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North Dakota State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships with an anticipated start date of early January, 2021. The Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships reports to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and is an integral part of a team which develops strategies to support student access and success and contributing to the achievement of NDSU’s enrollment and retention goals. The Director is responsible for administration, planning, and leadership of a comprehensive financial aid program consisting of over $125 million annually in federal, state, and institutional funds. The Director leads an office of 15 full-time staff members and ensures full compliance with all federal/state regulations and reporting.
NDSU is seeking a collaborative leader with an understanding of the integral role of financial aid in supporting student enrollment, student success and student services, and an ability to adapt strategy as needed to achieve student and institutional enrollment goals.
NDSU welcomes candidates from underrepresented groups and does not discriminate in its programs on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. Direct inquiries to Vice Provost, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Old Main 201, (701) 231-7708, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply please submit a letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume/vitae and contact information for three professional references electronically at https://jobs.ndsu.edu/ Screening will remain open until a suitable applicant is chosen. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Mr. Casey Peterson, Dean of Students.
North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university — an economic engine that educates students, conducts primary research, creates new knowledge and advances technology. The university provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world.
NDSU is a major research university of more than 13,000 students. The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, pharmaceutical science, biotechnology, robotics and materials science.
NDSU is listed as 83 among 402 public universities based on NDSU’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, and computer sciences.
Fargo, North Dakota, home of NDSU, is located about three and a half hours from Minneapolis. The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area has a population of nearly 240,000 and consistently ranks among the best areas to live in the country. Fargo recently was listed as Livability’s third most recession-proof U.S. city; WalletHub named it the sixth happiest city in the nation; and Fargo’s job market was ranked fourth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
More information about NDSU and the Fargo-Moorhead community can be found at www.ndsu.edu/about
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Progressive levels of experience with 5+ years experience in higher education
• Broad understanding of scholarship programs and federal financial aid regulations.
• Functional experience with student information systems
• Ability to motivate/lead professional staff members
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion
•Demonstrated commitment to customer service
•Experience managing complex workflows in an educational setting (including developing and implementing operational systems, interpreting regulations, and reporting)
• Master’s degree
• Budget management experience
• Demonstration of progressive levels of experience within a financial aid office in an institution of higher education
•Record of successful leadership in the use and implementation of software used for financial aid and scholarship processing
•Demonstrated skill in leading and motivating professional staff members
• Knowledge of enrollment trends and financial aid strategies used to influence enrollment
• Thorough knowledge of financial aid policies, processes and regulations