Associate Director, Operations #499388

Lamar University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$53,581 - $61,800
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Position Information

Posting Number 20112589

Position Title Associate Director, Operations #499388 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Student Financial Aid

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role: Reporting to the Director of Student Aid, the Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the operations and compliance staff. This position will provide training to see that each employee receives adequate education in all state and federal regulations. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs as well as assist with fiscal compliance efforts. The Associate Director will assist in the development of new policies and procedures to match regulations for scholarship and financial aid programs.

Furthermore, the Associate Director will evaluate problem areas in the operations unit, make changes to the office processes in order to address this issue, and have continuous evaluation to ensure efficiencies and compliance is achieved.

What You'll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Tasks are accomplished by hiring new employees; performance evaluations; training new employees; addressing personnel decisions for direct subordinates and those under subordinates.
  • Monitors regulatory and administrative requirements for Title IV federal student aid programs, identifies regulatory changes and systematic problems, may survey other colleges for responses, and briefs the executive director and director of recently adopted regulations with respect to Title IV aid and state aid programs along with proposed solutions including plans, recommendations, and timetables for effectively implementing changes appropriately both for compliance and administrative effectiveness for Lamar University (LU). Alerts staff to proposed changes.
  • Creates, coordinates, and publishes an internal standard operating procedures (SOP) manual for each area and specific function within the operations and compliance until and updates/communicates changes to assure compliance with regulatory and administrative requirements for Title IV federal student aid programs.
  • Provides training to direct reports and related staff on updates and issues with respect to state and federal financial aid programs.
  • Assists in the management of the day-to-day operations of assigned areas.
  • Works with director to ensure Banner is configured in a manner that is compliant with federal, state, and institutional regulations.
  • Establishes monitoring and reviewing controls to ensure adherence by staff to the code of federal regulations with respect to Title IV federal student aid and state regulations regarding state financial aid programs.
  • Provides subject matter expertise for all related training.
  • Develops and ensures federal and state compliant content for financial aid websites and assists in the coordination of the relevancy, usefulness, and accuracy of information on other LU websites related to financial aid and ensures overall compliance with federal consumer protection and disclosure requirements.
  • Performs random quality assurance testing on process financial aid files.
  • Participates in local, regional, and national financial aid organizations to stay abreast of all regulatory changes.
  • Participates in the data gathering and coordination for a successful annual financial aid audit, may serve as the lead representative for the FAQs during reviews, and assists in post-audit responses.
  • May serve as a back-up liaison with the US Department of Education and assist the director in other duties or projects
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

    Benefits – Job Perks:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

    Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent.
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum three years' work experience, preferably in financial aid, and/or finance, including one-year supervisory experience.
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $53,581 - $61,800 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 01/13/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

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  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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