The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Financial Aid Assistant Director.
Applications will be accepted until 1/25/2021.
Primary responsibilities of the Financial Aid Assistant Director are to analyze financial aid applications, complete verification, and package financial aid. Educating students and parents about Notre Dame financial aid policies, procedures, and financing options and responding to appeals are also significant responsibilities of this position. The Assistant Director is expected to play a role in our enrollment management partnership by providing financial aid information and support for recruitment and orientation activities on campus. The Assistant Director also manages one or more of the department's programs. The Assistant Director applies their experience and performs assignments with limited instruction.
The Assistant Director position requires advanced knowledge of federal and state regulations. Successful candidates should understand the context of private higher education and institutional financial aid with the ability to apply that knowledge to the completion of financial aid decisions and other complex projects. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience with Institutional Methodology and who demonstrate excellence in compliance, efficient use of technology, communications, and customer service.
Evenings and weekends are required in this position.
The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity (http://diversity.nd.edu/) in its staff, faculty, and student body. We strive for an inclusive environment that values and embraces differences in backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We welcome and value people of all faiths and viewpoints.
INSTRUCTIONS/PROMPT FOR WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED DOCUMENT
Draft an email to a high school junior (Allie Smith) and her parents, who are seeking information about financial aid at Notre Dame. Describe the Notre Dame financial aid application process, types and availability of financial assistance, affordability, and the value of a Notre Dame education. Add additional information you believe would be helpful in their planning.
Bachelors degree (4 years)
Three to four years of experience in financial aid administration
Demonstrated ability in completing verification, conducting need analysis, and packaging student financial aid within federal regulations
Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to program management and evaluation of financial need
Experience in managing complex projects as well as familiarity with maintaining complex technical rules in support of business process
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to take required initiative to solve problems
Ability to collaborate and work with diverse populations
Excellent customer service skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills
Five or more years of experience in financial aid administration
Experience with the CSS Profile and Institutional Methodology
Knowledge of Banner financial aid management system
Knowledge and experience in using reporting tools (e.g., Business Objects, Tableau, etc.)
Strong computer skills, specifically in working with spreadsheets at an intermediate level
Recommended fields of study include: accounting, management, business administration, social sciences
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S21131. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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