Primary Objectives: Under the direction of the Vice President of Enrollment Services, the Director of Student Financial Services will provide leadership and management of a comprehensive financial aid program and will work in a collaborative environment to produce strategic analysis of financial aid expenditures and budget projections as well as creative packaging solutions. The Director of Student Financial Services must be committed to working with diverse groups of students, to oversee the management and administration of the financial aid programs at Toccoa Falls College.
Responsibilities: The Director must ensure compliance with federal, state and college regulations and policies, and provide timely communication to students, parents, survey agencies, and campus officials. It is increasingly important for the Director to understand and be responsive to the economic challenges families are facing beyond the standard needs analysis assessment during challenging economic times. The Director will also be responsible for: overseeing and training a staff of 4; designing, establishing and maintaining a financial aid program to accomplish the College’s goals and objectives; conducting statistical analyses and generating annual financial aid budget scenarios; coordinating financial aid audits; developing, enhancing and evaluating electronic applications and ensuring compliance; providing advice and counseling to students and parents, agencies and College staff on all aspects of financial aid programs, policies and procedures; processing loans and performing needs analysis; creating and evaluating strategic communications including office web site, social media and net price calculator; developing and annually updating policies and procedures which support institutional goals and meet federal requirements; other duties as assigned or as necessary.
Requirements: Successful experience in student packaging, federal and state regulation compliance, and reporting and administration of college finance aid; Strong interpersonal, management and communication skills; Strong work ethic, integrity and a positive attitude; Commitment to problem solving, customer service and teamwork; Adaptable to a dynamic environment characteristic of an institution experiencing enrollment growth and program development; Professional and personal conduct that is spiritually and morally constructive; Supportive of the mission and vision of the college including signed agreement with the college statement of faith.
Position Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required (or 15+ years of experience in higher ed Financial Aid), Master’s preferred, progressive financial aid experience required. Physical Demands: Must be able to climb stairs to second and third floors; Typing/Keyboarding; Occasional lifting and carrying of boxes up to 35 pounds.
Application Process: All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a completed TFC application should be sent to Mary Kaye Ritchey, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com AND also firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful candidates will be required to fully pass a personal background check.
Toccoa Falls College is a Christ-centered liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance and located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, 95 miles north of Atlanta, GA and 65 miles south of Greenville, SC. The campus is situated on 1,100 beautiful acres and includes a 186’ high waterfall. The College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of ...Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).