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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Company: Lesley University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Financial AidThe Opportunity Lesley University seeks an Assistant Director of Financial Aid reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Aid. Some of their main responsibilities would be counseling students and parents about all aspects of financial aid. Operating within federal and institutional guidelines, the Assistant Director evaluates applications for financial aid, reviews student eligibility, and awards funds. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid works closely with the Admissions Office, Student Accounts, Finance Team, and the Registrar's Office and acts as a liaison for these departments and advocates any financial concerns the student may have. Qualities and Capabilities

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Three years+ of experience in higher education focusing on financial aid or student accounts.
  • Strong, clear written and public speaking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Ellucian's Colleague preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment with other offices on-campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.Why LesleyLocated 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 InterestA 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.PI756e53352b0e-31181-33763849

Keywords: Lesley University, Cambridge , Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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