Director - Student Financial Aid (F/T), AF2EDRCTRSFA
Company: College of DuPage
Location: Glen Ellyn
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Provide leadership and strategic vision to the Office of Student
Financial Aid. This position serves in a leadership and fiduciary
capacity that ensures the College of DuPage complies with all
federal, state, and other regulatory agencies rules. Leads the plan
for disbursement of Title IV and donor funding. This position
requires the ability to implement a packaging philosophy, and plan,
administer, direct, and coordinate the College's federal, state,
and institutional financial assistance. The director utilizes data
to report and assess the awarding process, and reviews student
service and awarding efficiencies and support, and compliance with
federal and state program requirements, as well as institutional
policies and procedures.
- Provide leadership and direction for the effective
administration of federal Title IV, state, institutional, and
- Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation
of goals and objectives for the Financial Aid Office.
- Develop, implement, and administer policies and procedures
concerning the operation of federal Title IV programs, state, and
institutional and foundation scholarships, implementing revisions
as necessary to comply with federal and state regulations and
comply with institutional policies and procedures.
- Oversee the evaluation of eligibility and awarding of all Title
IV programs to all qualified applicants in accordance with federal,
state, and institutional policies and procedures.
- Oversees the management and monitoring of Title IV program
funds in regards to Federal Direct Student Loans and Campus Based
Programs - SEOG and Federal Work Study. Develop policy and
procedures in accordance with disbursement rules and
- Ensure the delivery of a high quality customer service to
students, prospective students, parents, college personnel and
- Support enrollment management goals by initiating communication
campaigns in collaboration with the registration, admissions and
outreach offices, through the provision of financial aid counseling
and financial aid education information, cost of education,
financial aid opportunities and eligibility requirements.
- Oversee the preparation and submission of statistical
information for state, federal and institutional reporting within
the deadline limitations. Submit the FISAP and Gainful Employment
information by Department of Education established deadlines.
- Ensures the maintenance of financial aid records in accordance
with government regulations.
- Complete and update the Department of Education recertification
requirements for continued participation in Title IV programs.
- Plan and monitor the effective allocation of resources
including the Financial Aid budget, facilities and capital needs.
Manage and monitor the office operational funds.
- Responsible for staff hiring, training, and evaluation, and for
identifying staff developmental opportunities that create a culture
of continuous quality improvement for in person and online
- Responsible for overseeing the yearly financial aid set-up and
implement of Ellucian Colleague software updates.
- Oversee the administration and work quality of outside vendor
- Collaborate with the DuPage College Foundation and other
scholarship donors to ensure the effective award of
- Promote an understanding of financial aid programs and ensure
that academic programs are designed in a way to maximize the
availability of financial aid to students.
- Promote the Financial Aid Office and its services to the
college community, high schools, and other agencies within the
college district. Participate in various promotional events on
campus to raise awareness of the office and develop and disseminate
appropriate print and electronic materials that explain financial
- Serve as collaborative member of the Student Affairs leadership
team, working closely with other Directors and Deans to serve the
students and College.REQUIRED:EXPERIENCE:5 - 7 years direct
Financial Aid experience with three (3) years of progressively
responsible supervisory experience managing a medium to large
Financial Aid operation. Deep knowledge of state and federal
financial aid regulations; maintains an awareness of proposed
changes and trends. Successful completion of Title IV, HEA program
training. Strong written and verbal communications with proven
ability to maintain collaborative relationships with internal and
external constituents in order to provide support for the office
and the students it serves. Experience utilizing federal and state
electronic systems (such as GAP, COD, NSLDS, SAIG, CPS, FISAP,
E-APP).EDUCATION:Master's degree in accounting, education,
business, or related field.PREFERRED:EXPERIENCE:Seven or more years
direct Financial Aid experience in a large comprehensive community
college environment. Supervision and leadership work in Financial
Aid with four (4) years of progressively responsible supervisory
experience.Experience working with Ellucian Colleague. CRT, PC,
calculator, typewriter, copy machine and FAX machine.Travel
required representing the office as appropriate. Office setting
with high volume student services.This position requires a
background check and drug screen. PI114316028
Keywords: College of DuPage, Chicago , Director - Student Financial Aid (F/T), AF2EDRCTRSFA, Executive , Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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