Manager of Financial Aid, College of Business

Manager of Financial Aid, College of Business

University of Denver

University of Denver seeks applications for a Manager of Financial Aid, College of Business.

Job Description

The Daniels College of Business seeks an experienced, analytical, detail-oriented and innovative Manager of Financial Aid to administer and award all graduate scholarships for the College and coordinate undergraduate scholarship awards with University Financial Aid. The successful applicant will join both an experienced and dedicated team of financial, administrative and technological professionals in the Dean’s Office, as well as a collaborative team of student affairs professionals serving undergraduate business majors. The successful applicant will report to the Associate Dean of Finance and Business Operations. Essential Functions Essential functions include but are not limited to: Be the expert on all graduate and undergraduate gift and endowed scholarships for the College. Understand and abide by donor-established requirements pertaining to student eligibility, award amounts, recipient amounts, etc. Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid, department chairs, and program directors, to effectively award undergraduate scholarships equitably and strategically according to Financial Aid timelines and policies. Determine annual budgets for each graduate scholarship based on beginning balances, endowment distributions and prior year renewals. Coordinate heavily and regularly with graduate recruiting and admissions to track and report enrollment pipeline against budget and to strategically align scholarships with offers. Ensure the College is on target to meet net graduate revenue budget, reporting progress at least monthly to the Associate Dean of Finance and Business Operations. Monitor awards quarterly to ensure aid is posted and prepared to disburse before student bills are viewable by students. Be the key point of contact for students regarding eligibility and tuition bills. Be prepared to field general financial aid questions and defer to the expertise of the Office of Financial Aid as appropriate. Review and analyze the student status report each academic quarter to determine tuition revenue actuals and forecast. Must analyze data and determine if all expected students have enrolled, registered and paid. Assist in forecasting graduate tuition and discounts for all degrees and programs on a quarterly basis and providing narrative for variances to budget. Ensure graduate tuition for each degree and program is properly accounted for in the proper tuition account for the program. Assist with scholarship and aid related data for accreditation and ranking surveys/reports. Collaborate heavily with the Daniels Advancement team to connect scholarship recipients with donors, request and acquire thank you letters, and provide confidence that scholarships are being awarded in accordance with donor expectations. Serve as a member of the Daniels Undergraduate Programs team, assisting with undergraduate events and projects. Collaborate with career and academic advisors to ensure undergraduates receive proper support. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Demonstrated ability to review and analyze information, think critically, problem-solve and make sound recommendations Demonstrated knowledge of endowments and scholarships, especially regarding fund distribution and award criteria Demonstrated ability to analyze and update processes/procedures to maximize efficiency and impact Must be able to interact positively with students, families, and other University constituents Must be able to work independently Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to key stakeholders such as donors and college leadership Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality

Application Instructions

Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree Minimum three years experience in business environment with accounting, budget and analysis responsibilities OR three years experience in higher education student affairs with data analysis responsibilities Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in business Experience in higher education and non-profit accounting Experience with financial aid and scholarships Experience with Banner and Ellucian CRMs Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 10, 2022. Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Salary Grade Number: The salary grade for the position is 9. Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000. The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status. Benefits: The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver. Please include the following documents with your application: 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.