The Office of Student Financial Aid is seeking a financial aid professional to lead the compliance and fiscal management programs for the office. The senior associate director has administrative authority and management responsibility for all fiscal programs within the Office of Student Financial Aid and oversees Title IV compliance. This position is responsible for compliance, funds management and administration, fiscal reporting, and audits. This position also serves as the lead person for operational data mining and functions, including analysis and forecasting.
Assists the Director and management team with implementing relevant policies, established by the Regents, University Administration, Student Finance, and federal, state and external agencies that are in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
Responsible for all federal, state, University and third party (outside) reporting, including but not limited to FISAP, IPEDS, CDS, Gainful Employment, and Iowa College Aid.
Assists the Director and management team in setting objectives, determining strategies, forecasting outcomes, and developing procedures to assure compliance and accurate and timely financial aid administration.
Manages funding from federal, University (revenue accounts), and third party lenders.
Oversees the administration and reconciliation of Federal Student Aid funds.
Maintains a leadership role in understanding and interpreting University policy and appropriate Federal and State regulations and interpret those changes required to financial aid systems.
Education or Equivalency Required
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Extensive experience, typically 5-7 years, of related experience in financial aid.
Demonstrates an extensive proficiency or higher in managing multiple tasks, resource and project management, including a high level of autonomy, decision-making, and time organization.
Extensive proficiency with the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Extensive proficiency and experience understanding and applying effective written and verbal communications, concepts, tools, and techniques.
Job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment at an extensive proficiency.
Ten years of related experience, including financial aid and Title IV.
Has experience supervising others and expert proficiency holding staff accountable for high performance and engagement by articulating expectations, monitoring performance, and providing consistent, constructive feedback.
Active involvement and leadership in local, state, or national financial aid professional associations.
Proficient use of Microsoft Excel.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter, with an answer to the question below, and mark them as "Relevant File" to the submission; we do not need references, transcripts, or recommendation letters.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
Include an answer in your cover letter to the following question:
Are you currently in default for one or more of your federal student loans or owe a repayment on a Federal Student Aid grant and loan?
Yes or No If yes, please explain.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 19004200_1570550296
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