Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mon. 09/08/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Depends on Qualifications
Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque MoragaValley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,500 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest lay teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College embraces and is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
The Assistant Director assists in the management of operations of the Financial Aid Office in making education affordable, which is essential to the recruitment and retention of its students. The Assistant Director is responsible for management of the California Grant Programs (Cal Grants A, B, and California Dream Act Grants) The Assistant Director also has the responsibility of creating and maintaining the content of the Financial Aid Web pages. This position exercises a specialist's knowledge and skills; has the responsibility to know numerous government and institutional policies and procedures in order to determine financial aid eligiblity and to award the appropriate financial aid awards.
Additionally, this position is responsible for the various methods of communication between students/families in english and spanish.
1. Review application data from students to determine institutional, state and federal program eligibility. Counsel students, families and the general public on the financial aid programs and processes. Interpret eligibility and determine applicability for federal rules and regulations to individual cases.
On a case-by-case basis, reviews student/parent appeals and financial circumstances to determine if federal and institutional professional judgement is reasonable.
Primary point of contact for our spanish speaking families providing guidance in navagating the entire college experience. The counseling provided extends beyond issues/concerns of financial aid to other departments on campus.
2. Responsible for research, response, and distribution of financial aid inquiries through verbal, written or electronic communication.
3. Responsible for promptly reporting student Cal Grant eligibility each term to the California Student Aid Commission. With the completion of this reporting requirement, state funds are disbursed to the College. This position works closely with the College's Budget Manager in the management of the State's fund disbursements and at the end of each academic school year the reconciliation process. SMC on average administers Cal Grant awards totaling $5.8 million for 650 recipients.
4. Creates, reviews and maintains the Financial Aid web pages of the College's website. Collaborates with Financial Aid staff and other college departments in providing content and links to financial aid information. Independently researches web technology to improve the office's informational and instructional communication
5. Solicit information and training from similar institutions and organizations, and organize this information for financial aid staff to enhance the productivity of the Financial Aid Office. Partner and support campus departments as well as state, regional and national professional financial aid associations in informational and training events.
6. Research and review outside scholarship opportunities. Determine effective ways to communicate these opportunites to the SMC community and prospective students. Also seek to provide scholarship information to under-documented students.
Experience and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required or a combination of education and experience may be accepted. Master’s degree preferred.
Two or more years in an area of financial aid or related field. Complete knowledge of state, federal financial aid regulations.
Skills/Abilities: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Fluency in Spanish both written and spoken is required. Problem solving, accountability, mathematical/analytical skills. Sound judgement and prompt decision making skills. Knowlegdeable in Microsoft Operation Systems. Familiarity with financial aid data base systems.
Other: Required to travel and work some weekends and evenings. Required to attend Professional Development and recruiting events.
Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
2) A resume
3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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