Position Classification Title: Dir,Financial Aid
Position Classification Code: P1011
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 13
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Provides overall direction and management to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices throughout the NMSU system. Maintains and administers federal, state, and institutional student financial aid funds and appropriate recording requirements.
Standard Duties:
Directs the overall operations of the student financial aid program which provides financial assistance to students; oversees student financial aid activities at community colleges. Develops and recommends policies for financial aid which support goals and policies of the institution and which ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of Las Cruces campus financial aid staff. Interprets federal regulations, guidelines and professional literature on financial aid and informs all NMSU financial aid staff of changes, modifications and interpretations resulting from new or current legislation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles, practices, methodology, and procedures for the provision of student financial aid. Knowledge of a broad range of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment. Working knowledge and facilitation of the operations of the Banner Financial Aid system and related module components. Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the provision of student financial aid. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques. Knowledge of current and developing information services capacity requirements to support operational needs and directions. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Employee development and performance management skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial information and to develop and prepare financial statements and ad hoc reports and analyses. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and direct student financial assistance programs and initiatives. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals and strategic planning.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-