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Director of Financial Aid

Company: Acuren Group Inc
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Type Full-time The Opportunity Lesley seeks a--Director of Financial Aid,--who is responsible for the strategic management of all aspects of financial aid compliance and administration. This person is charged with the on-going management and administration, disbursement, accounting, and reporting of federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds. The ideal candidate will have proven experience leading the effective execution and delivery of services to students (or clients) in a complex, dynamic institution, or other professional setting. The selected individual, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, will establish a strategic plan for the financial aid office; provide leadership, supervision, and on-going development of financial aid staff; collaborate with other student service and academic affairs departments to ensure a seamless experience for all members of the Lesley community; advise the University on the impact of legislative and regulatory changes; review and revise University policies and internal controls with respect to financial aid programs; manage ongoing relationships with vendors and lenders; stay abreast of current best practices, compliance issues, and government regulations; manage the operational budget for the financial aid department; and create and deliver presentations as needed for internal and external audiences. Qualities and Capabilities The successful candidate will have: --- A minimum of seven years' experience related to financial aid services, with at least three years of supervisor responsibility
--- A Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
--- In-depth knowledge of institutional, federal, and state financial aid programs, processes, and regulations
--- Experience delivering effective services to students in a complex institution/professional setting
--- Strong knowledge of student information systems & other computer technologies
--- Demonstrated record of leadership and staff development
--- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and counseling skills, conducive to building positive relationships with students, families, faculty, and staff both inside and outside the academic community
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer significant paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills. Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution. Expressing Interest A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration. At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.

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