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Assistant Director of Scholarships

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Financial Aid

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of University Scholarships, Assistant Director of University Scholarships is responsible for the financial management and reconciliation of general (USFA administered) scholarships; provides primary comprehensive administration responsibility of specific institutional scholarship programs; assists with the administration of other departmental and general scholarships and outside scholarship processes; and, is a liaison with specific colleges and departments to support USFA scholarship goals. This position serves as a member of the Supervisor team, assisting with the development and implementation of the short- and long-term goals of University Scholarships and Financial Aid. These processes include, but are not limited to: outreach to high schools and other groups regarding the availability of financial aid and scholarships; ensuring departmental and general scholarships are awarded; accounted for; and, reconciled in a timely and accurate manner; and, ensuring all scholarship daily processing and strategic long-term goals are met. Supervises a Financial Aid Specialist(s) and/or Advisor(s). Analyzes data; researches best practices; provide recommendations for assigned programs to the Director. Counsels students and parents through the financial aid process. Assists, as needed, in all aspects of financial aid processing. Provides recommendations on scholarship packaging of scholarship programs for which the position is responsible.

Occasional hybrid flexibility may be available after onboarding. 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in higher education, business, or related field with training and or experience which may equate to an advanced degree. Strong commitment to student service and program compliance. Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities. Commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic environment that strives to provide exceptional customer service. Ability to perform independently and as a part of multiple teams. Demonstrates effective problem-solving; strong organizational skills; and, strong communication and interpersonal skills; must read, comprehend, and interpret statute, regulations, and institutional policies and procedures. Demonstrates sound decision-making skills; intermediate working knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Excel and Word; ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of constituents and conduct professional outreach events-- both on- and off-campus. Effectively collects and analyzes data, draw conclusions, and assist in developing recommendations. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated Federal Student Aid, scholarship, and supervisory experience. Master's degree in higher education, business, or a related field.

Appointment Type


Review Date

May 20, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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