This professional staff member reports to the Director of Student Financial Assistance.This staff member is expected to contribute to office decision making processes, provide honest and clear feedback on office policies and procedures, and be able to work cooperatively with the other members of the management team. They are responsible for managing all external communications for the Office; including review, update and development of letters, emails, publications, and website information. The Senior Assistant/Assistant Director is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all scholarship programs in the Office of Student Financial Assistance with supervisory responsibilities of the appropriate staff. The Senior Assistant/Assistant Director will provide staff with technical guidance on current federal and state regulations, NCAA regulations, as well as University policies and procedures. The Senior Assistant/Assistant Director will evaluate and organize office workflow, develop and monitor interdepartmental processes, as well as perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Manages communications for the Office; including developing new communications, as needed.
Responsible for reviewing all external web content and submitting updates on a regularly scheduled basis
Responsible for working with Enrollment Communications to make sure all letters, emails, and publications are reviewed and updated
Oversees all scholarship policies, procedures and activities including University scholarships, donor-designated scholarships, external scholarships, and the scholarship review process to insure awarding accuracy and compliance of all scholarship funds.
Oversees day-to-day operations of the scholarship unit;completes regular reconciliation of scholarship programs; Assists in the preparation of various reports relating to scholarship programs
Oversees funds management for all scholarship programs.
Manages financial aid stewardship practices; including requesting thank-you notes from students and generating financial aid reports for University Advancement.
Performs work coordinating and supervising the online scholarship nomination, awarding process, and communication to students.
Manages and supports internal communication with departments involved with the scholarship process
Helps evaluate the technical needs and enhancements used in scholarship administration and recommends improvements and modifications when appropriate
Manages compliance standards, including compliance with donor requirements, timelines for scholarship reports for institutional purposes
Serves as primary liaison to University academic departments, University Advancement, Intercollegiate Athletics, and outside agencies in matters related to scholarships.
Responsible for all activities necessary to comply with NCAA and MAC guidelines and regulations concerning student athletes and financial aid.
Meets with students as necessary to counsel and answer questions related to both scholarship and non-scholarship financial assistance.
Assists with university outreach efforts by presenting at university-sponsored student recruitment programs and utilizing scholarship resources in the recruitment process.
Serves on the management team of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Assists in the development of office policy and procedures and financial aid counseling.
Responsible developing training materials and presenting effective training to financial aid and other University staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience plus strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others; two years experience in a financial aid or equivalent office; ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision; and excellent interpersonal, organizational and planning skills
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