The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director of Financial Aid Processing, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Division of Student Affairs [R0110973]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships Processing, the Assistant Director assists in overseeing the daily business functions of the Processing Unit and assists in determining the regulatory compliance of over $250 million in student financial aid programs at UNLV. This incumbent must be able to anticipate changes within the internal and external environment and plan accordingly. Must have an accommodating personality, strong leadership and motivational skills are necessary to create a positive and engaging work environment.
This position requires extensive knowledge within the 1,200 pages of the Federal Student Aid Handbook governing federal financial aid programs. The incumbent should be a subject matter expert within the following financial aid business processes: IRS tax law, NCAA athletic grant-in-aid, federal work study program, gainful employment rules, common origination and disbursement, NSLDS, awarding financial aid, repackaging financial aid, inform-monitor-alert process, default management, return of Title IV funds, verification, non-citizen program rules, counseling students/parents, professional judgment reviews, satisfactory academic progress policies, cost of attendance development, direct lending, alternative loans and scholarship programs. Training programs and procedure manuals will be used and updated.
This position requires a strong ability to take initiative, demonstrate methodical organization and follow through to completion all assignments in a timely manner. A demonstrated ability to prioritize and anticipate the needs of the processing unit is required. The incumbent supports the Director and the Associate Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships with auditing entities, the U.S. Department of Education, and other offices associated with the internal and external review of financial aid programs.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Preference is provided to candidates with at least 5 years of financial aid experience within a higher education setting, an understanding of higher education, and specifically, the value of public higher education; ability to effectively communicate with a culturally and ethnically diverse populations; must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate increases in job responsibility over a period of time. Prior supervisionexperience is required.
Must have experience in customer service, public speaking, electronic presentations, counseling, working in a fast-paced environment and making sound professional judgments based on federal, state and institutional regulations pertaining to the administrating of financial aid.
This position requires a well-rounded individual with experience within multiple aspects of the financial aid business process such as common origination and disbursements, awarding, repackaging, return of Title IV funds, verification, counseling, the Federal Direct Lending program, alternative loans, employee supervision, scholarships, special consideration appeals, Free Application for Federal Student Aid eligibility issues, etc. It is an expectation of this position to review, resolve and process financial aid account information as directed or deemed necessary.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferredqualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 5, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Mark Freeland and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, " R0110973 " in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.
Announcement Number: R0110973