Director of Financial Aid
Reporting to the VP for enrollment and marketing, the professional in this position serves as a member of the enrollment leadership team and is responsible for various duties including: leading a team of financial aid professionals, managing a comprehensive financial aid program, partnering with the Office of Admission, and collaborating with enrollment marketing to craft communication strategies that make families aware of access and affordability. These strategies should help position PC at the forefront of state and national discussions about college access, affordability, and success, The director will collaborate with campus colleagues to provide exceptional service to prospective and current PC families as they navigate the student lifecycle.
- Provide strategic and operational leadership of the College’s financial aid program, guiding and participating in the implementation of strategy and policies regarding the administration and disbursement of student financial aid, financial aid issues related to student application and enrollment processes, scholarship administration, regulatory compliance: and the standards of best practice in the field of student financial aid.
- Create an open and welcoming environment in financial aid that actively supports prospective and current students and their families.
- Manage a $30-million total financial aid budget, as well as an operating budget.
- Lead, mentor, and provide opportunities for professional growth for the team of financial aid professionals.
- Monitor and ensure the College’s compliance with NCAA, institutional state, and federal regulations affecting financial aid processes.
- Oversee reporting to Internal and external constituencies including the federal and state governments, professional organizations, and PC’s Office of Institutional Research.
- Ensure effectiveness and efficiency of computer applications to secure receipt and transfer of financial aid information electronically.
- Develop and administer departmental standard operating procedures.
- Represent PC at state, regional, and national conference and policy meetings.
- Participate in all aspects of the general financial aid process, including: counseling prospective and current families; needs analysis and packaging; and discussions with external partners.
- Act as a leading campus advocate for the value of financial aid.
- Strong understanding of the nature and aims of a selective liberal arts college.
- Strong teambuilding skills and a record of success hiring, mentoring, managing, and supervising staff.
- Expertise with compliance and regulatory policies in financial aid.
- Knowledge of financial aid management systems; experience with Banner is preferred.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate comp ex issues with clarity. Strong interpersonal skills.
- Evidence of creativity and innovation in problem solving and strategy implementation.
- Demonstrated aptitude for counseling students and families through the financial aid process.
- Possession of leadership skills: highly collaborative, dynamic: empathetic, patient, and fun.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Proven experience in meeting deadlines.
- Proven project-management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse colleagues, coupled with a commitment to removing barriers and increasing participation of a diverse student body.
- Commitment to the mission of the institution and the ability to articulate the value of a PC education.
Education and other:
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
- A willingness to work extended and weekend hours.
Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to email@example.com
The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.