The Saint Michael’s College Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) invites applications for an Associate Director of Student Financial Services. The Office of SFS is seeking an energetic and self-motivated professional who has experience in the administration of financial aid in a higher education setting. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to access and affordability as well as excellent student service. SFS plays an integral role in the enrollment and retention efforts of the College. The associate director will serve as a member of the SFS leadership team contributing to the development and execution of strategic goals for the unit. This position is ideal for financial aid professionals seeking to advance their career.
Major responsibilities include the administration, review and awarding of financial aid, providing guidance to students regarding matters related to financial aid and billing, as well as staff training and development. Salary will be based on qualifications and relevant experience with a hiring range of $58,000 – $65,000.
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Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.
Applicants must have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 3-5 years of financial aid experience
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- Experience providing clear and compassionate customer service in a variety of situations
- Proven ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office products and with student information systems
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:
- A cover letter that includes a statement reflecting on financial aid as it relates to equal access to post-secondary education, and how your skills and experiences would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Saint Michael’s. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the SFS team has an important role to play in that commitment.
- Contact information for professional references will be requested at a later date.
Alongside uploading your resume, you will be able to upload the additional documents requested.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu
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