New York University — Senior Director, Financial Aid

New York University (NYU), a dynamic, global leader in education, seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative leader to serve as its next senior director of financial aid.

The new senior director will possess a strategic understanding of the integral role of student financial aid in supporting student enrollment, student success and student services; and will have knowledge of financial aid trends as they relate to the use and delivery of student financial aid. An experienced leader of people and programs, the successful candidate will have an ability to operate in a complex environment; demonstrated skill in leading and developing a large professional staff; excellent communication skills; a thorough knowledge of financial aid policies, processes and regulations; an uncompromising commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, quality service and student advocacy; and experience with the application of current and emerging technologies to the financial aid process.

As a member of a growing private university with a global scope, the senior director of financial aid will navigate a large, complex and service-oriented operation. A deep understanding of the financial aid landscape and all its possible changes, an ability to adapt strategy to accommodate those developments, policy expertise and excellent and diplomatic communication skills will be fundamental to success, and will be foundational qualities for the next leader.

Since its inception, NYU has been a distinctly urban university, one that its founder, Albert Gallatin, called a university that is “in and of the city.” Today, NYU has evolved into a university that is “in and of the great cities of the world.” NYU’s global network comprises three degree-granting portal campuses: one in the heart of New York City, a second in Abu Dhabi, and a third in Shanghai. Currently, the university enrolls over 26,000 undergraduate and nearly 25,000 graduate students. With stellar faculty and students engaged in world-class scholarship, twelve degree programs, a 94% first-year student retention rate and undergraduate and graduate programs that are consistently ranked among the best in the nation, NYU is positioned among the top institutions of higher education.

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Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 27, 2020. 

Candidates should provide, as three separate documents: a letter describing their interest in and qualification for the position, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of five references. Detailed responsibilities and requirements for this position are described in the Leadership Profile, available at

Nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted electronically to New York University’s consultants, Lisa Meyer and Patricia Coleman at

The New York University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.