Saint Mary’s College of California — Dean of Financial Aid

Dean of Financial Aid

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2015-1602404

Location: CA 94556, CA

Department: ENROLLMENT & COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Closing: 10/18/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Background:

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Responsibilities:

In order to provide an affordable education at SMC the Dean of Financial Aid is responsible for the strategic planning of all financial resources needed to help students and their families. This includes participation in the federal Title IV Aid Program as well as all institutional and state financial aid programs. The Dean has oversight of the awarding and disbursement of over $100 million in financial aid. The Dean is responsible for all contractual aid agreements with federal and state agencies and must ensure regulatory compliance of institutional, state and federal aid programs.

1. Provide leadership to the campus community in understanding the impact of federal, state, and institutional financial aid budgeting decisions toward achieving college enrollment objectives. Provide strategic planning for financial aid awarding policy to Vice Provost of Enrollment Services, Provost, and Budget Committee.

2. Responsible for all financial aid data required for Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System(IPEDS), Common Data Set, California SB70 enrollment, persistence and graduation data reports, and the federal Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP). Responsible for all financial data required for academic professional organizations such as NACUBO, PACCON, and AICCU and public media surveys such as Peterson's College Survey and Barron's Profiles of American Colleges. Incumbent is responsible for the Federal A-133 audit for Campus Based Aid and maintaining compliance for the federal Program Participation Agreement and the state Institutional Participation Agreement. Act as a consultant for the federal Yellow Ribbon Program.

3. Ensure that Financial Aid Office practices are guided by and comply with ethical standards; knowledgeable of and contribute to the national dialog on the role and purpose of financial aid. Provide leadership to a professional and administrative support staff of eight; encourage innovation within staff in the Financial Aid Office to enliven services and programs in support of student financial aid opportunities.

4. Responsible for effective research, planning and implementation of all administrative functions related to financial aid processing and reporting. Responsible for financial aid modeling and financial aid analysis of institutional, federal and state awarding policies and budget goals. Responsible for partnering with the Grants Office to secure federal grants. 3a. Ensure that Financial Aid Office practices are guided by and comply with ethical standards; knowledgeable of and contributes to the national dialog on the role and purpose of financial aid. Provide leadership to a professional and administrative support staff of eight; encourage innovation within staff in the Financial Aid Office to enliven services and programs in support of student financial aid opportunities.

5. Serve as member on Enrollment Committee and Budget Committee of the College as well as the Financial Aid Office Representative to IPCC, Student Success Task Force, the Hispanic Serving Institution and other institutional committees. Work in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse environment and develop effective relationships within Departments, Schools and with other areas of the College; attend workshops and meetings consistent with programs as well as on-going College training programs, to meet the growing demands of the position; participates in campus events. Serves as a member of the College Board Scholarship Service Assembly which promotes the sharing of information and ideas among secondary schools, school systems, postsecondary institutions, and public and private agencies that are involved in helping students and families learn about, apply for, and obtain financial aid.

6. Work with families facing special financial circumstances by referral from the President, Provost, Vice Provost, and College Deans. Create workshops and participate in campus information programs such as Financial Literacy and Graduate Financial Aid Programs. Responsible for all financial aid communication to the campus and community.

7. This assembly promotes the sharing of information and ideas among secondary schools, school systems, postsecondary institutions, and public and private agencies that are involved in helping students and families learn about, and obtain financial aid.

8. Other Duties as Assigned by the Vice Provost of Enrollment

Experience and Qualifications:

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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