Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations, Financial Aid

Glassboro, Gloucester County
Jul 31, 2014
Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight colleges--Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics-and has been called upon by the state to create a College of Health Sciences. 


This position provides leadership to the Financial Aid Department's management team to ensure institutional compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and guidelines.  Assists in the development, and oversight of policies and procedures related to the delivery of student financial aid.  Supervises professional and support staff personnel.  Works collaboratively with other offices to provide the best possible service to Rowan Students.  This is a direct report to the Director of Financial Aid

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Working with the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Technical Support, assists in the analysis, oversight and implementation of technologies to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies to the department.   Knowledge of Ellucian - Banner is preferred. 
Supervises professional and support staff personnel within main campus FAO.
Provides over site to the coordination of all communication documents published by the Financial Aid Office.  This includes but is not limited to the Financial Aid website and self-service portal, Handbooks, and brochures.     Coordinates data provided within the branch campus websites to comply with the main campus site. 
Supervises the document imaging system (OnBase) and the work flow processes used in the delivery of financial aid.   Makes recommendations to improve work flows within department.
Coordinates all federal, state and institutional grants and scholarship programs from awarding through reconciliation.
Coordinates departmental outreach events throughout the year, developing programs and presentations for recruitment initiatives, information sessions and financial literacy.
Other duties as assigned to further the mission of excellence in the delivery of financial aid services to Rowan University students.

* A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 
* A minimum of 10 years of financial aid experience in financial aid, administering federal state and institutional funds.
* Excellent communication skills, (written, oral and presentation, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.   Bi lingual (Spanish) speaking skills a plus
* Ability to interpret system data.  
* Knowledge of Ellucian - Banner is preferred

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.