Who We Are/What We DoFounded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $500 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit HSF.net. Job DescriptionThe Director, Financial Aid reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer. This individual manages and leads all aspects of financial aid, to assure that all student financial aid packages for scholarship programs are delivered in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies. This person is also responsible for developing financial aid content for students in compliance with applicable regulations, and ensuring that financial aid packaging is strategic and supports HSF’s overall student enrollment and recruitment goals. And, this individual directly delivers key components of the scholarship programs including implementation of computerized systems to facilitate all aspects of the financial aid operation; understanding of financial literacy for students; and cooperation with other administrative personnel in coordinating support services to students.Job Requirements Key ResponsibilitiesDevelop and lead the financial aid strategic planning for HSFManage and lead financial aid aspects, to assure that all of HSF’s financial aid and scholarship programs are delivered in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policiesEstablish, maintain, and develop financial aid content for all HSF distribution channels and recommend policies and procedures for the organizationDevelop financial aid program plans and coordinate integration of these plans into HSF’s student services and the organization’s goals and objectivesCreate and implement systems for effective delivery of student aidProvide administrative leadership for effective delivery of all HSF financial aid programsDirect the review, awarding, and disbursement of scholarship funding to studentsLead all communication related to financial aid with university officials, as neededGeneralGive overall direction and assume responsibility for the implementation of all components of financial and scholarship aid at HSFLead the development of content, student materials and workshops, and evaluate and implement any financial aid services content developed for HSF.netLead preparation of reports, correspondence, and record keepingCollaborativeCollaborate with other HSF staff to establish and build relationships with universities, schools, school districts, and community organizationsAdditionalA demonstrated commitment to serve the community with professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, consideration, and confidentialityPerform additional duties and responsibilities, as requiredQualifications BasicBi-lingual preferredBachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred, from (an) accredited universit(y)(ies)Minimum 10years’ experience in financial aid administration and student financial assistanceTwo years of administrative or supervisory experienceMust be committed to the mission and vision of the Hispanic Scholarship FundTrack RecordKnowledge of federal and private student loan programs and federal student aid policiesUnderstanding of admissions policies and procedures at the university level.Strong financial and budget management knowledge, staff development, and supervision experienceProven ability to synthesize issues and ideas and present them to constituent groupsInnovative thinker with demonstrated capability of transforming strategic thinking into action plans and resultsKnowledge of higher education institutions and organizations that support youth and college readiness (schools, universities, non-profits, etc.)Proven knowledge of federal and institutional methodology for needs analysis, including formulas usedDemonstrated project management skillsSpecific Professional SkillsExcellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including conflict-resolution skillsExperience working effectively in a complex, multifaceted environmentOrganizational skills in setting priorities to complete a heavy workload within established time frames and deadlinesExceptional writing, editing, and oral communication skillsAbility to interpret and apply statistical data in daily decision makingProficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook including experience in creating queries and pivot tables Personal AttributesThe knowledge, intellect, temperament and flexibility to work effectively in an intense, fast-paced, and high-performance environmentStrategic and creative visionary, with the drive and organizational skills necessary to ensure that strategies are implemented, objectives achieved, and success measuredAbility to manage diverse relationships and interact with all types of people, at all levels of an organizationPrincipled, ethical, professional, and committed to exceptional work quality and standardsA high level of personal and professional confidence and sophisticationUpbeat, positive, and enthusiasticA high level of energy and initiativeTeam playerAdditional Requirements Must be flexible and available for approximately up to 10% travel, and to attend meetings, presentations, and events outside the officeFlexible to work weekends and/or extended work days, as requiredAdditional Criteria The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires: Constant sitting or standing,Some walking around, andOccasionally lifting no more than 10 lbs. To Apply: Email resume, references, and cover letterEqual Opportunity Employ
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