Director of Financial Aid

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Savannah, GA, USA

South University

<p>South University is an academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population.</p>

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Full Time

Competitive Compensation Package

Overview: Serve as Director of Financial Aid, providing direction and leadership for Financial Aid staff, and manage Financial Aid Services with a special emphasis on compliance with federal regulations, South University policy and service to the students. Ensure all financial aid is paid timely.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Responsible for financial aid department&rsquo;s overall compliance with South University financial aid policies and procedures, understanding of Title IV and Non-Title IV fund sources to properly assist students with developing a funding plan for their education, team productivity, and providing excellent customer service to all prospective and current students.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Maintains confidentiality of student financial information as required by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as all South University confidential and proprietary information policy.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Monitor and track financial aid office and financial aid staff&rsquo;s progress with new student packaging, continuing student repackages, document collection, unpaid aid, financial packaging to get aid disbursed in a timely manner by ensuring that all new, re-entry and continuing student packaging is ready for approval.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Hold weekly accountability meetings with financial aid staff for any unpaid or unprocessed student aid.&nbsp; Review and manage all weekly financial aid reporting and review with staff to allow us to provide the best customer service and processing experience for our students.&nbsp; Coordinate interoffice functions between Financial Aid and other departments (Admissions, Student Services, Education, Student Accounting, Academic Operations, etc.).&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Oversee Federal Work Study by working with Student Accounting to update job descriptions each year and work with Career Services and various departments to provide jobs for students on/off campus with the goals of meeting the 7% requirement for community service and literacy jobs off campus as outlined by the Department of Education.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Work with Military Benefits Department and confirm the campus VA Certifying official has&nbsp;all of&nbsp;their students certified in the VA Once system within 30 days of the start of the quarter, also being diligent of all changes to enrollment are updated in the VA Once system within 30 days of the change of enrollment.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Hire, train, manage and supervise Financial Aid Advisors to ensure each has no more than three level two or higher compliance remediation violations within the year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Participate in weekly financial aid calls, as well as all training calls, with the Regional Director of Financial Aid. Provide for self and staff professional and personal development.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree&nbsp;required,&nbsp;Master&rsquo;s preferred.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Three to Five years of experience in federal financial aid, state financial aid, or auditing at the post-secondary level required.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Minimum&nbsp;of five years supervisory experience is required.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Knowledge of postsecondary education student information system (CampusVue&nbsp;experience preferred).&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Strong Microsoft Office knowledge (word, excel, and&nbsp;PowerPoint)&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Fiscal and personnel management expertise.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Excellent written and verbal communication skills.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul>