Sarah Lawrence seeks an Assistant Director of Financial Aid responsible to provide accurate and effective counseling regarding financial aid eligibility and assistance programs; assisting students and their families in completing the financial aid process; acting as point person for all student employment and payroll needs and assisting in the administration of financial aid programs as assigned by the Director.
Provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding all aspects of financial aid process. Make necessary referrals to other student service office
Provide and promote excellent customer service to students and parents regarding all financial matters. Monitor and respond to emails and phone calls to the office.
Assist with technical review of all financial aid applications and preparation of student files
Assist with verification and resolution of conflicting information
Perform detailed review of federal tax documentation including, tax returns, transcripts, business returns, W-2’s, etc. Assist in requesting additional documentation when necessary
Assist in the administration of federal, state, institutional, and outside aid programs including utilization of federal websites.
Interact with appropriate third party entities in order to facilitate the student eligibility process
Assist in ensuring regulatory compliance in all areas of financial aid, including federal, state, and college policies and guidelines.
Assist with reconciliation of Federal Pell Grant and Federal Loan funds.
Assist with transmission of financial aid files to federal government
Participate in regular training and professional organizations to keep abreast of new information and program changes to be implemented
Assist in the development, updating, and presentation of financial aid office information through the use of brochures, literature, workshops and social media directed toward students and parents
Coordinate Student Employment process, data entry of contracts and stipends, completion of
I-9’s, and payroll processing
Assist students and supervisors with administrative process of student employment
Perform Federal College Work Study reconciliation
Maintain and update Student Employment page of MySLC
Supervise all administrative and personnel related tasks for the America Reads/America Counts Tutoring Program
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge of student financial aid preferred
Familiarity with Powerfaids preferred
Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Time management; ability to cope with multiple interruptions and work under pressure of deadlines; attention to detail
Self-motivated with high degree of organizational skill
Excellent office skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Willingness to learn new skills
About Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff, and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.