Director of Student Funding Services

Highline Community College – Des Moines, WA

Highline Community College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010 and 2013.

The Director of the Student Funding Services takes a lead role in administering the delivery of student financial aid and workforce education services. The Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a student-centered, supportive atmosphere among the staff with sensitivity and responsiveness to all students, and in administering federal, state and institutional financial aid programs in compliance with applicable rules and reporting requirements. This position is responsible for maintaining effective coordination and teamwork with other departments on campus and serves on the Student Services Leadership Team. Additional responsibilities include packaging financial aid awards, troubleshooting individual and system problems, developing an efficient electronic-based system which provides customer-oriented service, counseling students in a helpful, supportive manner, and in using Professional Judgment (decision making authority) when appropriate.

This is a full-time exempt, at will position. This position may require you to work some evenings and weekends.

Essential Tasks

Reporting to directly to the Associate Dean of Student Funding this position will:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate the policies and procedures for delivery of services which (a) are in compliance with federal and state regulations, and (b) provides equitable access by student applicants;
  • Determine student eligibility for financial aid, package awards, coordinate disbursement of funds and monitor academic progress of recipients;
  • Oversee and coordinate aspect of programs which include Veterans Scholarships, WorkFirst, Workforce Grants, WorkStudy, Direct Loans, and federal, state, and institutional grants;
  • Manage all federal, state and institutional recordkeeping and reporting;
  • Manage the automated financial aid system;
  • Prepare and monitor office budgets;
  • Provide effective leadership, training, direct supervision and evaluation of office staff and conduct regularly staff meetings;
  • Conduct workshops and other informational activities on campus, at local high schools, and in the community;
  • Serve as the Financial Aid Administrator for the Passport to College program working closely with the designated Passport to College advisor;
  • Serve on the Student Services Leadership Team and act as a liaison between the Funding Services Office and other department on campus;
  • Represent the College at conferences, within the community and in various organizations.
  • Ability to:
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and quality delivery of service.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks with firm deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community partners.
  • Knowledge:
  • Knowledge & understanding of state and federal FA programs and rules.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree; AND
  • Three years of administrative experience in Financial Aid; AND
  • Two years of management/supervisory experience; AND
  • Experience with automated financial aid management systems.
  • Experience with community college program;.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct data analysis, abstract computerized statistical information and manipulate date for customized reporting formats;
  • Bilingual Fluency;
  • PeopleSoft Experience or working knowledge of PeopleSoft.
  • Supplemental Information

    Your online application must include the following three attachments in order to be considered complete:
    1. Current Resume;
    2. Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing how your skills and abilities relate to this position;
    3. A one page Diversity Response (found in the Supplemental Questions).

    Conditions of Employment:

    Must pass a National Criminal Background Check.

    The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.


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