The UIC School of Law, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Director of Financial Aid to administer scholarship awards and financial aid programs in accordance with federal, state, local, and institutional regulations. This position will work closely with students and prospective students, and collaborate with various administrative offices, including Career Services, Admissions, Business & Finance, and Student Life & Leadership. The qualified candidate will support the Law School’s mission of recruiting, retaining, and graduating talented, diverse students.
The Director of Financial Aid will be responsible for the following duties, which include but are not limited to, overseeing and participating in the accurate, ethical, and complete packaging of all financial aid eligible students; establishing and maintaining audit-ready files and ensuring regulatory compliance; administering processing of withdrawn and graduating students to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines; applying donor and institutional scholarships to award packages while ensuring students are not funded beyond the full cost of tuition; participating in weekly management meetings with the Executive Director of Financial Aid; preparing other internal and external reports as requested (e.g., accreditation reports) and ongoing financial projections and data analyses, as well as hiring, training, and managing staff to ensure that university objectives are met.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred. Also required are at least five (5) years of progressively more significant experience in financial aid; prior supervisory experience; a record of demonstrated knowledge of financial-aid policy; experience using federal online financial aid applications and the National Student Loan Data System; established history of working in a diverse, dynamic community of professional and graduate students; high level of personal integrity and strong work ethic; and outstanding judgment, discretion, and communication skills. Knowledge of the BANNER system’s student module is strongly preferred.
The ideal candidate will have direct Financial Aid experience; enjoy working in a fast-paced and/or law school environment; ability to work with frequent interruptions; is deadline driven; has excellent writing and communication skills; has the ability to understand and fulfill the needs of a variety of partners; and has a deep level of commitment to excellence and inclusion.
This person may be required to work extended hours during certain times of the year to meet time-sensitive deadlines related to financial aid and scholarship awards and adjustments.
All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.
For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by Friday, July 23, 2021 to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149243
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
Internal Number: JOB ID: 149243
About UIC School of Law
The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law—Chicago’s public law school—is a diverse, dynamic, and scholarly community that educates students to become ethical, innovative, and multidisciplinary problem-solvers and counselors who pursue justice in a rapidly changing world.