Assistant Director of Student Services (Financial Aid/Bursar) View
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY

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-Assist in the management of the daily workflow of the Student Services staff; assist in the coordination of projects and assignments from the Systems Management Operations staff, the Business Operations staff, and the Student Services staff, in an organized and consistent manner as outlined by the Vice President and the Executive Director.

-Counsel students and families, detailing the Student Financial Services processes, including but not limited to student admissions eligibility, student aid eligibility, SAP requirements, enrollment requirements, packaging policies, registration & subsequent billing processes, and R2T4 calculations, etc.

-Demonstrate knowledge of financial aid regulations, along with registration, enrollment, disbursement and refund (financial aid related) regulations. Must keep abreast of ever changing federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies; ensure institutional policies and procedures are updated on a regular and consistent basis; ensure supporting staff are trained as regulations are updated.

-Complete Department of Education Verification processes for those selected. Very those with conflicting data. Make appropriate 'professional judgments' for those with special circumstances utilizing knowledge of detailed financial aid regulations and related experience. Manage registration, loan certification, and related outreach and processing efforts of subordinate Student Services staff members.

-Process daily payment and related receipts; including, not exclusively, book store voucher processes; collect resulting registration payments; issue appropriate receipts; post appropriate payments; issue applicable receipts; reconcile daily receipts; process refund requests and account corrections; sell parking permits; accept payments for special services.

-In coordination with the Senior Assistant Director of Student Services, provide supervisory management of Student Services Counseling Staff members at the campus locations; disseminate weekly, outreach and processing assignments; coordinate feedback of said assignments with the Offices of Systems Management Operations, Business Operations and the Vice President.

-Process daily, term based, and annual registration related items, including but not limited to Census processes, NOA review processes, Grading Closeout processes, transfer credit processes, degree audit processes. Additionally, ensure aid eligibility and payment compliance is adhered as related to registration compliance, including but not limited to R2T4 calculations, return of funds, disbursement eligibility, etc.

-Assist with comprehensive registration and graduation related processes, ensuring timeliness and accurate processing as related to scheduling, transcript request generation, transfer credit processes, grading follow up processes, graduation follow up processes, bulletin development, etc.

-Hire, train, supervise and manage the performance of staff to meet departmental and division objectives. Assure adequate staffing of department. Manage all vacation, sick and personal time of the Student Services staff in the absence of the Director of Student Services. Ensure performance appraisals are appropriately completed and submitted in a timely fashion to the Vice President and Human Resources.

-Participate in the design, implementation, and coordination of various resource management projects.

-Perform various tasks as assigned for Enrollment Management activities, such as: Open House, Accepted Students Days, Scholarship Events, etc.

-Attend all departmental staff meetings and training sessions.

Education Required or Min Education Required:
-Bachelor's degree required;

Experience and/or Skills Required:
Minimum of two to three years experience with financial aid/bursar (registrar a plus) with at least one year in a managerial capacity.

-Must be proficient in Banner, the internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and multiple Department of Education software products.

-Broad knowledge of financial aid specific and related regulations (federal and state) required.

-Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, written and oral communication, problem-solving, organizational, and presentation skills.

-Demonstrated evidence of detail-orientation, customer service orientation, ability to work independently, ability to manage great levels of responsibility required.

-Ability to work long hours, including weekends and evenings as required.

Licenses/Certifications Required:

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree preferred.Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus. Prior experience with publications and data research desirable.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The salary range is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating salary requirement and resume as attachments by applying online at AA/EOE.

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