Associate Director, Student Financial Aid (SFA)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Student Affairs/Services, Executive/Director/Management
Department:06010000 - EM-SFA ADMINISTRATION

Classification Title:

Associate Director, Student Financial Aid

Job Description:

Assists the director with the overall supervision and administration of a large, complex university student financial aid resource program. The financial aid resource program encompasses hundreds of individual programs, involving individual state and federal aid foundations, public associations, university and private donors. Fiscal responsibility exceeds $500,000,000 annually.

Provides management and direction for staff in connection with the delivery of financial aid services to students. Oversees systems and business process design for all aid programs administered by SFA, both computerized and non-computerized. Directly responsible for the supervision of four full-time senior staff members.
Responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, presentation, and daily administration of a comprehensive on-going training program for new staff, professional staff, and clerical support staff, and the development, coordination, implementation and presentation of all student financial aid training and outreach to parents, university administrators, faculty and students.

Responsible for the supervision and administration of the Pell Grant, verification, special programs, which includes satisfactory academic progress, transient process, study abroad, and manual awarding sections within the department; this includes oversight of implementation, design and re-design of financial aid automated delivery system; serves as the departmental liaison to the U.S. Department of Education.

Responsible for the supervision and administration of the State of Florida programs, scholarships, and student employment with policy and implementation processes, including the administration of the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar Program which is the selection of incoming students, review for scholarship retention, and reporting and development of future funding projections.

Assists the director with special projects, reporting, and other duties as assigned. Occasional travel in relation to financial aid presentations, outreach, and professional development. Ability to articulate and advocate for Student Financial Affairs’ positions regarding university policy changes. Upon request, represent the University of Florida and the Office for Student Financial Affairs at professional association meetings and as a consultant to the U. S. Department of Education or the State of Florida Department of Education.

Advertised Salary:

$72,000.00 annually

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Student financial aid experience preferred as well as personal computer knowledge. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to speak comfortably before large groups.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must upload the following documents to be considered for the position:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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