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Assistant Director, Financial Aid

Position Deleted on 1/11/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Financial Aid
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Wright College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Financial Aid
Union Status: Non-Bargained For
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $46,200 - $52,400
Closing Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

Assist the Director in the overall planning, administration and operational activities of the Office of Financial Aid.

Plans, directs and manages the Office of Financial Aid. Serves as second-in-command of the department and is in-charge in the Director's absence. Oversees the daily office activities and monitors work progress and productivity of staff. Plans and coordinates staff schedules in order to assure sufficient coverage for hours of operation. Fully responsible for the service excellence provided to our students, their families and the community.

Establishes and implements financial aid guidelines, policies and procedures, and develops long-range plans that conform to the demands of regulatory agencies, the needs of College and its students. Oversees special financial aid programs such as Veteran's Affairs, Federal Work Study, college orientations, college tours, CPS college visits, FAFSA-ON-The-Web workshops, and other scholarship programs.

Coordinates the Office of Financial Aid's customer service and public relations campaign. Provides training for staff in customer service. Provides training on financial aid rules and regulations for other College staff responsible for outreach activities. Develops and organizes materials for training in mandatory Federal and State guidelines and regulations.

Works with the Director and College Information Technology staff to establish procedures for managing data processing needs. Identifies, investigates, analyzes and resolves student and parent situations. Interviews student/parent applying for financial aid with more complex circumstances. Evaluates the student's eligibility and executes judgment concerning financial aid eligibility. Prepares narrative and statistical reports to ensure compliance with federal and state funding sources. Generates financial aid reports for staff to use in the processing of student financial aid awards.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

B.A. degree in related field plus 1-3 years of senior level experience in the area of student financial aid. Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations related to student financial aid. Experience working with Microsoft Office programs, MAPNET, COD, and NSLDS.

Excellent organizational and administrative skills; and verbal and written communication skills.

How to Apply
For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume, a legible copy of your college transcript(s), if a degree is required (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.), and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading, and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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