Manager of Scholarships, Outreach, and Communications
Function of the Position:
Responsible to the Executive Director of Financial Aid for supervision of experiential learning scholarships/grants, oversight of all specialized scholarship/grant aid programs including the role of financial aid liaison to residential life and the internship office for special programs. Also responsible for outreach, social media platforms, and financial literacy programs.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Special project implementation and administration of all experiential learning scholarship programs, including chair of a review committee. (40%)
- Manage the financial aid aspects of specialized scholarship/grants programs, including but not limited to, living requirements, tuition waiver programs, Carver Scholarship, Veteran’s Benefits, institutional donor scholarships and Vocational Rehabilitation. (15%)
- Maintain knowledge and execution of federal and state financial aid/student employment policies, guidelines, and regulations. Train other staff as necessary. (15%)
- Counsel students/families on financial aid matters including award revisions as well as respond to questions about student accounts and assisting with transactions as needed. (10%)
- Maintain all print materials and social media platforms, including maintenance of the financial aid sections of the website and Net Partner. (10%)
- Prepare and deliver financial aid/literacy presentations as needed. (5%)
- Serve as the back-up for Senior Financial Aid Coordinator and/or the Loan Manager – Systems Coordinator including office communications, state programs, system transmissions and awarding students. (5%)
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Employee reports directly to the Executive Director of Financial Aid and is expected to proactively communication and collaborate with the Vice President for Recruitment, Division of Student Recruitment, Division of Student Life, Division of Finance & Administration and the Advancement Office. Employee is expected to demonstrate initiative and pursue completion of all objectives as set by Executive Director of Financial Aid, planning and prioritizing their own work and resolving unusual cases in consultation with their supervisor.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus five years of effective experience or seven years of relevant experience. Must be self-motivated and pay attention to detail. Prefer experience in project management. Must be able to manage multiple projects, relate to a diverse population and have effective/articulate written and verbal communication skills. Must also be willing to work limited nights and weekends.
Send letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, résumé, and contact information for three references electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.wartburg.edu for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.