General Summary/Purpose: The Assistant Director of Financial Aid supports the SAIS Director of Financial Aid in all aspects of the application, awarding, delivery and reconciliation of federal, state, private and institutional financial aid. S/he will process federal, state and private financial aid applications (including but not limited to Verification, Loan Processing, Reconciliation, and Return to Title IV Refunds) in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Director of University Financial Aid Operations in JHU’s financial aid shared service center. S/he may also be called upon to provide seasonal support to other Enrollment Service areas including Registration and Student Accounts. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in Financial Aid, a commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service to students, faculty and staff, and knowledge of the college application, financial aid, billing, and registration process. This position functions in a divisional capacity.
Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Respond to requests for financial aid information from students, parents, faculty and staff. Create cases, route calls and emails accordingly.
Counsel students on federal, state and institutional financial aid programs, regulations, and procedures for applying. Direct students to the appropriate office for additional details as necessary.
Process financial aid application materials, loan applications, and verification forms.
Review financial aid data for accuracy.
Collect documentation necessary to resolve conflicting information.
Evaluate student applications for federal, state and institutional financial aid.
Experience with FERPA and other federal and state laws/policies regarding student records confidentiality and ability to interpret and apply.
Knowledge and understanding of the Title IV student financial aid rules and regulations.
Working knowledge of Homeland Security, Citizenship, Selective Service, Social Security Administration, and NSLDS statuses as they relate to awarding federal financial aid.
Technical ability to maintain electronic student records and use federal, state, and university computer software and data interfaces.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Experience with PowerFAIDS, OnBase and Slate; knowledge of Institutional Methodology (IM)
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Outstanding customer service and communication (both oral and written) skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of the position.
Exceptional initiative, judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
Strong planning and organizational skills, and ability to manage competing priorities and work independently.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all offices on and off campus, and with external contacts.
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications. Knowledge of Maryland State Student Assistance scholarships and programs.
Experience with student financial aid data management systems and federal software (FAA Access, EDconnect, COD, NSLDS etc.), and knowledge of financial aid reporting requirements.
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Flexibility in dealing with a very diverse culture, and commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Internal & External Contacts:
Internal: Students, staff from Student Affairs (Financial Aid, Career Services, Student Accounts, Registrar’s Office, and Office of Student Life); Admissions Office, Office of Academic Affairs, Deans’ Offices, and faculty.
External: Employment agencies to verify student attendance and degree verification. Various governmental departments; e.g., State and FBI; government contractors.
Classified Title: Financial Aid Administrator Working Title: Assistant Director of Financial Aid Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia Department name: 10000932-Financial Aid Personnel area: SAIS
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