- Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
- Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in undergraduate financial aid administration
- Significant experience with the College Scholarship Service Profile and the use of institutional methodology
- Experience with PowerFAIDS preferred
- Demonstrated expertise regarding federal financial aid policies and related issues
- Advanced analytical skills including familiarity with CPS, COD and EdConnect as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Proven quantitative analysis and reporting skills used in support of financial aid administration
- Outstanding communicator who is able to write and speak clearly about complex processes
- Must be flexible, have great attention to detail, and a service orientation
- Unflappable in the face of multiple challenges, highly motivated, disciplined work ethic, a competitive spirit, a creative approach, and a proven ability to lead
- Excellent organizational skills including experience independently overseeing complex projects and programs
- Deep appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
- Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team, exercise discretion, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
- Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
This position has significant interactions with the Office of Financial Services including student financial services, Office of Financial Planning, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, faculty, staff, supervisors, students and their families, members of the campus community, and outside constituencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic and international travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary
Colby Website to apply: http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/dir_new_stud_finaid_3_2017.cfm
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Director of New Student Financial Aid - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is summer 2017.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.
For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.