Department:: Enrollment Processing and Financial Aid
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $88,000/yr.
The Director of Financial Aid provides the strategic direction and leadership of the Office of Financial Aid, analyzes the effectiveness of the financial aid strategy, and recommends and implements strategic changes in a comprehensive financial aid program designed to address the recruitment and retention goals of the University. The Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal, State, Institutional and National Collegiate Athletic Associate (NCAA) regulations and maintains a customer service-centered philosophy for the operation of the Office of Financial Aid. The Director also conducts research and data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of program goals and operations.
Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of progressive financial aid experience or a master's degree with at least 5 years of progressive financial experience, and a minimum of 2 to 3 years of supervisory experience is required.
Demonstrated leadership and administrative effectiveness in an Office of Financial Aid.
Excellent management, organization and communication skills with a demonstrated history of working collaboratively with a diverse set of constituencies.
Expertise in current Federal, State and local laws, regulations and policies pertaining to the provisions of student financial aid and student records management
Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques
Skill preparing, monitoring and administering budgets
Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail
Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision making processes
Master's degree or advanced graduate degree.
Experience working at a similar institution of higher education.
Banner Student and Financial Aid module experience.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
40% – Provide leadership, vision, and direction for a high volume customer service, student-centered department comprising of approximately fifteen staff members. Directly supervises the work of Associate and Assistant Directors. Conducts one-on-one and group meetings with staff, as well as annual reviews. Supervise, evaluate, and provide training and motivation for office staff. Conduct monthly (or as needed) meetings with appropriate units regarding strategies, impacting overall student financial aid and compliance. Encourage office staff to maintain involvement and membership in pertinent professional organizations and to engage in relevant professional development.
Climate controlled office environment.
To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.
Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.