The Director of Financial Aid will manage and direct the financial aid office of Erskine College with responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of federal and state financial aid regulations. Successful management of the office staff is key to making the operations run smoothly which would include cross-training for the office personnel. Customer service and office efficiency are key components in assuring that our students and their families receive the attention needed to navigate this essential part of their college experience.
Manages overall function of the financial aid office, including supervising staff.
Interprets and implements federal and state financial aid regulations.
Ensures the student concerns pertaining to the FAO (Financial Aid Office) are promptly addressed and fully documented.
Maintains College’s Financial Aid data to assure timely and accurate submission of the federal, state, and local reports.
Develops and directs Financial Aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment goals of the College.
Meets with prospective and current students and/or parents to counsel and advise them on the process and opportunities available.
Prepares reports as required by federal and state agencies as well as various institutional departments.
Coordinates with the Business Office to ensure proper cash management procedures, including timely disbursement of funds.
Develops procedures to enhance collaboration with Admissions, Registrar, Business Office and Academic Offices to promote effective enrollment management initiatives and assessment.
Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission as an agency of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and three-to-five years of experience in student financial aid. Preference given to those with knowledge of financial aid programs in South Carolina.
Working knowledge of institutional software (CAMS) preferred and Microsoft Office products.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of constituents.
Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the go...als of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.