Director of Financial Aid

Director of Financial Aid


Treasurer/Vice President of Administration


The Director of Financial Aid will provide overall direction, leadership, and management of the Financial Aid Office including policy development and long-range planning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of five years of financial aid experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with prior supervisory experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of student aid regulations, including all Title IV programs and State programs.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Ellucian Colleague based Financial Aid System.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, staff and outside agencies with a commitment to service.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of Colleague.
  • Financial aid experience in the community college sector.
  • Experience with the various programs administered through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
  • Experience implementing an effective student loan default management prevention program.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Must have full understanding of the financial aid process, verification and distribution of funds.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls the policies and procedures that are relative to the operation of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Supervises all facets of the delivery of Veterans Affairs; evaluation, awarding, and billing.
  • Assumes responsibility for all financial aid programs, including scholarships, grants, and Federal Work Study (FWS).
  • Sets up administrative procedures for the effective processing for all federal and state grants and scholarships.
  • Recommend and implement college policies concerning financial aid funding, awarding, and disbursing.
  • Coordinate the awarding and reconciliation of all Federal, State, and institutional funds.
  • Completion of reports for Federal and State agencies, annual audits, and program reviews. Complete all applications for funding (FISAP,etc.)
  • Direct efforts to inform students, parents and other appropriate agencies of financial opportunities.
  • Supervise staff, including hiring, assignment of job duties, and evaluation.
  • Provide direction to staff on professional judgment issues concerning special situations with students and parents.
  • Determine eligibility and award funds to students according to applicable regulations.
  • Direct liaison with Information Technology Division regarding development and implementation of Colleague enhancements and problem resolution.
  • Develop and Initiate budget recommendations concerning areas of responsibility.
  • Work closely with the SSC Foundation in awarding of funds and reporting functions.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve on various college committees as requested.



Beginning Date:

May 18, 2020

Application Deadline:

Until Filled

Application Procedure:

Please submit letter of application, resume and transcripts to: