Senior Associate Director – Financial Aid
Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 25,000 students, including more than 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU's programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.
Old Dominion University is seeking a highly professional and experienced individual for the position of Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid. The position reports to the Director of Student Financial Aid and acts on behalf of the Director in their absence. The position is responsible for managing the major functional areas of financial aid and the development and implementation of a comprehensive training plan. The Sr. Associate Director ensures financial aid strategies, policies, and procedures are managed. It manages the operational workflow according to University goals and federal, state, and local regulations. The Sr. Associate Director provides technical advice and support including data extracts, data analysis and reporting. They are responsible for the coordination of technical efforts acting as liaison between financial aid and Information Technology Services. The Sr. Associate Director also assists in maintaining a service-oriented financial aid team responsible for the accurate and timely distribution of financial aid. The position is responsible for monitoring the fiscal accountability in fund management, disbursement and recovery. Additionally, the position supports collaborative initiatives for recruitment and retention within the Division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services.
The successful candidate must possess a master's degree or bachelor's degree with experience equivalent to master's degree from an accredited institution; several years of progressively responsible experience in Financial Aid leadership in higher education; demonstrated ability to supervise staff, and considerable knowledge and understanding of contemporary best practices in financial aid management. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated record of excellence in customer service; fiscal accountability in fund management; preparing complex federal and state financial reports; commitment to diversity and equal opportunity; the ability to collaborate with academic and administrative areas; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; knowledge of technology and its application to enhance financial aid processes, and the related ability to review and analyze data and make informed decisions.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit a resume and position-specific cover letter for this position by emailing email@example.com or mailing them to Old Dominion University, attention: Katie Crawford, 129 Koch Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529.
Old Dominion University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.