Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Financial Aid
Department: Financial Aid
Job Title: Director of Financial Aid
Full-Time, 40 hours per week
Serves as a key member of Trinity’s enrollment and revenue management team and provides leadership, vision and direction for the Financial Aid Office. Develops and maintains policies to achieve regulatory compliance and superior service to students & families. Develops excellent collaborative relationships with colleagues across campus and external partners of the College. Oversees and manages the student aid and financial aid operational budgets. Maintains awareness of trends and new developments in the administration of financial aid. Oversees all financial aid staff and student workers.
A bachelor degree with 5-7 years financial aid experience. Experience in higher education sector preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Extensive knowledge of Title IV regulations
Excellent communication skills
Collaborative approach and high emotional intelligence
Conscientious and organized
Proficiency with financial aid and campus management software
Strong commitment to the mission of Trinity Christian College
Contribute to the formation of data-driven institutional scholarship and grant policies in support of enrollment, retention, and revenue goals
Provide, in collaboration with others across campus, leadership to enrollment, retention, and marketing efforts
Create plans and department goals that align with the vision and direction of senior campus leadership
Seek continuous improvement and staff development opportunities
Compliance and Eligibility
Maintain the College’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs
Authorize & oversee appropriate access levels to federal/state financial aid systems for staff & 3rd-party partners
Maintain the College’s Title IV Policies & Procedures
Ensure campus-wide regulatory compliance, including the proper dissemination of required disclosures and consumer information
Monitor legislative & regulatory developments and lead the College through any changes
Ensure the timely completion of required reports and surveys, including FISAP, IPEDS, NAIA, Common Data Set, Petersons, US News & World Report, and others
Serve as the Point of Contact for annual A-133 audit, and any other financial aid audits/reviews.
Ensure the accuracy of the College’s Net Price Calculator and content on Financial Aid web pages & publications
Seek and maintain external partnerships for student funding
Provide financial aid training to persons engaged in student recruiting efforts (e.g., admissions & athletics)
Present financial aid sessions at College visit days, college fairs, high school financial aid nights, and other public meetings.
Coordinate with Development Office in establishment and awarding of donor-funded scholarships
Lead the financial aid staff in the delivery of exemplary customer service
Seek opportunities for student financial literacy development & default aversion
Ensure regular communication of important financial aid information to students
Office ManagementDirect and evaluate financial aid services that promote access to a Trinity education
Oversee the awarding, disbursement and reconciliation of all federal, state and institutional financial aid
Manage & report on the College’s discount rate for traditional undergraduate programs
Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college.