Director of Financial Aid
Company: SUNY Canton
Posted on: February 22, 2021
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College at Canton invites applications for the position of Director
of Financial Aid. Reporting to the Director of the One Hop Shop
Student Service Center, the director has primary responsibility for
leadership, planning, resource management and administrative
oversight of the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office at
SUNY Canton assists prospective students, current students, and
their families in identifying the necessary financial resources to
attend SUNY Canton, including financial aid advising, processing
and facilitating the financial aid application process and
providing sound strategies in budgeting, alternative aid sources
and debt management during and after college. Job Requirements &
Essential Functions of the Job Essential Functions:
The Director administers all federal, state, and institutional
policies and procedures relating to student financial aid, student
employment & scholarships, creating budget projections coordinating
the day-to-day management of the Financial Aid Office, supervising
office staff, preparing all federal, state, and institutional
reports pertaining to aid/scholarships such as FISAP , FADS , NCAA
, etc. and serving as liaison to state and federal funding
agencies. Additional responsibilities include:
Oversee administration of the Title IV Federal Financial Aid
Program: PELL Grants, SEOG , College Work Study, Stafford Loans,
Plus Loans, and other loans and programs that may be established.
Oversee administration of New York State aid: TAP Grant, State
scholarships including the Excelsior Scholarship.
Serve as an active member of various committees throughout SUNY
Canton and/or on state/regional financial aid organizations as may
Coordinate provision of services to stakeholders and maintain a
complete understanding of all University, State and Federal
financial aid rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Review and update the Federal Program Participation Agreement ( PPA
Develop and implement both short and long-range goals and
objectives for the Office of Financial Aid.
Assist in counseling students, parents, etc. regarding financial
aid eligibility and debt management matters, as well as analysis
and awarding of financial aid funds.
Promote collaboration with all units of the college to support
student learning and student success.
Develop, design, revise, and update all publications (website,
college catalog, and other media) relating to financial aid, such
as financial aid applications, forms used for tracking
applications, correspondence forms, and brochures.
Develop strategies to support enrollment & retention that aligns
with institutional goals and objectives and that comply with
federal and state regulations.
Present financial aid workshops for prospective students & parents
and make visits to area schools and career fairs to promote
financial aid availability to students.
Provide opportunities for financial aid staff to receive regular
training and professional development.
Maintain active membership and participation in professional
organizations such as NYSFAAA and NASFAA .
Coordinate audits of financial aid records.
May perform other related duties as assigned.
We are seeking candidates who possess communication and
interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an
increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have
demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an
inclusive environment in and out of the classroom. Required
Qualifications Bachelor's degree from a US Department of Education
accredited college or university; Minimum of seven years of
progressively responsible leadership experience in financial aid at
a college or university; knowledge of applicable federal and state
laws, statutes, campus processes, and awareness of law and policy
proposals affecting financial aid service; experience in
supervision of professional staff; demonstrated commitment to
diversity, equity and inclusion; experience developing, organizing,
and administering budgets; experienced technology user including
enterprise level and desktop tools deployed to improve services;
strong personnel management skills including strategic planning,
the ability to manage multiple functions, and organize institution
resources to meet goals and objectives; excellent interpersonal,
verbal and written communication skills.
A valid driver's license.
Ability to travel to state, federal or regional financial aid
conferences as necessary.
Must be eligible to access all federal aid websites in order to
administer and oversee these sites for all relevant staff. Federal
regulations require that the incumbent in this position be in good
standing on all personal federal aid loans. Preferred
Qualifications Ten or more years of progressively responsible
leadership experience in financial aid at a SUNY college or
university; experience with collective bargaining and union
contract administration; and, experience with the Ellucian Banner
Platform System. Master's degree preferred.
We are, especially, seeking candidates who have engaged in
professional development activities to enhance knowledge of
diversity, equity and inclusion and have worked collaboratively
across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented
groups and a supportive and inclusive environment for all. Location
ONE HOP SHOP EEO/AA Statement Close Date Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Pass Message The screening and
selection process is currently underway and will continue until a
successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your
qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy
further, you will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this
position at SUNY Canton. Fail Message Based on your responses to
the questions on the employment application, you do not meet the
minimum required qualifications for this position. Thank you for
your interest in this position at SUNY Canton. Supplemental
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