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Director, Financial Aid
Staff Position (11517)

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Financial Aid.

Primary Job Duties: Manage all aspects of the University’s financial aid budget, including institutional, state, federal, and SU Foundation funds applied to student accounts. This position directs the financial aid staff, assigns tasks, ensures financial aid compliance, produces institutional-level reporting, manages the University’s four-year financial aid model to best apply more than $8M in institutional aid. The director is a key member of the Enrollment Management leadership team, helping to create packaging models in consultation with the University’s consultants, creating and managing packaging policies, and forecasting aid expenditures. Position also works on multiple strategic enrollment committees and collaborates across campus with departments and divisions to support University enrollment and retention and to ensure effective use of scholarship funds.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Business, Higher Education or a related field. If a Bachelor’s, a minimum of seven years of related work experience. If a Master’s, a minimum of five years of related work experience.

Progressive Financial Aid Office leadership experience to include: strategic projection and policy implementation, day-to-day managing of a large budget, supervising staff working with consultants, completing critical annual reports for financial aid compliance, and compliance with state/federal regulations. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – particularly Excel to manage complex project, databases, and multiple accounts. Experience completing critical annual reports for financial aid compliance.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.

Must be able to stay up-to-date on state and federal financial aid policy changes and interpret their impact on a financial aid operation. Position requires high level of competence utilizing Excel to manage large numbers of funds.

This is a full-time, professional, exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit all of the following: 1) A cover letter; 2) resume; and, 3) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System.

Applications received by September 17, 2017 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please click to begin.

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.: Equal Opportunity Statement :.

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.

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