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Director of Financial Aid

Company: Lane Community College
Location: Eugene
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Please see Special Instructions for more details.Applicant InstructionsTo be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package: * Incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure all employment and education dates are filled in.* The CV/Resume may not take the place of any one section in the application.Required Documents

1. Online Application - complete in entirety and submitted online2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest - not to exceed 1-2 pages (size 12 font / 2 point line spacing) addressing the essential functions of: * Leadership * Change management * Financial aid program administration3. Resume/ C/V - Comprehensive of experience, education and accomplishments - addressing how you meet the position requirements. 4. Additional Document/ Work Related References - provide two (2) professional work related references. **Do not send Letters of Reference.If applicable:
5. DD214 - Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College. castrod@lanecc.eduQuestions? * For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586* For position questions contact Dana; Castrod@lanecc.edu AA/EEO Statement: Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled candidates.
  • Lane actively recruits veterans and those with disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.
  • Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources, castrod@lanecc.edu, 541-463-3970
  • Lane Community College ensures that all veteran documentation submitted to HR will remain confidential.
  • Lane employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
  • Provide all documents as requested; a resume may not take the place of any section of the application.
  • Unofficial or Official Transcripts are required for this position at the time of hire. See instructions below.
  • Candidates will be able to implement and ensure an "equity lens" is used to assess, implement and maintain systems and structures that are inclusive and respectful.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. * Our application is used to determine your initial salary placement for selected candidates. All employment and education history will be considered. How to monitor your application
    1. Enter recruitment@lanecc.edu into your safe sending list. Notifications will be sent toward the end of search process. Be sure to check your spam mail.
    2. Visit your Employment Opportunities account. The main page will show your status in the search.
    * See applicant instructions. Positions close at 9:00 pm. Location: Main Campus Classification: Management Position Type: Management Anticipated Start Date: Upon Hire Salary/Wage: Annual Salary/Wage Range: $70,454 - $98,582 (Management Salary Band 4A) * Our application is used to determine your initial salary placement for selected candidates. All employment and education history will be considered. In addition to salary, an excellent benefit package is provided.
    • Our Management Benefits package includes a generous contribution toward medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability as well as paid sick leave and vacation time. All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit. Working Schedule: Full-time; Variable work hours based upon department needs; weekends, evenings and travel may be required. Generally Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00 pm.
      • Masters Degree or combination of education and experience. Required Experience:
        • Five (5) years of financial experience, which includes at least three (3) years of progressively responsible management experience. Conditions of Employment:
          • Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background check. Preferred Education
            • Masters Degree in Higher Education Leadership, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field. Preferred Experience
              • Experience with Community College Federal/State Financial Aid
              • Bargaining Unit (union) experience
              • Budget planning and development
              • Higher Education instruction and Student Affairs experience
              • Experience with under-served and non-traditional students Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in World languages is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and cultural competent behaviors is expected. Equivalency Statement: Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications. Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position. Position Purpose: The Director of Financial Aid, working with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, sets the vision and mission for the financial aid team to successfully manage federal and state financial aid programs. Essential Functions: Essential Functions Leadership
                • Facilitate the delivery of federal and state financial programs.
                • Develop and supervise financial aid team through coaching, mentoring, facilitating, and professional development.
                • Promote the college vision, mission, values and strategic directions; enhance and support student enrollment and success; ensure collaborative, integrated and effective practices.
                • Collaborate with Student Affairs Leadership to ensure integrated, fiscally sustainable practices that promote quality instruction and student success.
                • Promote and foster collegiality; initiate and/or support change, creativity, and innovation processes.
                • Promote development and implementation of diversity initiatives; facilitate staff participation in college-wide diversity initiatives.
                • Ensure compliance with regional accreditation policy and standards on instruction and student services.
                • Utilize new technologies and web based tools to improve financial aid application and disbursement processes. Administration
                  • Lead financial aid services and programs to ensure effective enrollment management and the development and assessment of student recruitment and retention strategies.
                  • Leverage financial aid team skills to advance department goals.
                  • Professionally represent the College at local, state and national levels.
                  • Supervise the coordination, preparation and submission of reports required by local, state and national agencies.
                  • Identify and participate in opportunities for individual professional development.
                  • Actively support affirmative action goals and equal opportunity efforts at individual, divisional and college levels; facilitate effective recruiting and retention of a diverse workforce.
                  • Manage and monitor financial aid departmental budget in collaboration with college leadership utilize data in decision making to ensure effective, efficient and sustainable use of resources.
                  • Manage employment and termination actions, recruitment process, assignment, supervision and evaluation of staff in collaboration with Executive Team and Human Resources. Equity and Inclusion
