Associate Director, Student Financial Aid
Florida Atlantic University 119 reviews - Boca Raton, FL

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$60,000 - $70,000

Work Days And Hours:
40 hours per week. Mondat through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.


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Position Summary:
The Associate Director, Student Financial Aid will direct, develop and operate the medical student financial aid program. The Associate Director is also responsible to and works closely with the University Director of Student Financial Aid. This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Career Counseling. The job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Determines student eligibility for financial assistance by performing needs analysis utilizing federal and institutional methodology and counsels medical students and families regarding all aspects of financial aid and financing options. Prepares financial aid award packages, coordinates benefits and resources, reviews a wide range of appeals for exceptions and applies knowledge of changing regulations. Counsels students on long-term debt management and programs that may help provide debt relief. Conducts financial aid presentations for current and prospective students, attends/hosts workshops and events for prospective and accepted students. Administers and develops secure records system for financial aid applicants and recipients. Maintains and tracks medical student awards to ensure that recipients meet academic, administrative, fiscal and financial aid policies and procedures. Creates, sends, and responds to correspondence relating to financial aid issues and awards. Verifies applicant data and assists with reconciliation of student aid funds. Advises administrators and the University Student Financial Aid Director on matters relating to medical student financial aid. Directs, designs and implements new initiatives to improve and streamline the financial aid process. At the direction of the Senior Associate Dean, formulates and develops student financial aid policies and guidelines. Conducts periodic assessments to measure student satisfaction and response for student financial aid services. Collects, organizes and analyzes financial aid data and produces reports which may be utilized for historical analysis and monitoring of funds. Assembles data for submission to external accrediting bodies and governing boards. Develops and institutes a plan for annual review and assessment of the financial aid program in line with the recommendations and policies of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Develops a scholarship awarding process from application to award in conjunction with the Scholarship Committee. May serve as non-voting staff to scholarship awarding committees. Ensures compliance with College, University, State, Federal, and other outside agency rules and regulations. Manages and assists with student affairs functions as needed. Serves as Medical Student Organization coordinator and liaison to Student Government and the Student Involvement Office. Participates in student-run President's Panel Meeting monthly. Serves as Student Affairs liaison and coordinates housing, traffic and parking, student health and disability insurance, cashier and controller issues, HPSP and Florida pre-paid. Attends professional workshops, meetings and training sessions to ensure adequate professional development as it pertains to current rules and regulations. Annual conference attendance at the Professional Development Conference for Health Professionals and Financial Aid Administrators. Performs other related duties and completes special projects as assigned.

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Eligible Applicants:
All (Internal and External)

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Minimum Qualification:
A Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience; or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience is required. Working knowledge of needs analysis and packaging and the ability to understand and evaluate financial documents is required. Exceptional time management skills and ability to effectively communicate with a variety of students and parents from widely diverse backgrounds on an individual basis and in group settings is required. Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. A high level of professionalism and dependability is also required. Prior experience in a medical school financial aid office with comprehensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations including experience with AAMC manuals and handbooks, FERPA and ADA with relationship to student educational cost, debt, rights, debt relief programs and regulations is preferred. Prior experience with university software systems (i.e., financial aid, student records or admissions) is strongly preferred.


Boca Raton

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3058. Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the university serves 26,000...