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Associate Director of Financial Aid Processing–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has an opening for the Associate Director of Financial Aid Processing in the Student Financial Services office!!

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. 3-5 years of experience in administering financial aid for a private university setting preferred. PeopleSoft experience and Microsoft Excel experience strongly preferred. Supervisory experience required. Applicants may apply at www.artic.edu/careers

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities.

Position Duties include:

-Overseeing all phases of the awarding process including adjusting and cancelling financial aid, verification and loan certification.

-Overseeing department payment processing and reporting requirements related to federal, state and institutional funds received for SAIC students.

-Overseeing refund processing. Ensures accurate and timely refunds to students and parents according to federal, state and institutional policies. Seeks efficiencies and improvements in these areas for both students and staff.

-Overseeing the Student Payroll process. Ensures accurate and timely pay earning to students according to the federal work-study regulations as well as federal, state, county/city, and institutional requirements. Seeks efficiencies and improvements in these areas for both students and staff.

-Assisting the Director in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations, which includes written policies and procedures.  Also, assist with determining student budgets and allocation institutional/departmental resources.
-Developing, maintaining and presenting training materials to staff.

-Overseeing student loan repayment outreach initiatives for students about to enter repayment and/or e delinquent in repayment. Assists/educates students to prevent them from becoming delinquent or default.

-Working closely with director and staff to identify and prioritize specific functions that need enhanced or improved within the Processing area and SFS Department.

-Researching, creating, and implementing plans to improve the processing identified above.

-Assisting in completing audits and program reviews as they relate to financial aid programs.

-Attending SAIC functions including Admissions recruiting events and SFS Training Events. Some weekends and travel required.

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