Associate Director, Student Financial Support (0455)

University of California Office of the President

Oakland, CA

ID: 7063401
Posted: February 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Associate Director, Student Financial Support (0455)

University of California Office of the President

Requisition Number: 20200013

Appointment Type: Staff - Career

Personnel Program: MSP

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Percentage of Time: 100

Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Student Affairs - Student Financial Support

Location: Oakland, CA

Posting Salary: $106K-$130K, commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinates administering UC's institutional financial aid program. This program must be coordinated with state and federal financial aid programs in the highly technical realm of financial aid. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation. Responsible for managing, preparing, and directing the control of UCOP resources to support the systemwide undergraduate financial aid program to achieve policy, project and organizational goals supporting the Regents' goal of making the cost of a UC education manageable for undergraduate students. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals could result blocking educational opportunity for some prospective students and risks substantial political consequences for the University as a whole.

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Responsible for maintaining integrity of policies and programs that implement the UC Regents' policy on student financial aid. Supervises and oversees staff; functions as chief liaison for policy development for issues and processes that make the cost of a UC education manageable for undergraduate students and competitive for graduate students. Manages professional staff in project and/or policy analysis, setting responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and resources. Acts for the Director in his absence in interactions with department senior staff as well as other senior staff at UCOP and senior financial aid staff on the campuses.

Job Requirements

Advanced degree, preferably in the social sciences or a quantitative field, plus ten years of professional experience -- including financial aid experience -- performing complex quantitative analysis and project management in a large University or multi-campus system; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Advanced financial aid policy knowledge, In addition, must have, or demonstrate ability to quickly acquire, a thorough understanding of the University's undergraduate and graduate student support programs and how they interact with federal, state, and private financial aid programs, including a detailed understanding of how the financial aid delivery system works.

A strong command, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire a strong command, of the political climate in which policy and funding decisions are made at the University.

Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills in order to identify and evaluate policy options and understand, build and manipulate complex, numerical models.

Strong written communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to prepare materials ranging from detailed , thorough analyses to concise summaries and talking points on complex issues for a variety of audiences and under tight timelines.

Strong verbal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to interpret and articulate program policy/procedures, ideas, and issues clearly, concisely, and persuasively to a range of audiences.

Ability to use written and verbal communication skills to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations.

Ability to multi-task, exercise discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

Direct experience working in a financial aid office.

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