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Reporting to the director of financial aid, the deputy director will serve as a member of the senior leadership team within the office of financial aid and will oversee the daily operation and activities of the compliance operations unit providing leadership and direction for staff.In conjunction with the director and deputy director for operations, the incumbent will develop and document policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing state, federal and institutional financial aid. The deputy director will oversee the financial aid training and process quality assurance efforts, review new regulations and prepare and distribute guidance on regulatory changes and corrective action, if required.In conjunction with University Audit office, the deputy director will lead the SFA preparation and document production for the annual audit for financial aid. Serving as SFA's primary liaison for the University Audit Office as well as for the Office of Compliance for Student Aid Programs.
As a member of our energetic and spirited team, you will be a valued contributor in helping us achieve our goals and pursuing our mission to help and serve others. This position is a regular, full-time (1 FTE) benefits-eligible position. Cornell University takes great pride in offering generous benefits to support our faculty, staff and retirees. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, flexibility, and diversity initiatives!
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th throughJanuary 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.
Master's degree or equivalent with 5 or more years of experience in financial aid.
Must have demonstrated knowledge of financial aid regulations and aid delivery.
Must be knowledgeable of federal and state regulations as they relate to financial aid and cash management; general knowledge of requirements governing admissions, enrollment and registration recommended.
Candidates should have experience with information systems and processes associated with the administration of federal and state aid programs, including federal reporting requirements.
Proven organizational, analytical, written, and verbal skills are a must. Must be self-motivated and able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously. Ability to work with multiple offices is necessary. Time management skills are essential and some experience managing projects.
Strong data analysis and proficiency with spreadsheets a must.
In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work well with all levels of employees, be flexible in nature, demonstrate sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service.
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