Under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Aid Awarding, the Assistant Directors, Student Aid Awarding are responsible for reviewing and assessing student financial aid application data and determining their eligibility for appropriate federal, state and institutional financial aid. Assistant Directors are responsible for verifying the accuracy of application data in accordance with federal regulations and institutional policy and making adjustments to packages where warranted based on such reviews, changes in enrollment status, receipt of additional aid from any source, and other factors necessitating changes. Assistant Directors also counsel and provide information about financial aid and financing options to students and their families, particularly concerning issues that cannot be resolved by Student Service Representatives.
Strong knowledge of federal and state financial aid statute and regulations, as well as institutional financial aid policy
Excellent verbal communication and counseling skills
Strong written communication skills
Demonstrated organizational skills
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously with great efficiency and attention to detail
Problem solving skills
Experience and expertise with commonly used financial aid/student information system software
Must be a self-starter who works well with others in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated analytical decision making
Use of Capabilities (Illustrated by Typical Activities)
Reviews, processes, and awards funds, including all applicable institutional, federal, state, external and veterans funding.
Determines changes in student eligibility upon receipt of additional information, including subsequent ISIRs, receipt of additional aid, and changes made through verification or receipt of additional information.
Work meets compliance standards for federal and state financial aid programs; ensures conformance to federal, state, and institutional policies, procedures and regulations.
Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of frequently used systems, especially PowerFAIDS, Colleague, and Campus Logic, through regular review of relevant sections of user guides
Serves on applicable financial aid committees
Counsel "at risk" students. Helps provide continued scholarship support opportunities for "at risk" students by setting scholarship probation goals and requirements where applicable. Oversees probation process for at risk students.
Works with the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division, Ensemble Department, and Performance Division regarding scholarship assignments. Manages scholarship assignment follow up with students who do not participate.
Qualifies and quantifies student profiles based upon established criteria for annual Berklee Achievement Scholarship.
Qualifies and quantifies student profiles based upon established criteria for annual Continuing Student Scholarship Renewal Process.
Process appeals for entering and continuing students at all campuses.
Makes adjustments to authorized aid student accounts throughout the enrollment cycles for all campuses including credit cuts and canceling aid for non-enrolled students.
Process outside scholarship and Dept. of Transitional Assistance verification forms.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0002147
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.