Director of Financial Aid

Presbyterian College (PC) is a four-year, private liberal arts college located on a beautiful 240-acre campus between Columbia and Greenville in South Carolina. With small classes and faculty who want the best for their students, our supportive community provides more than an exceptional liberal arts education. PC empowers students to be servant leaders in their communities through challenging academics and a culture of honor and ethics.

The Position

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Director of Financial Aid is responsible for all administrative functions within the Financial Aid Office. The Director will develop, administer, and coordinate the administration of student financial services to ensure campus recruitment and retention goals are met as well as the goals and objectives of Presbyterian College. The Director will oversee the packaging philosophy of the College and private scholarships in order to promote stewardship and assist in the College’s annual financial goals. In addition, the Director is responsible for the compliance of the letter and spirit of NCAA rules and regulations for Division I sports in general and specifically as it pertains to the awarding of financial aid. The Director will lead, mentor, and develop a staff of three; award an aid budget of $46.5 million, including $23 million in institutional aid; develop new policies and procedures to enhance efficiency; complete all required annual federal, state, and institutional reports; ensure excellent customer service; maximize and leverage existing technology and resources; collaborate with numerous internal and external constituents; and represent the office on departmental and College committees.


The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Five or more years in a progressive management role in financial assistance/financial aid or related higher education setting—including demonstrated leadership, supervision, and motivation of professional staff—is required. Experience within a liberal arts community is favored. A working knowledge of federal financial aid regulations is required with knowledge of state scholarship programs preferred. An understanding of financial aid leveraging; contemporary knowledge of technology (PC is a Banner institution); and the ability to collect and analyze data is essential.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin December 3, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Open Positions. Nominations or questions about this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.


SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group

Presbyterian College – Director of Financial Aid

Heather J. Larabee, Search Associate

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The College seeks to hire the most 
qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.