Director of Financial Aid-School of Medicine

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, you will be responsible for strategic planning, policy
development, institutional leadership, development of a team, and providing a
comprehensive financial aid delivery system that supports $40M in aid programs. You will work collaboratively with
the Executive Director of Admissions, Associate Dean of Admissions, Associate
Dean of Student Affairs, Registrar, Finance and Administration, and Development
Office to administer federal, state and University financial aid and
scholarships through student recruitment and all years of medical school as
well as post award reporting and compliance with all federal, state and
institutional rules, regulations, requirements and statutes. You will also be responsible for leading a team
of financial aid professionals and managing accurate, effective and continuous
financial aid operations that provide superior customer service to students,
colleagues and members of the institutional community, support the school's
mission, improve the educational experience of our students and guarantee the privacy
and security of student and parent financial aid records and information.

As our Director of Financial Aid, you will supervise a staff of financial
aid professionals and oversee all awarding, disbursements, scholarship
issuance, compliance, projections, reporting, student counseling, and student
financial wellness education programming. You will be responsible for
ensuring accreditation compliance, driving process improvements, and
forward-thinking strategic planning.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's
    degree and at least four years of experience in financial aid management and
    supervision or related experience; or any satisfactory combination of
    experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and
    abilities to perform the above duties. Advanced degree preferred
  • Broad
    knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs and
    recordkeeping requirements.
  • Knowledge
    of higher education processes, supervisory and personnel practices,
    communication techniques and computer software.
  • Extensive
    experience with need analysis, counseling, and packaging aid.
  • Knowledge of federal and institutional methodologies.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment when
    reviewing student files and appeals.
  • General
    knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and computer systems and applications,
    including MS Excel.
  • Excellent
    skills in data analysis and reporting.
  • Must be able to present effectively at public events, student presentations,
    and high-level meetings and conferences.Must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse group of
    students, parents and staff.
  • Excellent skill in writing professional, concise,
    logical and grammatically correct forms, letters, memos, consumer guides,
    financial aid publications, presentations, and work procedures.
  • Ability to effectively advocate
    for and support a diverse student body.
  • Ability
    to manage highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality in
    accordance with all Federal, State, institutional, and office regulations and
    guidelines.
  • Ability
    to travel to workshops and conferences on behalf of the school.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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