University of Wisconsin – Green Bay — Financial Aid Director

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UW-Green Bay), a part of the University of Wisconsin System, is a regional comprehensive university with four campuses in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan. UW-Green Bay provides a pathway to degrees for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students across a 16-county region, serving nearly 9,000 students with growing enrollment each year over the last six years. The university’s strategic plan for 2022-2025  focuses on improving student success and retention, including implementing an open-access mission to meet the region’s needs and offering need-based scholarships to help remove financial barriers to recruitment and retention of students towards graduation. 

The Position
Reporting to the assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services, the director will support the university’s strategic priorities by leading the financial aid office with a focus on student recruitment and retention at all four of its campuses. As an integral member of the enrollment services team, the new director will leverage scholarships to open the door to higher education while awarding and disbursing federal, state, Institution, and foundation aid through its $42 million budget. A strategic and collaborative leader, the director will create a vision for modern financial aid systems to reduce barriers to student success while being firmly grounded in the regulatory guidelines necessary for federal and state compliance.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, at least four years of direct experience leading a comprehensive financial aid operation, extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations related to financial aid management and compliance, and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple offices to assist with the proper administration of aid. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, in-depth knowledge of a PeopleSoft Student Information system setup and operation, and knowledge and understanding of NCAA, Department of Defense, and Veterans’ Administration regulations and requirements.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Ashley Knight at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

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Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. 

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.