Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the incumbent will assist with overall management of the university’s general merit scholarships and scholars programs including budgeting, analysis and establishing eligibility criteria to support the goals of the university. The Associate Director serves as the liaison to external agencies which provide scholarship opportunities to UMBC students. Incumbent serves a large role in the recruitment efforts and enrollment yield of the university alongside key players of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management.
Specific duties include: prepare reports to ensure fiscal accountability and provide staff technical guidance on institutional policies and practices; coordinate with campus-wide representatives for athletic scholarships, department scholarship funding, as well as, with foundation and private scholarships from institutional advancement; oversee and contribute to the marketing, recruitment and administration efforts of the university’s scholarship opportunities; develop policies and procedures for the selection of eligible recipients for the university’s scholarship programs; communicating with students, staff and management regarding available scholarships; ensure scholarship awards are made in accordance with university guidelines; maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders such as Undergraduate Admissions, Honors College, Scholars Programs and the Office of Institutional Advancement; communicate with program directors and administrators on applicant decision rosters, student awarding terms and academic progress of recipients; provide management oversight in the planning and implementation of the annual Scholar Selection Day event; construct data analyses of scholarship candidates and recipients; complete regular reconciliation and quality assurance of all scholarship programs; promote financial aid and scholarships to prospective students at recruitment events; and perform other duties as assigned. Incumbent will also supervise two (2) professional exempt employees.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and four years of related experience in higher education including two years of supervisory responsibility.
The incumbent must be able to: supervise, train, develop and evaluate employees; exercise initiative, judgment and discretion in making decisions conforming to laws, rules, regulations and policies related to state, federal and institutional financial aid and scholarship administration; ability to develop and implement policies and procedures and to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness; plan, implement and evaluate programmatic and operational objectives and goals in consideration of regulatory requirements, budgetary and personnel resources, and division, university and system-wide policy and strategy.
Must have excellent organizational, decision-making, critical thinking, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Prior experience public speaking and presenting to large and small groups required.
Strong technological skills and expert knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite required.
Knowledge of integrated financial aid systems strongly desired.
Experience with PeopleSoft, Academic Works and ImageNow is preferred.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by November 27, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493266
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.