Director of Financial Aid #443350

Lamar University
February 19, 2023
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Position Information

Posting Number 20112590

Position Title Director of Financial Aid #443350 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Student Financial Aid

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Admissions and Aid, and under the division of Enrollment Management, the Director provides vigorous leadership of all Student Financial Aid and Scholarship operations. This position provides direction and management of a multi-million-dollar budget which ensures financial stability for endowed funds and educational access for Lamar financial aid recipients. The successful candidate is responsible for policy development, implementation, and long-range planning that advances the university's goals, mission and vision. This role designs systems that open new opportunities for equitable access to a Lamar University education and develops strategies to effectively deploy university fiscal resources and personnel to achieve these goals. In addition, the Director creates an environment that promotes and celebrates a positive customer service experience. Further, the Director maintains excellent relationships with the communities of interest impacted by this position. The Director provides leadership to approximately 30 staff and works closely with various entities across campus.

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:

  • Manages the campus undergraduate scholarship program to meet campus enrollment goals, including scholarship budgets, expenditures, and projections.
  • Works with Office of Admissions and other departments to ensure effective awarding of Scholarship funds.
  • Coordinates with the office of Development and LU foundation to ensure effective utilization of privately funded scholarships and to support that office in its compliance and records of student awards.
  • Reviews and approves documentation relating to LU scholarships
  • Manages the scholarship appeal process.
  • Determines policies for procurement and distribution of all forms for student financial aid and utilizes a broad span of knowledge to implement these policies. This includes developing projections and justifications for allocating multiple sources of financial aid.
  • Monitors trends in software for financial aid and scholarship processing and works collaboratively to ensure that IT tools supporting the offices are effective.
  • Directs functions of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid such as establishing operational policies and procedures, organizing and managing the Financial Aid and Scholarship staff.
  • Consults with managers and sets priorities to allocate resources. Ensures that students who need financial assistance receive appropriate help.
  • Directs the dissemination of information both digitally and in print on scholarships and financial aid services to faculty, staff, and students, current and prospective, as well as parents.
  • 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 required.
  • minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience required.
  • 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

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • 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 Commensurate 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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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

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