Detailed Job Description
Quinnipiac University has undergone the complex process of opening a medical school, with an emphasis on primary care and global health. We plan to enroll our first medical school class by Fall 2013, pending accreditation and state approval.
The Director of Financial Aid for the Medical School is responsible for administering all aspects of the medical school's financial aid programs including: ensuring compliance with all state, federal, private and institutional policies and procedures; managing the operational budget; conducting strategic analysis and modeling that supports the development of budget requests and packaging strategies that include federal and institutional funds (need and merit-based); tracking and management of all funds; providing training, direction and supervision of professional and clerical staff. The director will be responsible for setting up all aspects of the new medical school's financial aid office to include hiring of clerical and professional staff.
- Manage and direct the day to day operation of the Medical School financial aid office.
- Participate in and oversee all counseling, application processing, need analysis, verification and packaging.
- Supervise and manage the medical school's financial aid staff; Coordinate staff selection and training.
- Ensure compliance with all LCME standards related to medical student financial aid, financial aid advising, and debt management counseling.
- Calculate standards of eligibility, cost of attendance, and awarding methods.
- Ensure compliance with federal regulations and develop and implement policies and procedures regarding the financial aid process. Interpret and implement regulatory changes from the department of education.
- Allocate, manage and reconcile all financial aid resources and authorize disbursements.
- Monitor institutional aid budgets.
- In conjunction with the associate dean for admissions, select returning students for merit, need-based and annual/endowed scholarships.
- Work with development office to ensure good relations with donors and alumni.
- Monitor satisfactory academic progress for all students.
- Compile financial aid statistics and reports, complete surveys etc.
- Develop and supervise entrance and exit counseling for student loan programs.
- Develop and coordinate financial literacy and debt management programs.
- Develop publications, newsletters, application forms, and student consumer information distributed by the Financial Aid Office.
- Conduct financial aid information sessions for prospective and returning students.
- Represent the medical school at appropriate state, regional and national professional school financial aid meetings, workshops, and conferences.
- Support the recruitment efforts of the medical school admissions office by participating in events such as open houses, information sessions, orientation, etc.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required (master’s preferred).
Minimum of seven years of increasing experience in a college or university student financial aid office.
Strong knowledge and experience with automated financial aid and electronic processing systems to include Datatel (or similar ERP system) and MS Office applications.
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of financial aid programs and related enrollment management concepts, as well as project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
Experience with financial aid leveraging techniques and modeling.
Well developed organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well with others.
Ability to work independently with strategic insight.
Representing the medical school to current and prospective students, their families and other interested parties.
Excellent customer service skills; strong organizational, time management, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills coupled with attention to detail.
NOTE: Some evening and weekend work is required.