Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant director in the office of financial aid.
The assistant director of financial aid works independently to award, process and procure $1 million in private grant funds on behalf of students and parents annually in a timely manner with attention paid to all federal regulatory issues related to the program. The assistant director coordinates all aspects of award letter and email communications ensuring a high standard of quality control with attention to creating communications that are clear, concise and accessible by our student audience. The assistant director will assist the director of financial aid with collection of statistical information and reporting out to both campus and external constituencies. This position includes file reading and need analysis for a portion of both the applicant and returning student populations, as well as multiple daily contact with parents, students, other Hampshire offices and off campus constituencies. A thorough knowledge of federal, state and institutional policy and procedures is required in order to perform job duties.
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years job related experience is required. Qualified candidate must be a high level user of various computer programs such as Colleague, Informer, Excel, PowerFAIDS and Department of Education communication programs (COD, EdConnect, NSLDS,IFAP). Successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills with ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a high level of customer service and diplomacy. Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds with discretion and sensitivity is essential. This position requires occasional weekend and evening hours.
This full time, benefited position holds a grade 7 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.