Financial Aid Administrator- 050324


Tusculum University invites qualified candidates to apply for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid. The Assistant Director of Financial Aid will, under minimal supervision, assist the Director and Associate Director of Financial Aid in the implementation and administration of federal, state, institutional, and external aid awards. Areas of responsibility include monitoring and applying federal, state, and institutional aid; utilizing software to ensure efficient processing of student aid while maintaining compliance with state, federal, and institutional regulations; provide counseling and information sessions for students, parents, faculty, and staff. This individual will be part of a team dedicated to student success. The Assistant Director will assist in the day-to-day activities and be the back-up to any FA position’s responsibilities and duties.

Duties include:

  • Perform the timely review and processing of all types of appeals/or professional judgment requests while upholding institutional, state, and federal awarding policies to maintain compliance.
  • Provide counseling to families and students on how to pay for a Tusculum education, including all sources of assistance and the delivery system for financial aid.
  • Utilizing our financial aid management system (Colleague) and other operating system software, produce and process applications for financial aid; determine eligibility for federal, state, university and other aid programs for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students.
  • Resolve problems and respond to students and parent inquiries concerning the various financial aid program activities and processes, as well as provide counseling and guidance for families relative to the processing of their financial aid.
  • Achieve a broad knowledge and understanding of federal and institutional methodology as it relates to federal, state, university and other aid programs.
  • Accomplish required verification of the accuracy of financial data and other detailed information submitted by students and families on financial aid application materials.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Bachelor Degree preferred and experience in financial aid or higher education is preferred. Applicants must possess effective interpersonal, oral, listening, and written communication skills; an outgoing personality; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; a flexible attitude; professionalism, customer service skills, and a willingness to travel, work evenings and weekends as needed. This comprehensive position requires experience coordinating multiple projects, a mathematical aptitude, a strong work ethic and excellent time/project management skills to be successful. Extensive knowledge of computer software programs, Microsoft Office, and analytical and problem solving skills are also required.

How to Apply:

Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, resume, the names & contact information of 3-5 references, and Tusculum University application (This form can be located at the top of the web page electronically to Attn: Financial Aid Administrator