The Assistant Director of Scholarships for Student Financial Aid within the Office of Student Academic Success assists in the development, leadership, management, administration and implementation of policies and procedures for scholarship programs. Assures scholarship awarding meets fund requirements. Assures compliance with state, federal and university regulations. Secures queries and research data for Development Officers who are meeting with prospective donors in establishing new scholarship accounts, assists with stewardship activities and providing general financial aid information. Maintains Special Scholarships Application with new additions and ensure compliance with regulations. Directly supervises four staff members and determines the competencies necessary for successful performance in these positions and evaluates staff accordingly. Sets performance goals and expectations through performance planning and develops a comprehensive and collaborative performance management process, including on-going coaching, feedback and mentoring. Provides timely feedback and appropriate disciplinary action, if necessary. Trains, coaches and evaluates staff, including monitoring workflow. Coordinates scholarship programs for constituents which include University Honors, undergraduate colleges and departments, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Alumni Scholarship Program, the Cooperative Housing Program and the Critical Difference for Women Program. Supervises liaisons for all of these constituencies. Counsels students, parents, faculty and staff. Supports stewardship activities for special scholarship accounts and cooperative housing programs. Attends selection meetings and award functions. Directs the awarding of special scholarship accounts and program funds. Monitors scholarship accounts. Coordinates external, non-university scholarships. Reviews Endowment descriptions and gift agreements for accuracy. Oversees the maintenance of a comprehensive scholarship database. Attends meetings, serves on committees and performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Detailed knowledge of federal, state laws, and university regulations regarding financial aid required. This position requires successful completion of a credit and background check.
Experience in student financial aid, scholarship awarding, outreach and public relations is highly desired. Supervisory experience preferred. Excellent communication, including writing and public speaking skills. The ability to work well with a diverse workforce and student population is also preferred.
Target Salary: $54,000.00 - $58,500.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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