Assistant Director, BioMed Financial Aid

Brown University   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 230 days ago

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Job Description:


The assistant director will play a critical role in the administration of financial aid as AMS launches new programs, in Primary Care and Population Health, the new Gateway program and others planned in the future. In addition, the categorical medical school program has been increasing in student number, with an entering class size of 144 students each year. This represents an increase of 25 students and a total of 100 new students in four years. This position will assist in the administration of multi-faceted federal and institutional student financial aid programs, second to the director, in assuring the smooth operation and delivery of a cohesive, compliant, high-quality aid program for medical students. Primary responsibilities include determining need and aid awards for medical students along with the director; counseling MD students and their parents about the explanation of an aid decision to the process of loan repayment. The assistant director will partner with key offices, including the University Loan Office, the Office of the Bursar and Registrar and AMS Student Affairs, to ensure advocacy of MD student issues and concerns. Assist the director in strategic planning and analyzing financial aid trends and initiatives.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required with 5-7 years of related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Financial experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience utilizing computer systems as well as skills with various applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Federal EDE, Banner, eg.) preferred

Job Competencies

  • Quantitative and analytical skills; organizational skills; attentiveness to detail required.
  • Must be able to work independently and be motivated to assist students and their families in understanding the financial aid process and financing options at AMS.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively using interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills.
  • Incumbent must have organizational, analytical skills, and counseling skills to handle a caseload of financial aid applications from start to finish. The person in this position must equitably and consistently award financial aid that meets students’ determined need while adhering to federal, state, and Brown policies and the conditions established by outside awards.
  • Individual must provide appropriate counseling in response to varying and sometimes difficult situations.
  • Individual must effectively organize responsibilities throughout a year containing periods of seasonal peaks while balancing a counseling caseload with program administration.