Assistant Director for Federal and Special Programs (Administrative Program Manager 1)
The University of Connecticut’s Office of Student Financial Aid Services is seeking a dynamic, positive, and motivated applicant to join our team!
The Assistant Director – Federal & Special Programs (Administrative Program Manager 1) will oversee and lead the Federal & Special Programs Unit within the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. Duties include overall management of the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Programs for all UConn campuses; serve as the lead administrator for private loans and Nurse Faculty Loan Program; work collaboratively with other University departments to develop efficiencies and resolve complex grant and loan issues; and serve as the Request for Information (RFI) committee chair for private lender selection.
- Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization and five years of financial aid-related professional experience, including two years serving as an advanced/senior team member or working as a project lead or Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization and 3 years of financial aid-related professional experience, including two years serving as an advanced/senior team member or working as a project lead.
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to financial aid, specifically including federal and grant programs.
- Supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage a team.
- Strong written and oral communication skills and decision-making ability.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including the demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public, University community, and external constituencies.
- Advanced degree.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the administration of Title IV programs and related cash management.
- Working knowledge of Oracle Student Administration System.
- Experience working in a unionized environment.
This is a full-time, twelve-month position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits, visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/. The salary range for this position is $65,350 - $84,955. Final compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and credentials of the chosen candidate.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496321 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 15, 2022.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.