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Enrollment Management

Director of Financial Aid (#424)

Summary of Duties

The Director of Financial Aid serves as chief administrator overseeing a comprehensive financial aid program consisting of institutional, federal, state and private funds exceeding $70 million annually. The Director supervises the receipt, evaluation and approval of requests for all programs, establishes procedures for and keeps records on transactions with students, ensures effective and efficient use of automated financial aid management systems, prepares or supervises the preparation of all required and ad hoc reports related to the operation of the office, and ensures that the University’s use of funds is in compliance with applicable institutional, state and federal regulations.



Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required, Master’s degree preferred in an appropriate field such as Higher Education Administration, Business, Communications, Public Relations, Counseling or Finance.

Work Experience Requirements

Five or more years of experience in all aspects of college student financial aid administration is required. Experience as Director, Associate, or Assistant Director of a related complexity and scope required.

Essential Elements

The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for supervising and mentoring staff, therefore, candidates must communicate effectively within their area and with University constituents. The candidate must be able to develop efficient policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations, and applying current technology to best meet customer needs.

Ensures that the University enjoys exception-free audits and program reviews by remaining current on all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to the programs administered by the office and incorporating policies and procedures to affect this result.

The Financial Aid Office has significant impact on the image, recruitment, and retention imperatives of the university. As such, the director must possess an in-depth knowledge of higher education and extensive understanding of the importance of the role financial aid plays in enrollment management.

Required Documents

A completed Marywood application, resume, cover letter and two letters of reference are required.

Marywood University is committed to being an equitable and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applicants who share our vision to apply. EEO/AA employer.
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