Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive, and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries, hundreds of disciplines, and a diversity of global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas.
Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell delivers educational programming across multiple MBA and specialized Master's programs with the intent of developing highly successful and ethical business leaders of the future. Relying on the pillars of performance learning, a collaborative community and Cornell's vast connections, the Johnson faculty produce students equipped to excel in the current cross-functional, collaborative, digital economy.
The Johnson School Registrar delivers high-quality service to all of Johnson's programs and students. This dynamic and engaging group of individuals provide leadership and guidance in School-level aspects of course, class, and student records across Johnson's nine MBA programs, two Masters in Professional Studies (MPS), and the Management Ph.D. program. The Financial Aid team supports this critical work by ensuring student access to financial aid to support their graduate study.
The Director of Financial Aid for the Johnson Graduate School of Management is chiefly responsible for the day to day decisions and administration of all aspects of financial aid for Johnson's MBA and specialized Master's programs. This includes:
Reviewing and assessing FAFSA data to determine federal loan eligibility for new and returning students. This includes notification of their financial aid awards and handling financial aid correspondence, management of FAFSA Correction codes, and evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Counseling and corresponding with prospective and current students on the matters pertaining to financial aid, which may include Veteran's benefits, billing, budgeting, financial planning and debt management issues.
Determining the careful selection and awarding process of a large volume of named endowed and annual scholarships available to students.
Directly overseeing the Johnson School's financial aid informational materials and website, creating and implementing updates as needed.
Conducting financial aid presentations, including sessions on financial planning, debt management and entrance and exit counseling sessions.
Representing the Johnson Graduate School of Management at professional meetings and workshops.
Researching and generating financial aid reports and statistical data for a variety of reports and surveys.
In addition, the Financial Aid Director is accountable to the University Director of Financial Aid on issues related to compliance with University-wide policies, and federal and state laws and regulations related to student financial aid. Partnering with the University Director of Financial Aid, this position provides interpretation of and promotes and upholds policies, and federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to the Johnson Graduate School of Management. This role will consult with and seek guidance from the University Director of Financial Aid about School policies and procedures pertaining to student financial aid that impact, or have the potential to impact, University-wide policies, and federal and state laws and regulations.
Bachelor's degree in related area or equivalent experience/training. Minimum of 3-5 years of financial aid or related experience required.
Must have strong quantitative, analytical, and counseling skills.
A demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based environment, manage conflicting priorities and work under deadlines is needed.
Must be detail-oriented with organizational and problem-solving skills, and be able to manage deadline-oriented projects.
Must be able to work well with all levels of employees, be flexible in nature, and have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization.
Must have a passion for excellent customer service.
Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Knowledge of federal and private loan programs is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of US Veteran's Affairs education benefits is strongly preferred.
Experience with PeopleSoft Financial Aid system, Salesforce, Department of Education websites and NSLDS strongly preferred.
This position is full-time and is eligible for benefits. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: Cornell Benefits
This position will be based on campus in Ithaca, NY.
If interested in this position please apply ASAP as the need to fill this position is urgent. Including a cover letter in your application is strongly encouraged to help us better understand your interest in the position.
No visa sponsorship is available.
No relocation assistance is available.
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Financial Aid Associate II
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