The Director will report to the Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. The Director will be directly responsible for the management and supervision of the financial aid and scholarship team members, while also managing internal relationships with campus leaders, staff, and faculty. The Director will represent Davidson through service and leadership with associations at the state and national level, in addition to serving on campus committees, task forces, and assigned groups to offer expertise. Public speaking and presentations are an essential component of this leadership opportunity.
Davidson’s Director of Financial Aid will need to:
Collaborate to design, implement, and evaluate student aid policies that meet the institutional priorities and goals, maximize the benefit to families, maintain Davidson’s competitive position, maximize the effectiveness of scholarship funding; assess economic, enrollment, and other trends that may impact financial aid and scholarship objectives.
Apply analysis based on institutional principles of need-based aid with the appropriate application of institutional, federal, and state sources of aid; manage the process for aid award appeals, review special circumstances, and propose amendments to the existing policy.
Oversee administration of federal and state statutes, and all regulations pertaining to student aid; prepare reports on the use of funds and coordinate audits for internal, federal, and state agencies; ensure compliance with security protocols to protect confidential data.
Work directly with Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, and other college officials, to prepare and present data analysis on aid trends, enrollment, budget forecasting, auditing practices, and change proposals.
Bachelor's degree and experience managing a team of professionals is required. Knowledge of campus-wide IDMS (Banner); additional software applications (Slate, OnBase, Blackbaud, IDOC); written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and personal counseling; ability to function well under pressure in a multitasking environment; ability to explain complex procedures and requirements to multiple constituencies; financial management skills. A history of exemplary, creative and progressive work in financial aid, mixed with strong collaboration skills and partnership with admission work.
Prefer a Master's degree. Ten or more years of experience in admission and/or financial aid, ideally both.
To apply, please go to https://employment.davidson.edu and submit an online application with a cover letter and resume.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.