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Director of Financial Aid

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

This is a Full-time position in The Dalles, OR posted February 7, 2021.

n n nn GENERAL NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF POSITION nn nnThe Director of Financial Aid administers and manages Title IV, state grant and institutional aid programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and institutional policies and regulations.

The Director fosters an environment that promotes an effective, responsive financial aid program to meet institutional goals and students’ needs.nn nn ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS nn Provides leadership and direction in all aspects of administering federal and state financial aid programs.

Creates and maintains office policies and procedures.

Interprets and ensures compliance with relevant federal and state statutes, regulations, and guidance.

Serves as primary liaison to US Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Manages federal financial aid reporting (e.g., FISAP, E-App updates, IPEDS) Hires, supervises, and promotes training and professional development of financial aid staff members.

Prepares and monitors office operating budget.

Maintains net price calculator Participates in meetings of the Oregon community college financial aid directors.

Creates and updates annual financial aid publications (e.g., college catalog, marketing materials).

Serves as ex officio member of the CGCC Foundation Board of Directors.

Manages, maintains, updates, and troubleshoots financial aid systems processes, including data exchanges with U.S.

Department of Education (SAIG mailbox, COD, NSLDS) and OSAC; Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Reviews FAFSA and ORSAA data to determine applicants’ eligibility for financial aid; sends requests for additional information as needed Manages the Federal Work-Study program, including posting job announcements and acting as liaison to on-campus and off-campus employers.

Reviews Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for accuracy and completeness.

Performs federal verification on selected applications.

Manages financial aid and scholarship awarding and revision processes.

Performs return of federal funds (R2T4) calculations.

Performs monthly external reconciliation of Federal Pell Grants, Campus-Based funds, and Federal Direct Loans.

Assists with yearly closeout of federal and state financial aid programs.

Reports on Oregon Opportunity Grant and Oregon Promise Grant expenditures (OSAC).

Acts as liaison to Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) for grants and scholarships.

Acts as liaison to CGCC Foundation for scholarships.

Provides back-up within the department as needed.

Assists with staff cross-training Performs other duties as assigned.

nnThe list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.

It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.

The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.nn nn MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS nn Assists with the accreditation process as assigned.

Serves on institutional committees as assigned.

nn SUPERVISES THE FOLLOWING STAFF nn nnFinancial Aid Coordinator, Financial Aid Specialists as filled according to need and college budget.nn nn Requirements nn nn EXPERIENCE nn Five years of experience working directly related to financial aid, with two years of related management experience.

Extensive knowledge on the administration of federal financial aid programs, processes, and regulations.

Two or more years of administrative or management experience in an environment involving planning, budgeting and supervision.

nn EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND nn nnBachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited four-year College or university.

A master’s degree is preferred for highly qualified candidates.nn nn REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS nn Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Team builder with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with students, parents, faculty, college staff, and regulatory entities.

Must have excellent computer skills utilizing a variety of computer software including but not limited to excel, word, access and database programs.

Must be committed to a student-centered learning environment and student success.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must successfully pass verification through the Federal System for Award Management (SAM).

nn OTHER POSITION INFORMATION nn nnWork schedule may occasionally be modified to include early morning, evening, or weekend work.

Student Services office has a high volume of telephone and foot traffic, requiring the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to work with frequent interruptions.nn nn WORKING CONDITIONS nn nnThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.nn nnWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tool, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focusnn nn Travel: nn nnTravel will be required to attend meetings, trainings, and conferences both in-town and out-of-town.nn nn Position information nn nn Position Grade Salary Range nn nn$52,567 to $86,884/yr, negotiable based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.nn nnPlease include a resume, letter of interest and unofficial transcripts with your application materials.nn nn Job Information nn Job ID: 55747569 Location: n The Dalles, Oregon, United States Position Title: Director of Financial Aid Company Name: Columbia Gorge Community College Job Function: Executive / Management Job Type: Full-Time Job Duration: Indefinite Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate Min Experience: 5-7 Years Required Travel: 0-10% nnNestled in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area of Oregon and Washington State, Columbia Gorge Community College served just over 4,400 students (1,704 credit students) in 2018-19.

Current FTE is 869.

The college’s main campus in The Dalles, Ore., (pop.

13,620) occupies 62 acres overlooking the Columbia Riv¬er.

The 13.5-acre Hood River campus is 30 minutes west.

The college prepares students for careers in nursing, renewable energy and related electro-mechanical fields, business administration, and other fam…nn nn 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20006-3606 T: (202) 785-0453(877) 807-6005 F: (202) 785-1487 E: [email protected] nn n n

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