The Director of Student Financial Services provides leadership and is responsible for the day-to day performance of the Student Financial Services Office including the functions of financial aid and management of student accounts. Manages all department personnel, records, systems, and funds. Compiles and submits all required financial aid related reports and applications including FISAP, IPEDS, and the Reapplication to Participate in Title IV Programs. The position supervises billing and collections of student account balances and manages the University’s portfolio of Perkins loans. Under the guidance of the new Director, the Student Financial Services Department is expected to continue or exceed its current level of excellence as evidenced by its outstanding customer service, the university's low Stafford Loan default rate and record of no material audit findings. The Director of Student Financial Services reports to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and directly supervises a staff of six.
Applicants must be a multi-tasking, self-motivating financial aid professional with proven leadership skills. Possess a Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) and have three to five years of financial aid experience (5+ years preferred), including previous experience managing a staff of professionals. The successful candidate must also possess excellent oral and written skills, robust computer skills to include setting up and rolling of award years and packaging rules in financial aid software, and extensive work in Department of Education systems.
Experience working with Jenzabar, Power Faids, ImageNow, and Department of Education Software along with InfoMaker Report Writerpreferred.
This is a full-time position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.