Lamar State College Port Arthur - Director of Financial Aid

Friday, October 19, 2018 4:23 PM | Anonymous

Posting Details

Position Information
Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Posting Information
Position Title Director of Financial Aid
Position Number 800305
Posting Number 201500055P
Start Date 07/18/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions To Applicants

The Director of Financial Aid is being re-posted as of 10/08/2018. Review of qualified applications will begin October 25, 2018. Please submit materials by that date in order to ensure full consideration.

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process.
Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately. 
The following documents are requested: resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.

Job Summary

The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Dean of Student Services. The Director is responsible for the administration of all financial aid and veterans’ program, and oversees Financial Aid programs for Inmate Education. The Director coordinates the activities of the financial aid department.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree is required. Requires two to four years experience on jobs leading to this position, or similar jobs. Familiarity with Banner, Second Chance Pell, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and Veterans programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related discipline is preferred. Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments in a timely manner. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others. Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.

SALARY Minimum $60,000; Commensurate with experience. Plus benefits
Work Hours 8-5 M-F, other times occasionally
Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Prepare and submit all necessary federal, state, city and institutional reporting for financial aid and veterans administration required meeting all deadlines.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Satisfy all requirements for all Federal and State Reporting for grants and loans.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Develop and monitor all institutional packaging and financial aid policies.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Monitor that the institution is in compliance with all aid delivery and student consumer information for federal, state and internal financial aid regulators (including internal audits within department).

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Research, interpret, and apply state and federal regulations including guidelines to Title IV programs to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Establish strategies for the effective and efficient delivery of financial aid awards to students that maximize retention and recruitment goals.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Administers and monitors the Veterans Administration student financial assistance programs.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Coordinate outreach efforts to external constituencies. Oversee departmental operations and training. Counsel student and parents, perform need analysis as needed. Conduct Financial Aid workshops and presentations for students, parents and constituents. In coordinator with the Financial Appeals Team perform professional judgment and consider appeals.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Oversee Financial Aid programs for Inmate Education, including site visits for to local state and federal prisons.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate departmental staff. Coordinate departmental staff development. Maintain and actively participate in National and State of Texas Financial Aid Associations, Department of Education, and attends trainings.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Perform other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1 year
    • 1-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5-7 years
    • 7 or more years
  3. * Describe experience that you have managing/supervising in an office environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How well do you handle stressful situations such as a high energy, high traffic office environment with production deadlines?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How many years of experience do you have advising students about Pell Grants?
    • No experience
    • 1-2 years of experience
    • 3-4 years of experience
    • 5-6 years of experience
    • More than 7 years of experience
  6. * Do you have experience with Ellucian Banner 9?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How many years of experience do you have as a Director and/or Assistant Director of Financial of Financial Aid in a public higher education setting?
    • 4-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  8. * Do you speak fluent Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you willing to be certified to go into the Federal and State prisons to supervise and assist staff and students?
    • yes
    • no
    • maybe

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Selective Service
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Transcripts 2
  7. Transcripts 3

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