Job Title Executive Director, Student Financial Assistance
Agency Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Department Enrollment Management Services
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Job Type Staff
Job Description Responsibilities
Create and implement a long-term plan that strategically allocates student financial aid to advance the university's goals, mission and vision. Lead a team to plan, develop and direct the goals, timetables, priorities, policies and procedures of Student Financial Aid (SFA), Veterans Services and the Scholarship Office. Oversee the administration of Title IV and VA programs, ensure compliance with federal, state and local requirements, and provide oversight, direction and coordination for financial resources.
Provide oversight of all student financial aid operations, including, but not limited to: funds management, NCAA and Southland Conference athletic compliance collaboration and support, policy analysis/planning, risk management and university compliance, scholarship administration and processing operations.
Organize and participate in public events and fundraising activities locally and nationally to foster current relationships and recruit prospective scholarship donors.
Work collaboratively with Institutional Advancement for scholarship needs and donor relations.Work collaboratively with other Enrollment Management departments to maximize operations and effectiveness.
Provide executive leadership for all SFA, Scholarship and Veteran Service operations and ensure delivery of efficient and effective services and process for all eligible students attending the university.
Work with university partners to create more customized programs for underserved populations to increase yield, retention and graduation rates.
Provide leadership for enhancing technology and operations (e.g., universal scholarship application) to guide efficient and effective student financial aid programs and processes.
Strengthen internal controls by working to develop and execute a comprehensive audit program for the evaluation of financial aid and university compliance and integration with central compliance functions
In partnership with PIR, utilize data and analytics to make data-informed decisions to ensure financial aid decisions support enrollment goals.
Provide oversight, support and guidance to SFA leadership who are directly responsible for the operating, program and personnel budgets of the departments reporting to the Executive Director cultivate an environment of affirmative action, equal opportunity, esprit de corps and set the benchmark for quality assurance.
Connect with key stakeholders and national peers to establish close ties with Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and enhance relationships that can bring critical change to the university and its students; serve as a liaison with university leadership (e.g., Marketing and Communications, Institutional Advancement, IT, University College and Athletics.), colleges and departments, and represent TAMUCC with state and federal government on student debt issues, national committees, etc.
Lead the team in service excellence and student experience.
Assist in the Enrollment Management annual strategy and planning process.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Business or related field,
Ten (10) years of progressive leadership experience in financial aid or financial services operation within higher education to include 5 years of supervisory experience.
Experience leading a complex organization through implementing new programs, processes and systems to accomplish goals.
Innovative thinker with a record of making an indelible impact in access and affordability.
Knowledge of current trends and best practices in financial aid and strategic enrollment planning for both domestic and international populations.
Proven quality assurance and understanding of state and federal regulations.
Excellent leadership, public relations and team-building skills.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Data driven decision maker
Proactive problem solver
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.