Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a Director of Financial Aid position.
The Director of Financial Aid functions as the lead administrator responsible for the day to day operations of the student financial aid office. The Director coordinates with and is responsible to the representatives in the U.S. Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission and private community organizations.
Education and experience - Master's degree required in an education, counseling or business related field. Minimum of four years of higher education financial aid experience. Preference given to candidates with community college experience who have worked at the assistant director or director level.
Skills and abilities - Demonstrated success in promoting and fostering a student centered team; ability to adapt to constantly changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor; ability to work independently and exhibit excellent judgement; unique understanding of needs related to community college mission and open door access policy; natural inclination toward attention to detail, accuracy, and problem solving; ability to manage a multi-functional student services operation in a high paced environment.
Continuing Education - Demonstrated history of being actively involved in financial aid continuing education by attending workshops and participating in webinars on a regular basis to stay current in the field; regular participation in online financial aid activities.
Hagerstown Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and is committed to the recruitment, selection, hiring and retention of a diverse workforce.
Additional Salary Information: Grade 14 - Competitive salary based upon background and experience
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as Maryland’s first community college. The College serves more than 6,000 credit students and 7,000 non-credit students each year and awards associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition. HCC is located in scenic western Maryland on a 319-acre campus. The College has experienced strong growth over the last decade and has contin...ued to invest in upgrading facilities, from the construction of a brand new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Building to a Performing and Visual Arts Education Center. Faculty members utilize state-of-the-art teaching tools and the Fletcher Faculty Development Center provides resources needed to support the college’s faculty members in improving and providing teaching excellence. Students have the opportunity to learn in sophisticated classrooms and laboratories and can gain supplemental instruction from the Learning Support Center. HCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and offers more than 100 programs of study available for university transfer, career preparation, or personal development, as well as non-credit continuing education courses, customized training programs and adult education. HCC employs approximately 800 individuals each year in full and part-time positions and has been able to maintain a talented and very student-centered faculty and staff team who are dedicated to helping students stay close and go far.