Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit: The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to ensure that no student who can benefit from a Fayetteville State University education be denied that opportunity due to insufficient finances. The Office of Financial Aid administers a comprehensive array of programs (need and merit-based) to over 6,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students annually, committing and disbursing over $70 million dollars per year.
In addition to administering all federal, state and institutional financial aid funds for Fayetteville State University undergraduates, graduate students and doctoral students, the Office is responsible for receiving and monitoring all Title IV, state and institutional resources in a fiduciary manner. Additionally, this position determines eligibility to ensure compliance on the Federal, State and Institutional levels.
Primary Purpose of the Position: The Senior Assistant Director position requires extensive and successful professional experience in the field of student financial aid and/or higher education administration; experience that permits candidate to establish, interpret and execute federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Additionally, the Senior Assistant Director train and manage other skilled professional staff members.
The Senior Assistant Director assumes primary responsibility for the improvement of financial aid and student information systems applications. The Senior Assistant Director share in all research and policy analysis functions within the Office, and interpret the needs of students to other University administrators who plan enrollments or establish tuition and academic policy. The Senior Assistant Directors position is a professional role that commits University resources, interprets and is guided by the Universitys mission and policies and enhances the academic and intellectual life of the University.
The Senior Assistant Director is expected to perform at the highest level of professional service and to assure that staff under ones supervision provides consistent and accurate financial aid work and advice to ones student and parent customers. Bachelor's Degree with a combination of experience in Student Personnel Services, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Enrollment Management, Accounting, Leadership or Business Administration and a minimum of 5 years' experience in Financial Aid Administration in higher education and superior written and oral communication skills are required. Additionally, evidence of familiarity with university academic policies, strong interpersonal and customer service skills and demonstration of superior management skills are a must.
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