Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Arapahoe Community College

Arapahoe Community College seeks applications for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid.

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Financial is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Financial Aid. The Assistant Director oversees processing areas to include awarding, system testing and setup, R2T4, loans, and reconciliation.

The Assistant Director supervises, evaluates, and guides the work of staff to ensure compliance and accuracy with all state and federal policies and regulations. The Assistant Director oversees reconciliation of PELL, DL, CSG, and FSEOG, and ensures reconciliation of FWS, Colorado WS, scholarships, and institutional fund expenditures occurs regularly.

The Assistant Director works with the Director to establish and implement policies and procedures specific to compliance with all federal, state, and institutional policies. The Assistant director also ensures coordination and implementation of funds management. Must maintain knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations.

Additionally, the Assistant Director provides coverage to all three ACC campuses as needed to support the Financial Aid Advisors. This position may be required to work occasional evening and weekend hours. May be required to work from the Littleton, Parker, or Castle Rock campuses.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Three years of progressively responsible financial aid experience

One year experience leading and/or supervising professional staff

Commitment to creating an inclusive learning & work environment and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds

Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software

Working knowledge of US Department of Education systems like Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and CPS

Preferred Qualifications:

Financial aid systems experience; with a thorough understanding of Banner processes

Ability to work in a high volume, high-demand environment with a diverse group of individuals in a friendly and team-oriented manner and a commitment to others’ success

Ability to manage a complex, fast-paced and detail oriented work unit and coordinate several concurrent projects and bring to completion by established deadlines

Strong commitment to fiscal accountability and quality customer service

Strong oral and written communication skills

Experience with testing and implementing systems changes and upgrades

Physical & Cognitive Demands:

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

This position operates in a standard office environment and constantly uses a computer, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.

Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.

Occasionally moves, positions, and transports office supplies, including files, up to 20 lbs.

Advertised Salary Range:  Salary range for this position is $57,000 to $60,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position.

Application Instructions

All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application scroll to the bottom of this page.

Closing Date:  Complete applications must be received by Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM to be considered.