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Director of University Scholarships

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: University Scholarships & Fin Aid
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Other, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Reporting to the AVP of Enrollment Management and Director of University Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Director of University Scholarships is responsible for the management of institutional and external scholarships, policies, and procedures to serve the university’s goals and ensure compliance with federal, state, and university regulations, policies and statutes. The Director serves as the compliance officer for scholarships and reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & Director of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The Director of University Scholarships is responsible for the supervision and management of a comprehensive and compliant scholarship program grounded in fair and equitable distribution of student financial assistance to eligible applicants utilizing innovative delivery and management strategies. The Director is expected to participate in management by outcomes, to facilitate proactive leadership as a senior member of the University Scholarships and Financial Aid team, and to anticipate and to respond appropriately to external challenges and regulatory changes. The incumbent provides overall leadership developing a strategic and effective plan and vision in the administration of all scholarship programs.
This position works closely and collaboratively with the leadership team for University Scholarships and Financial Aid to achieve a strategic, student-centered approach in support of the university’s mission. The director reviews and establishes scholarship policy to minimize risk but maximize enrollment results: develops and maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and parents; ensures the timely delivery of scholarships to students in an atmosphere of superior customer service; and oversees the fiscal stewardship accountability of scholarship programs.
The Director of University Scholarships establishes appropriate measures for success, innovative strategies, along with efficient and timely delivery of financial aid. This position collaborates with the university community and promotes effective, efficient and compliant scholarship policies and procedures to all internal and external university constituencies.

Required Qualifications

Must possess bachelor’s degree with demonstrated progressive financial aid-related experience, demonstrated leadership skills, and communication skills. Must possess considerable comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contemporary best practices in scholarship management and understanding of financial aid regulations. Must possess a demonstrated record of excellence in customer service. Must reflect significant experience in fiscal accountability in funds management. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines are required. Demonstrated employment history of working collaboratively with academic and administrative areas as well as understanding of technological infrastructure of financial aid processes.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant work experience in progressively responsible positions in Scholarships and Financial Aid of no less than five years. Experience with a scholarship management and financial aid system. Demonstrated ability to use data analytics to support and to review business decisions.

 

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience up to budget max of $88,000

Review Date

8/23/21

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

Virginia Tech will not sponsor visas for this position. 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at lfarrier@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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