Assistant Director 3346BR Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Enrollment Management and Career Services
Professional Area: Professional/Administrative Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function: Advising or CounselingWage Band: 117A
Department/College Description Under the direction of the Sr. Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Assistant Director provides counseling regrading the financial aid process to NTID students and their families. Supports the goals of the Division of Enrollment Management, instrumental in the recruitment of prospective students and retention of continuing students. .
Detailed Job Description Award financial aid in compliance with federal and state regulations, and in support of university enrollment goals. Assist RIT/NTID in meeting goals through the strategic use of available funds and quality service responsive to student and family needs.
Counsel and advise all NTID students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, Vocational Rehabilitation, indebtedness, money management and financial planning. Individualize information to the particular needs and situation of the student.
Collect and/or analyze family financial data to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, state, donor and/or institutional guidelines.
Evaluate unusual/mitigating circumstances from documentation provided by the student. Exercise professional judgment by making adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, need, or dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.
Answer questions, inquiries, or requests from students and parents, verbally or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility. Prepare and present information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment and grants for various campus groups, high school students, and parents at meetings, group discussions, workshops, and recruitment sessions.
Analyze various system-generated reports such as academic transcripts and enrollment status or award status to verify compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal, state and institutional guidelines. Notify students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation.
Collaborate with appropriate academic and administrative representatives in the college of NTID.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Demonstrated financial aid experience or relevant higher education experience.
Must demonstrate knowledge of or ability to learn federal student aid regulations.
Must be highly flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, high energy work environment that emphasizes measurable work outcomes
Strong counseling skills, presentation skills, written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy, analytical and problem solving skills.
Intermediate skills- Microsoft Office.
Willingness to learn:
American Sign Language within the first year to two years of employment.
The following applications: ProSAM (Financial Aid Management System), PeopleSoft Student Information System, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation Systems, OnBase document scanning system, US Department of Education Systems.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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