Executive Director of Financial Aid
Bergen Community College, the third largest college in New Jersey, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has a leadership opportunity for an Executive Director of Financial Aid. The Executive Director of Financial Aid will be responsible for the management of the Financial Aid Office. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to supervising and managing daily operations and staff within the Office of Financial Aid; developing and directing financial aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment management objectives of the College and by administering financial aid, scholarships and student employment programs that support student recruitment and retention; delivery of student aid funds to eligible students and the overall operation of administering student aid programs in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations; ensuring financial aid functions are leading edge and adhere to the highest quality standards of customer service by implementing and maximizing the use of technology and utilizing and maintaining the current Financial Aid module in the College’s student information system; providing financial aid educational workshops and counseling to proactively mitigate the lack of understanding of current financial aid regulations; ensuring that the student information system is used effectively and that processes and product enhancements are developed which are technologically up-to-date and user/student friendly; maintaining the Financial Aid website with current information on a regular basis; preparing and managing Financial Aid budget, payroll, office schedules and monthly and annual reports; collaborating with campus leaders to determine student financial needs, recommending and implementing services; performing other duties as assigned.
Required: Master’s degree or a higher degree in business administration, higher education, finance, counseling or related areas. Minimum of four (4) years of progressively managerial experience within an institution of higher education. Must have full knowledge and understanding of FERPA; full understanding of and ability to apply state and federal guidelines/regulations and institutional financial aid programs and keep current with all federal and state guidelines for financial aid. Must have understanding of the community college mission and open door access policy; excellent customer service skills and a pleasant professional demeanor at all times. Must demonstrate expertise in the use of technology through financial aid software applications and ensure effective use of financial aid technology in all office procedures. Must be able to work with a diverse population.
All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code ADMIN-FIN AID) curriculum vitae, transcripts, salary requirements, and three professional references with current contact information. To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by April 22, 2013. Send materials by email with the appropriate job code in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 201-251-4987, or by mail to:
Bergen Community College
Department of Human Resources
400 Paramus Road, Room A-316
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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