Director of Financial Aid - #99988

Jefferson College

Date: 04/19/2022 15:00 PM

City: Maeystown, Illinois

Salary: $75,421 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title

Director of Financial Aid



Classification Summary

This class is the fifth level in the Financial Aid series. Incumbent oversees the operation of the Office of Financial Aid. Responsibilities may include supervising department staff; administering financial aid programs in compliance with regulations; developing procedures for awarding financial aid to students; awarding financial aid packages in accordance with policies and procedures; preparing federal and/or state reports related to financial aid; processing financial aid appeals; developing procedures for distributing and collecting applications related to financial aid; and balancing federal and state funds

Minimum Education and/or Training and Experience

Master’s degree in related field and minimum of three years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of five years of relevant experience

Preferred Education and/or Training and Experience

Licensing Requirements


Essential Job Function

These are the job duties that are required of the position

Classification Duties

1. Determine the goals and direction of the Office of Financial Aid and make action plans. (D6)

2. Provide leadership and support to the operation of the Office of Financial Aid. (D6)

3. Provide leadership and guidance to the development and dissemination of communication messages and materials. (D6)

4. Determine the outcome of appeals for financial aid, and work with students and staff regarding the continued progress toward degree completion and options available. (C4)

5. Prepare, review, submit, and respond to requested federal, state, and institutional reports. (C4)

6. Provide faculty and staff training and support regarding report data submission. (C4)

7. Resolve complex and/or escalated cases where supervisor intervention is needed. (C4)

8. Serve as the College’s Financial Aid Administrator (FAA) and represent the division and department interests. (C4)

9. Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned

Position Duties

Position Knowledge/Skills


Supervisory principles;

Public relations principles;

College program offerings;

Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations;

Report preparation methods and requirements;

Admissions and recruitment best practices;

Veterans education benefits rules and regulations;

Admission requirements;

Automated registration and admissions databases;

Basic higher education registration and admissions principles, practices, and processes


Supervising and evaluating employees;

Prioritizing and assigning work;

Utilizing automated registration and admissions database systems;

Compiling, preparing, and analyzing a variety of complex data and reports;

Applicable laws, rules, and regulations;

Managing Veterans education benefits;

Using a computer and related software applications;

Implementing public relations initiatives;

Working independently;

Researching registration and admissions information;

Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Software

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U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Systems (COD, NSLDS, FAA, e-Campus, E-App)

MO Department of Education State Aid System: FAMOUS

Physical Factors

Physical Effort

Physical Effort

Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs force occasionally and/or negligible amt force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, move objects, including the body. Sitting most of the time; walking and standing required occasionally

Posting Information


Office of Student Services (DIV)


Student Services

Reports To

Vice President of Student Services





If Part-time, hours per week

If Non-exempt, work days

If Non-exempt, work hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Desired Start Date


Open Date


Close Date

Special Instructions Summary


Review of applications will begin the week of April 18

This position has a July 1, 2022, start date

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EEO Statement

It is the policy of Jefferson College that no person shall, on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status, be subject to discrimination in employment or in admission to any educational program or activity of the College. In compliance with Federal Rules and Regulations, Jefferson College has adopted a procedure for resolving complaints of discrimination. The procedure is available to any Jefferson College student, employee, or applicant who feels that he or she has been discriminated against in employment, student programs, or student activities

Diversity Statement

Jefferson College is a community leader dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity through opportunities and experiences that foster a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and understanding for everyone in the campus community to engage in a diverse world.

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