Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of Financial Aid. The position is full-time exempt position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.
The Director of Financial Aid will provide strategic leadership for the Office of Financial Aid and serve as a key member of the Enrollment Management division. The Director is part of a collaborative and innovative team who focus on student success through a lens of equity and inclusion and has a passion for the liberal arts.
The Director will:
Develop and oversee execution of financial aid strategies through a process of assessment and continuous improvement
Ensure compliance with all federal, state and institutional laws, regulations, and policies
Collaborate with Director of Admission and Vice President on enrollment forecasting
Utilize data analysis and predictive analytics to inform decision making and ensure a culture of data-driven decision making in the financial aid office
Coordinate aid packaging policies and processes
Provide oversight of student employment
Serve on institutional committees including retention and financial assistance/appeals
Lead and manage 4-member financial aid team, providing professional development
Manage day-to-day operations of the financial aid office
Manage financial aid office budget
Serve as the senior representative of the Office of Financial Aid, internally and externally
7+ years in enrollment management or related field
Previous staff leadership experience
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and being student-centered
Prior experience at a private liberal arts institution preferred
Preferred qualifications and experiences:
Strong oral and written communication skills
Understanding of current best practices in financial aid leveraging
Data analysis and modeling experience
Previous experience with Colleague and/or Slate CRM
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.