Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA, a leader among the nation’s independent, two year colleges, is conducting a search for a Director of Financial Aid. This position offers candidates with student financial aid experience the opportunity for growth in a setting that supports innovative thinking. The successful candidate will be a key member of the College’s new enrollment management team and will play a key role helping the college implement its enrollment management plan.
Harcum College, located in the greater Philadelphia area in Bryn Mawr, PA, offers a comprehensive educational program which emphasizes career opportunities for its graduates and the growth and development of each student as an individual and as a responsible member of society. Harcum offers over 20 majors at the Associate Degree and Certificate levels. Noncredit courses are offered through the Office of Continuing Studies. Courses are offered at Harcum’s Bryn Mawr campus, at Partnership Sites and online.
The successful candidate will have a proven history of successful administration of financial aid at the post-secondary level, demonstrated leadership ability, and have the ability to collaborate with a wide range of internal and external constituents, have a commitment to high quality student service, and be a strategic thinker.
Primary responsibilities include; providing leadership for the Student Financial Aid Department; overseeing the Department’s operations and budget; supervising staff; developing and implementing internal controls necessary to successfully administer federal, state and institutional financial assistance; and developing Department specific strategic and tactical actions that support the recruitment and retention of students.
Key Responsibilities include:
Overseeing the Department’s strategic and tactical operations consistent with the enrollment management objectives of the College;
Develops, implements and monitors internal controls (policies and procedures) necessary to ensure compliance with financial federal, state and institutional financial aid regulations;
Manages and supervises all financial aid processes for awarding student loans, grants, scholarship packages and work study;
Develops and monitors the Financial Aid Office budget including personnel needs, and departmental operating expenses;
Oversees all administrative functions of the Financial Aid Office by supervising, providing ongoing professional development opportunities, and evaluating all full-time and part-time employees;
Maintains College’s Financial Aid data to assure timely and accurate submission of required federal, state, institutional and third-party reporting requirements, including but limited to the FISAP, Program Participation Agreement, National Student Loan Clearinghouse, IPEDS, etc.;
Provides direction to IT to ensure that the College’s financial aid management systems are used effectively and that IT processes and product enhancements are up-to-date and user/student friendly;
Represents the College at internal and external functions including state, federal and national conferences and meetings.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred.
Minimum of 5 years prior experience in financial aid at least at the associate director level.
Experience working with an integrated student information system, preferably with PowerFaids and PowerCampus.
Comprehensive knowledge of the administration of financial aid
ABOUT HARCUM COLLEGE
Harcum College is an independent, coeducational, fully accredited, residential college. The College offers associate degrees in allied health, business and social science, as well as certificates and a variety of continuing studies programs.
Founded in 1915 by Edith Hatcher Harcum and Octavius Harcum, it was the first college in Pennsylvania chartered by the state to offer the associate degree. Today Harcum has degree programs on its Bryn Mawr Campus, located about 20 minutes west of Philadelphia, programs online and at Partnership Sites throughout the region, serving approximately 1,400 students.
Harcum provides quality instruction from faculty, close student-faculty collaboration, small class sizes, and individualized support services.
Harcum College offers a comprehensive benefits package and the salary will be commensurate with experience.
Harcum College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
About Harcum College
Harcum College seeks to provide men and women with outstanding career preparation that will meet or exceed the standards of their chosen professions. At Harcum self-realization and preparation for participative citizenship are also of great importance. Intent upon remaining among the foremost independent two-year colleges in America, Harcum aims at providing every student with the opportunity not only for a rewarding career, but also for a fulfilling life.