Assistant Director of Financial Aid Office of Financial Aid
The College is pleased to announce an opening for an Assistant Director of Financial Aid. This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment reporting to a senior member of the financial aid team. The assistant director of financial aid is part of an eight member financial aid staff and participates in all aspects of the financial aid process including complex needs analysis, counseling prospective and current students and their families, complying with federal, state, and institutional polices, leading public presentation, and working with key partners across campus to ensure the best experience for all students the office serves.
Reporting through the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, undergraduates come to Williams from around the world and a wide variety of backgrounds. About 18 percent are first-generation college students, 20 percent are Pell Grant recipients, and 40 percent are U.S. students of color. Eight percent are international and they represent more than 40 countries around the world. The college is deeply committed to access. Half of all students receive financial aid and among aided families, the average cost is about $16,000. Many pay nothing at all, and indebtedness rates at graduation are among the nation's lowest. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse and applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting and advising a broadly diverse student body.
In addition to the general responsibilities described above, we plan to utilize the strengths, experience, and interests of our new colleague in order to provide the greatest opportunity for professional growth and advance the ambitious goals of the office.
Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience in higher education required (financial aid administration preferred)
Strong organizational and project management skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Willingness to work extended hours during peak periods
Enthusiasm for interacting with students and families from a wide range of backgrounds is essential
Foreign language skills are highly desirable
Must be able to work independently as well as show commitment to a team and enjoy working in a complex, deadline-driven office that demands flexibility and openness to change.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups.
Review of applications will begin on May 19, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.