Another Source’s client, Harvey Mudd College, is recruiting an Associate Director of Financial Aid to join their campus in beautiful, sunny, Claremont, CA. Rated one of the best places to live in California, Harvey Mudd is offering relocation assistance in their recruitment for their new Associate Director.
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering majors in math, science and engineering. HMC enrolls just under 900 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which is comprised of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society”.
Fast Facts about Harvey Mudd:
Harvey Mudd is governed by a student honor code
Only one degree offered: Bachelor of Science
No. 4 – High School Counselors’ Top College Picks (tied)
Financial Aid: About 73 percent of students receive financial aid
Admission process is need-blind for all domestic students and permanent residents
The Position: You’ll work collaboratively with the Director of Financial Aid and other admission and financial aid staff members in all aspects of the student financial aid function, which involves the development, administration and interpretation of financial aid policies and procedures in accordance with established federal, state and institutional guidelines. You’ll work collaboratively and are expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment in carrying out responsibilities. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, you’re joining a tenured team that believes a college investment should be more about fit than finances.
Snapshot of the responsibilities in this role:
Develop financial aid strategies for all college funds and ensure proper compliance and administration of all student aid programs.
Manage Federal Direct, institutional and private loans and Federal Work Study, Pell and Cal Grants, which includes evaluating and managing relationships with private loan lenders as well as Federal Direct loan and private loan servicers and making recommendations on Federal Direct Loan and private loans processing. Originate loan applications.
Review financial aid applications to determine applicant’s eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid using federal and institutional methodologies. Package financial aid for qualified students.
Advise prospective students and parents regarding financial aid opportunities, alternative funding sources and the financial aid application process. Ensure accurate and timely communications to students and potential students regarding financial aid awards, application deadlines, etc.
Maintain knowledge of regulations, laws and trends in student financial aid and federal and state legislation to interpret applicability to Harvey Mudd College.
Coordinate, run and upload daily and weekly data feed from various financial aid systems, and download specific data files on a daily basis.
Coordinate accurate and timely preparation and filing of required state, federal, institutional and other external reports. Conduct file audit for compliance with federal, state and institutional policies. Prepare, analyze and develop statistical reports as required.
Direct the daily workflow and office projects. Supervise staff in absence of the Director of Financial Aid.
Required Experience and Education you’ll bring:
Education: Bachelor’s degree.
Experience: Minimum of five years of progressive administrative responsibility in student financial aid, including at least two years of experience in a leadership role; experience in packaging and need analysis procedures, extensive experience utilizing automated financial aid software, including PowerFAIDS, Slate, EDE and experience in analysis and research using financial aid data; extensive knowledge of Title IV regulations governing federal student aid including verification, need analysis, conflicting information, federal reporting requirements, and return of Title IV aid (R2T4).
Thorough knowledge of state and federal financial aid programs and regulations and the ability to interpret and apply complex federal and state regulations in awarding student aid in a selective school environment.
Demonstrated success in regulatory compliance and a strong understanding of tax law as it relates to the awarding of all financial aid programs.
Thorough knowledge of PowerFAIDS, Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) records, and laws affecting the awarding and disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funds.
Demonstrated competency in EDE, COD, NSLDS, FAA Access, ELM, FISAP, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel/Lotus software, WebGrants, etc.
Must be detail oriented with excellent time management, strong customer service, and technical skills required.
High level of proficiency in MS Excel and Word.
Excellent presentation skills in disseminating financial aid information cohesively to large and small audiences.
Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical/problem-solving, public speaking and writing skills.
This job posting reflects only a portion of the responsibilities and skills required.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.