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Asst VP, Fin Aid & Vet Affairs

Valencia College
Job Location:
Orlando, Florida
Financial Aid

Position Number: SE0795

Employee Class Description

Administrative Staff

General Position Description

Responsible for leading a progressive, dynamic and multi-campus financial aid department in order to support and expand institutional efforts to increase student success and access. The AVP will plan, organize and manage the operations and activities of federal, state, and institutional financial aid, monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations, access operations leading to continuous improvement and supervise and evaluate a large diverse financial aid staff.

Posting Number: S1285P

Proposed Work Schedule (Please note hours subject to change based on business needs)

Monday to Friday 8-5; This position will operate primarily on-site

Posting End Date: 10/24/2022

Salary Range: $96,731 to $140,258 per year

Description of Job Function

1. Provides strategic leadership in the development, coordination, administration and evaluation of the college's federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.

2. Establishes and ensures compliance by creating and evaluating internal controls to adequately monitor and provide oversight of federal, state, and institutional aid programs.

3. Designs and Implements processes and technologies that provide a high level of student satisfaction and experience throughout the life-cycle of the student and meet the College's service standards and financial literacy commitment.

4. Designs and implements efficient, user-friendly application processes and communications using appropriate electronic technologies, to ensure that students have timely, accessible, and understandable information regarding financial aid.

5. Collaborates with student affairs leaders to integrate exceptional financial aid services and student education planning into the integrated student services model.

6. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the Office of Information Technology and Business Office to create and ensure optimal use of technology to streamline processes and functions that strengthen the student experience and provide seamless service to students.

7. Develops annual budgets for the financial aid department with strict controls to remain within the allocated budget funding and expend financial aid funding in accordance with college policies and state and federal regulations.

8. Ensures compliance with regulations and requirements associated with the administration of federal, state, institutional, and veteran's benefits programs.

9. Maintains accountability for the student loan default management plan and the results of the cohort default rate. Ensures systems and actions support a commitment to financial literacy, default management, and a low default rate.

10. Attend federal, state, and professional financial aid training conferences/webinars. Review and disseminate applicable materials to ensure professional expertise and continuing education is maintained and enhanced personally and within the department.

11. Oversees all administrative functions of the financial aid office by supervising, providing ongoing professional development opportunities, and evaluating work of staff.

12. Responsible for accurate and timely reports related to the college's participation and administration of federal, state, institutional, and other aid programs.

13. Recommends to the Vice President for Student Affairs plans and strategies to strengthen the financial aid program including personnel development, facilities, procedures, and materials.

14. Provides proactive leadership in advising college administration on impacts related to regulatory changes, policy positions, advocacy, and the role of financial aid in student success.

15. Collaborates with academic and student affairs leadership to develop and implement strategies to support student access, recruitment, retention, and graduation goals of the College.

16. Serves on campus and college-wide committees as assigned.

17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Education

Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution, or any equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Required Qualifications

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience administering Title IV funds and financial aid resources and services, including supervision, in a regulatory environment.

This is a position of special trust and requires the individual hired to successfully undergo additional background screening.

Preferred Education & Field of Study

Preferred field of study in accounting, finance, management, or related disciplines from a regionally accredited institution.

Preferred Type of Experience

Two (2) years of experience in student personnel services and higher education administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Title IV Regulations, GI Bill for Higher Education, Veterans Administration services, and state regulations related to financial aid.

Expertise in financial aid systems including Banner (SCT Banner software preferred) or similar student information enterprise systems

Knowledge of system process design and how to implement continuous improvement processes.

Skill in effectively communicating interpersonally, verbally, and in writing.

Ability to lead, manage, and develop a large, diverse staff in a multi-campus environment

Ability to interpret technical and statistical data to analyze operations and plan for future needs.

Ability to handle multiple priorities and assignments, organize work, make decisions, and function independently.

Ability to respond effectively to multiple, simultaneous inquiries from students and staff

Ability to work well under pressure and during peak periods to meet timelines and objectives.

Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.

General Working Conditions

This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. The employee will routinely operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Typical physical competencies include but are not limited to frequently remaining stationary, moving, reaching, positioning self and occasionally ascending/descending, lifting/moving objects weighing between 5-15 pounds. This job also entails frequently communicating, discerning and exchanging information, detecting and perceiving objects up close, at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus. Cognitive abilities include but are not limited to frequently using discretion, judgment, reasoning, memory, learning, maintaining confidentiality, comprehension, problem solving, and decision-making.

The typical work environment, physical and cognitive demands listed above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The College has a process to identify and make available reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Diversity Statement

All employees must demonstrate a commitment to Valencia College's Equity and Inclusion efforts.

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