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Director, Financial Aid

Company: Des Moines Area Community College
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Please see Special Instructions for more details. DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email jobs@dmacc.edu.
THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting "See Resume" will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant's name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable. Job Title Campus Job Number 21-A38 Employment Date As soon as possible Job Category Administrative/Professional Positions Application & Position Contact Information Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or jobs@dmacc.edu for information concerning the application process. Shelli Allen at 515-964-6622 or sallen14@dmacc.edu for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed. Salary Information Starting salary: $92,811 (work experience and meeting the desired qualifications listed may be considered in setting a salary above the minimum)
Pay Grade: A8 Job Summary Lead the office of Financial Aid and administer a student financial aid program consisting of federal, state, and local funds exceeding $90 million annually. Plan, develop and implement district-wide financial aid, scholarship, and student employment programs. Supervise all activities related to student financial aid. Establish procedures for and keep records on transactions with students, ensure effective and efficient use of automated financial aid management systems, prepare or supervise the preparation of all required and ad hoc reports related to the operation of the office and ensure that the College's use of funds is in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Essential Functions Manage federal, state and institutional financial aid, student employment, and veteran aid programs district-wide. Remain current on all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to the programs administered by the office, implementing and/or modifying office procedures to comply with those laws and regulations, making certain that all required reports are prepared accurately and in a timely manner. Interpret federal and state guidelines to ensure program compliance. Prepare and recommend annual funding levels to the U.S. Department of Education for Federal College Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants funds. Develop and monitor the compliance of the district-wide financial aid policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations. Supervise departmental staff, recommend personnel actions related to hiring, compensation, performance evaluations, training, leaves, discipline, grievances, work schedules and assignments, administers personnel and related policies and procedures. Develop and monitor the compliance of the district-wide financial aid policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations. Contribute to the accomplishment of enrollment management objectives by recommending data-driven financial aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with those objectives and by administering financial aid, scholarship, and student employment programs that support student recruitment and retention. Provide financial aid training for district financial aid and student services staff. Perform other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and six years of progressively responsible professional financial aid experience in a postsecondary educational institution including two years of supervisory experience. (A Master's degree may substitute for two years of financial aid experience). Experience with federal financial aid regulations. Knowledge of, and experience with, automated financial aid systems. Demonstrated competency in budget planning and management. Ability to plan, organize and manage time. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Knowledge of current software applications. Desired Qualifications Professional experience in a community college. Spoken and written proficiency in a foreign language. Physical Requirements Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position. Physical Demand Category Light Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test N/A Work Schedule Monday-Friday, day hours. Posting Date 05/24/2021 Deadline for Submitting Applications 06/14/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email jobs@dmacc.edu.

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES : 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting "See Resume" will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant's name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Why are you interested in this position and why should we consider you a leading candidate? (Open Ended Question)
    • * Describe your experience leading and supervising a team. Describe the team you have led, including the number of direct reports and departments for which you are or have been responsible. (Open Ended Question)
      • * Explain how you have applied your knowledge of financial aid policy and regulations in your work with both students and also with staff and faculty. (Open Ended Question)
        • * Please describe your experience working with diverse groups of people. How do you establish and maintain a professional working relationship with people of diverse backgrounds? (Open Ended Question)
          • * What languages besides English do you speak? (Open Ended Question)
            • * How did you learn about this job opening?
              • DMACC Employee Referral
              • Friend/Relative
              • Indeed.com
              • TeachIowa.gov
              • HigherEdJobs
              • CareerBuilder
              • The Chronicle of Higher Education
              • Inside Higher Ed
              • LinkedIn
              • Iowa Workforce Development
              • DMACC Website
              • DMACC Applicant Interest Email
              • Other
              • * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
                • Yes
                • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)

Keywords: Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny , Director, Financial Aid, Executive , Ankeny, Iowa

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