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Director of Financial Aid

Newberry College
Newberry, South Carolina, United States
18 days ago


The Director provides overall management and leadership necessary for the effective administration of the College’s Office of Financial Aid, including, but not limited to, financial aid processing and disbursement, financial counseling, database management, reporting, and auditing. A member of the College’s Strategic Enrollment Management team, the Director, develops policies, scholarship leveraging models and budgets, and student service strategies that support the College’s mission and student recruitment and retention goals.

Core Job Functions

  • Providing leadership, management, and support for the Financial Aid and team and develop a competent, productive, and effective staff by hiring, developing, and supervising assigned personnel.
  • Providing leadership and develop appropriate recommendations for the implementation of related technology applications in support of enhanced services offered through the Financial Aid and Enrollment Management team.
  • Developing and administer the College financial aid and scholarship models and policies, office procedures, and funding programs so that recruitment and retention goals are met, as well as meeting net tuition revenue budget targets.
  • Performing institutional financial aid budget and tuition revenue forecasting and management.
  • Coordinating effectively with academic and administrative units across campus to achieve enrollment management goals.
  • Effectively administering PowerFAIDS and Jenzabar databases by developing expert knowledge of the systems, assessing the systems support needs of the Financial Aid, and working cooperatively with the staff of Information Technology and other offices on campus to ensure that the integrity of the systems and data are maintained and that the systems are utilized productively in support of financial aid operations.
  • Facilitating a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Creating and promote a culture that values and prioritizes high-quality service delivery for the College’s students and their families.
  • Providing direction and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the team with particular emphasis on compliance, efficient use of technology, communications, student literacy, and financial aid planning.
  • Collaborating with administrators, deans, faculty, IT, advisors, and counselors to facilitate and improve student retention.


  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in a college or university financial aid office, at least three years at the program manager, Assistant Director, or Director level is preferred.
  • Experience monitoring, applying, and communicating about Title IV eligibility; CFR 34, and the Federal Register.
  • A record of successful outcomes in the development and achievement of enrollment goals is preferred.
  • Employee selection, supervision, and development skills are preferred. Experience managing institutional enrollment in federal systems (Common Origination and Disbursement, EdConnect, NSLDS, E-App), SAIG agreements, VA Once, and the HRSA Grants database.
  • The ability to understand complex student information systems and to use those systems effectively in management and strategic capacity is required; experience with Jenzabar and PowerFAIDS is strongly preferred.

Applications:  Application Review will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected.  Candidates should submit the following via email to with the Subject Line: Director of Financial Aid:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60918700
  • Location:
    Newberry, South Carolina, United States
    Newberry, South Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Financial Aid
  • Company Name For Job: Newberry College
  • Industry: Financial Aid Administration
  • Job Function: Executive / Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • NASFAA U Credentials Preferred: No
  • Certified Financial Aid Administrator Preferred: Yes
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