                    • Demonstrate Lane's core value of social justice by ensuring such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences, are the basis of employee interpersonal communications and relationships in all position responsibilities. This is done regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
                    • Evaluate and maintain ADA compliance and appropriate access to persons with disabilities in order to provide for the success of students and staff with disabilities.
                    • Administer financial aid programs within federal and state regulatory requirements; develop institutional policies and procedures supporting compliance and the needs of Lane students.
                    • Manage institutional eligibility issues and maintain program participation with the U.S. Department of Education; develop funding formulas and awarding plans that maximize student benefits within available resources.
                    • Serve as a leader and member of internal committees and councils involved in governance of the institution; represent Lane in state, regional, and national higher education and financial aid organizations.
                    • Represent community college and financial aid opportunities to members of the community, including prospective students and their families, civic organizations, high schools and government and non-profit social services agencies.
                      Other related duties as assigned. Supervision Statement: Reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. Physical Demands/Working Environment: This position works indoors and is exposed to usual office working conditions that includes office noises and interruptions, such as printers, telephones, and visitors. This position requires that an employee be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time; perform cognitive and psychometric work for more than six (6) hours a day. Work may require transporting materials up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of:
                      • Comprehensive detailed knowledge of the legal, statutory, regulatory and internal policy requirements of financial aid administration; thorough working knowledge of the use of Federal, State, and automated systems and the technical and process elements that support the delivery of financial aid to students. Thorough working knowledge of basic financial accounting and fiscal issues and the College student service systems and processes such as financial processes, HR management and processes, labor relations, higher education legal issues; the interdependence of academic and student affairs; college policies, public relations and technology; student judicial processes; demonstrated understanding of higher education instructional and student affairs processes, challenges and opportunities; disability, mental health, and other student access issues. Skill in:
                        • Collaborative and participatory decision making utilizing the efforts of others, analysis, organization and administration; problem solving; interpersonal relationships; communication, coaching, mentoring, team building, recognition and collaborative leadership; facilitation and conflict resolution and negotiation; demonstrated cultural competence; crisis intervention and management; direct, open, clear and concise communication both verbal and written; skillful and active listening; meeting facilitation; management of complex budget; planning skills, vision and initiative to anticipate and manage rapid institutional and technology changes. Ability to:
                          • Effectively lead, guide and encourage staff; be a visionary and transactional leader; initiate and implement best practices; manage a high degree of complexity, including ability to address multiple projects and issues at the highest level of the organization; collaborate with collective bargaining units; foster and promote a respectful environment by interacting positively with students, staff and other members of diverse communities; use and promote computer technology to enhance learning; promote an environment of innovation and creativity; work with community organizations and other institutions; implement outcomes and assessment in the learning process; advocate for Enrollment and Student Financial Services and more specifically the financial aid team, within the College and community at large; demonstrate an active collegial, cooperative workplace; relate interpersonally with students, staff and the public; promote a strategic vision for areas of responsibility; demonstrated ability to build systems that promote communication and transparency. To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:
                            • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure all employment and education dates are filled in.
                            • The CV/Resume may not take the place of any one section in the application. Required Documents
                              1. Online Application - complete in entirety and submitted online

                              2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest - not to exceed 1-2 pages (size 12 font / 2 point line spacing) addressing the essential functions of:
                              * Leadership
                              * Change management
                              * Financial aid program administration

                              3. Resume/ C/V - Comprehensive of experience, education and accomplishments - addressing how you meet the position requirements.

                              4. Additional Document/ Work Related References - provide two (2) professional work related references. **Do not send Letters of Reference.

                              If applicable:
                              5. DD214 - Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College. castrod@lanecc.eduQuestions?
                              • For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586
                              • For position questions contact Dana; Castrod@lanecc.edu Transcript Instructions: Transcripts are Required at Time of Hire Official transcripts will be required if you are the selected candidate for the position.
                                • Official transcripts are required within thirty (30) days from hire if you are the selected candidate for the position. College and Division Information: College Information The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce. Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities that include: History Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. One of the advantages of working Lane is living in the area. Lane's main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area's scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what's new at www.eugenecascadescoast.org/ (link is external). Union Association: Managers Working Agreement Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
                                  • * Summarize your multicultural experiences. How will this experience support under-served, under-represented and non-traditional student populations? (1200 characters maximum, spaces included) (Open Ended Question)

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