Hampshire College Assistant Director of Financial Aid in Amherst, Massachusetts
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Search:#609 Date Posted: 09/15/2017 Type/Department:Administrator in Student Financial Services Search Status:Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications Apply Now:Would you like to apply for this position?
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant director in the office of financial aid.
The assistant director of financial aid works independently to award, process and procure $1 million in private grant funds on behalf of students and parents annually in a timely manner with attention paid to all federal regulatory issues related to the program. The assistant director coordinates all aspects of award letter and email communications ensuring a high standard of quality control with attention to creating communications that are clear, concise and accessible by our student audience. The assistant director will assist the director of financial aid with collection of statistical information and reporting out to both campus and external constituencies. This position includes file reading and need analysis for a portion of both the applicant and returning student populations, as well as multiple daily contact with parents, students, other Hampshire offices and off campus constituencies. A thorough knowledge of federal, state and institutional policy and procedures is required in order to perform job duties.
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years job related experience is required. Qualified candidate must be a high level user of various computer programs such as Colleague, Informer, Excel, PowerFAIDS and Department of Education communication programs (COD, EdConnect, NSLDS,IFAP). Successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills with ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a high level of customer service and diplomacy. Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds with discretion and sensitivity is essential. This position requires occasional weekend and evening hours.
This full time, benefited position holds a grade 7 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.