The Associate Director for Scholarships provides leadership and direction for the scholarship area within the Student Financial Aid (SFA) in the Office of Student Academic Success. This position is responsible for overseeing the strategic implementation and ongoing support for scholarship funds in addition to leading the transition to a new scholarship management tool. The Associate Director is responsible for being a high-level strategic leader and visionary for awarding and scholarship stewardship. The Associate Director partners with Outreach, Admissions and various access programs who support first generation and low-income students with a strategic focus on the university’s Access and Affordability Initiative. Additionally, this position oversees the management and reconciliation of scholarships and development funds while actively working with the University Office of Development to support the institution’s capital campaigns. The Associate Director partners with donors through Advancement on the stewardship of various scholarships. This position is a member of the senior leadership team for Student Financial Aid and works with various campus partners including the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), Young Scholars Program (YSP), Spring Forward and Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP). The Associate Director synthesizes data, develops recommendations, interprets and presents findings and converts researched data into written summaries. Develops quality control measures, collaborates with the staff throughout SFA in planning and implementing the current and future direction of the office in support of the strategic enrollment plan. Coordinates office efforts to improve service and maximize resources in addition to staying current with statewide, regional, and national trends that may impact student financial aid delivery, specifically as it relates to scholarships management. Supports project management and audit responses on behalf of SFA as it relates to scholarship management. The Associate Director directly supervises 2 staff and determines the competencies necessary for successful performance in these positions and evaluates staff accordingly. Sets performance goals and expectations through performance planning and develops a comprehensive, dynamic performance management process, including on-going coaching, feedback and mentoring. Provides timely feedback and appropriate disciplinary action, if necessary. This position is also responsible for ensuring all programs and activities are compliant with federal, state, and university rules and regulations for financial aid. Performs additional duties and projects as assigned.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement prompt for prospective applicants seeking leadership positions in Student Financial Aid, a unit in Strategic Enrollment Planning within the Office of Student Academic Success.
Leadership positions in the Student Financial Aid office strive to identify, recruit, hire, develop, and retain individuals capable of contributing in meaningful ways to its vision. All prospective applicants/candidates at the leadership level are required to provide a written diversity statement that provides the search committee with a better understanding of their capabilities and personal and professional experiences as they relate to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Thus, prospective applicants/candidates specifically should describe their work with, service to, and/or support of individuals and groups from underrepresented and underserved, diverse communities.
Applicants'/candidates' diversity statements should provide a succinct picture of their qualifications, both personal and professional, as they relate to providing students with a world-class education that is both accessible and affordable. To this end, when developing their diversity statements, they should address many of the questions below:
How might your personal and professional experiences contribute to promoting an inclusive working environment?
What formal and informal experiences working with or interacting with underrepresented and underserved populations would help you be successful in this position and contribute to the access and affordability mission of the university?
What areas of successes and challenges do you have in working with underrepresented and underserved populations?
What experiences do you have promoting open communication and trust, when engaging individuals and/or groups across differences?
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Professional financial aid experience is required. A working knowledge of federal and state regulations relative to financial aid administration is required. Demonstrated experience and success in the ability to maximize reporting tools and technology to manage funds is also required.
Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Experience with a Student Information System is preferred. A proven track record of success with financial aid scholarship administration at a post-secondary institution is strongly preferred.
Target Salary: $70,000.00 - $77,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.