ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

The Office of Student Financial Services at the University of Virginia seeks an Associate Director of Financial Aid to join their team.



Student Financial Services recently adopted a vision to become the valued and trusted financial partner that the University community turns to first. The Associate Director of Financial Aid is integral to achieving this vision; they will be focused on providing the highest standard of integrated student customer/client service while maintaining compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and University policies. The Associate Director of Financial Aid will be a champion of lean thinking and collaboration, communicating and creative problem-solving across organizational lines to successfully support students, alumni, and their families. The Associate Director of Financial Aid must represent the UVAFinance core values: to be (1) an impeccable source of information and (2) a collaborative partner; to provide (3) service excellence and (4) communication.



Student Financial Services has adopted a core value and statement that "we value diversity, equity, inclusivity and respect. We strive to create a culture where every team member feels included and valued, and where different backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas are celebrated."



Responsibilities:



The Associate Director of Financial Aid manages the comprehensive review of undergraduate financial aid applications and determination of eligibility of need-based grants, loans, and work-study from federal, state, and/or institutional sources. The Associate Director of Financial Aid oversees organizational compliance with federal legislation and regulations and works with committees to disseminate information, provide guidance, and develop policy and procedures. The Associate Director of Financial Aid conducts needs analysis and counsel students and parents. The position will manage a team of seven, and report to the Director of Student Financial Aid.



Qualifications:



Education: Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree is preferred.



Experience:





  • Four years in financial aid is required.


  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in higher education financial aid is preferred.


  • Experience directing a multi-person staff and providing innovative responsiveness to problem-solving within a team environment that often requires the ability to work well with IT resources is required.


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities is required.


  • Demonstrated experience with Institutional Methodology is preferred.




Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:



  • Must be process oriented and can manage multiple tasks.


  • Can exercise good judgment when faced with difficult decisions.


  • Demonstrates sincere commitment to providing quality assistance to a socio-economically diverse student population.


  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:



  • Possess an understanding of Need Analysis (Federal and Institutional) and the evaluation of complicated tax returns.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial aid including all components of the federal financial aid system.


  • Working knowledge of Federal Department of Education and State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Guidelines and Regulations on Financial Aid Programs specifically Federal Work Study Program and Satisfactory Academic Progress


  • Working knowledge of the CollegeBoard products specifically CSS/Profile, Non-Custodial Profile, Net Price Calculator, and IDOC


  • Computer Applications: Use of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Use of PeopleSoft, ImageNow, Department of Education Web Applications are preferred.



    Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.



    Anticipated Hiring Range: $80,000 - $100,000 commensurate with candidate's experience and qualifications, with UVA benefits.



    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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