Director of Financial Aid
University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT

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The Director of Financial Aid is a service oriented professional responsible for providing leadership and management to the University’s Financial Aid staff through development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive financial aid services for students from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

Position responsibilities include program planning, staff training and supervision, public presentations, and general administration. The Director of Financial Aid ensures strategic and compliant financial aid processing and is responsible for ensuring that the highest degree of customer service is implemented

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs supervision of all financial aid office personnel

Prepare and submit the annual Fiscal Operations Report

Administer all Title IV aid programs in compliance with current regulations

Administer all State financial aid programs in compliance with current regulations

Administer all institutional scholarships according to institutional guidelines.

Develop packaging policies to maximize enrollment, net revenue.

Represent the University various constituencies including professional organizations, high schools, parents and students

Prepare and monitor institutional aid budget and discount rate

Lead and maintain annual rollover of the Datatel Colleague software application

Counsel students and parents on matters involving financial aid

Direct training activities for the financial aid staff

Provide data for internal and external reporting

Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration required, Masters preferred

Five years financial aid experience including staff management, packaging and budget development

Skills:
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to train, educate and lead a customer service oriented team.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Policy implementation skills

Public speaking and training skills

Knowledge:
Knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations

Understanding of computation and statistical reporting applications

Computer knowledge using a relational database, (Datatel Colleague system preferred),

Word processing and spreadsheet application

Knowledge of how to work with a PC in a Windows environment

Working knowledge of federal financial aid processing and funding sources

Abilities :
Self motivated

To communicate effectively with students and staff members

To develop and implement policies

To work collaboratively with other University departments

A willingness to “roll up sleeves” and get the job done.

Please send letter of application and resume to:
Department of Human Resources

Director of Financial Aid

University of Bridgeport

Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor

126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Fax: (203) 576-4601

employement@bridgeport.edu

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