Director of Financial Aid

Posted: October 6, 2021

UC Hastings Law
San Francisco, CA

Summary of Position


Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

• Overseeing the College’s Financial Aid program, including the implementation of federal and institutional aid programs;
• Ensuring compliance with continually changing state and federal financial aid policies; interpreting complex policies and developing compliant internal policies and procedures;
• Overseeing financial aid-related aspects of audits and compliance reviews;
• Supervising the financial aid team, including temporary workers as required; writing annual performance reviews and liaising with the Senior Assistant Dean and the Human Resources Department on personnel matters;
• Managing the Financial Aid Office’s operating budget; liaising with the Fiscal Office for budget transfers and reallocations; ensuring compliance with all fiscal policies and procedures;
• Managing institutional programs including the loan repayment assistance program (PICAP) and general scholarship processes;
• Managing the Financial Aid Office’s operations environment, including all business processes; improving and streamlining business processes whenever possible;
• Overseeing the Financial Aid Office’s technical environment, including the Financial Aid scholarship database and webpages, Blackbaud Award Management, Datatel Colleague, and the Department of Education applications (EDconnect, EDExpress, Direct Loan Common Origination & Disbursements (COD); liaising with the Information Technology team to increase the efficacy of the institution’s systems with respect to financial aid; managing the implementation and management of electronic systems related to financial aid functions, including working with the IT department to test mainframe patches and module set-up, generating reports, and maintaining outside interfaces;
• In collaboration with the Senior Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, direct strategic enrollment planning efforts in accordance with institutional enrollment goals, including scholarship allocation and management of the discount rate;
• Counseling prospective, admitted, and current students in financial aid-related matters; analyzing applications, performing verifications and need analyses, and determining eligibility for comprehensive financial aid packages according to federal regulations and institutional policies, procedures, and guidelines;
• Developing and overseeing financial literacy programs; conducting presentations and workshops on pertinent financial aid topics of interest including financial aid procedures and financial literacy;
• Liaising with federal, state, county, and other financial aid-related agencies;
• Staying abreast of financial aid processes at peer schools; and
• Assisting with special projects and tasks and completing other duties as assigned.

Education Required: Bachelor’s
Education Preferred: MBA
Years of Experience Required: 7
Years of Experience Preferred: 7

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How to Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled