Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Associate Director in the Office of Financial Aid. The Associate Director of Financial Aid is responsible for systems operations and assists in the planning, coordination and operation of the Financial Aid Office. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. The Associate Director must be available evenings and weekends as needed.
Serves as a resource for the University’s Office of Financial Aid, effectively assisting the Director in coordinating the operation of the Office to support the University’s mission in Enrollment Services.
Assists the Director in developing, interpreting and implementing policies and procedures to provide the University with efficient and effective delivery of services.
Serves as the Financial Aid systems functional lead for the Financial Aid Office by setting up and monitoring the systems for accuracy and timeliness and determining and implementing methods to gain efficiencies with the software by working collaboratively with the Office staff.
Responsible for system operation and functional processing including the processing, disbursing and reconciling of financial aid funds.
Maintains an in-depth knowledge of and compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and requirements.
Works with various student service areas, academic, and IT departments concerning technical and process implementations that affect financial aid data and/or processes.
Assists with financial aid advising, and the review, coordination and processing of student financial aid applications, along with performing verification as required by awarding agencies, federal, state, BOR and University policies. Performs R2T4 (Return of Title IV calculations) as required.
Serves as a liaison with parents, students, campus faculty, administrators, etc.
Assists with planning and developing financial advising forms and publications, coordinates computerization of financial advising records and accounts for fiscal control of the Office’s monies.
Disseminates appropriate information and provides the appropriate service to assist with campus academic and administrative concerns, external public, prospective students, parents, student support administrators, etc.
Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above that do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Master’s degree and four years of experience in student services, including two years in financial aid demonstrating the ability to relate effectively to students and staff, broad knowledge of financial aid practices and federal and state regulations. Demonstrated strong technical knowledge of ERP and Financial Aid Systems. Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite. Experience with ELM, NSLDS and US Department of Education programs and processes. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and presentation skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.
Work experience with SQL query, design and development. Work experience developing test plans. Proficient understanding of development and implementation processes. Experience with Ellucian’s Banner
Must be available evenings and weekends as needed.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.
In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 2 2020. Applicants who have applied to Search C20-067 which closed on December 20, 2019 will continue to be considered and do not need not reapply.
To apply ,please visit https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/jobopportunities.html and select the apply button listed on the posting .
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Anthony Martinez at 860-832-2208 or MartinezA@ccsu.edu.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Internal Number: [C20-067]
About Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising four schools--Business; Education & Professional Studies; Engineering, Science & Technology, and Graduate Studies plus the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences--CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the EdD in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state's Capitol Region. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state.
CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. The faculty's commitment to s...cholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms. A network of study-abroad opportunities, overseas inter-institutional arrangements, and other internationally focused educational programming prepares students to become "global citizens," responsive to a world of cultural differences and able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace.
Dr. Zulma R. Toro is the president of CCSU. The first woman and the first Hispanic to hold the position, she is also the University's 13th president.