Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Our client, University of San Francisco (USF), is looking to fill a full-time, temporary Assistant Director of Financial Aid position with in the School of Law covering a 3 month leave of absence on the team from October-January.
The Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the University of San Francisco School of Law provides financial aid counseling to law students, develops and implements financial aid strategies, policies and processes to serve law students, and ensures that the School of Law is in compliance with all applicable federal, state and University rules and policies. In addition, this position serves as the primary institutional resource for financial assistance and scholarship services and collaborates closely with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies. The position reports to the Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the School of Law, and works closely with the University's Financial Aid Office.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world's most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student's passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here.
A temporary position is an excellent opportunity to gain industry experience or get your foot in the door with an employer. It's a great way to network, pick up new skills and expand your resume.
Come work for us! We offer competitive pay, as well as SF Health and Sick benefits and 401(k) upon meeting the eligibility requirements.
- Develops strategy for the School of Law Financial Aid Office in coordination with the Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
- Counsels prospective, admitted, and continuing law students in understanding the financial aid process and in strategies for managing debt including the coordination of workshops for students on relevant financial aid issues, the development of special mailings for admitted and continuing students, and the investigation into additional financing options for students who may not be able to obtain traditional loans.
- Anticipates, researches, and assists in resolving financial aid issues and challenges facing students.
- Oversees entrance and exit loan counseling sessions for new and graduating law students detailing repayment options and obligations.
- Communicates and maintains positive relationships with lender representatives to ensure students are receiving appropriate loan incentives, service and information.
- Coordinates with the University's Office of Financial Aid to determine financial aid procedures for law students and interpret law school policies and procedures to adhere to financial aid regulations.
- Coordinates with the University's One Stop Office to ensure timely aid disbursement to students and to assure compliance with school payment deadlines/procedures.
- Coordinates with the Deans' Office to research and update scholarship information and assist in the identification of eligible students.
- Coordinates with the Summer Abroad and LL.M programs to assist in the setting of guidelines/budgets for law students studying abroad.
- Researches and maintains up-to-date information regarding federal and state guidelines for financial aid.
- Administers emergency loan program for students.
- Confirms continuing students' scholarship eligibility for renewable scholarships.
- May assist Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in planning and collaborating with other Law School departments.
- Conducts loan repayment confirmation for applicants of the law school's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
- May supervises student worker if available
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The position reports to the Senior Director of Admission in a 37.5 hour per week position in a professional academic office. The hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with extended hours at least twice a week through 6:00 pm.
- Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field, with a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in financial aid, preferably in higher education.
- Candidate must possess significant experience in delivering student financial services including
exceptional customer service
counseling and organizational skills
demonstrated proficiency in financial analysis
extensive knowledge of financial aid and scholarship procedures, practices and regulations
- Excellent oral and written communication required as well as dedication to accuracy and responsive follow-through.
- Candidate must be able to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Proficiency in Banner database system, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, FileMaker Pro and/or other office database software, internet research tools, and student information systems is essential.
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