the development of published consumer information, departmental forms, and monitors informational materials campus-wide. Assists with the ongoing updates to the departmental policies and procedures manual.
14. Other duties as assigned.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

1. Annual base salary of $62,275 with full benefits package;

2. Official transcripts required prior to employment;

3. Candidate recommended for hire will be subject to pre-employment screenings;

4. Triton College is an AA/EOE

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Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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