The primary focus of the Assistant Director of Financial Aid will be to provide financial aid advising to prospective and current students through in-person and virtual appointments as well as phone and email correspondence. The incumbent will offer frequent walk-in financial aid advising opportunities, provide advising assistance and assist with preparing materials for recruitment and yield events, and serve as the primary financial aid advisor serving orientation programs. This position will assist with special circumstances review and processing and assist with administrative process overflow.
Provides direct advising to prospective and current students and families by appointment, walk-in, phone, and email. Advising includes details regarding types and terms of financial aid, affordability and costs, loan repayment, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and financial literacy. Resolves federal financial aid overawards, manages aid revisions, and tracks eligibility for various types of aid.
Evaluates progress on regular administrative reports such as overawards, summer aid requests, campus changes, and ad hoc reports. Tracks for completion and assures work is completed in a timely manner. Serves as administrative lead for reports, seeking assistance from colleagues as needed.
Initiates, coordinates and tracks special circumstances reviews, specifically Dependency Appeals and professional judgment appeals. Assists with Change of Income processing and scholarship appeals.
Serves as primary advisor for orientation programs and provides advising assistance for other recruitment and yield events. Coordinates resource fair materials and staffing with Assistant Director for Outreach.
Bachelor’s degree required by start date.
A minimum of three years of related work experience.
Planning Unit: Office of the Provost
Department: Student Financial Aid
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Melissa Van Meter, [email protected], 740-593-9392
Employment Type: full-time regular
The hiring range for pay grade 15 is $39,506 – $61,234 and the target salary range for this position is $39,506 – $44,938. Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity. Please find the full pay structure at the following link. https://www.ohio.edu/hr/compensation-pay/pay-structures/classified-and-administrative-pay-structure Employees enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Internal Number: 35048
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