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Director of Financial Aid

Company: Corban University
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Corban University A great place to work. Careers At Corban University Share with friends or Subscribe! Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available. SUPERVISES: Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid Counselor(s) FLSA STATUS: Exempt SALARY: $60,000-$70,000/year Last Revised February 2022 UNIVERSITY MISSION: To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. LOCATION: Corban University's 220+ acre campus is situated on a hillside forest setting overlooking the Willamette Valley, just minutes from the heart of Salem, Oregon's capital city. The rugged coast awaits only an hour's drive to the west. To the east is the mountainous Cascade Range. Portland, the state's largest city, is less than an hour away and is home to cultural museums, parks, shopping, and restaurants. SUMMARY: The Director of Financial Aidproviders leadership and oversight for financial aid administration processes. The Director ensures data integrity, compliance with federal, state and other program regulations, financial aid program administration and delivery of excellent customer service to students, families, faculty and staff. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide leadership in the Financial Aid office.
  • Manage staff in the Financial Aid office including recruitment and selection, training, staff development, evaluation, and feedback
  • Develop and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure compliance, efficiency, student success, and data integrity.
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with other University departments, including Advancement, Registrars, Admissions, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technologies, Student Life, Athletics, Student Accounts, faculty departments and the Provost Office.
  • Provide leadership, training and expertise in the areas of compliance and best practices.
  • Inform the University Cabinet of changing industry standards and provide recommendations for system and process improvements.
  • Manage the operational budget for the Financial Aid office
  • Design, develop and adapt the University's financial aid program to fit the need of its students and the University, with a very high standard of customer service.
  • Develop and recommend financial aid policy which will ensure fair and consistent administration of financial aid programs.
  • Verify the accuracy and appropriateness of fund awards and disbursements.
  • Serve as an institutional liaison, ensuring the University's compliance with federal, state and private regulations relating to Financial Aid programs, including Title IV financial aid regulations.
  • Analyze student financial needs within the prescribed discounting goals of the University.
  • Provide reports, useful analysis and constructive suggestions to various departments, including Enrollment Management, the Registrar's office and the Financial Services office, among others.
  • Keep University administration apprised of significant trends, legislation and federal and state programs.
  • Manage the distribution of all financial aid to Corban's students.
  • Coordinate with the external auditors for the annual Uniform Guidance audit. Serve as the departmental contact with the auditors.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Office to provide materials and information required for the annual financial statement audit.
  • Provide quality financial counseling to students and their families regarding available resources to finance educational goals
  • Complete and respond to financial aid specific surveys and reports
  • Identify and support training needs of Financial Aid personnel to promote productivity and effectiveness.
  • Attend regular training and conferences to remain current on changing industry regulations, trends, and best practices.
  • Define project goals and complete projects while adhering to established timelines.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan
  • Perform other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Five years of experience in financial aid and/or student financial services
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
    • Strategic and organizational agility with the ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of the organization including internal and external constituencies
    • Experience as a supervisor with effective managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain extreme confidentiality
    • Excellent oral and written communication, public presentation and customer service skills
    • Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and the Internet
    • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently
    • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
      • Demonstrated expertise in Financial Aid regulations and processes
      • Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university's mission as described in our Statement of Faith
      • Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God's kingdom, engages in global concerns and connects culturally. BENEFITS: - C orban University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes basic life/AD&D insurance, supplemental life and AD&D insurance, long term disability, Employee Assistance Program, medical plan options, dental plan options, flexible spending plan, 403(b) retirement, paid leave and holidays, and education and training assistance for employee, spouse, and/or dependent at Corban or participating CCCU schools . WORKING CONDITIONS: Traditional office environment and hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Corban University is a private comprehensive university of liberal arts, ministry, and professional studies with a mission to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. All employees are expected to model servant leadership in all aspects of their work. Corban values and recruits for a workforce that is diverse in gender, age, ethnicity, race, and/or ability, and seeks employees who will interact with the Corban community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Where permitted by law and consistent with the school's history, mission, and core values, Corban exercises religious preference throughout the University. Employees must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, agree with the University Statement of Faith, evidence a mature Christian faith, and be an active member of a Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching local church.

Keywords: Corban University, Salem , Director of Financial Aid, Executive , Salem, Oregon

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