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Associate Director

Company: Rhode Island College
Location: Providence
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

  • Recruitment &--Employment Guides (See Below:) Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to--bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.--If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Please see Special Instructions for more details. Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC. Position Status & Special Application Instructions Posting Number NC00311 Benefits Eligible? Yes Section Student Success Number of Positions Available 1 Anticipated Start Date or Semester Posting Date 12/20/2020 Position Status Continuing Position Union Status PSA End of Temporary or Limited Position Priority given to applicants who apply by Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions/Information for Applicants Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC . FLSA Exempt Salary Grade / Rank 13NC Minimum Salary for Grade 64296 Maximum Salary for Grade 97689 Proposed Starting Salary Range $60,000.-$85,000 Branch of Service Non Classified AA / ADA Statement As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application. Position Title Department Name Full Time / Part Time Full Time Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area -Full-time, 35 hours/week -Work some non-standard work hours including nights and weekends. Academic or Calendar Year Calendar Number of Employees Supervised 1-4 Position Overview Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Associate Director of Student Financial Aid. The Associate Director of Financial Aid will coordinate compliance, and the system processing involved with the federal Pell grant, student loan programs, and Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for financial aid; as well as, process payment records using the federal Common Origination and Disbursement ( COD ) system. The individual will accomplish the administrative tasks necessary to assure compliance with federal financial aid regulations including: returning funds for withdrawn students; reconciling accounts and awards, reviewing quality control reports; reviewing and revising, as needed, verification of applicant information and staff verification procedures Founded in 1854, Rhode Island College is a distinctive regional college personalizing education for undergraduate and graduate students. As Rhode Island's first institution of public higher education, RIC is a leading regional comprehensive college, serving approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Rhode Island College's 328 full-time dedicated faculty, 89% of whom hold terminal degrees in their specialization, engage students in learning, research, and career attainment. RIC's innovative curriculum and co-curricular activities foster intellectual curiosity and prepare an educated citizenry for responsible leadership. The RIC student body is 68% female, 32% students of color, and approximately 50% first-generation college students. With an average class size of 20 students and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Rhode Island College students have the opportunity to participate in research, internships, and international and domestic study-away programs to advance their learning and goals. With the goal of preparing students to be engaged citizens, as well as meeting state and regional needs for today's workforce and tomorrow's leaders, RIC ensures that students have the support, skills, and opportunities necessary to learn and thrive. Rhode Island College offers an extraordinary collegiate experience with top-notch academic programs, active learning in the classroom, significant experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, and state-of-the-art facilities. A member of the Little East Conference, Rhode Island College's intercollegiate athletic programs are ranked in the top 30 percent nationwide. Rhode Island College highly values candidates who are adept at communicating with and meeting the needs of today's diverse college communities. Successful candidates will possess the cultural competency and the emotional agility to respond to issues of diversity and inclusion while advancing the College's strategic pillar of Inclusive Excellence. (http://www.ric.edu/strategicplan/Pages/Goals-and-Objectives.aspx) Primary Purpose The Associate Director of Financial Aid will coordinate compliance, and the system processing involved with the federal Pell grant, student loan programs, and Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for financial aid; as well as, process payment records using the federal Common Origination and Disbursement ( COD ) system. The Associate Director will accomplish the administrative tasks necessary to assure compliance with federal financial aid regulations including: returning funds for withdrawn students; reconciling accounts and awards, reviewing quality control reports; reviewing and revising, as needed, verification of applicant information and staff verification procedures. Assist with management, maintenance and enhancement of the PeopleSoft financial aid system. Provide support and training to the financial aid staff and serve as a resource related to relevant rules and regulations. Assist with the review, counseling, and awarding of a diverse population of students as needed. The Associate Director also works to provide a high level of customer service, and works with the Enrollment Management Team and the Student Success Division to enhance enrollment, retention and success of Rhode Island College -Manage all electronic processes required to exchange financial aid applicant data with the federal Central Processing Service ( CPS ). This includes management of Electronic Data Interchange ( EDI ) functionality in the PeopleSoft financial aid system as well as use of EDconnect and EDExpress software.
    -Manage Pell Grant and Direct Loan financial aid data through the federal Common Origination and Disbursement ( COD ) system and reconcile Pell Grant and Direct Loan disbursement records in the financial aid system with financial records in the federal COD system.
    -Develop or modify policies and procedures to achieve enrollment goals, enhance effectiveness and efficiency and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
    -Review federal, state, and institutional programs to assure compliance with regulatory guidelines
    -Oversee the administration of the student loan program.
    -Assist with the management, maintenance and enhancement of the PeopleSoft student information system. This includes the coordination and scheduling of batch production jobs, working with MIS and the Director in developing specifications for ad hoc reports and customized system enhancements, and assisting with the testing of system patches and new releases prior to implementation.
    -Manage the Return to Title IV (R2T4) process for withdrawn students and prepare annual R2T4 reports for the director.
    -Provide supervision and coordination of award processing, from file creation to award assignment, including, but not limited to, assessing and revising, as needed, office procedures; document tracking procedures and outgoing communications.
    -Support and provide technical expertise to staff to assure that accurate, relevant information and top-quality standards are met and regulations are adhered to.
    -Conduct regular reviews of financial aid accounts and procedures to ensure program integrity.
    -Reconcile federal, state, and institutional programs with regulatory guidelines.
    -In accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and institutional policies, help determine student eligibility for federal, state, and institutional programs.
    -Manage general financial aid processing for assigned caseload of students. This includes file review, verification, needs analysis, financial aid packaging, and counseling.
    -Provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding application procedures and eligibility requirements for student aid programs, and assist students and their families with the completion of application forms.
    -Act as a referral for financial aid staff and others regarding student concerns on complex withdrawal issues or where precedent may not exist, as well as for data-related, system, and compliance inquiries
    -Participate in cross-functional working groups and campus committees, and contribute to the enrollment management team as well as the Student Success Division.
    -Represent the financial aid office at various student recruitment functions, financial aid information sessions and orientation programs. Occasional Duties -Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.
    -Work some non-standard work hours including nights and weekends. Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities -Ability to represent the college positively and effectively with prospective and current students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, outside agencies and the public.
    -Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population including first-generation and low-income students.
    -Demonstrated intercultural competency, with experience implementing equitable and inclusive practices and policies.
    -Thorough knowledge of federal and state student aid regulations and compliance as well as a broad-based understanding of computer applications in student aid administration.
    -Familiarity using automated processing systems.
    -Excellent oral, written, interpersonal skills.
    -Demonstrated analytical and technical skills.
    -Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    -Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and to delegate tasks.
    -Demonstrated ability to supervise professional and support staff.
    -Ability to some non-standard work hours including nights and weekends. Required Qualifications Experience: -Minimum of three years of full-time experience in the administration of student financial aid services at an institution of higher education.
    -Supervisory experience. Preferred Qualifications -Experience with Peoplesoft.
    -Bilingual (English/Spanish) Environmental Conditions The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Required Documents
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