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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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

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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Salary: $60,280

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Financial Aid in our Office of Financial Aid. This position assists the Director in administering the college Financial Aid programs. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid works with Director and staff to establish and maintain excellence in customer service. They will be responsible for all Financial Aid Data Processing activities. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid acts as the Director in the absence of the Director of Financial Aid.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Works with the Director of Financial Aid to develop policies and procedures consistent with State, Federal, and Local laws, rules, and regulations. Keeps abreast of current and anticipated Financial Aid regulations and ensures compliance;
  • Supervises part-time employees (as assigned), works with, and trains the Financial Aid staff to accomplish program objectives and safeguard the assets of College Financial Aid Programs. Trains staff as needed in the use of technology;
  • Counsels, advises, and assists students and parents with applications for Financial Aid. Works with Financial Aid Director and staff to provide excellent customer service to students;
  • Coordinates with the MVCC Information Technology Department to establish and maintain all electronic data processing associated with Financial Aid activities. Responsible for creation and validation of all necessary tables, rules, and parameters of the BANNER Financial Aid Module. Creates SQL Routines as needed to generate internal and external reports;
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of all Financial Aid electronic interfaces with external agencies and services. Responsible for electronic transmissions of all Federal applications from the Federal processor to the BANNER Financial Aid Module;
  • Responsible for the electronic packaging of Federal and State Financial Aid funds as well as the disbursement of those funds to student accounts;
  • Reconciles all Financial Aid funds with the Department of Education; prepares the annual FISAP Report;
  • Other duties as related to this job description and as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 - 5 years of Financial Aid experience
  • Demonstrated ability with main frame relational/integrated databases
  • Demonstrated ability with standard electronic office interfaces with the Federal and State governments
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

    Review Start Date: 5/27/2024

    Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


    Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

    Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

    The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

    Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

    Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

    Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

    The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

    Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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