Financial Aid Manager Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
organizes, and controls a function of financial aid such as
scholarships, forms processing. Incumbents in this classification
report to a manager and supervise subordinate staff supervisors
fourth in a series of four classifications. Incumbents give
direction to other professionals in financial aid by keeping them
informed of changes in legislation, establishing new procedures
and/or policies to deal with changes.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Participates in the planning, goal setting, and evaluation
of the financial aid process and operation of the areas of the
Student Financial Assistance Office.
- Reviews and recommends changes and/or implementation of
departmental policies and procedures to increase efficiency of
operations and to meet changing regulations requirements.
- Serves as liaison between all university departments and the
financial aid office to coordinate policies and guidelines
pertaining to financial aid.
- Interprets federal regulations, guidelines and professional
literature on financial aid and informs financial aid staff of
changes, modifications and interpretations resulting from new or
- Compiles budgetary and statistical reports regarding
financial aid to recommend equipment, supplies, staffing and to
report on current activities of function.
- Reviews and analyzes difficult financial aid applications
referred by subordinate staff to determine best solution and
decide eligibility for award.
- Prepares information and presents at meetings, discussion
groups or workshops for students, parents, staff, community
organizations and/or outside agencies.
- Assists with the development of office publications and
- Assists in the design, testing and implementation of all
computer systems applications and quality control procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and skill in automated processing.
- Knowledge of current federal regulations governing student
- Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and
- Knowledge and skill in administration and management of
financial aid programs.
- Skill in making simple calculations.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field AND
six years of financial aid or related experience which includes one
year supervisory experience; OR, Ten years' financial aid or related
experience which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Any
equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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