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Full-time position with rich benefits including medical, dental, retirement match, and tuition remission.
UNIVERSITY MISSION: To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.
LOCATION: Corban University’s 200+ acre campus is situated on a hillside forest setting overlooking the Willamette Valley, just minutes from the heart of Salem, Oregon’s capital city. The rugged coast awaits only an hour’s drive to the west. To the east is the mountainous Cascade Range. Portland, the state’s largest city, is less than an hour away and is home to cultural museums, parks, shopping, and restaurants.
SUMMARY: The Director of Financial Aid providers leadership and oversight for financial aid administration processes. The Director ensures data integrity, compliance with federal, state and other program regulations, financial aid program administration and delivery of excellent customer service to students, families, faculty and staff. This individual works to ensure best practices and regulations are followed for all students receiving financial aid and works collaboratively with other offices to ensure excellent student centered service to assist in the meeting of University enrollment goals.
Provide leadership in the Financial Aid office.
Manage staff in the Financial Aid office including recruitment and selection, training, staff development, evaluation, and feedback
Develop and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure compliance, efficiency, student success, and data integrity.
Build relationships and work collaboratively with other University departments, including Advancement, Registrars, Admissions, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technologies, Student Life, Athletics, Student Accounts, faculty departments and the Provost Office.
Provide leadership, training and expertise in the areas of compliance and best practices.
Inform the University Cabinet of changing industry standards and provide recommendations for system and process improvements.
Manage the operational budget for the Financial Aid office
Design, develop and adapt the University’s financial aid program to fit the need of its students and the University, with a very high standard of customer service.
Develop and recommend financial aid policy which will ensure fair and consistent administration of financial aid programs.
Verify the accuracy and appropriateness of fund awards and disbursements.
Serve as an institutional liaison, ensuring the University’s compliance with federal, state and private regulations relating to Financial Aid programs, including Title IV financial aid regulations.
Analyze student financial needs within the prescribed discounting goals of the University.
Provide reports, useful analysis and constructive suggestions to various departments, including Enrollment Management, the Registrar’s office and the Financial Services office, among others.
Keep University administration apprised of significant trends, legislation and federal and state programs.
Manage the distribution of all financial aid to Corban’s students.
Coordinate with the external auditors for the annual Uniform Guidance audit. Serve as the departmental contact with the auditors.
Coordinate with the Finance Office to provide materials and information required for the annual financial statement audit.
Provide quality financial counseling to students and their families regarding available resources to finance educational goals
Complete and respond to financial aid specific surveys and reports
Identify and support training needs of Financial Aid personnel to promote productivity and effectiveness.
Attend regular training and conferences to remain current on changing industry regulations, trends, and best practices.
Define project goals and complete projects while adhering to established timelines.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strategic and organizational agility with the ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of the organization including internal and external constituencies
Experience as a supervisor with effective managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain extreme confidentiality
Excellent oral and written communication, public presentation and customer service skills
Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and the Internet
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently
Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
BENEFITS: Corban University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes basic life/AD&D insurance, supplemental life and AD&D insurance, long term disability, Employee Assistance Program, medical plan options, dental plan options, flexible spending plan, 403(b) retirement, paid leave and holidays, and education and training assistance for employee, spouse, and/or dependent at Corban or participating CCCU schools.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Traditional office environment and hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Corban University is a private comprehensive university of liberal arts, ministry, and professional studies with a mission to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. All employees are expected to model servant leadership in all aspects of their work. Corban values and recruits for a workforce that is diverse in gender, age, ethnicity, race, and/or ability, and seeks employees who will interact with the Corban community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Where permitted by law and consistent with the school’s history, mission, and core values, Corban exercises religious preference throughout the University. Employees must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, agree with the University Statement of Faith, evidence a mature Christian faith, and be an active member of a Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching local church.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Preferred five (5) years of experience in financial aid and/or student financial services
Corban University is a Christian university whose purpose is to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Corban provides a strong Bible-centered academic program with more than 50 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts, and ministries. Along with traditional and adult degree completion programs at the undergraduate level, Corban offers graduate teacher licensure programs and graduate degrees in education, business, counseling, and ministry. Where permitted by law and consistent with the school’s history, mission, and core values, Corban exercises religious preference throughout the University. Employees must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, agree with the University Statement of Faith, evidence a mature Christian faith, and be an active member of a Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching local church. Within these guidelines, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all applicants, employees and students and to not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, national origin or age in access to, o...r treatment in employment.
A Theology of Multicultural Inclusion: At Corban, we celebrate God’s beauty as expressed through cultural diversity. We aim to flourish as an eclectic Christian community, multiethnic, multicultural, and multinational in scope, happy in the knowledge that all people are created in God’s image and that God’s redemptive purposes extend to all. In everything we do, locally and globally, we strive to meet each other with a humble disposition, mindful always that we are saved by grace. And, in everything we do, we hope to demonstrate love, informed by the biblical mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, knowing that we are—otherwise—clanging cymbals. Corban’s mission is to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. To this end, and for God’s glory, we extend gratitude to all our brothers and sisters in Christ, and together—unified in purpose—we share the gospel with a broken world.