Director, Student Financial Aid and Scholarship

Nashville, Davidson County
Feb 12, 2014


As an integral part of the Division of Enrollment Management (EM) at Vanderbilt University, the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships will function within a collaborative EM environment to lead the planning and implementation of all aspects of financial aid to meet Vanderbilt's enrollment goals.  The Director will provide overall leadership for the office by developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures while setting and maintaining momentum for Vanderbilt University's progressive undergraduate, graduate and professional aid programs.  The Director will be expected to operate on the national stage helping to drive national and state financial aid policy and will serve as the primary spokesperson for Vanderbilt regarding financial aid policy and practice.  The Director should have a demonstrated record of leadership, strategic thinking, experience in personnel and financial management as well as strong written and oral communication skills.  The Director will report directly to the Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions.

Key Functions:
  • Directs all financial aid processes and activities for student loans, grants and scholarships packages
  • Formulate, analyze, set and implement financial aid policy direction for the university
  • Serve the university as the institutional expert on all financial aid matters
  • Develop multi-year financial aid plans and budgets and partner with the Provost's Office of Finance and Administration to implement the agreed upon plans
  • Represent Vanderbilt by serving on/within national higher education committees, organizations and associations
  • Provide extensive expertise in all areas of undergraduate, graduate and professional financial aid management, operations and reporting
  • Provide overall leadership, direction and guidance to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Additional Information:

Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment.  Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810.  In accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all buildings on Vanderbilt property and on the grounds of the campus with the exception of designated outdoor smoking areas.
Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer

Basic Qualifications

Job requires Bachelor's and 8 years of experience or the equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree; EdD/PhD or other terminal degree
  • Ten years of experience administering need-based and merit-based aid awarding programs with a demonstration of increasing responsibility
  • Familiarity with enterprise student administration systems
  • PeopleSoft experience

Job Professional and Managerial

Primary Location TN-Nashville-Admissions & Financial Aid

Organization Enrollment Management 150415