Manager of Financial Aid

Manager of Financial Aid

University of Denver

University of Denver seeks applications for a Financial Aid Manager.

Job Description

The University is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplingers Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,200 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students as a research-intensive institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation. With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The Daniels College of Business (DCB) offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at https://daniels.du.edu/. 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 an experienced and dedicated team of financial, administrative and technological professionals in the Deans Office and will report to the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration. Be the expert on all graduate and undergraduate scholarship endowments and gifts for the College. Understand and articulate donor requirements and determine eligibility. Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid, department chairs, program directors, etc.to effectively award undergraduate scholarships on a timely basis according to Financial Aid timelines and policies. Consistently communicate and meet with Financial Aid throughout the season to meet deadlines. Create an efficient process to manage undergraduate scholarships so meetings with Financial Aid can be phased out. 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 Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration. Provide undergraduate scholarship awards to Office of Financial Aid within Financial Aid deadlines. Award graduate scholarships before the quarter begins to ensure tuition bills reflected awards. Be the key point of contact for students regarding eligibility and tuition bills. 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. Forecast graduate tuition and discounts for all degrees and programs on a quarterly basis and provide 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. 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 Must be able to interact positively with students and other University constituents Must be able to work independently Must be detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to higher levels Demonstrated ability to maintain high level of discretion and confidentiality Demonstrated proficiency in Excel with the ability to effective create and utilize pivot tables, lookup and other functions. Must be able to analyze and present data in logical and usable manner in order to solve problems and facilitate decision-making. Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree. 5 years of experience in a business environment with accounting, budget and analysis responsibilities. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in business. 3 of the 5 years of experience in higher education and non-profit accounting. 3 years of experience with financial aid and scholarships. Experience with Banner. Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include the following documents with your application: 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.