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Director of Financial Aid

Company:
LeTourneau University
Job Location:
Longview, 75607-7001
Category:
Financial Aid
Type:
Full-Time

DATE: February 21, 2024

LOCATION: Longview, Texas

REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Student Financial Services

SCHEDULE: Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends. Occasional travel outside of Longview may be required for conferences or presentations at trainings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Financial Aid manages departmental operations and the professional delivery of services to financial aid customers and the public. The Director plans, organizes, and implements work projects for the financial aid staff and oversees the day-to-day functions of the department. The Director organizes, supervises, performs, and reviews work activities to ensure compliance with quality standards and deadlines which includes analyzing situations and accurately adopting an effective course of action exercising discretionary powers on a daily basis. The Director identifies opportunities for continuously improving service. The Director is responsible and accountable for maintaining confidentiality in financial and academic records according to the guidelines of FERPA and the University.

The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for interviewing, selecting and training of the staff (Assistant Directors, Financial Aid Counselors, and clerical positions) in the Office of Financial Aid and for appraising their productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in their status. The Director is also responsible for supervising this staff in a manner that encourages high morale and efficiency.

The Director of Financial Aid will also conduct financial aid presentations for the University, campus and outside community organizations. Responsibilities also include the coordination of monthly reconciliations of federal, state, and institutional financial aid accounts and verifying disbursements to students on loans and grants and accessing computerized databases for information in cooperation with the Director of Student Accounts and the Controller of the University.

The Director must also maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, policies, procedures and automated business systems that guide or support the area of Financial Aid. Responsibilities also include developing operational policies and procedures that enhance the operations of the financial aid office, ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and provide transparent application of policies and procedures across all constituencies. The Director if responsible for completion of and submission of Federal, State and Institutional reporting required by the Financial Aid Office. Close working relationships with offices across campus are crucial in meeting these reporting requirements and in ensuring access to all necessary data is available.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree as well as a minimum of five years of financial aid administrative experience at the mid-management level at a four-year institution. All candidates must be able to work independently and communicate effectively. Individuals who have worked with financial aid packaging and modeling tools are encouraged to apply. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality of academic and financial information according to the guidelines set forth by the federal government and the University.

Requires the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in order to meet schedules and deadlines. Requires the ability to analyze situations and accurately adopt an effective course of action. This position requires the ability to communicate with diverse populations of students, staff, and the public using tact and courtesy in sometimes confrontational or difficult situations as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality of information. 

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers group health insurance plans, life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and their dependents, among other benefits.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: May 1, 2024

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications are reviewed in the order received and will continue until we secure a candidate for the position.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application and a current résumé to:

LeTourneau University

ATTN: Human Resources 

P.O. Box 7001

Longview, Texas 75607-7001

FAX (903) 233-4103

E-mail address: HumanResources@letu.edu

ABOUT LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY: 

LeTourneau University is known as “The Christian Polytechnic University,” a comprehensive yet STEM-focused, evangelical, and interdenominational Christian institution. LeTourneau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. LeTourneau offers more than 140 graduate and undergraduate programs in aviation, engineering, education, business, psychology and counseling, arts and sciences, nursing, and theology and vocation. Students enjoy the opportunity to take classes in person, online, or in a dual credit format.

Approximately 3,210 students (including online and dual credit students) currently attend LeTourneau University. With the average class size of 17 and a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students are able to develop close relationships with world-class faculty. Professors are experts in their chosen field, credentialed with degrees from the top universities around the world. Many come to LeTourneau straight from industry or missions contexts, offering real-world experiences in the classroom and rich mentoring relationships with students. At LeTourneau, students receive both academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation because the integration of faith and learning is paramount to the educational mission of the university. Faculty and staff are active in students’ lives and encourage students to know Jesus Christ and the abundant life He offers.

LeTourneau consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation and the state of Texas: Top National Tier, Best Regional University in the Western Region and Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report); Best Small Colleges in America, Most Conservative College in Texas, Best Christian College in Texas (Niche.com) in 2022. Also, LeTourneau ranks in the top 20 Best Value Colleges in Texas (Payscale.com) and Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report). LeTourneau University was founded in 1946 by businessman and devout Christian, R.G. LeTourneau, and his wife, Evelyn. Its beautiful, 162-acre, residential campus is located in Longview, TX. Learn more at www.letu.edu.

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