Assistant Director Financial Aid and Scholarships 7368BR Enrollment Management Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Detailed Job Description Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.
Exercise professional judgment when making decisions. Understand high-level compliance requirements and provide assurance and leadership on compliance-related needs. Have the ability to execute special department projects independently. Support the goals of Enrollment Management in the recruitment of prospective students and retention of continuing students. Make recommendations to leadership where appropriate.
Serve as a representative and advisor to: university community, federal and state agencies, scholarship foundations, high schools, other universities, prospective and continuing students and families. Must engage in frequent contact with a large cross section of university personnel that may include: Admissions, Student Financial Services, Registrar, Study Abroad, Co-op, Housing, ROTC, College Restoration Program (CRP), International Student Services, academic departments, University Exploration, etc. Support community efforts to make applying for financial aid accessible.
Analyze and evaluate reports and financial aid to determine eligibility and make revisions where applicable. Correspond with students to provide customer service with diplomacy and tact while upholding Institute policies and respecting families' privacy and confidentiality. Responsible for understanding and applying a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations to be certain aid is offered within eligibility requirements.
Responsible for the execution and delivery of divisional and departmental critical work with limited support from leadership. Specific programmatic responsibilities may include:
Determination of eligibility, aid administration and required reporting for students enrolled through special programs such as: Say Yes, Rochester City Scholars, HEOP, CRP, ROTC, NTID, BS/MS, VA, etc.
Assist in construction of compliant procedures and training related to administration of federal satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
Collaboration with study abroad staff for successful compliant programs
Calculation of revised aid eligibility and funds to be returned for students who withdraw or take a leave of absence (Return to Title IV calculation) in compliance with federal regulations.
Partnership with selected RIT offices on compliance issues related to withdrawal, leave of absence and the processing of Return to Title IV calculation
Support construction of data tables and text, testing and implementation of College Board net price calculator and other required software
Ensure compliance with website presence and Chat bot content
Federal program compliance, i.e. Direct Loans, Pell
Compose and conduct presentations to students, parents, colleagues and as outreach to the community.
Other duties as assigned.
Department/College Description Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent experience At least four years of demonstrated financial aid experience or relevant higher education experience.
Skills: Must demonstrate mastery of operation functions and Financial Aid knowledge of or aptitude to in the area of federal student aid regulations. Must have strong communication skills, written, verbal and presentation, computer literacy, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be highly flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, high energy work environment that emphasizes measurable work outcomes.
Must have intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office and willingness to learn the following applications: ProSAM (Financial Aid Management System), PeopleSoft Student Information System, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation Systems, OnBase document scanning system, US Department of Education Systems
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 117A
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .