Department: 1029010 Enrollment Services
Job Description Summary:
Manage the scholarship application and award process working with the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Advancement. Facilitate the setting of year-to-year scholarship award amounts, monitors and ensures compliance with donor agreement guidelines, works with Advancement to negotiate changes to guidelines when appropriate in order to award scholarships, serves as a liaison with the Office of Financial Aid and scholarship committees on campus to facilitate communication, coordinates the scholarship notification, and reports on privately funded scholarships.
Two years of successful professional experience in scholarship funding and managing donor relationships, financial aid or college admissions.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with all ages.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Word.
Must be detail-oriented and have excellent follow-through and planning abilities and must be able to manage deadlines.
Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or Business-related field.
Prior experience in fundraising or development work.
Demonstrated record of success in a related career field.
Database management experience.
Essential Duties Summary:
Provides oversight and supervision of Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) scholarship programs by working with the chief financial aid officer, auditing documentation of existing Foundation funds to ensure all donor agreements conform to AASU policy, and monitoring active scholarship accounts to ensure that accounts to be used in awarding scholarships are funded and fall within established guidelines.
Develops and implements policies and procedures to be used by the Scholarship Committee in determining Foundation scholarship awards.
Serves as a liaison with the Office of Advancement, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Scholarship Committee by maintaining an accurate list of all scholarship committees on campus, working with the Office of Financial Aid concerning student awards and scholarships, and facilitating the flow of financial information to campus scholarship coordinators prior to awards.
Working with the Office of Advancement, helps coordinate and manage the scholarship notification and student donor thank you processes by notifying students by first class mail and email of the thank you letter process and coordinating receipt and review of thank you letters from students.
Responsible for designing and developing a process to notify Financial Aid of receipt so funds may be disbursed.
Compiles and reports metrics on an annual basis to assess the University's performance in awarding privately funded scholarships.
Facilitates and supports the accomplishment of established university fundraising goals by developing and maintaining cordial and professional working relationships with University administrative, support, and professional departmental staff and appropriate off-campus constituencies
Assures donor confidentiality as well as the confidentiality of the projects undertaken by the Office of Advancement by conducting all personal contacts and communications with donors in a professional manner.
Facilitates good donor relations by representing the Office of Advancement at functions and meetings as assigned and working with donors and potential donors, alumni, students, friends, and various constituencies of the University to strengthen their ties to Armstrong.
In addition to adhering to all University policies and procedures, you will also adhere to the policies and procedures of the Office of Advancement.
Armstrong Atlantic State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Georgia is an Open Records state.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
A review of applications will begin on December 16, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. For best consideration, please apply by this date.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.
Commensurate with Education and Experience.To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.armstrong.edu
Armstrong Atlantic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.