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Assistant Director of Financial Aid, #FA154

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Full-time twelve-month administrative faculty-ranked appointment. Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant. Salary range: $62,270 - $126,288. Approximate hiring salary: $64,000. Application reviews will begin JANUARY 26, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ON-LINE APPLICATIONS: Applicants must apply on-line through the Commonwealth of Virginia's Recruitment Management System at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Reynolds does not accept employment applications by mail, e-mail or fax. EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the applicant for interview. A resume will not substitute for a completed on-line State application. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application and must include complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may decrease the opportunity for interview selection or disqualify the application. For full consideration, the cover letter, curriculum vitae, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be received with the online application. If you are invited for an interview, three current (within one year) letters of recommendation relevant to this position can be provided to the committee on the day of the interview, or must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the interview day. Official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. APPLICATION STATUS: Please refer to your Recruitment Management System account for the status of your application and the status of this position.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Director of Financial Aid, #FA154
Role Title Faculty-Administrative
Job Open Date 11/17/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Salary range: $62,270 - $126,288. Approximate hiring salary: $64,000.
Agency J. Sargeant Reynolds Comm Coll (283)
Agency Website www.reynolds.edu
Location Henrico - 087
Sublocation Richmond
Position Number FA154
Job Posting Number 1031639
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Salaried Faculty- S-2
Pay Band UG
Job Description

The Assistant Director of Financial Aid supports the Director of Financial Aid in the administration of a comprehensive program of student financial assistance for all campuses of the college and in the planning and direction of the office management and implementation of office objectives and decisions. The Assistant Director assists in managing the daily operations of the office, and supervises financial aid technicians throughout the award process. The position leads the verification process, oversees the document imaging process, and assists in authorizing and disbursing financial aid funds. The position contributes to student satisfaction through delivery of quality customer service in responding to informational requests from out-of-state grant agencies, scholarships and other third party arrangements, rehabilitative services, National TRUST Service, etc.; as well as expeditiously researching and resolving student dissatisfaction issues. The Assistant Director provides input to revisions and updates of informational materials. This position is expected to stay abreast of and interpret federal, state and college policies, interpret and apply them to the delivery of student financial aid management. On an as-needed basis, this position assists in the awarding of financial aid funds and adjusting awards based on enrollment changes.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

Considerable knowledge of student financial aid regulations including Federal and State of Virginia financial aid programs. Documented program administration and grant management experience to include technical step-by-step knowledge of financial aid processes in an automated environment. Demonstrated adherence to the highest customer service principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a comprehensive, college-wide student financial assistance program including federal grants, state grants, student loans, and work-study programs to accurately interpret federal and state laws and regulations. Demonstrated ability to develop internal policy and procedures; develop written reports; complete required federal and state applications; and automate and streamline internal financial aid processes. Demonstrated ability to utilize current Microsoft Office and spreadsheet software. Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple large-scale projects while supervising professional and office support staff. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a variety of constituencies including students, faculty, administrators, and staff. The selected candidate will be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest, and must successfully pass the college’s pre-employment security screening. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

Preferred Qualifications

Progressive experience in leading, directing, and supervising an automated student financial aid program in a community college environment is preferred. Experience in operating financial aid processes using the PeopleSoft Student Information System.

Special Requirements

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Employment-related inquiries regarding the college’s nondiscrimination policy should be addressed to: EEO Officer, EEO@Reynolds.edu. Additionally, Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Full-time twelve-month administrative faculty-ranked appointment. Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant. Salary range: $62,270 – $126,288. Approximate hiring salary: $64,000.

Application reviews will begin JANUARY 26, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ON-LINE APPLICATIONS: Applicants must apply on-line through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Recruitment Management System at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Reynolds does not accept employment applications by mail, e-mail or fax. EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the applicant for interview. A resume will not substitute for a completed on-line State application. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application and must include complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may decrease the opportunity for interview selection or disqualify the application. For full consideration, the cover letter, curriculum vitae, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be received with the online application. If you are invited for an interview, three current (within one year) letters of recommendation relevant to this position can be provided to the committee on the day of the interview, or must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the interview day. Official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. APPLICATION STATUS: Please refer to your Recruitment Management System account for the status of your application and the status of this position.

Contact Information

Name Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator
Phone
Fax
Email eduncan@reynolds.edu
Address

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. In accordance with the Governor’s guidance on Virginia’s participation in the Employer of National Service initiative, are you an alumnus of a federal national public service volunteer organization such as the Peace Corp, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document