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Human Resources

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Date Opened: 9-18-2012
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University invites applications for the Associate Director of Financial Aid position, Job #499. This position assists with the management of the Financial Aid Office, to include the processing and review of applications for financial aid, determining financial aid eligibility for student applicants, management of various grant and scholarship programs, coordination of financial aid counseling and packaging for students studying abroad, assistance with staff training, assistance with the processing of VA educational benefits for students, and monitoring of state and federal financial aid programs to ensure regulatory compliance.  As a member of the Financial Aid staff, the Associate Director also provides financial aid counseling to individual students and families in support of student recruitment and retention efforts at the university. This position oversees the office operations and management in the absence of the Director of Financial Aid.

Minimum qualifications include:  a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of five years of experience in a college/university financial aid office; proven knowledge of Federal Title IV and State of Texas Financial Aid programs and regulations; general computer proficiency in WORD, EXCEL, and student information systems.  Preferred qualifications include:  experience with State of Texas Tuition Equalization Grant program, Federal Pell Grant program and/or familiarity with Federal Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) processing system.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, three-weeks vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

Interested persons may submit letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references, and salary history and expectation to: Director of  Financial Aid, Job # 499, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX  78627-0770 or FAX:  512-863-1880 or e-mail to:

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted September 18, 2012.