Job Description - Executive Director, Student Assistance & Veteran Affairs
Description View created on 08/02/2015
Executive Director, Student Assistance & Veteran Affairs
Vice President, Student Support and Success Systems
Responsible for the administration of a comprehensive student assistance and veterans programs ensuring compliance with all appropriate federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops, directs, implements and administers the District’s student financial aid services and veteran student assistance programs.
Administers the process of application for federal and state funds and dissemination of financial aid awards.
Responsible for the strategic planning and operational management of the Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Office.
Reviews and recommends policies and procedures in adherence with federal and state law for the student assistance and veterans affairs office.
Provides interpretation, oversight and guidance in implementing student financial aid programs to ensure compliance with internal and external regulations related to federal, state and local funding of student financial aid.
Administers the preparation of all internal and external financial aid and veteran affairs reports for the District as well as for internal and external audits. Responsible for the integrity of the financial aid database.
Serves as content expert and coordinate training for financial aid information systems.
Responsible for personnel management activities for Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Office.
Provides leadership, supervise and evaluate office personnel in a multi-campus setting. Provides guidance and support concerning personal and professional development.
Plans, recommends and implements departmental budget for Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Office.
Represents the institution as the spokesperson on financial aid and veterans issues and participate in
appropriate professional activities.
Counsels students/parents with special circumstances; review cases and appeals and makes final
determinations of eligibility.
Ensures appropriate safety training is completed, and compliance with all health and safety rules and processes
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Must have thorough knowledge of state and federal aid programs, in particular, the reporting requirements, audit functions, and regulatory compliance.
Must have knowledge of computerized systems and data processing operations.
Strong analytical skills to apply data and research to support forecasting and strategic campus wide planning in financial aid.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Ability to operate and manage in a large multi-campus environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellentorganizational and planning skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Senior level management experience in higher education.
Experience in administering aid in a highly automated multi-campus setting.