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Director, Financial Aid

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Job Title Director
Posting Number S00658
Position Title Director, Financial Aid
Department Financial Aid
Position Type Staff
Job Summary

The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the overall leadership and supervision of the Financial Aid Office, administering scholarship, work-study, loan, and grant programs of approximately $15 million annually in compliance with federal, state and institutional guidelines. The Director is also responsible for the overall leadership and supervision of the Veteran Student Services Office, providing comprehensive services to military and veteran students related to veteran’s educational benefits, admission, registration, and other support services. The Director will provide vision and direction for the administrative and operational activities of a service-oriented Financial Aid office and Veteran Student Services office and participate in student recruitment and retention initiatives.

Required Qualification

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Student Personnel Administration, Education, Business, Administration or a related field.
2. Five (5) years’ experience in financial aid with a pattern of progressively higher levels of supervisory and managerial responsibilities.
3. Comprehensive knowledge and management experience with all aspects of the financial aid operation.
4. Experience with the administration and maintenance of various financial aid software systems.
5. Experience with and the ability to communicate effectively with students from various social, economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
6. Experience working collaboratively across departments within the college to implement change and solve problems.
7. Strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict-resolution skills.
8. Ability to manage and prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and oversee major projects from development to implementation.
9. Strong research, quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills.

Desired Qualifications

1. Prior experience as a financial aid director in a community college.
2. Master’s degree in higher education, public administration, business, or related area.
3. Experience with and strong knowledge of PeopleSoft student information system is highly desirable.

Posting Date 08/24/2017
Closing Date
Expected Start Date
Special Instructions Summary

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration given to applications completed by September 17, 2017. Additional completed applications may be considered after September 17, 2017.

Pay Rate Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Location Grayslake
Total Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These hour will vary with the needs of the college.

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Student Personnel Administration, Education, Business Administration or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have five (5) years’ experience in financial aid with a pattern of progressively higher levels of supervisory and managerial responsibilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have comprehensive knowledge and management experience with all aspects of the financial aid operation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with the administration and maintenance of various financial aid software systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have prior experience as a financial aid director in a community college?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a Master’s degree or higher in higher education, public administration, business, or related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with and strong knowledge of PeopleSoft student information system?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2