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About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Easterns Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resource Services at sgodin@ewu.edu to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree
  • At least 5 years of progressively-responsible financial aid work experience with at least 3 years of staff supervision
  • In-depth familiarity with electronic financial aid systems
  • Proven managerial skills for handling and directing multiple and complex assignments
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree
  • Experience as a Director of Financial Aid
  • Experience in a public four-year higher education setting
  • In-depth familiarity with the Ellucian Banner software
  • Good analytical skills, including proficiency with Excel and Tableau
  • Other Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work Schedule Type Regular Work Schedule

    Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

    Posting Date 01/14/2020 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date 02/04/2020 Screening to Begin 02/05/2020 Special Instructions to Applicants

    It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
    Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
    1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
    2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. Please include the names, addresses and phone numbers for 3 professional references in your resume (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
    3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
    4. Diversity Response As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

    Application Types Accepted Profile Job Duties % of Time 100 Responsibility / Duty

    Liaison Responsibilities: Serve as the institutional representative for financial aid. Maintain effective working relationships with the U.S. Department of Education, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), the Council of Presidents (COP), state and federal legislators, professional associations, institutional administrative offices, athletics, and scholarship donors. Respond to media requests for information when appropriate.

    Institutional Eligibility and Oversight: Insure the timely and accurate completion of federal and state institutional applications to participate in the financial aid programs. File updates as required. Provide accreditation data when requested.

    Acquisition of Funds: Prepare and submit applications for funds to federal and state agencies.

    Legislative and Regulatory Research and Compliance: Monitor and evaluate changes to federal and state financial aid legislation and regulations. Implement changes and new initiatives by the required deadlines. Maintain program integrity by insuring institutional compliance with all relevant federal, state and institutional regulations.

    Policy Development: Develop, execute and evaluate student financial aid policies in order to efficiently serve students, meet the goals of the institution, and insure regulatory compliance.

    Cost of Attendance/Student Budgets: Develop, maintain, and update student cost of attendance budgets in compliance with federal and state requirements.

    Packaging Policies: Develop packaging policies and supervise procedures for the equitable awarding of financial aid.

    Funds Management: Provide continuous monitoring of program fund balances and expenditures. Ensure the most effective utilization of funds to maximize enrollment and prevent overspending or underspending.

    Aid Coordination: Oversee the coordination of aid from all sources, in compliance with federal and state participation agreements.

    Fiscal/Student Records: Supervise the maintenance of accurate and complete accounting and student records pertaining to financial aid.

    Reporting: Maintain financial aid statistics and insure the accurate and timely completion of various federal, state, institutional and ad hoc reports.

    Enrollment Management: Actively participate in enrollment management discussions and decisions. Support the efforts of the institution, the Associate VP for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions, and others to maximize recruitment and retention.

    Technology: Evaluate systems, promote and encourage the continued development of new technology and automation necessary to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services to students. Serve as a member of the Data Management Committee (DMC) and as the data custodian for financial aid data. Insure the security of all financial aid data. Review and approve requests for access to financial aid data.

    Quality Service: Identify the needs of various constituencies and ensure that service is delivered in a timely, accurate, efficient, and friendly manner, and that students and other customers are treated with courtesy, professionalism, and respect.

    Consumer Information: Coordinate financial aid consumer information to conform to federal and state regulations and oversee the provision of financial aid consumer information to students and parents. Provide oversight of web content.

    Distance Education Programs and Off-Campus Locations: Provide oversight with regard to the regulatory requirements for distance education and off-site locations and the services needed to support students at those locations.

    Budgetary Responsibilities: Prepare detailed office budget requests and monitor the internal office budget. Make decisions regarding the allocation of office resources. Provide professional development opportunities for the staff.

    Supervision: Supervise two associate director positions.

    Personnel and Staffing: Coordinate the posting of professional job openings, interview, and make final hiring decisions for the office. Request staffing and adjust the organizational structure of the office when appropriate.

    Institutional Committees: Actively participate in various enrollment management and student services committees and other University committees as assigned. Serve as consultant and principal advisor regarding financial aid matters.

    Essential Function Indicator Yes

    TASKS

    • Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
    • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.
    • Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.

    SKILLS

    • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
    • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    Eastern Washington University

    Type

    College / University

    Size

    Large

    Revenue

    $100M to $500M

    Location

    Multiple locations

    Industry

    Education/Training

    Founded

    1882

    CEO

    Rodolfo Arévalo

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