Financial Aid Director

Dallas, Dallas County
May 29, 2014
Paul Quinn College, a finalist on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the 2011 HBCU of the Year, is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts-inspired college founded by and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The College provides a quality, faith-based education that prepares students to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace. Members of the College's community, called Quinnites, embrace the institutional ethos of "WE over Me" and are dedicated to honoring the "Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership," which are: Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and Love something greater than yourself. Paul Quinn seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Director of Financial Aid. The successful candidate will manage a staff of two people and will: • Administer all financial aid programs of the college, including grants to students, loans, the Federal Work Study and a work college program. • Ensure that policies and procedures in the awarding of financial aid are consistent with institutional, state, and federal laws and regulations. • Certify financial aid information. • Authorize and monitor any and all financial aid agreements. • Compile and report data for internal and external data requirements. • Determine exempt and non-exempt aid. • Provide high school counselors, parents, and current or prospective students with information concerning the financial aid application and award procedures. • Oversee the college’s default rate management and debt management strategy. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor's degree in business or related field, ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible financial aid experience, and a solid knowledge of federal and state regulations about financial aid. Current and former Financial Aid Directors are strongly encouraged to apply. Strong leadership, communication and customer services skills are a must. Numerical, database, and computers skills are also required. The successful candidate will also: • Recognize that financial aid is a catalyst for student recruitment and success and plays a key role in student retention and graduation. • Demonstrate achievement in supervising and mentoring staff and inspiring cohesiveness in the financial aid office. • Possess the ability to embrace new technology and lead the department in implementation of innovative IT practices and products. • Demonstrate effective relationship and team development with a focus on continual improvement of processes and best practices. • Collaborate and communicate with staff and other departments within enrollment management. • Have patience, take initiative and be solution-oriented.