Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Augusta University , a public research university and academic medical center in Augusta, GA seeks an accomplished, forward-thinking, and collaborative leader to serve as their next Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships .

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Enrollment Management, the Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships will be expected to lead a dedicated team responsible for administering a financial aid program consisting of federal, state, and institutional funds that exceed $140 million annually and serves over 5,700 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate, and 2,090 professional students.

The successful candidate will possess the skills to work in partnership with administrative and academic departments on campus to facilitate the planning, development, implementation, assessment, reporting, and compliance activities for all financial aid programs. The Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships ensures best practices and regulations are followed for all students receiving financial aid and works collaboratively with other offices to provide excellent student-centered service to meet university enrollment goals.

In addition, specific responsibilities for the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships include but are not limited to the following:
  • Manage all financial aid and academic scholarship awarding, disbursement, including reporting to ensure compliance with institutional policies and state/federal regulations are maintained, in a timely manner.

  • Uphold a high-performance environment through the leadership, hiring, supervision, training, and development of the financial aid and scholarship office staff.

  • Leverage available and new technology to create efficiencies, improve communication, and ensure data integrity in the financial aid functional areas.

  • Develop and execute communication plans, financial aid education and wellness presentations for internal departments, prospective and enrolled students in coordination with admissions.

  • Collaborate with the AVP for Enrollment Management to develop and implement policies and strategies for awarding institutional need-based financial aid that best maximize the yield of new students and the retention of current students.
One of only four public research universities in Georgia and the only one with a nationally recognized academic health center, Augusta University is dedicated to training future innovators, leaders and healthcare providers. Its ten colleges offer 160 degrees across four campuses and off-site instructional locations throughout Georgia. Augusta University holds a unique position as a dynamic educational hub within the region. Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta boasts a rich history, a vibrant culture, and stunning natural surroundings. The city is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, including the iconic Augusta National Golf Club, home to the prestigious Masters Tournament. Beyond its scenic beauty, Augusta offers a blend of Southern charm and modern amenities, with a thriving downtown area featuring eclectic shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Moreover, Augusta serves as a hub for healthcare, research, and innovation, with Augusta University playing a central role in advancing these fields.

WittKieffer is assisting Augusta University in this search. This is a 12-month full-time exempt position. Applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. For fullest consideration, candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile . Applications should be submitted by WittKieffer's Candidate Portal . Nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Christy Pratt and Roxana Woudstra at AugustaFinAid@wittkieffer.com

Augusta University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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