The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Financial Aid Assistant Director.
Applications will be accepted until 12/20/2019.
The Financial Aid Assistant Director (FinAid AD) analyzes financial aid applications and other confidential information in order to determine the amount and packaging of an aid award to the applicant; advises students and parents about costs, financial aid policies, procedures, programs, funding limitations and options; and responds to appeals. The FinAid AD manages one or more of the department's program elements performing assignment with limited instruction (e.g., audit & compliance, production & operations, federal loan programs, state grant programs, student employment, satisfactory progress, graduate aid, etc.) or oversees one or more functional areas, such as reporting. The FinAid AD maintains awareness of the University's strategic enrollment goals and collaborates as needed with others in the division and evaluates results to ensure that anticipated outcomes are achieved. The FinAid AD may lead a department team or committee or serve on a divisional team or committee. This position requires advanced knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid regulations and policies with the ability to apply that knowledge to the completion of complex assignments. Special emphasis will be given to applicants who demonstrate excellence in compliance, efficient use of technology, communications, and customer service. The FinAid AD ensures compliance and conducts internal audits and assessments for quality assurance of all financial aid activities. The FinAid AD interprets, implements, and applies federal, state, and university regulations in the management of federal, state, and institutional packaging and ensures financial aid compliance to all governing authorities related to the awarding, packaging, and returning of financial aid funds. Evenings and weekends are required in this position. INSTRUCTIONS/PROMPTFORWRITINGSAMPLEREQUIREDDOCUMENT Draft an email to a high school junior (Allie Smith) and her parents, who are seeking general information about financial aid. Consider what you might share with them about the following: the application process, types and availability of financial assistance, affordability, private scholarship resources, the value of higher education, and any additional information you believe would be helpful in their planning.
Bachelors degree (4 years)
Three to four years experience in financial aid administration or a closely-related field
Demonstrated ability to conduct need analysis and package student financial aid within federal regulations.
Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to program management and evaluation of financial need.
Experience in managing complex projects as well as familiarity with maintaining complex technical rules in support of business process.
Analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to take required initiative to solve problems.
Ability to collaborate and work with diverse populations.
Excellent customer service skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Commitment to excellent service.
Knowledge of Banner financial aid management system preferred.
Knowledge and experience in using reporting tool (e.g., Business Objects, Tableau, etc) preferred.
Strong computer skills, specifically in working with spreadsheets at an intermediate level.
Recommended fields of study include: accounting, management, business administration, social sciences.
NASFAA credentials preferred.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19879. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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