Vice President, Financial Aid
Arizona College of Nursing is a rapidly growing, nursing school that transforms people’s lives by preparing them for careers in nursing and improving communities through the care its graduates provide. As a leading nurse educator, Arizona College of Nursing offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s in nursing in 3 years or less with qualified transfer credits. Our quality nursing curriculum prepares students for an in-demand career to help communities overcome the chronic, well-known, and increasing nursing shortage. Through the execution of a targeted growth strategy, the college plans to meet the growing demand for nurses by launching campuses in markets where bachelor’s prepared nurses are needed.
Putting students first, we are dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education in growing healthcare fields; teaching them relevant, required skills for today and the future. Our culture is positive, supportive, and collaborative. As a team, we continually embrace our core values:
Passion: We love helping others succeed.
Excellence: We strive to be the best.
Adaptability: We learn, in part by trying new ideas.
Accountability: We own our results.
Integrity: We do the right thing.
What You’ll Do:
The Vice President of Financial Aid manages the College’s Administrative Financial Aid Department and ensures the department meets its goal of assisting Arizona College students in all aspects of the student financial aid process and ensuring the school receives financial aid funds in a timely fashion. This role is also responsible for the strategic vision and strategies of the Financial Aid function.
- Oversees all outputs for teams that counsel students to determine their eligibility for Title IV funding, institutional loans, agency assistance, Federal Work-study, and scholarships drawing on skills and experience. Establishes procedures and guidelines regarding the effective and efficient distribution of financial aid among eligible applicants and enrolled students, with a central focus on meeting the institution’s processing and budget goals. Works closely with all Enrollment Management Offices (Admissions, Student Affairs, etc.) to provide accurate financial aid information and customer service to students and internal customers Development of financial aid policies and approvals of all financial aid procedures Oversees all areas and functions of financial aid awarding, disbursement, reconciliation, compliance, and reporting. Responsible for the administration, compliance, and reconciliation of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. Develop and maintain systems to manage and improve financial aid processing Oversees all aspects of the administration of Veteran Administration (VA) benefits beyond Vocational Rehab. This includes the application process, proper student counseling and certifications along with maintaining compliance. Extensively analyzes data to determine program effectiveness, inform strategic planning and tactical updates to annual planning, and create, distribute, and present reports to academic departments, senior staff, and the board of trustees Responsible for all aspects of CARES processing and reporting. Monitor the awarding of financial aid to students and ensure awarding to all students is accurate and that corrections directed by the quality assurance team are resolved promptly. Ensure overall compliance. Maintain the privacy of student data. Hire and Supervise the Regional Directors of Financial Aid. Manage direct reports including conducting 1:1s, Semesterly Check-Ins, Performance Management, and offering Training and Development.
What We Need From You:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience is preferred. Ten years of progressive experience in Title IV aid administration preferably in management or equivalent combination of skills and experience. Executive presence and the ability to effectively communicate across varying audiences Passion for building outstanding teams and creating an environment where individuals can do their best work High degree of professionalism and discretion in dealing with confidential information. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to lead within a matrix structure.