Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Online and Second Degree Programs
The Marian University Financial Aid office has an open position for an Assistant Director for online and second degree programs. The Assistant Director handles all aspects of interviewing students who apply for financial aid through either the Online or Second Degree programs. This pertains to the entire financial aid award process for this group, to include document collection, aid packaging, counseling, reconciliation, submission of grant for school payment, and loan processing. In addition, the Counselor will assist in the handling of the Federal Direct and private loan program processing. The individual will provide important support to the Director and Senior Admission Advisor in assigned areas.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Confers with Online and Second Degree students to disseminate information and answer questions relating to financial assistance available to students enrolled at or applying to Marian University.
- Provides financial aid counseling for these students, to determine federal grants, Indiana state grants, any Marian University aid, and eligibility for federal/private loans.
- Oversees the processing of paperwork necessary for the awarding of all eligible financial aid programs for these students. This includes but is not limited to document collection, tracking of enrollment changes, and other tasks unique to student award processing in these programs.
- Provides support to the Associate Director of Financial Aid in the reconciliation and payment processing of federal and state grant programs.
- Provides support to the Assistant Director of student loans and counseling in regards to federal and private loan processing.
- Serve as financial aid back-up for medical school and graduate programs.
- Other projects as assigned by the Director.
- Responsible for adherence to all financial aid policies set forth and supervised by the Director of Financial Aid.
- Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred. 1-3 years' of financial aid experience in higher education environment preferred.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Ability to effectively present information to the college and community.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Must be computer proficient and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
- Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures
- Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
- Meets department productivity standards
- Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
- Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals
- Adheres to the department budget
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 38 national titles.
Marian University offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required materials include: Current Resume, Cover Letter and names and contact information of three professional references. Only complete applicant packets submitted will be considered. Marian University is an EOE and is committed to diversity and encourages persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
About this company
At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world. Our mission is to be a great Catholic university dedicated to providing students with excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Our understanding of these values is informed by reflection on the life of Jesus Christ and prayer.
Location/Region: Indianapolis, IN