As part of the Enrollment division, the Office of Financial Aid is comprised of a team of 34 financial aid professionals dedicated to assisting students in navigating the complex landscape of financial aid. Toward this goal, this position will work closely with Cornell's Office of the University Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions Office, Office of Enrollment Compliance, and Office of the Bursar.
Under the general direction of the Deputy Director for Compliance and Policy, this individual will work support critical and complex work in all areas of financial aid compliance - state, federal, and institutional. The incumbent is responsible for informing the awarding of federal, state and institutional funds based on regulation and policy. The incumbent will serve as a primary resource for staff regarding changes to federal, state, institutional and departmental policies, and will assist in developing and implementing comprehensive compliance-related training to support compliance efforts.
This position will be responsible for monitoring and informing Direct Loan and Pell processing and informing Satisfactory Academic Progress and Federal Verification reviews. This position is also responsible for the overall administration and management of all Return of Title IV Funds calculations for the Ithaca campus. While working to ensure federal, state and institutional compliance, the position will also assist in identifying and implementing strategic efficiencies and improvements to improve operations and better serve students.
Please submit a cover letter and resume. Review of candidates will begin immediately.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
You, as Associate Director for Compliance, will play a key role in serving as a member of the Financial Aid team by providing a compliance lens to the awarding of state, federal, and institutional funds, establishing appropriate operational workflows and assisting with training across the unit as needed.
Are you a collaborative and creative professional who has a strong interest in working in a service-oriented, higher education environment, as well as the ability to creatively and analytically improve critical financial aid compliance processes?
If so, please apply!
A desire to participate in providing strategic direction and leadership for financial aid compliance efforts and initiatives in collaboration with the Deputy Director for Compliance and Policy.
An ability to work as part of a dynamic and flexible team in a fast-paced professional office, building and maintaining positive and effective relationships, assessing and balance needs of various diverse stakeholders, and to identify and advocate for achievable solutions.
Skilled at balancing a variety of critical projects, adapting to new priorities, and being nimble and responsive as needs change.
Bachelor's degree required with 3-5 years of progressive experience within a financialaid office including the direct administration of federal, state financial aid programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of federal student aid rules and regulations along with financial aid systems including COD,NSLDS, and CPS.
Requires excellent communication skills and strong analytical ability. Attention to detail and confidentiality is essential.
Must possess a flexible attitude and a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, adapt to new priorities, and be responsive as projects and needs evolve in a fast-paced, high-volume, environment with minimal direction.
Ability to function in a critical thinking, problem-solving capacity.
Excellent relationship building skills and ability to interact collaboratively with diverse stakeholders in a large, complex and decentralized university environment.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to build and motivate a team oriented approach toward compliance.
A Master's degree in higher education administration, student development administration, or business administration with 3-5 years experience is preferred.
Experience with Peoplesoft is desirable although training will be provided.
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