Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the MA, MIPP, MAIA, MAIS, MIEF, GPP, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 640 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school's two-year Master of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu.
Under the supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director of Financial Aid (ADFA) will serve as the resident expert on the financial aid database and integrated systems. The ADFA counsels and assists current students in resolving financial aid issues and makes determinations regarding financial aid awards and/or eligibility for student employment, in accordance with applicable regulations, statutes and policies. The ADFA counsels both prospective and current students, regarding available financing options, program requirements and loan repayment terms; evaluates applications, performs federally mandated needs analysis to determine eligibility, awards funds and re-evaluates eligibility as required to ensure compliance with program regulations.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Provide direct support to the Director of Financial Aid, serve as the liaison between the financial aid office and the Information Technology Department at SAIS, and serve as the expert functional user for PowerFAIDS and SIS systems in the financial aid office.
Assist the Information Technology Department at SAIS and Mt. Washington campuses with modification and refinement of the computerized data processing system PowerFAIDS.
Perform system configurations and update software parameters in the PowerFAIDS database, maintain and troubleshoot daily financial aid processes via the PowerFAIDS database, and train staff as needed on PowerFAIDS processes and functionalities.
Counsels students regarding the availability of aid, application procedures, University policies, federal and State regulations, the process of needs analysis and necessary documentation, and the availability of student employment.
Reviews applications for financial aid; analyzes financial situations and needs; determines appropriate packaging of aid; adjusts packages to meet changes in student eligibility criteria based on Federal and State regulations and institutional policies.
Oversees administration of the Federal Work-Study program, including monitoring expenditures, development and maintenance of budgets, databases and other record-keeping systems.
Maintains EDE downloads, printing/importing/exporting ISIR's, correction of EDE records, disbursements, loan reconciliation and reporting to the Federal Processor.
Determines need for and evaluates supporting documentation such as income tax returns, terms of wills and testaments, bankruptcy filings, escrow accounts, social security statements, unemployment and welfare documents, tax assessments to determine effect on financial need.
Conducts in-person entrance and exit loan counseling sessions, keeps abreast of all State and federal rules, regulations, and guidelines governing various types of financial aid and ensures compliance in assigned area of responsibility, and prepares reports, as needed; revises forms and prepares informational brochures in designated area of expertise.
Responsible for maintenance and development of Financial Aid website - including fellowship announcements, regulatory updates, and revision of forms online, supervises and trains Financial Aid staff, temporary employees and/or student workers, and presents financial aid information at Open House, Student Orientation, and via webinars.
Other duties as assigned.
Note: This position posting should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties, as required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.
Bachelor's degree required, three years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Experience and familiarity with electronic processes and financial aid databases. Familiarity with federal financial aid regulations and knowledge of US Department of Education processing systems and software.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.