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Sarah Lawrence College
  • Position Number: 3999111
  • Location: Bronxville, NY
  • Position Type: Financial Aid

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Job Description
Primary responsibilities include providing accurate and effective counseling regarding financial aid eligibility and assistance programs; assisting students and their families in completing the financial aid process; assist with supervision of the student employment program and assisting the Director with the technical management of financial aid systems.

Essential Duties Summary
  • Provide financial aid counseling to students and parents regarding all aspects of financial aid process. Make necessary referrals to other student service offices
  • Provide and promote excellent customer service to students and parents regarding all financial matters.
  • Assist with Federal and Private Student Loan processing
  • Perform technical review of all financial aid applications and preparation of student files
  • Assist with federal verification and resolution of conflicting information
  • Perform detailed review of federal tax documentation including, tax returns, transcripts, business returns, W-2s, etc. Assist in requesting additional documentation when necessary
  • Assist with professional judgment process on income changes during appeal process
  • Assist in the administration of federal, state, institutional, and outside aid programs including utilization of federal websites.
  • Interact with appropriate third party entities in order to facilitate the student eligibility process
  • Assist in ensuring regulatory compliance in all areas of financial aid, including federal, state, and college policies and guidelines.
  • Assist with all aspects of Student Employment process including the management of America Reads Tutoring Program.
  • Support Director with maintenance of financial aid systems, including reporting, algorithms, formulas, etc.
  • Participate in regular training and professional organizations to keep abreast of new information and program changes to be implemented
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree required
  • One to two years of student financial aid/student employment preferred
  • Familiarity with Powerfaids preferred
  • Technical knowledge of systems management preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Time management; ability to cope with multiple interruptions and work under pressure of deadlines; attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with high degree of organizational skill
  • Excellent office skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment
Effective October 15, 2021, all employees of Sarah Lawrence College must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions to this requirement will only be considered for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Any offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and submission of proof of vaccination.

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