Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Boston College seeks a collaborative individual to serve in the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid. Following the mission of the college and the Office of Student Services, this position serves as a bridge between students' financial needs and their educational goals while assuming the responsibility of equitably awarding institutional, federal, and state funding.
The Assistant Director will share the vision of maintaining a supportive, student-centered environment and can expect growth potential, an excellent benefits package, and a competitive salary. This position reports to the Associate Director, Undergraduate Financial Aid.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Awarding Boston College students federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds using federal and institutional need-based analysis methodologies within a one-stop Student Services environment. Managing a caseload of approximately 600 students with financial aid funds totaling between $20 and $25M Advising students and families about educational financing, including financial aid, loans, and alternative means of educational financing. Staying current with regulatory changes and professional best practices, and following those practices throughout the academic year to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance Making presentations to students and families. Over time, acting as a specialist to provide oversight and management for an internal or external program such as Pell or state scholarships.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges: Assistant Director Hiring Range: $51,350-$64,200 Financial Aid Counselor Hiring Range: $46,550-$58,200
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in education, business, or a related field preferred.
2-3 years of financial aid experience required, though candidates with at least 3 to 4 years of experience in a related field will be considered.
Proven experience analyzing student cases, determining financial aid eligibility, and awarding aid in accordance with state, federal, and institutional policy.
Demonstrated ability to explain and interpret Financial Aid policies and practices to students and families.
Prior experience with awarding financial aid based on an institutional methodology preferred. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent attention to detail and a proven ability to analyze complex data and apply.
Demonstrated ability to manage a high volume workload and operate in a sometimes chaotic environment.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.