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Director of Financial Aid

University of Advancing Technology
Tempe, Arizona
$70,000-$100,000, plus amazing benefits

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


Who We Are:

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is an elite, intimate, private college in Tempe, Arizona, focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate for our future in disciplines such as Advancing Computer Science, Information Security, Game, and New Media technologies. 

Are you a technophile who loves the values of the traditional academy, but want the modern technology campus? Living on campus, students are surrounded by a true living-learning technology environment that incubates their ideas into innovations that students can patent and take to market. Students must create an innovation project to graduate.

We are an entrepreneurial, results-oriented company recognized for delivering high standards of innovation and service. As an organization designed to change the lives of some of the brightest young minds, we rely on the excellence of every member of our family to continuously exceed our own standards and our students’ expectations.

The Role

UAT is looking for a seasoned director to provide supervision and management to the Financial Aid Department to ensure we maintain the highest standards of Financial Aid compliance with federal and state legal, fiscal and statutory regulations and university policies as well as meet the needs of the students and the administration for UAT. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership in establishing the philosophy and implementation of financial aid procedures and programs in partnership with other University offices. 

The Director provides leadership to ensure the highest quality of customer service, dissemination of accurate and timely information and financial aid related services to students, parents, the community and staff via the Office of Student Financial Aid, outreach activities, electronic, written, and oral communication. Plans and organizes departments and college-wide administrators to ensure fair, equitable, honest, and compliant administration of Federal and Institutional student aid programs. 


  • Provides leadership to ensure the highest quality of customer service, dissemination of accurate and timely information, and financial aid related services to students, parents, the community, and staff. 
  • Train financial aid staff and other departments’ staff on financial aid policies, procedures, regulations, and counseling techniques 
  • Review, analyze, and report on regulatory changes that affect financial aid operations 
  • Manage institutional default prevention program 
  • Plans and organizes in conjunction with other financial aid leadership, departments and college-wide administrators to ensure fair, equitable, honest and compliant administration of Federal and Institutional student aid programs.
  • Participates on committees, in groups, and professional organizations both internally and externally in order to establish collaborative relationships. 
  • Complete monthly enrollment reporting through Student Clearinghouse
  • Conduct internal audits and other monitoring procedures; prepare for and coordinate external annual audits
  • Write departmental policies and procedures and serve on institutional policy committee 
  • Help manage institutional recruitment efforts by conducting presentations with students and families at UAT open houses and new student orientations, and by designing communication materials and strategies on financial aid eligibility at UAT 
  • Regularly review accounts receivables for active students with UAT Accounting department 


  • Master’s degree preferred: a combination of a Bachelor's degree and specialized education or experience may be considered
  • You have 5 years of recent experience in Financial Aid compliance, preferably with a private university.
  • You have 3+ years of recent management experience.
  • You have experience running a Compliance Audit from preparation to completion.
  • You have experience with VA and SAA.
  • You have thorough knowledge of Federal Title IV student financial aid programs and regulations
  • You have experience working in COD and NSLDS.
  • You’re the definition of a team player. You're friendly and genuine.
  • You show excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • You’re skilled, resourceful, and a fearless problem-solver
  • You’re a master of communication and collaboration internally and cross-departmentally
  • You maintain trustworthiness, confidentiality, and are discreet
  • You take ownership and go the extra mile to get the job done
  • You consistently execute deadlines while navigating through a fast-paced environment

Location Requirements: This is not a remote position; candidates must be willing and able to work in-person at the Tempe Campus. 

Salary and Benefits: $70,000-$100,000 annually (depending on experience)

  • Two Medical insurance options with 100% of the team member premium paid for one.
  • UAT has your BACK, by covering 100% of the monthly premium for Short-Term and Long-Term coverage.
  • Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, and AD&D Options
  • Vacation, Personal Time, and over 15 Paid Holidays - we work hard, but give you that extra time to play hard as well!
  • Competitive Employee and Dependent Scholarship Programs; we take pride in your educational background and look forward to supporting your families’ academic goals and endeavors.
  • Meal Benefit at University Café. HANGRY? Never heard of here. Come get unlimited meals at the café, on us, YUM!
  • University Store Discount amongst other Discount Programs.
  • Positive, open, and transparent Work Environment and culture that includes Kudos Program, Casual Fridays and Select Work Weeks, Employee Wellness Activities, Bring your Pet to Campus, along with Summer and Winter Happiness Events.
  • Flexible Work Schedule: Telecommuting options based on tenure.
  • Employee Training and Development: Essential Skills Modules are scheduled on the job, allowing for learning, working, and implementation.

UAT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that the selection decision be based on job-related factors. 

UAT does not sponsor foreign visas. Thank you for your understanding.

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