Director of Financial Aid
Director of Financial Aid
Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, is seeking applications for a full-time Director of Financial Aid to join our community and to lead the College’s financial aid program.
- Ensuring compliance with financial aid policies and regulations and serving as the College’s primary authority on financial aid requirements.
- Preparing reports for various governing agencies.
- Directing and assisting with the packaging of financial aid for new and current students, including awarding and adjusting financial aid and scholarships from internal and external sources.
- Preparing the annual financial aid budget, forecasting trends, and yearly balancing of funds with federal and state agencies and the College Business Office.
- Representing the financial aid office to various agencies, auditors, high schools, scholarship foundations, professional associations, and current and prospective students and their families.
- Assisting and advising the Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid on how best to market and utilize limited institutional, federal, and state funds to maximize retention of current students and recruit new students.
- Evaluating the satisfactory academic progress of students as it relates to financial aid.
- Managing, developing, and supervising the financial aid staff.
- Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is preferred.
- At least three years of financial aid experience at the college level. Previous experience in a private, non-profit college setting is preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of computer applications and systems (e.g., MS Office, financial aid software).
- Strong analytical skills with great attention to detail.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; a generous benefit time program; and tuition benefits. Due to the college’s not-for-profit status, employees of Kentucky Wesleyan may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program of the US Department of Education.
To apply, complete the online application at https://kwc.edu/application-for-employment/. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.
An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the hired candidate, as will a background check. Incoming employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons is requested and approved. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan College has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South as well as one of the Top Performers in Social Mobility in the South. The Princeton Review has also recognized KWC as a “Best in the Southeast” college for several consecutive years.
Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums. Classes have a 13-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Athletic teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work together on a single campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience for students as well as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees. A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:
- We do everything with honor.
- We always support each other.
- We will compete with integrity.
- We love each other in Christ.
Kentucky Wesleyan College values the unique contributions of all members of our campus community. As part of our mission to prepare future leaders intellectually, spiritually, and physically, we strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages and challenges all members of the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community to exhibit an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences. We are committed to being a community that reflects the diversity of our larger society. We expect all members of our institution to actively create and maintain an inclusive learning and living environment that embraces diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and thought.
About Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city nestled on the banks of the Ohio River. Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many amenities usually only available in much larger cities. Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.
Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a state-of-the-art convention center, several new hotels and a range of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops. Twenty-five parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting visitors from throughout the region.
Additional information about Kentucky Wesleyan College, the Panthers, and the Owensboro community may be found at: