Candidates looking for a career opportunity with impact on students, continuous learning, and support for professional growth should consider joining the division of Enrollment Management at the University of Dayton. As a Catholic, Marianist research University, we are a diverse community committed to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Enrollment Management is focused on service excellence to recruit, enroll and graduate highly qualified students and improve access, affordability, diversity, equity, inclusion, and success. We are looking for a talented individual who values student interactions and is able to solve problems to advance the mission of the division and the university.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Aid Services, the Assistant Director will have three primary areas of responsibility. First, this position supports students in decisions about financing their educational expenses and ultimately their academic success. Responsibilities include educating students and families about the financial aid process, reviewing FAFSA applications, determining and adjusting all types of financial assistance, providing education regarding loans and various financing options as well as exercising professional judgment. This individual is expected to use problem-solving skills on a daily basis.
Secondly, this individual is responsible for awarding and managing the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program in partnership with colleagues in the Office of Financial Aid. This includes ensure that funding allocated for each academic year has been exhausted in according with all guidelines from the State of Ohio.
Finally, the Assistant Director is expected and encouraged to identify, recommend, and implement changes in processes to improve services. To be effective, this individual will collaborate with various colleagues in the division and university to support student’s retention and ensure accuracy in a student’s financial aid awards.
* Bachelor’s Degree
* At least 1 year of experience providing service in a professional, fast-paced, deadline-driven
* The ability to work with multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
* Strong written communication skills and attention to detail
* The successful candidate must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently
* Master’s Degree in Higher Education or Business is preferred
* 2 years financial aid counseling experience in a professional, fast-paced, deadline-driven
environment with a primary focus on communication, counseling skills and the ability to
solve complex problems
* Enrollment Management or Higher Education experience at a private University
* Strong customer-oriented approach and the demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively with families and students of diverse backgrounds
* Strong oral communication skills
* Demonstrated use of analytical skills to assess and evaluate student scenarios in order to
provide appropriate education and counseling
* Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills
* Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of constituents
and evidence of strong interpersonal skills
* Knowledge of Title IV Programs and federal financial aid regulations
* Knowledge and experience with Ellucian Banner software and Salesforce CRM
* Ability to work with staff, students and families in a manner consistent with Catholic and
Marianist values and principles
Proposed Closing Date: October 21,2022
To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.
A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.
The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic, Marianist research university deeply committed to the common good. Our faith is a beacon that guides us – and leads us to act. We value building community and invite people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission. Together, we’re passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.
2,500 to 4,999 employees