Posting Number 20112589
Position Title Associate Director, Operations #499388
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
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
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
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
State of Texas Retirement plans
Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent.
Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications
Minimum three years' work experience, preferably in financial aid, and/or
finance, including one-year supervisory experience.
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's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran
applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
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
Posting Date 01/13/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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