Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Location
Fairmont, Marion County / Jordan, Marion County / Monongah, Marion County / Pleasant Valley, Marion County / White Hall, Marion County
Posted
Jul 22, 2014
Duties and Responsibilities The Director serves as the chief administrator for all federal, state and institutional financial aid and scholarship programs. Director provides leadership and direction to Fairmont State University administrative staff in relation to regulations/policies and the delivery of student financial aid and scholarships; works collaboratively with other units to plan, develop and administer services, programs and activities designed to support access and success; serves as liaison to state and federal funding agencies. Essential duties and responsibilities include: - Oversees administration of financial aid processes including applications, verification, eligibility/satisfactory academic progress, packaging policies, Return of Title IV financial aid, and professional judgment decisions; - Actively participates in the daily functions of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office; - Develops policies and procedures in compliance with US Department of Education and other regulatory agencies; - Hires, supervises, and evaluates performance of all financial aid staff members; - Advises and trains staff members on issues relating to policy, programs, and administration of aid programs; - Monitors Federal Work Study Program and collaborates with Career Development Office to maximize employment opportunities for students through that program; - Monitors scholarship and operating budgets; - Represents FSU on matters pertaining to financial aid awareness and administration through community outreach and association involvement; presents financial aid and financial literacy information at activities on and off campus; - Establishes the satisfactory academic progress policies and serves as second level appeal reviewer; - Maintains FERPA guidelines with the processing of students' financial aid information and provides training to staff; - Responds to students' concerns related to financial aid awards and eligibility; - Completes state and federal financial aid reporting such as IPEDS, FISAP, and Common Data Set; - Reconciliation of federal, state, and institutional aid programs; - Primary responsible party for annual financial aid audits; - Primary responsible party for annual software system updates and upgrade testing (Banner is student information system); - Oversight and maintenance of web page for Financial Aid Office; - Serves as liaison to Pierpont Community and Technical College Financial Aid Office; and, - Completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Education Bachelor's Degree with Master's degree preferred.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications None

Type and Amount of Experience Needed Minimum of five (5) years of financial aid experience required. Supervisory experience required. Incumbent must have thorough understanding and knowledge of Banner and related financial aid delivery systems.

Preferred Qualifications See requirements of the position.

Special Conditions

Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted. Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event.