Assistant Director, Student Financial Assistance

Washington D.C., United States
Jan 31, 2014
Job Location Marvin Center - 800 21st St NW - FB0021
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 001989
Working Title: Assistant Director, Student Financial Assistance
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: 8.:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 18
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 01/14/2013
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Applicant Review Will Commence On: 01/28/2013

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus four years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for a combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Responsible for providing supervision to staff, training and evaluating progress of Senior Student Financial Assistance Counselors. Responsible for thorough knowledge of all aspects of aid with specific understanding to act as resident expert on a particular subject matter in order to share with others in OFSA.

  • Provides information to students/parents on all student financial assistance programs and counsel them on the eligibility, funding requirements, responsibilities, and alternatives of assigned aid programs, including federal regulations and available lenders.

  • Explains the factors used in creating a student’s cost of attendance and which funds can be used to cover direct cost to GW and which funding can be used for indirect cost.

  • Reviews student’s application/materials to be sure all is properly completed (including screening to determine visa status, verify admission or enrollment status, and completion of forms, etc.). Contacts students to request additional documentation or explain financial aid decisions.

  • Addresses questions not related to financial aid, especially with graduate students, so student receives correct information or is directed to the appropriate office.

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of Financial Aid experience do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience working in Higher Education?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.